Saturday, July 5, 2014

Found images: FOAM

30_5MM_White_Extruded_Polyethylene_FOAM_TUBE_SLEEVE_634562650976123427_2
Expanded_Polyethylene_Foam_Edge_Protector_Packing_Material_634641355974315390_1
White_Expanded_Polyethylene_Packaging_Laminated_Foam_Block_634562651122763685_1
White_Expanded_Polyethylene_Packaging_Laminated_Foam_Block_634562651122763685_3
52MM_WHITE_LAMINATED_EPE_FOAM_BLOCK_FOR_PACKING_4252_1
White_EPE_FOAM_Packing_Foam_634562650942739369_1
WHITE_EPE_POSITIONING_MATERIAL_FOR_PACKING_634558246469332990_4
BLACK_EPE_FOAM_UNDERLAY_FOR_BAG_LINING_634557327044122105_1
LOTUS_SHAPED_EPE_FRUIT_PACKING_634557760702887786_3
spiral_paper_tube_634546019670633659_1
45MM_35MM_BLUE_EPE_FOAM_TUBE_FOR_PACKAGING_634562651133215703_1
polyester_yarn_thread_for_carpet_underlay_4690_2
BLACK_EPE_FOAM_UNDERLAY_FOR_BAG_LINING_634557327044122105_3
White_Extruded_Polyethylene_FOAM_TUBING_Foam_Noodle_EPE_FOAM_634563242997787258_7
White_EPE_FOAM_Packing_Foam_634562650942739369_2
WHITE_EPE_POOL_NOODLE_WITH_BLUE_CONNECTOR_634558332061379324_2
White_Plastic_EPE_Foam_Packing_Material_634562651008883485_1
30MM_White_Expanded_Polyethylene_Plastic_Foam_Noodle_with_5MM_hole_634558446251298216_2
EPE_Foam_Noodle_FOR_EDGE_PROTECTOR_634562984655249504_2
10MM_White_EPE_FOAM_CUSHIONING_MATERIAL_FOAM_UNDERLAY_CARTON_UNDERLAY_DIE_CUT_FOAM_8941_2
8MM_ANTI_SLIDE_EPE_HEAT_INSULATION_SHEET_WITH_ALUMINUM_FOIL_COVER_634559938199842688_1
30MM_BACKING_UP_FOAM_ROD_FOAM_NOODLE_BACKIN_FOAM_634558246306780704_1
5T_WHITE_EPE_FOAM_PACKING_MATERIAL_12_5CM_SQUARE_634563053074629676_1

Images found on one of my many "foam" google searches... from some Chinese trade company specialising in pool noodles etc. Presented here exactly as they were found.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Happy People: A Year on the Taiga (2010)

Directed by Werner Herzog this slow paced documentary focuses on a group of Russian fur trappers who live in an isolated part of the central Siberian Taiga. No roads come near the village (population 300 people) these men call home. Only accessible in the summer when the river isn’t frozen, this remote outpost can only be reached via helicopter or boat. The trappers trap Sable and their preparations run year round. These men cover areas of hundreds of kilometers and build roughly 1000 or so primitive but complex traditional traps and snares, which kill their prey instantly. It's a fascinating glimpse into the livelihoods of a group of near self-sufficient men. Aside from a few basic necessities for which they are reliant on the outside world (petrol, snowmobiles, axes, chainsaws etc) they make whatever they might need: such as tools, insect repellent (from birch tree bark) and so on. Their ability to survive the extremely harsh winter climate is particularly impressive. Similarly so are their woodworking skills: each season the men make their own skis from scratch. They use simple tools such as an axe, wedges, woodworking plane, etc. Each trapper has a dog which serves as their hunting companion while they're alone out in the wilderness for most of the Winter.

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