Rubber sidewalks could eliminate the hazards of concrete

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Rubber sidewalk

We may not give a second thought to the ground we walk on, but a new rubber tile market has emerged and with it, a new and creative prospect for the future of municipal walkways. There are companies presently at work whose sole focus is trying to provide a viable alternative to the concrete under our feet. Despite concrete’s reign as the preeminent construction material for sidewalks, companies that manufacture rubber tiles— such as Terrecon and Pavegen— are looking for a piece of concrete’s market share.

 

 

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Amazing 3D landscapes carved out of books

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Books with a literal view.

“So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes”, says interdisciplinary artist Guy Laramee who, in the course of his 30 years of practice, found his way through such varied and numerous disciplines as : stage writing, stage directing, contemporary music writing, musical instrument design and building, singing, video, scenography, sculpture, installation, painting and literature. Laramee uses books that are slowly falling apart, such as old encyclopedias and dictionaries to create dramatic landscapes… (more pics after jump)

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Wheel + Shovel = Wovel

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It’s snowing in Wisconsin, today. A lot. About an hour ago, I took the trash out, and came back to the house with a snow line around my knees. And it’s still coming down.

That’s all fine, though. What I’m really dreading is tomorrow, when I have to shovel it all up. Increasingly, I find my fancy turned toward the wovel—a ridiculous-looking piece of hand-powered machinery, that’s supposed to help you clear a sidewalk easily, without the lower back pain*…

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Amazing 3-D Sidewalk Art Class With Edgar Mueller

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SaskWater is once again sponsoring Street Art, an art form popular in Europe for centuries and only starting to make its way into North America. Internationally renowned 3D artist Edgar Mueller will be coming from Germany to give a workshop to local artists, during which he will create his own vibrant masterpiece on River Street.

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Amazing 3D Sidewalk Art Similar to Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner

Amazing 3D Sidewalk Art Similar to Julian Beever and Kurt Wenner

Dare to look DOWN!!!

German street artist Edgar Müller created the 3D work called “Ice Age” on a street in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland last August as part of the Festival of World Culture. Müller, who makes the streets his own screen, spent 5 days to create his latest work, with the help of 3 assistants on an area of 250 square meters.(more pics & video after jump)

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