Posted in Silent Sunday

Sustainable Advertising?




Posted in Culture/History, Inspiration, Technology

Green from a different perspective

Today a friend of mine e-mailed me this text. I don’t know who wrote it, but I want to share it. From one generation to the next.

Yesterday after shopping at our local supermarket, I was in the queue at the checkout and heard the young cashier suggest to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and then sighed. “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.”

The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. You folk didn’t do enough to save the environment for future generations.” The older lady said, “Ah, I see.” Then she continued.

“Back then, we returned milk bottles, lemonade bottles and beer bottles to the shops. The shops then sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized and refilled, so those same bottles were used over and over, thus REALLY were recycled. But we didn’t have the ‘green thing’ back in our days. Continue reading “Green from a different perspective”

Posted in Art, Inspiration, Nature, Photo, Photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

This week’s photo challenge is about the future:

We spend so much of our lives thinking back, or looking ahead, and even though a photo captures only one moment in time, with a bit of thought it can freeze the process of moving forward, or the promise of things to come. Your challenge this week is to seal one such moment in amber.

In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that says FUTURE TENSE.

I’m looking forward to seeing your visions of the future, daydreams, and wishes frozen in time.

– Pick

Last year I chanced upon this interesting project of The Willowman, also known as land artist Will Beckers.

Land Art artist Will Beckers creates a completely unique natural environment called The Willowman project in the forests of the Floriade. This unique project is brought to life by the Willowman’s presence himself.

This Land Art project is more than just an artwork, it is a living environment that shows how we can go to a back to a basic existence, and live by nature’s natural cycle – cradle to cradle. During the project artist Will Beckers lives and works on location in his own installation. He lives in the tree huts he has created as an architect of nature.

It is the visitor’s interaction with his surroundings that brings the installation to life. The children who visit the project will help the artist to create another enormous work which will grow and develop during the Floriade. The Willowman’s domain will be expanded and every child visiting the Floriade can be a part of this.

A special project, right?

So here is my interpretation of the Future Tense. Because we need Mother Nature to keep the future safe for our children. And we especially need the children to keep Nature safe in the future! Read Jesper’s wish for our future:


I wish that humankind would not destroy nature anymore. Jesper.

Well, Jesper, I couldn’t agree more!


~ click the photos for a larger image ~

Other Future Tense images at WordPress.

Posted in Culture/History, Nature

Living Bridges

This post is a reblog from Anake Goodall about the Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India. The message was so inspiring and awesome, I just had to share it. Please read the post straight from Anake Goodall’s blog.

For the ones who don’t want leave the safe environment of Figments ;), you can also watch the BBC film (five minutes) here. And admire a photo of the living bridges. And with ‘living’, I really mean living! I urge you to hit the ‘play’ button, for you will be thrilled. The people of Meghalaya are working WITH nature, not against it, finding ingenious natural solutions. I am in awe.

In search of the origins of the photo I used for this post, I came upon Malini Rajesh’ blog. There you will find more intriguing information on these bridges! 

Posted in News, Technology

Wondrous Daylight Saving Time

This weekend the clocks in Holland will be moved backwards one hour. To grant us one extra hour of glorious sleep…

In this film you can hear funny and easy explanations about the Daylight Saving Time, plus interesting theories about the (non)sense of this worldwide action.



What do you think of this wondrous invention that is supposed to give us more sunlight and saves energy, after hearing these theories? Is it worth the hassle?

Posted in Culture/History, Inspiration

Joint Responsibility

Just something to think about… what happens here is a daily occurance at the university where I work. What would you do?


Keeping our environment clean: a joint responsibility.

(Thanks for sharing this Patrick!)