bees

08.23.11

Beekeeping Takes off at O’Hare

Last year we wrote about beekeeping programs at Düsseldorf International Airport and seven other airports in Germany, where bees have helped monitor local air quality since 1999. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is now the first US airport…

Absolut in a box?

08.01.11

‘Ecohols’: would you buy this product?

Would you buy your Absolut in a carton? How important is that bottle to the brand experience, to the perceived value of the product? Should it be about the brand and the contents of the product? It’s…

slide_stairs

07.12.11

Why Take The Stairs?

On the LTT inspiration radar, we focus on ‘pace, space and interface.’ Here’s an irreverent intersection of all three. Train commuters in the Netherlands now have the option of the taking the stairs or using a…

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06.27.11

in.gredients : 100% package-free grocery store

A new grocery store soon to open in Austin will offer shoppers 100% package-free products. The new store, in.gredients, is aimed at helping to curb the 1.4 billion pounds of waste Americans create every  day, 40% of which comes…

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06.16.11

Furniture: Salvaged Tree Trunks

We spotted these inspired designs by Russian artist Denis Milovanov, turning salvaged wood into one-of-a-kind furniture. For Milovanov, a “tree stump is not something dead but full of creative potential,” and he seeks out only wood from…

Van Gogh Living Wall

06.08.11

National Gallery’s Living Wall & Van Gogh

We love the artistry and practicality of living walls. The National Gallery in London has taken it to the next level, with a replication of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses using over…

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