Things of interest that have grabbed my attention. Things to inspire, fascinate, educate and generally get you buzzing.
- Urban Farms - 'The Farmery' - 'The Willy Wonka of agriculture' - Watch this Smithsonian video.
- ...And someone else who is about to grow a farm in a city.
- There are plans a-foot to 're-wild' routes around the country - The All Ireland Pollinator Plan, has been devised so that havens can be created to help save our native bees.
- Sustainable Fashion with Livia Firth.
- 'Relocalize - Local food, goods and people'
- I came across this artist recently and love everything he does - Especially this: Botanical Space Flight!
- More beautiful artwork, this time 16th century watercolour paintings from a Materia Medica (herbal medicine) book.
- An interesting article, especially as there is so much 'green' consumerism today. Why is it that we feel we need SO much (un-necessary) STUFF?
- - And a video on how to be a good consumer!
- Jim Beam recently won a lawsuit to allow them to use the word 'handcrafted' on their labels - So what exactly does 'handcrafted' whiskey mean?
- Amaro - Potable Bitters, once you get used to the taste you may never look back.
My mum was visiting for the past week, which meant lots of making and doing. I'm away off to London on Monday, so appropriate wear was required.
We, (well my mum) made me a lovely top. I also finally found a place to sew one of the beautiful patches that I had received from Strangedirt a couple of months ago (who also designed my logo) - I will be wearing it with pride during London Design Week.
Autumn is with us, the evening light is getting shorter and shorter each day. Our woodshed was loaded up this week and we have a small fire down each evening. The transition between seasons always fascinates me, there are still remnants of summer yet the leaves are turning.
This year I notice it even more - There was no real heat for us this summer, so everything is so slow to turn, only half the blackberries have fruit, our blueberries are still waiting to turn blue! We do have apples and pears though.
The wonders of nature still amaze me as they did when I was a child - There is always something new to learn.