Monthly archive August, 2009
‘House of the Future’ is Futuristic

‘House of the Future’ is Futuristic

Back in December, a public exhibition in Sydney, Australia featured 6 eco-friendly homes constructed out of different materials including: concrete, glass, wood, clay, steel and cardboard.  The one that really stood out from the pack was the wood residence presented by Xenian LivingLight.  It’s called, get this, the ‘house of the future’! Pretty stellar design,...
TRASH: anycoloryoulike

TRASH: anycoloryoulike

New York City artist Adrian Kondratowicz talks trash in a very colorful way… over the past two years, he has partnered with local businesses to draw attention to environmental awareness through his installation entitled TRASH: anycoloryoulike.  The concept is simple and effective… brightly colored garbage bags with polka dots are placed in dense urban areas,...
Sandwich Bike is Appetizing

Sandwich Bike is Appetizing

Here’s a little design eye candy for y’all… Dutch designers Pieter Janssen and Basten Leijh came up with the idea to put a bicycle on the market that is useful, trendy and twice as cheap to produce, so that when people buy the product for a regular price there are enough means left to donate...
Oh, Inverted Quarantine!

Oh, Inverted Quarantine!

I just pounded out another solid read from the good ol’ Minneapolis public library… this book was called Shopping Our Way to Safety by Andrew Szasz and some really interesting and relevant ideas were laid on the table.  The key concept was centered around a term Szasz himself coined, ‘inverted quarantine.’ We’re all aware of...
A Luscious Garage

A Luscious Garage

Tucked in the trendy SOMA neighborhood of downtown San Fransisco is Luscious Garage, an auto repair shop that is taking on the reputation of its industry norm of noise, waste and greasy men.  Its unique business model promotes sustainability and technology, two terms that can also describe their target market: hybrid vehicles. Ones first impression...
Flexitarians Unite!

Flexitarians Unite!

In 2003, the American Dialect Society awarded ‘flexitarian’ as the year’s most useful word… this is interesting, considering that perhaps 7 people actually know what it is!  Well, I recently became one of these 7 and will help to push this figure into double digits… a flexitarian is a “vegetarian who occasionally eats meat”… Yes,...
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