08.16.10

The Copenhagen Wheel: magic hubcap for any bicycle

In our last post, we described Graham Hill’s ThinBike as one fewer excuse not to ride a bicycle. The sleek design, which allows the handlebars to twist and lock sideways and the pedals to fold down, makes the bike…

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08.10.10

Urban Frenzy & “Tranquil Restoration”

One of the great moments in urban planning came in 1853 when the New York legislature designated a 700-acre area from 59th to 106th Streets for the creation of the park. A decade earlier, Andrew Jackson Downing,…

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07.23.10

Cardboard Chic

Designer Tim May is asking ‘Can Cardboard Cut it?’ That’s the name of his recent project, which includes an innovative furniture design made of 100% recyclable and already-recycled corrugated cardboard and stainless steel threaded rods and…

07.13.10

Mitchell Joachim at TED: Don’t build your home, grow it!

“Why grow homes?” famed architect Mitchell Joachim asks in a recent TED presentation. “Because we can.” In the above clip, Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly homes and villages made from plants and, uh, well…meat. These…

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07.08.10

Glowing Wallpaper

“Honey, don’t forget to turn off the wallpaper when you come upstairs!” Sounds like a drunken non sequitur, but, thanks to a team of Swedish and American scientists, those words might actually be reasonably uttered someday soon. The…

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07.06.10

Bike Chain Wall Clock

Ahhh, July 4th weekend. If you’re lucky, you avoided traffic, ate an entire watermelon, didn’t blow a finger off lighting a bottle rocket and- if you’re really lucky- didn’t have to look at your watch once. For most…

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