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Swimming Cities of Serenissima

It has been a while. I know. Late, but no less spectacular. In 2009, Brooklyn street artis Swoon and some of her friends cruised on homemade rafts made from New York City garbage from Koper, Slovenia to Venice, Italy. Called the Swimming Cities of Serenissima, the boats looked like something out of the 1990s post-apocalyptic movies ‚Tank Girl‘ and ‚Waterworld‘ sprinkled with a bit of swamp water. Not only the craft themselves was made from re-used material, (including modified Mercedes car engines), but the team also picked up more flotsam and jetsam on their crossing, which they installed in a »cabinet of wonders«. It looks like a lot of fun and performance appears to be really good. (via Global Yodel).

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

Swimming Cities of Serenissima

All images © Tod Seelie.

The Exbury Egg

This floating egg lying on a small river flowing south through the New Forest in the county of Hampshire is a self-sustaining, energy efficient workspace where British artist Stephen Turner lives for a full year. »The Exbury Egg«, which was launched towards the end of last month, will be Turner’s laboratory, as he studies and looks for inspiration in the rise and fall of the waters, in an attempt to better understand our environment. The design was inspired by the nesting seabirds on the shore. The interior is a simple space with a hammock, a small stove, a desk and a wet room. Take a tour inside the cabin.

The Exbury Egg by Stephen Turner

The Exbury Egg by Stephen Turner

The Exbury Egg by Stephen Turner

All images © Nigel Rigden.

The Hot Tug Hot Tub Boat

With summer’s end, wellness is even more critical. Anyway, summer is also a question of mind and bathing a matter of setting. The HotTug is a wood-fired hot tub that you can sail and a tug boat in which you can soak in a delicious warm bath. It is ideal for carefree fun and relaxation on the water, moving or stationary, ready to take you to idyllic spots for a visit or a swim. Learn more about the Hot Tub from Hot Tug.

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