this Earth Day … bamboo architecture

Kisama heritage village, Nagaland, India


I have been to NMBA’s gallery again and again and have downloaded few bamboo structures, pre-fabs etc. I just needed an excuse to showcase these images!

And I am particularly enamoured with this bamboo structure!

Kisama Heritage Village


Kisama Heritage village

The National Mission on Bamboo Applications (NMBA) is a multi-disciplinary Technology Mission. It has been tasked with creating the basis for enlarging the bamboo sector, and with supporting the efforts of the Government of India towards augmenting economic opportunity, income and employment.

this Earth Day … biodegradable plastic

vashty bowl

(Designer: Tal Gur @ Art gallery 18)

(Polyethylene shaped via the rotation modeling technique.) 

I read this news today about biodegradable plastic here. We have been reading this kind of news and in fact there are bio-plastics (1, 2, 3) in the market. But they are for specific use, or expensive or at least still not available as everyday items.

When plastic will become bio-degradable plastic?

I will be celebrating Earth Day in truest of sense when real bio-plastic will become as common place and cheap as plastic!

Who is going to join me then?!

(for almost 2 hours my server was not greening at me at all!! Hope that it behaves green for the rest of the day!)

this Earth Day …

(Designer: Groovy @ artgallery18)

An outdated telephone handset (exception: still very much in use in India) recycled into a lovely single-flower vase. The vase is water sealed and cut on an angle.

Material:  Recycled plastic telephone handset 

This Earth Day I want to share, communicate, say and salute quite a few things!

And when I start posting with a plastic vase I do not just mean recycling. I want to say something else!

Stay tuned and please keep coming back!!

(I am going to do many posts today!)