cotton gardens


That time I blagged my way onto the roof of Cotton Gardens…

Got myself a new MacBook on Friday, so I’ve pretty much spent the entire weekend between the Dark Room at Ffotogallery and Lightroom with the comfort of tea. 

The three twenty three storey Towers were designed by the architect George Finch in 1968 and constructed by Wates using a pre-fabricated system.  The towers are named Ebenezer, Fairford and Hurley.  In the film ‘Utopia London’, George Finch reflected on his creation.  He pointed out that the use of engineered, pre-fabricated building systems tied the hands of architects.  The system involved the use of relatively standardized blocks so, as he put it, “.. you think to yourself, OK, let’s see what one can do with it.  I did with these blocks.  I pushed it as far as I could.”


Regrowing Cotton from a Store-Bought Bouquet

These past few years, I’ve been noticing decorative bouquets of cotton appearing at floral shops/nurseries during the holiday season, at least around my region in Northeastern US. Still attached to their original stalks, the tufts are sometimes gilded with gold paint or dusted with glitter. What I realized this year was that the cotton bolls are stilled filled with seeds, but they were damn tricky to pluck out. Aaaaaaand they are aliiiiive!!!! Your guess is as good as mine as to the genetic makeup. It’s highly likely these are GMOed, but I’ll be growing these indoors for curiosity. Given my climate, I don’t hold much hope on growing this into maturity, but who knows…

I needed to draw these two interacting some how….

Submitted by @doctorwily 

OMG!!! This is so cool!! aaaaaaaaaa the Kinder Gardener looks amazing (and of course the Cotton Candy Criminal too)!!! And they totally would fight over who takes the kids??? 

 I love it!! Thank you so much for submitting this to me!