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Floating Mangrove Forest Springs Up in a Wrecked Coal Ship

May 29th, 2013 No comments

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Artists, designers, filmmakers, and writers often imagine what a post-apocalyptic world will look like – and we think this wrecked ship offers a hopeful clue. Originally built in 1911, the SS Ayrfield had many functions before it was decommissioned in the 1970s. It transported supplies to American soldiers stationed in the Pacific during WWII and it was also used to transport coal. Now it sits in Sydney’s Homebush Bay, where it is protected by heritage laws – and a mini mangrove forest has reclaimed the whole thing as its own.

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Stephen Kenn Repurposes WWII Fabrics Into Rugged Furniture

February 4th, 2013 No comments

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Soldiers who fought in WWII were supplied some of the toughest, heartiest, and longest-lasting textiles of the era. Now considered antiques, the fabrics have stood the test of time and have found their way back into use as clothing and upholstery. The Inheritance Collection by Stephen Kenn combines steel welded frames with custom webbing belts, leather straps, and repurposed WWII fabrics. The simple, clean lines of the rusted and clear-coated metal lay a sturdy foundation for the soft Swiss mule belts and army-green cloth. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and they range from $450 – $5,000.

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Postcard mailed during WWII arrives at NY home

November 23rd, 2012 No comments

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) — A postcard mailed nearly 70 years ago has finally arrived at the former upstate New York home of the couple who sent it….