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books become art furniture – This Into That

Writer, carpenter, parade float designer and artist, Jim Rosenau has transformed books into thematic, handcrafted bookshelves and furniture.


Recycled prose, art furniture, upcycled books or mind-tweaking sculpture – it’s all in the eye of the beholder.





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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

At Home with Nature

It’s hard to appreciate what one doesn’t know, and in 2009, there could be no knowledge greater and appreciation more necessary than that for the Earth’s health. This is where backpacking comes in.


Backpacking has the ability to seed and nurture gratitude for the environment, while feeding desires to preserve it. When one enters the wilderness with only a pack on their back, awareness rapidly takes formation around issues like water consumption, garbage creation, biodegradability, behavioral impacts, and one’s place in the natural world.


The amount of water that a traveler’s body will require to quench its thirst, cook its food, or cleanse its surfaces, has to be either physically hauled through the rugged terrain, or sought after and filtered to insure safety. The traveler must keep all garbage items in their possession until the journey has been completed, providing a constant reminder of the amount of packaging and waste utilized daily. They, not the plants and animals, must adjust their behavior to accommodate the union – using only biodegradable products and observing how their choice of trail or campsite could affect the surroundings.


So as vacation time approaches during the New Year, one needn’t travel any further than their own country to find the adventure and awe of another world.

bpk1.jpgExisting amongst the intense beauty offered by National Parks (while utilizing the least amount of energy possible for a good time), one can truly find peace of mind, discover the level of their body’s health, and feel their sense of responsibility to the Earth. Trek on with this hydration-compatible backpack made of recycled materials and complete with a day pack and tracking-pole mounts.

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Reusable Bags: a roundup of green choices

Check out our Top 10 posts and bag that plastic bag.


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