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Artist Yulia Brodskaya's Quilled Paper Paintings

"Utilizing vibrantly colored paper, artist and illustrator Yulia Brodskaya  creates unique three-dimensional portraits that reflect the beauty found in old age. Each work contains a palette of colors that remain at the center of her focus, recently concentrating on precious jewel tones that also serve as the title for each portrait. Previously Brodskaya had referred to these quilled pieces as drawings, but the more expressionistic her style becomes, the more her work reflects a painterly approach.
'I used to say that I was drawing with paper, but I believe with this technique I’ve found a way to paint with paper,' said Brodskaya to Colossal. 'I mix strips of paper as I would mix paints on a palette. These artworks are all about color and the unique, tactile feel that paper strips add to it. The portraits resemble oil and acrylic painting (especially from a distance), but with a textured paper twist.…'"

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/09/quilled-paper-portraits-yulia-brodskaya/?src=footer

Velomobiles

Dear Lloyd,
My name is Benjamin, I´m an English teacher from Bielefeld, Germany and an avid follower of your blogs.
Maybe you find this interesting for your blog as well: These guys from London / France build velomobiles from wood using techniques from the times when airplanes were made of wood. Very skilled craftsmen with beautiful vehicles - I think these guys reserve much respect :-)
This is NOT advertising - I´m just fascinated by these vehicles !!!!! :-)
http://www.mosquito-velomobiles.com



Protection from birds for strawberries in new raised beds


Italian Dairy Generates All Its Electricity AND Is Beautifully Designed

"We took in the processing facilities and digesters, also painted by Tremlett, where cow dung is transformed into electricity. Since 2007, Castelbosco farm has been entirely powered by energy produced on the premises, from the cows’ excrement; Locatelli sells the electricity he does not use. Last year, he and Cipelletti, along with the artist Gaspare Luigi Marcone and the art collector Massimo Valsecchi, opened the Shit Museum in 10 rooms on the castle’s first floor. It’s a charmingly unmodern space that showcases paintings, objects, video art about poop, a display about the dung beetle (also the museum’s logo) and a giant coprolite. …"
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/29/t-magazine/cow-poop-design-museum-castelbosco-farm.html?_r=0
Photo: Alex Majoli/Magnum Photos
Article: Christine Smallwood