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Sustainable Turntable by Matthew Lim

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Sustainable Turntable by Matthew Lim

Matthew Lim, a recent Industrial Design graduate from Art Center of Design, conceptualized this Sustainable Turntable, in hopes of pitching it to Sennheiser. [...]

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September 30, 2011

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Project Documerica: For Future Generations

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Project Documerica: For Future Generations

The first Earth Day inaugurated on April 22, 1970, and twenty million Americans rallied together in support of environmental concern. A year later, the EPA began hiring photographers to document our successes and failures for future generations.

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April 22, 2011

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L. Hunter Lovins and the Business Case for Sustainability

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L. Hunter Lovins and the Business Case for Sustainability

At this point the term sustainability isn't even sustainable. Greenwashing, leaf logos. It's getting tired fast. Nevertheless, as L. Hunter Lovins explains, there is a business case for taking sustainability seriously rather than simply trying to sel [...]

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August 31, 2010

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Culture, Sustainability

The Paper Structures of Shigeru Ban

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The Paper Structures of Shigeru Ban

I stumbled across the book Paper in Architecture by Shigeru Ban and was really impressed with his use of paper tubes as a building material. They're actually an impressive alternative to wood and other common raw materials.

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July 19, 2010

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Biomimicry is the Secret Weapon of Sustainability

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Biomimicry is the Secret Weapon of Sustainability

Biomimicry, as I would describe it, is the goal of reproducing nature's solutions to problems. Problems like, how do I stay alive? And how can I live better?

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May 17, 2010

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Design, Sustainability, Technology

Smart Grid Gallery

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Smart Grid Gallery

Spanish designer Jaime Hayon continually impresses me. His latest project, the Smart Grid Gallery, is a lovely showcase of objects inspired by solar and wind energy.

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April 22, 2010

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Art, Furniture, Sustainability

Denmark and the Electric Car

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Denmark and the Electric Car

It's been a long time coming for the electric car, and as Europe rushes to solidify their plan of action for the move away from oil, many nations eyes are fixed on Denmark.

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April 21, 2010

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The Blue Fence Project

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The Blue Fence Project

In 2006, an eleven-mile wide, ten-foot tall blue fence was built around Hackney Wick and Stratford in East London. Andy Beckett from The Guardian called it "the colour of the future." The fence was recently taken down. So what happened to all that pl [...]

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April 13, 2010

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Christy

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Our Vanishing Wilderness

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Our Vanishing Wilderness

40 years ago, a small crew of filmmakers set out to document some of the more pressing issues involving wildlife in America. They made eight half-hour films around the country -– it ended up being the first environmental tv series in the US.

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April 5, 2010

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Christy

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Culture, Film, Sustainability

Heineken WOBO Bricks

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Heineken WOBO Bricks

So yeah, people build stuff out of bottles, that we know, but few know of one particularly laudable endeavor undertaken by Heineken Breweries: the WOBO (World Bottle).

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March 25, 2010

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Christy

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WHY: Wally Hermès Yachts

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WHY: Wally Hermès Yachts

Earlier this year, high fashion house Hermès and iconic Monaco yacht brand Wally unveiled a revolutionary mega yacht named WHY, an acronym for Wally Hermès Yachts.

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December 31, 2009

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Interstuhl: White Silver Chair

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Interstuhl: White Silver Chair

I decided to revisit Interstuhl, one of our favorite furniture design companies, touching on what we've considered to be the absolute pinnacle of industrial design perfection. Honestly though, what can I say that Christy hasn't already covered previo [...]

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December 20, 2009

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Michael

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