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QTvan : the Environmentally Friendly Caravan »

QTvan : the Environmentally Friendly Caravan

The UK's, Environmental Transport Association says they built their  QTvan to beat Royal Wedding queues, but also to : Highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat. With a top speed of 6 [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011 »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011

From activism to cello, this was an amazing month at mixingreality.com.  Since posting two weeks ago, Spike Jones' capture of Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck has received almost 300,000 views, almost 6000 facebook likes, and dozens of comments.  Our readers also loved hearing that Dr. Seuss will be back with a new book, and Love the Future =  Ai [...]

Arbor Day : Elizabeth Klein : the Evolution of an Idea »

Arbor Day : Elizabeth Klein : the Evolution of an Idea

Today is the last Friday in April, Arbor Day, 2011.  The father of Arbor Day, J. Sterling Morton, said of his idea : Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future. We love this concept.  It reminds us of that it takes courage to propose for the future.  Which leads us [...]

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the »

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the Neighborhood

  According to the SFGate : In (San Francisco's Tenderloin District) there are loads of drug dealers, addicts, prostitutes, and mentally unstable street people...but if you can get past that, you'll find one of the most exciting and diverse locales. Darryl Smith and his co-founding partner, Laurie Lazer of the luggage store, saw [...]

Original Beans Chocolate for Easter and Beyond Green. »

Original Beans Chocolate for Easter and Beyond Green.

In 2003 when the company I co-founded set out to work with natural products, the market was wide open to greenwashing.  Less conscious green products that should never have called themselves sustainable were popping up all over. In 2011, a company that calls itself eco, green, sustainable or enviromentally friendly better understand [...]

Earth Day 2011 : the work of Photographer Glen Green »

Earth Day 2011 : the work of Photographer Glen Green

According to Wikipedia : Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. In years past, April 22nd has been a moment for bloggers, writers and "greenies" to ruminate on extremes : either how far we've come in certain areas like, preventing ozone depletion or awareness [...]

Martin Wittfooth Paintings »

Martin Wittfooth Paintings

We so enjoy friends like Tommy Kane.  Not only are they talented in their own right, they know a lot about other artists.  Martin Wittfooth is a painter with the mad skills of old school, and the sensibility of now. Working with allegory and animal symbology, Wittfooth draws us in with his classically adept use of oil and panel. He [...]

Speedo LZR Continues to be Reused as Sustainable »

Speedo LZR Continues to be Reused as Sustainable Fashion

Following up on a popular story we reported on in February, the infamous Speedo LZR suit continues to evolve into sustainable fashion pieces.  The Speedo LZR Racer suit, launched in 2008, was the world’s fastest, most revolutionary swimsuit worn by the likes of multi-gold medalist, Michael Phelps. Swimmers wearing the  suit broke 91 world [...]

Kurtis Hough’s Videos »

Kurtis Hough’s Videos

Kurtis Hough has been described as a one-man-idea-machine.  With a background in computer animation, short film direction, game  and shareware design, photography, and painting, we can understand the moniker.  We stumbled upon his short films on Vimeo, and were struck by his references to nature, even when using animation.  Enjoy his [...]

Kickstarter Project : Vanishing of the Bees : »

Kickstarter Project : Vanishing of the Bees : Educational Version

Vanishing of the Bees is a film narrated by Oscar-nominated actor, Ellen Page.  The story follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.  The film explores the struggles the two friends face as they plead their case on Capital Hill, [...]

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