Ed van der Elsken
The series Penalty by photographer Mandy Barker aims to create awareness about the problem of marine plastic pollution that exists in World oceans, using the single plastic object of a football to represent the issue on a global scale.
769 marine debris footballs and pieces of, with the addition of 223+ other types of balls, were collected from 41 different countries and islands around the World, from 144 different beaches and by 89 members of the public in just 4 months. The recovered footballs have been incorporated into a series of 4 images, each showing the mass accumulation of footballs within these areas. The World, Europe, United Kingdom, One person (a collection made by a single member of the public).
The diverse scale of these collections shows both one man’s determination to portray the problem on an individual level by collecting 228 balls, compared with the collaboration of 89 members of the public around the world that have all helped to represent the project on a global scale.
In addition 32 footballs have been selected from different countries around the world where they were recovered from. They are photographed individually representing a timeline of their predicted age, estimated by the printed titles and names that appear on each ball. 32 is the number of synthetic leather panels that originally made up the traditional football and also the number of qualifying teams in the World Cup Finals.
Text and source: photographer Mandy Barker
Michael Dumontier, untitled, 2013 (coloured pencil, crayon, and graphite on mdf, paper) (photo by Ernest Mayer). Source here.
IKEA HACKS - Mr. Moon FADO lamp. Source here.
Bianca Balti and her daughter Matilde. Photographer: Martin Parr for Grey Magazine. Source here.
Drawing is already an extremely creative act, but the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Australia wanted to make it more of a physical activity. With the help of Italian design duo Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli, of Mathery Studio, they set up an area in the museum where kids could use giant crayon spheres and other unusual tools to draw with their bodies, heads, hands and feet.
The exhibit is already open to the general public, and will be running until August 31st. So if you happen to live near Melbourne, or have a trip planned there with the family, it could be a great way to experience some culture while your kids go crazy in the crayon room.
Founded by three friends who worked in collaboration with designer Gabriella Laruccia and organic recycled skateboard company Satori Movement, Bureo Skateboards has come out with the first skateboards whose decks are made entirely out of recycled fishing nets. The company has a recycling program that salvages fishing nets from off the coast of Chile to create these Minnow cruising boards, each of which removes 30 square feet of fishing nets from the ocean and reduces the greenhouse gas footprint by as much as 70 percent. In addition, the skateboards feature a fish-like design, including a split tale, scales, and wheels with 100 percent recycled cores and made from 30 percent vegetable oil.
Bureo’s recycling program, “Net Positiva,” guarantees that all labor and materials are locally sourced and provides Chilean fisherman with environmentally safe disposal points. Net Positiva also provides Bureo with highly recyclable and durable raw materials to create the Minnow board’s 25″ body. Like Bureo itself, which means ‘the waves’ in the native Chilean language Mapuche, the company has created a small change which it hopes will spread and have an impact all across the world.
Officially funded four days ago, Bureo Skateboards began as a Kickstarter campaign. More than doubling their goal of $25,000, the Los Angeles based company plans to start shipping out the $145 Minnow boards in August. Source and text: PSFK.