Constructed in 2005, the Sea Organ in the Adriatic Sea in Zadar, Croatia was designed by Nikola Bašić to make perpetual music using ocean waves. The acoustic jetty spans 230 feet wide and include 35 polyethylene tubes of varying sizes. When the waves flood each chamber, air is forced out through large tubes tuned to play seven chords of five tones.
After building a house from scratch, Primitive Technology continues to show us how to survive in nature by crafting other necessities like tools and baskets. We hope his next episode shows us how to make a battery charger from bamboos and dried leaves so we can keep our iPhones charged while we rough it out.
This astonishing short film called “Medieval Monsters” reveals the beasts that lurk around the ancient forests of England. Here, beetles, dragonflies, and bugs of all kinds abound. It’s an old realm brimming with life, as various creatures live side by side in isolation and far from the gazes of humans.
Most people lose their abilities to climb trees once they become adults, or at least their desire to do so has waned. That’d most probably change if there were stairs to aid you in the climb. With the CanopyStair, a modular system of steps that can be attached sans tools around a tree to form a spiral staircase, ascending a tree can be done without hassle.
Brian Kane gave people commuting along two Massachusetts highway a dose of nature from a very unlikely source, digital billboards. What people often associate with obnoxious advertising and flashing signs were, at least for a month, tamed and made to look like they weren’t even there by the media artist.
In this amazing time-lapse video, photographer Anand Varma condenses the first 21 days of a bee’s life into 60 seconds. Commissioned by National Geographic, he teamed up with the bee lab at U.C. Davis to capture the beautiful images of a bee egg hatching into a larva and its development towards becoming a bee.
For tree-huggers and plant lovers alike, Colleen Jordan’s adorable wearable planters are a creative way to carry a little bit of nature with you. The Industrial Design graduate uses 3-D printed nylon plastic to construct the wearable small pots. You can wear the unique accessories around your neck, pin them to your favorite outfit, or even attach one to your bike.
Enjoy the photos submitted to BoredPanda of the natural order of plants that make perfect geometrical shapes. From intricate spirals to cascading circles, plants exhibit some of the most beautiful designs untouched by human hands.
Illustrator Sara Corbett has taken the simplicity and power of tiny lines to create detailed and dramatic drawings of zebras, bats, fish and other animals in their natural settings. Her delicate marks leave lasting images that encompass flow and texture.
Spending over four months and taking nearly 10,000 photos of blooming flowers, photographer Thomas Blanchard has tipped the scales on time-lapsed videos. Spend just over two minutes to experience the result to gain full appreciation.