Street artist, Swoon, gave a lecture at FSU two years ago, and her work and words still inspire me to this day. For this project, Swoon and a collective of artists built rafts out of recycled materials and traveled around the world. It was Swoon’s goal to have the boats travel through the Venetian canals, but she was unsure whether it would be allowed. When she was told not to, she did it anyway and said of her feat,

"Sometimes a person will tell you no only because they don’t want to be the person who told you yes. It doesn’t mean they’re going to stop you."

 Photos by Tod Seelie



An end to plastic packaging poisoning us and all the life that feeds off the ocean is very very possible.

worclipThis Too Shall Pass (2012) by Tomorrow Machine

Independent packaging project for perishable goods:

Is it reasonable that it takes several years for a milk carton to decompose naturally, when the milk goes sour after a week? This Too Shall Pass is a series of food packaging were the packaging has the same short life-span as the foods they contain. The package and its content is working in symbiosis.

Smoothie package
Gel of the agar agar seaweed and water are the only components used to make this package. To open it you pick the top. The package will wither at the same speed as its content. It is made for drinks that have a short life span and needs to be refrigerated, fresh juice, smoothies and cream for example.

Rice Package
Package made of biodegradable beeswax. To open it you peel it like a fruit. The package is designed to contain dry goods, for example grains and rice.

Oil package
A package made of caramelized sugar, coated with wax. To open it you crack it like an egg. When the material is cracked the wax do no longer protect the sugar and the package melts when it comes in contact with water. This package is made for oil-based food.

in case you didn’t know it’s NYC honey week!!! I attended a wonderful talk hosted by the New York Beekeepers association given by Ivan Launders (who spoke about his work in Paraguay), Tony “Bees” Panakis (a recently retired detective, beekeeper, and swarm-wrangler), and Gretchen Heine (founder of Pollination Planet and who was unfortunately a little rushed due to time time constraints). 

long story short: if you’re in NYC check it out, there’s beer.