Sunday, April 30, 2017

In The Garden

It's been a long time since I posted any garden photos.

Project Hair

The Hmong/Miao people of southwest China collect their hair to create these pieces – some have generations of hair woven together to create the finished piece.

Project Hair | MIAO from Hair by Nicolas Jurnjack on Vimeo.

The hair is woven into tiny braids, sometimes mixing in wool and animal hair, and those braids are then made into larger ponytails. The ponytails are wrapped around a support made from wooden horns and secured with white ribbon, wound around in a striking geometric pattern.

Cartoons Mark Trump's First 100-days

See more cartoons at The Week 

Bits and Bobs

Animator and film-maker William Garratt calls these his bits and bobs:

Self-Healing Concrete

The Self Healing Concrete project is part of the TU Delft wide Self-healing Materials research programme at the Delft Center for Materials (DCMat). Researchers are engineering a form of self-repairing structural concrete by mixing spores of calcite-precipitating bacteria into cement paste. Once cracks occur, the oxygen wakens the bacteria and triggers the healing process and after a few weeks the rift is sealed.
In addition to substantial cost savings, the bacteria also leech carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the process.

More here

Via PfRC