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"For the last decade, self-confessed tinkerer and “organic mechanic” Blair Somerville has owned and operated the Lost Gypsy Gallery, a sprawling menagerie of kinetic sculptures, automata, and electronic doohickies. Located in in a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, the gallery has become Somerville’s life work, a testament to artistic ingenuity, and an offbeat tourist attraction where visitors can experience first-hand his interactive “Fine Acts of Junk”.

Filmmaker Joey Bania takes us inside this enchanting yet totally bizarre wonderland in his new documentary short Lost & Found" (via Colossal)

"In a remote corner of New Zealand’s South Island, tucked away among the last remaining tracts of native forest, lies a little-known place of wonder. It is the life’s work and extraordinary creation of inventor, artist and self-confessed tinkerer, Blair Somerville.

For over ten years Blair has single-handedly owned, operated and ceaselessly expanded the Lost Gypsy Gallery, his wonderland of homegrown wizardry and a playground for kids and adults alike. Using only recycled materials, Blair takes DIY to artistic extremes. His creations are ingenious, interactive, and often hilariously impractical. They take many shapes and forms and share an uncanny ability to amaze, entertain and inspire.

‘Lost & Found’ invites you to take a peek into Blair’s bizarre and beautiful world.” (via Vimeo)

10 months ago
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Creative Kids Room / Kids’ Shelving Unit

Creative Kids Room / Kids’ Shelving Unit

10 months ago
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 Foil tubing pumpkins

 Foil tubing pumpkins

11 months ago
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Designed by members of architecture firm Studio KCA, the structure was made out of 53,780 plastic bottles and jugs, which is the amount New York City throws out every hour! (via My Modern Met)

1 year ago
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The art pieces from Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates are made from many, many watch pieces, including gears, watch plates, spring barrels, watch winding stems, watch jewels, and clips.

1 year ago
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Repurposed Treadle Sewing Machine Base

10 months ago
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 Toilet paper art by Anastassia Ellias
 Toilet paper art by Anastassia Ellias
1 year ago
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Designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle.

1 year ago
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earth911:

Add this to the list of things you probably aren’t doing in your garden…and should be!
greenlivingagent:

Start your seeds in a hollowed out lemon rind. Plant the whole thing and the lemon will decompose!

earth911:

Add this to the list of things you probably aren’t doing in your garden…and should be!

greenlivingagent:

Start your seeds in a hollowed out lemon rind. Plant the whole thing and the lemon will decompose!

1 year ago
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