Whenever I need a dark art fix, I find my fingers automatically typing Wurzeltod into my browser. Suzanne Gerber claims to be an art nerd from London, but her ability to discover and distribute the works of these macabre and luscious artists borders on the uncanny.
This rad British fashion designer, Christopher Raeburn, is making a name for himself upcycling military fabrics like wool blankets and parachutes. Not only do I love that he is keeping this crap from ending up in a landfill, or that he is saving the environs from the impact of new fabric manufacture, but locked within his work is the idea that these weavings were originally created for death and destruction and now they are redeemed unto the liberty of his imagination.
This Santa Cruz-based electric motorcycle company has an all-new 2011 lineup. Yes, they are spendy, and you still can’t get very far between charges (30-60 miles depending on the battery), but the thought of a zero emissions electric pony is thrilling to me.
I am interested in sustainable music. I want to know if it is possible to keep a band in motion across the world using the same amount of energy it would require to keep them alive (and well) at home. There was a big rush of this in the early millennium, everyone from Neil Young to Radiohead had a Biodiesel tour rig, but like most trends it only took a few years for the “green rock” to disappear from the mainstreams of information and our collective imagination.
While the term ‘sustainable art’ may conjure images of recycling propaganda from the early nineties, Sayaka Ganz is doing it right. I love the idea of taking trash and making it beautiful, but this is utter transformation.