Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Inhabitat T shirt competition
Are you green and creative? Why not have a go at the Inhabitat T-shirt design contest. They talked about it here today after yesterdays post on Organic T-shirts by T.S.Designs.
I love Inhabitat so much, they have been such a huge inspiration to me through the ongoing refurb of my mobile home. Did you see this recent post they did about the possible greening of the gherkin in London? Given that I love pod shapes I ought to like that building, but I don't. Or rather, I didn't, until I saw the rendered image of it with plants growing around and on top. Much nicer.
I've been working out ways to use waste plastic bottles, the big kind that water and things come in, and one of my experiments is in using them to create a green living wall to cloth part of my house with. Nothing to show yet, I don't have enough bottles yet, but I think it could be quite effective.
Also shown last month were nifty little mini wind turbines (seriously, they are tiny tiny tiny), which I thought would be ideal for powering a greenhouse heater to extend the growing season in cooler weather). Not that I have a greenhouse yet, but I will in the future.
I was also immediately drawn to the article about the cow poo eco flooring! I'm very 'earthy' (says Mr.P) when it comes to poo, and often pick up dried sheep and rabbit droppings to make things with. Seriously folks, they are cute, and really just little grass sculptures. And cow pats, when they are fully dried, can be really gorgeous and have amazing colours. I'm just a country girl at heart.
Did I mention the sun is shining gloriously today? And I can hear the tractor cutting the grass between the houses so there will be that lovely smell I call the smell of childhood. It's a proper spring day so I marked it with an outdoor skin brushing session this morning. I don't much like skin brushing indoors, too dusty! So when the weather is good I get out to the private corner of the garden and have a good go at restarting my lymphatic drainage system. Very invigorating I must say.