Christine Berrie. Illustrator. Glasgow.


Isao Hashimoto. Multi-Media Artist. Japan.

(If its too slow for you- skip ahead to around 1962 when the buildup becomes overwhelming)

Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near LA and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade. Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing "the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." "This piece of work is a bird's eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted. I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world."


Unpackaged. Sustainable Grocery Store. London.

Unpackaged was founded in 2006 by Catherine Conway. The dream was to set up a beautiful shop that made it really easy for customers to come & refill all their daily essentials. Starting as a market stall, the shop opened a year later in 2007. Unpackaged also works with other businesses, large and small, to help them go ‘Unpackaged’. The shop is a benchmark in ecologically-sound retail. Selling loose foods, the store offers a one-off first-timers' bag, and for each subsequent visit the customers must bring their own receptacle to bag up their purchases.
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'Nuff Said like Nina Simone.