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Hey all, I'm Thane. I illustrate and write Oobites.com.
I like food, science, travel, and using technology to rip imagination into the physical plane.
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Apr 17, 2014
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basava:

The Ancient Art of Honey Hunting in Nepal

The Gurange tribes of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries. The Gurung are master honey hunters, risking their lives collecting honeycomb using nothing more than handmade rope ladders and long sticks known as tangos.

Most of the honey bees’ nests are located on steep, inaccessible, southwest facing cliffs to avoid predators and for increased exposure to direct sunlight.

Aside from the dangers of falling, they are harvesting honey from the largest honey bees in the world. The Himalayan honey bee can grow up to 3 cm in length.

Before a hunt can commence, the honey hunters are required to perform a ceremony to placate the cliff gods. This involves sacrificing a sheep, offering flowers, fruits and rice, and praying to the cliff gods to ensure a safe hunt.

Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central Nepal, documenting the risks and skill involved in this dying tradition.

(Source: odditiesoflife, via wherethecloudsgather)


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Apr 15, 2014
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hellboundwitch:

crankyangela:

REDUCE THE NEED FOR PLASTIC BAGS WITH A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ECO BAG
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth which is used to carry many different items and can be a great way to help the environment by using as a re-usable eco-shopping cloth.

I wrap my tarot decks this way sometimes..

hellboundwitch:

crankyangela:

REDUCE THE NEED FOR PLASTIC BAGS WITH A TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ECO BAG

Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth which is used to carry many different items and can be a great way to help the environment by using as a re-usable eco-shopping cloth.

I wrap my tarot decks this way sometimes..

(via inlovewithjapan)


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Apr 10, 2014
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(Source: feathery-soul, via wherethecloudsgather)


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Apr 10, 2014
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Brittlebush / Imon de Aguero

   Brittlebush is an experimental shelter designed to withstand the winter desert for residents of Taliesin (Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture School). A home designed as open-air living space that incorporates a textile cover where the structure is designed to be adapted to space of the house. Brittlebush has been almost built completely with recycled material found on the site.

   Brittlebush es un refugio experimental diseñado para resistir el invierno del desierto para los residentes de Taliesin (la escuela de arquitectura de Frank Lloyd Wright). Una vivienda pensada para ser vivida un espacio exterior que incorpora una cubierta textil donde la estructura esta pensada para adaptarse al espacio de la vivienda. Brittlebush ha sido casi completamente de material reciclado que se ha encontrado en el lugar.

Título de Postgrado en Instalaciones Efímeras

Mas información en: www.instalacionesefimeras.com

I’ve heard of this school before.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the curriculum involves you building your own house in the dessert for you to live in for the first few years.


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Apr 9, 2014
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miyazakifood:

Much food No Face chowin away
Spirited Away

miyazakifood:

Much food No Face chowin away

Spirited Away


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Apr 7, 2014
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currentsinbiology:

freshphotons:

Food Chemistry Infographics (PDF). Follow Compound Interest on Tumblr!

So much information!

(via ziggygnyiri)


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Apr 7, 2014
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I just finished my first video recording a digital painting in progress; an hour is compressed here into ~2.5 minutes.  

The end product is here: oobites.com/2014/04/maya-bar/


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Apr 5, 2014
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Animated gif of my six-legged salsa (and chip) from the Audubon Insectarium to continue my entomophagy series—
Nice job, but I feel like this dish could use a ton more lime juice.  

Animated gif of my six-legged salsa (and chip) from the Audubon Insectarium to continue my entomophagy series—

Nice job, but I feel like this dish could use a ton more lime juice.  


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Apr 4, 2014
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If y’all have 1.5h, spend it watching this documentary on off-the-grid home construction.  ”Garbage Warrior” is a showcase of alternative homes built by Miachael Reynolds and his team, but it’s also an account of the difficulties of combating the various facets of the status quo when attempting something new—and potentially beneficial.  

There’s a website too, but it mostly deals with aspects of the film.  A little web searching will likely be a better bet to find specific aspects of the construction and information about on-going projects.


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Apr 4, 2014
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Warka WaterTower / Architecture and Vision

    The Warka Water project is a vertical system of water collecting by condensation. Made by Architecture and Vision is based on traditional Ethiopian craftsmanship and shelters. By a triangulated mesh made ​​of junco creates a structure that contains a hanging fabric that is used to collect the water. An easy mounting system that can collect up 100 liters of water per day.

   El proyecto Warka Water es un sistema vertical de recogida de agua por condensación. Realizado por Architecture and Vision se basa en la artesanía y refugios tradicionales etíopes, que mediante una malla triangulada realizada con juncos crea una estructura que alberga una tela colgada que se utiliza para recolectar el agua. Un sistema fácil de montar que es capaz de obtener 100 litros de agua cada día .

Título de Postgrado en Instalaciones Efímeras

Mas información en: www.instalacionesefimeras.com