SITEWIDE Search Results: “Airplanes”
A City Born of an Aircraft Graveyard
BY TUC TEAMSON
@ VOL 6
ON JUL 04, 2013
Tuc Teamson talks about how three students in architecture and design start a project focusing on an "extreme situation"; A need for living space in the Arizona desert. They designed new homes from aircraft carcasses found in an aircraft graveyard. Turbines turn into a churches, cabins, and houses. Soon, a city emerges from the chaos. (In French)
Insights from a Higher Perspective
Whereas most people became weary of airplanes after September 11th, Bill Fox decided to take up his childhood dream of flying. He became a pilot and then flew over a volcano. While flying over the volcano he learned that living life to the fullest is a lot like being a volcano.
Land Sea Sky
BY RITA BEIKS
@ VOL 4
ON NOV 29, 2013
When Vancouver International Airport (YVR) required a thematic makeover in terms of experience, numerous local artists answered the call. Rita Beiks discusses the concept behind YVR's renewal -- namely "Land Sea Sky" -- and how the installations and exhibits of Aboriginal Canadian art serve to welcome travelers to the city.
Pilot Mark Cook really enjoys his job. Despite the difficulties that bad weather can bring, nothing compares to flying at 200 miles per hour and getting to see the sunset up close. In his own words, "aviation is where I live, and life is just a place where I spend time between flights."
BY LYN LANGLAIS
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 04, 2014
Lyn Langlais has to answer one of the most common questions a skydiver will ever be asked, "Why do you jump out of a perfectly good airplane?" Lyn's answer to that is: simply to live life. She enjoys the thrill that skydiving gives her and the sense of accomplishment and life that fills her the second she jumps off the plane.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 26, 2014.
Planes and Hard to Reach Places
BY CYNTHIA DRESCHER
@ VOL 1
ON AUG 14, 2014
Cynthia Drescher, travel editor for Condé Nast's Jaunted and pilot in training, talks about small planes, remote destinations, and speed limits.
Going into depth and discovering the rarest places that only allow you to get there by one, or various, modes of transportation.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 4, 2014.
Dreamliner of Design
Paul Pugh is the Executive Creative Director for Amazon Kindle and Fire Products, and in this personal presentation for Tokyo Designers Week 2014, he takes us on a tour of the dreamliner of his dreams, using the exercise to also illustrate his design philosophy. Pull up your seat, and prepare to take flight in Paul's imaginary vessel of design.
"Presentation of the Day" on November 14, 2014.
BY BRIAN OXFORD
@ VOL 2
ON MAR 20, 2015
Recently photography has been stepping into uncharted territory of skyhigh drone photography. Brian Oxford discusses his new passion and business of drone shots, the legal challenges he has had to overcome and the potential future of this new technology while showing his photos of Western Maryland and surrounding areas.
If I had a hammer: A DIY guide to creative disarmament
BY ANDREA NEEDHAM
@ VOL 5
ON DEC 12, 2016
Activist Andrea Needham’s actions to disarm a warplane which was to be sold by British Aerospace to the Indonesian Military, led to her spending six months in prison and writing the book ‘The Hammer Blow: How 10 women disarmed a warplane.
SITEWIDE BLOG POSTS
We turned 3 last night!
Last night was our third volume of PKN in Ho Chi Minh City. Each event seems to get better and better! Thanks to all of those that presented and attended. Rainy season is upon us once more in southern Vietnam but about 70 people still braved the downpour to make it to Goc Pho Café in this Phu Nhuan neighborhood! We had 8 presenters lined up for the evening on a great variety of topics: -Why People Climb Mountains, Kevin Weingarten -Thinking Outside the Box, Lindsay Erdman -Fashion4Freedom… the project and the shoes, Rachael Carson -Tree Planting in Canada, Dan Van Engelen -Lollypop Music, Wade Johnston (thanks for the live music and delicious lollypops Wade!) -Jumping shots!, Stacia Maiorani -Being an International Pet Parent, Elizabeth Hunt-Lucarini -Analogue Photography, Nikki Bisenieks Linh joined us with 40 beautiful notebooks, created from children's coloring projects of awesome zodiac signs! She is raising money for an orphanage in District 2 in HCMC that desperately needs reconstruction... raising the ground floor and bathrooms so that the rainy season's monsoons don't flood inside. She sold all 40 throughout the evening... making FOUR MILLION in VND to go to the orphanage! YEEEAAHHH! During the halfway break we also made paper airplanes out of Quito’s Vol. 6 poster and flew them around the café! …Photos to come (will be posted on the Vol. 3 event page of HCMC). Each event seems to gain more and more people. It was great to see so many past presenters there last night… and just hear everyone saying that they had a great time. We made it through the microphone glitches, the noisy blending of drinks, and again – the RAIN! Below are some of the photos we've collected so far from last night's fun: Kevin: Kevin: Lindsay: Beautiful notebooks to raise money for an orphanage in District 2: Stacia and Linh... raising money for an orphanage in D2: Stacia: Stacia: Stacia: Wade: Wade: