art, design, travel, food, and the really good animated gifs

Hey all, I'm Thane. I illustrate and write Oobites.com.

I like food, science, travel, permaculture, and using technology to rip imagination into the physical plane.

I'm currently living in Bogotá and Villa de Leyva in Colombia.

Here's my portfolio at Behance.
You can buy my prints at Society6.
I got the Twitter too.

I do more Tumblrs:
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Grown Bamboo
Fuck Yeah Portraiture
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Jul 22, 2014
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Hey, look at this animated gif showing a time lapse of my Chocoramo illustration. 
The finished thing and related article are here: http://oobites.com/2014/07/chocoramo/

Hey, look at this animated gif showing a time lapse of my Chocoramo illustration.

The finished thing and related article are here: http://oobites.com/2014/07/chocoramo/


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Jul 17, 2014
@ 3:03 pm
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I’m back at Proyecto Gaia—well, I’m hanging out with the Internet in nearby Santa Sofia.  Look at these pictures, I’ve got to work.


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Jul 16, 2014
@ 8:43 pm
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Hey I finished this coco loco drawing and animated some progress.
(This came from the beach in Taganga—check out the map/article.)
I’m in Santa Sofia in Colombia now, but the Internet here is not great. I’m just going to keep this short and get back to work~
Chao!

Hey I finished this coco loco drawing and animated some progress.

(This came from the beach in Taganga—check out the map/article.)

I’m in Santa Sofia in Colombia now, but the Internet here is not great. I’m just going to keep this short and get back to work~

Chao!



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Jul 14, 2014
@ 8:01 am
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Animated gif mealworm uramaki illustration—
&NEWS: Alimentary Initiatives, for their next Future Food Salon, has a date and location published: the next Future Food Salon occurs in Montreal on August 27, 2014 in the insectarium of Montreal’s Space for Life (Espace pour la Vie).
Anyway, this illustration is from the the last one. It was held in Austin, TX back in February. Yeah, this dpainting took a long time; I always thought it was really pretty, but I think I hate drawing rice.
It works out better this way! I’ll be cleaning up my last few entomophay illustrations while continuing to announce this awesome event—seriously everyone involved is amazing, and they’re doing their best to positively shape the future of food.
Read all about the dish and a little about the events at the Mealworm Uramaki article on Oobites.com.

Animated gif mealworm uramaki illustration—

&NEWS: Alimentary Initiatives, for their next Future Food Salon, has a date and location published: the next Future Food Salon occurs in Montreal on August 27, 2014 in the insectarium of Montreal’s Space for Life (Espace pour la Vie).

Anyway, this illustration is from the the last one. It was held in Austin, TX back in February. Yeah, this dpainting took a long time; I always thought it was really pretty, but I think I hate drawing rice.

It works out better this way! I’ll be cleaning up my last few entomophay illustrations while continuing to announce this awesome event—seriously everyone involved is amazing, and they’re doing their best to positively shape the future of food.

Read all about the dish and a little about the events at the Mealworm Uramaki article on Oobites.com.


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Jul 11, 2014
@ 10:04 am
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Lettuce See the Future: Japanese Farmer Builds High-Tech Indoor Veggie Factory »

futurist-foresight:

A look at vertical farming in Japan.

gereports:

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Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not anymore, says Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who has moved industrial-scale farming under the roof….

…. The farm is nearly half the size of a football field (25,000 square feet). It opened on July and it is already producing 10,000 heads of lettuce per day. “I knew how to grow good vegetables biologically and I wanted to integrate that knowledge with hardware to make things happen,” Shimamura says.


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Jul 11, 2014
@ 12:39 am
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I’m going to be on TV!  Or you can just watch the entire episode of Central Texas Gardener on Youtube.

I’ll save you the trouble of looking for me. I’m wearing a faded red shirt, and I’m on at 2:59, 3:20, and my shoulder only at 6:26 for a combined total of 7 seconds!


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Jul 10, 2014
@ 10:00 am
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mara-louise:

Fancy a cheesecake with some strawberry syrup?

mara-louise:

Fancy a cheesecake with some strawberry syrup?


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Jul 8, 2014
@ 11:19 pm
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Contemporary art space FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia (late last year):

American artist Mark Dion spent a week with a team from Honda, Tolima in Colombia collecting rocks, insects, and plant specimens and identifying birds with a reference. Six artists illustrated postcards colored with watercolor. The illustrations returned to Bogotá and ended up in five cedar cabinets inspired by those found in natural history museums.

Read more here: http://arteflora.org/2013/11/mark-dion-estacion-de-campo-honda/


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Jul 8, 2014
@ 10:15 pm
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Stardome Building Workshop in Almogeme, Portugal—

The “stardome” is named for the star-shaped configuration of the internal bamboo struts. Once lashed together, a “thin shell” cob made from wool dipped in mud is draped over the structure. Geotextile impregnated with cement (and steel) covers the cob before its sealed and painted with a mineral based paint.

Two weeks of work => 400 square feet

(Stardome Building Workshop on Facebook)