Catherine Young is a Filipina artist-scientist-designer-writer-explorer working on human perception and the environment. How did she earn the right to
To celebrate this year’s Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring when the earth’s 24 hours are split evenly between light and dark, we’d like to share a wonderful find from Brazilian-Italian-currently-based-in-London Paulo Goldstein, a self-described “designer/maker/artist” according to his website. Incredibly talented and original, we would like to add. So, brew yourself your favorite fair-trade beverage, sit back and let this six-minute video brighten your first day of spring. It really is a “joyful celebration of repaired objects, promoting a different narrative to scarcity by exploring and expanding the potential left behind by the anomalies of our consumer culture.” Our favorite quote from the video: “Scarcity is a springboard to creativity.” We are sure that you’ll never look at discarded rubbish in the same way again! Thanks to Grist’s Holly Richmond for the lead. Follow Joan on Twitter @CleanNergyPhoto or her renewable energy photo blog.