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Saddle Blossoms: The exhibition of bicycles’ abandoned time

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 27-07-2014 22:20 | Category: Environment

Saddle Blossoms: The exhibition of bicycles' abandoned time

In Tokyo, over 2 million bikes are disposed on the streets every year, but the problem has remained widely unnoticed. With COGOO, an organization aiming to create cleaner cities, agency TBWA\HAKUHODO transformed bicycle-parking lots with abandoned bikes into art galleries displaying SADDLE BLOSSOMS: A Beautiful Solution to an Ugly Problem.

The agency collected dozens of abandoned bikes and recycled the saddles into planters to be used as an unforeseen new medium. They got support from botanical experts to plant special seeds that grow fast. The plants left outdoors grew under the different weather, and in just a few weeks, abandoned bikes became art objects.
They promoted the art through posters, OR codes and a website.

In just 1 month, the exhibition helped reduce 40% of abandoned bikes in the area, which in actual numbers meant about 12,000 bikes.

Hat tip Jeroen Talens.

Case video:


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How you use your light bulbs is up to you

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 15-01-2014 13:00 | Category: Environment

Sortere: How you use your lightbulbs is up to you

A funny campaign from Norway about recycling.

How you use your light bulbs is up to you.
Where you throw them away concerns us all.
Remember to sort your waste.

The call is to visit the website. Where you can find all sorts of tips and a map with collection points.

Not a single critical word about energy conservation. That is remarkable.


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