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  • US City Slicker Elletra: DIY Samenbomben für Guerilla Gardening

    written by elletra on 2013-03-16 in #gear #tipster
    US City Slicker Elletra: DIY Samenbomben für Guerilla Gardening

    Guerilla Gardening ist eine grüne Bewegung, bei der reichlich Pflanzen auf heimliche Weise gesät werden. Das kann vom Samen verstreuen in öden Plätzen oder Pflanzen in übergroßen, dekorativen Töpfen in deinem Hinterhof, in dem niemals Pflanzen sprießen wollten. Es gibt sogar Leute, die Gemeinschaftsgärten in verlassenen Orten wachsen lassen wollen. Eine Methode des Guerilla Gardening sind Samenbomben, die biologisch abbaubaren Tonklumpen, in denen sich Samen befinden, die mit der Zeit zu wachsen beginnen.

  • US Cityslicker Elletra: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra, Pictures or it Didn't Happen

    written by elletra on 2012-10-26 in #lifestyle
    US Cityslicker Elletra: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra, Pictures or it Didn't Happen

    Recently Amanda Palmer made music history by crowd-funding her latest album (Theatre is Evil) on kickstarter. She exceeded her $100,000 goal by more than $1,000,000! She made an incredible album, with amazing kickstarter backer edition goodies and debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart. I couldn't help but mark my calendar for the Houston show as soon as I found out the venue.

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  • US Cityslicker Elletra: Wise Words from the Good Doctor

    written by elletra on 2012-09-24 in #lifestyle
    US Cityslicker Elletra: Wise Words from the Good Doctor

    One of my favorite authors of all time is the one known for his ability to rhyme. Dr. Seuss made reading so entertaining, most children would do it without complaining.

  • US City Slicker Elletra: DIY Seed Bombs, an Intro to Guerrilla Gardening

    written by elletra on 2012-08-20 in #gear #tipster
    US City Slicker Elletra: DIY Seed Bombs, an Intro to Guerrilla Gardening

    Guerrilla Gardening is a green movement, spreading bountiful plant life in a sneak-attack like style. It can range from spreading seeds in desolate empty lots to planting flowers in those decorative, oversized pots in your apartment courtyard that never seem to actually facilitate plant life. There are even people who go as far as starting community gardens in abandoned spaces. One of the methods of guerrilla gardening is by using seed bombs, which are biodegradable clay clumps containing seeds that will germinate over time.

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  • US City Slicker elletra: Southside Skatepark, the Heart of Houston’s Skate Culture

    written by elletra on 2012-06-21 in #world #locations
    US City Slicker elletra: Southside Skatepark, the Heart of Houston’s Skate Culture

    Open since 1994, Southside Skatepark is the oldest skatepark in Houston. Southside is able to bring a sense of close knit community to a culture spread across a large city with its South Houston park and Sugar Land shop.

  • US CitySlicker Elletra: Houston’s Lomographic Liaison

    written by elletra on 2012-05-17 in #lifestyle
    US CitySlicker Elletra: Houston’s Lomographic Liaison

    For their first task, the US CitySlickers will show us around their towns and cities, documenting their experiences in analogue and telling us stories along the way. Let's meet Elletra and learn more about Houston, Texas!

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  • Instant instax fotoalbum

    written by elletra on 2011-09-14 in #gear #tipster
    Instant instax fotoalbum

    Een van de belangrijkste kenmerken van foto's gemaakt met Fuji Instax Mini of Polaroid 300 film is dat ze het "formaat van een creditcard" zijn. Wil je weten wat er nog meer het "formaat van een creditcard" heeft? Visitekaartjes. En gelukkig zijn er veel zakelijke visitekaartmappen die het goed doen als fotoalbums.

  • Instant Instax Fotoalbum

    written by elletra on 2011-07-13 in #gear #tipster
    Instant Instax Fotoalbum

    Eine der Schlüsselfunktionen der Fuji Instax Mini oder der Polaroid 300 Film ist, dass die Bilder Kreditkartengröße haben. Willst du wissen, was sonst noch Kreditkartengrö0e hat? Visitenkarten! Und glücklicherweise gibt es viele Visitenkarten-Alben, die dadurch als Fotoalbum verwendet werden können.

  • Instant Instax Photo Album

    written by elletra on 2011-06-27 in #gear #tipster
    Instant Instax Photo Album

    One of the key features of the Fuji Instax Mini or Polaroid 300 film is that it is "credit-card sized". You want to know what else is "credit-card sized"? Business cards, and fortunately there are many business card holders that resemble photo albums.

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  • SXSW durch die Augen eines Lomografen

    written by elletra on 2011-05-19 in #lifestyle
    SXSW durch die Augen eines Lomografen

    Wenn eine ganze Stadt eine Woche lang die Bühne für ein interaktives Musik- und Filmfestival wird, ergibt sich daraus eine ziemlich große Party. Wenn du dieses Jahr keine Chance hattest, dir das SXSW genauer anzuschauen, kreuze es dir für nächstes Jahr rot im Kalender an, denn das sollte man gesehen haben!

  • SXSW a través de la lente de un lomógrafo

    written by elletra on 2011-03-31 in #world #locations
    SXSW a través de la lente de un lomógrafo

    Cuando una ciudad entera se convierte durante una semana en un lugar para la música, el cine y un festival interactivo, coincidiendo con las vacaciones de primavera, se consigue una fiesta bestial. Si no tuviste la oportunidad de ir al SXSW de este año, márcalo en tu calendario para el año que viene, porque es absolutamente digno de programar con un año de antelación.

  • SXSW through a Lomographer's Lens

    written by elletra on 2011-03-28 in #lifestyle
    SXSW through a Lomographer's Lens

    When an entire city becomes the venue for a week long music, film and interactive festival, coinciding with Spring Break, you get a very large party. If you didn’t get the chance to go to SXSW this year, mark your calendar for next year, because it’s absolutely worth scheduling a year in advance.

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  • An Escape From the City, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

    written by elletra on 2011-03-08 in #world #locations
    An Escape From the City, the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

    The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is an escape from urban surroundings, tucked away surprisingly close to the hustle and bustle of the Galleria Area. This natural getaway is just inside the 610 Loop, off of Woodway Drive.

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