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    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Refurbishing 100-year-old NYC subway stations for the 21st Century. For more information click here

  • Tilted World

    Arts & Culture

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    The mission of my thesis project is to design humorously poignant products to raise awareness of global warming.

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    My thesis is to found a model organization, {UN}WANTED that collects damaged and unwanted furniture from the streets of New York (inc.business and individuals donations) to be repaired, repurposed and transformed into desirable furniture pieces. It will be co-founded by designers who will ignite the project and develop it into a creative lab that welcomes the community to volunteer, collaborate and learn.

    MISSION STATEMENT: To challenge current perception of products & beauty through a unique assemblage of salvaged furniture, while inspiring productive attitude and creative solution to furniture waste problems in New York city

    DESIGN PHLOSOPHY People run out of satisfaction very quickly and easily. Once they feel a certain product no longer serves its purpose or fit into their likings, it is discarded so quickly and easily, before they soon buy a new one. This explains why most furniture I found are actually repairable and transformable. To salvage a piece of furniture on the streets is only the first step, to repair and return these furniture to its original condition is one possible solution, but still would not make these (previously discarded) furniture any more desirable and worthy of keeping before it fails to satisfy us once again.

    “I began to wonder what would happen when the universe stopped expanding and began to contract. Would we see broken cups gather themselves together off the floor and jump back to the table?”

    I ponder this quote by Stephen Hawki...

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    My thesis is to found a model organization, {UN}WANTED that collects damaged and unwanted furniture from the streets of New York (inc.business and individuals donations) to be repaired, repurposed and transformed into desirable furniture pieces. It will be co-founded by designers who will ignite the project and develop it into a creative lab that welcomes the community to volunteer, collaborate and learn.

    MISSION STATEMENT: To challenge current perception of products & beauty through a unique assemblage of salvaged furniture, while inspiring productive attitude and creative solution to furniture waste problems in New York city

    DESIGN PHLOSOPHY People run out of satisfaction very quickly and easily. Once they feel a certain product no longer serves its purpose or fit into their likings, it is discarded so quickly and easily, before they soon buy a new one. This explains why most furniture I found are actually repairable and transformable. To salvage a piece of furniture on the streets is only the first step, to repair and return these furniture to its original condition is one possible solution, but still would not make these (previously discarded) furniture any more desirable and worthy of keeping before it fails to satisfy us once again.

    “I began to wonder what would happen when the universe stopped expanding and began to contract. Would we see broken cups gather themselves together off the floor and jump back to the table?”

    I ponder this quote by Stephen Hawki...

  • Funcy

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    Multifunctional, sustainable furniture

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    The Groundswell Blog is pleased to announce a new series of interviews with artists called "Groundswell Talks." With this semi-regular spot, we aim to give audience to the best voices in art and activism. Check in regularly for talks with artists from around the globe.

    Critical Art Ensemble, a self-described "freelance cultural research wing for the anti-authoritarian left," has found new ways to resist the current political climate, and pursue civil disobedience through tactical media, bio-tech demonstrations, and DIY publications. They redefine the old ways of trespass and blockage, reminding us that the best ways of subversion are decentralized, and nomadic, transient and terminal.

    Their philosophy and strategy is obviously unfriendly to authority, and CAE founder Steve Kurtz has been dealt an unreasonable and unfair blow as a result. He faces federal charges for supposedly illegally obtaining bacteria samples, which he was using for a CAE project. A fund has been established to aid his defense.

    We discussed their general approach and the response to the Kurtz trial in a short interview with CAE via e-mail.

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  • The Attitude-Behaviour Gap of Ethical Consumption

    Environment, Communication Design

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    Dear All,

    On behalf of my younger brother, I am writing to you all D21 members to ask for your opinions. My brother, Nicholas Andrews, is a final year undergraduate studying BA(Hons) Business Studies at Bournemouth University (UK). He is currently undertaking an extensive study into Greening Consumer Attitudes and Behaviours for the purpose of his degree dissertation, entitled:

    The Changing Ethical Attitude and Resistant Behaviour of Consumers to Embrace a Greener Lifestyle.

    If anyone would be kind enough to take a moment to answer the following questions it would be most appreciated for the purpose of the research:

    • 1). Is a green lifestyle affordable? Please explain...
    • 2). To what extent are consumers aware of how to live a greener lifestyle?
    • 3). Is there too much information about Climate Change and not enough education?
    • 4). Are/Why do consumers resist greening their lifestyles and purchase behaviour?

    If you could answer these questions, it would be very much appreciated! If you would be happy to get in touch directly, please email Nicholas at nja.andrews@gmail.com

    Thank you for your time!

    Kate Andrews UK Editor, Inhabitat.com

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    Arts & Culture, Audio/Visual Design

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    Created by multi-media, fiber artist extraordinaire, Cat Mazza, "knitPro is a web application that translates digital images into knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns."

    Just upload jpeg, gif or png images of whatever you wish -- portraits, landscapes, logos and knitPro will generate the image pattern on a grid sizable for any fiber project.

    Visit http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm

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    BIDS is an interior design and architecture networking organization and will be presenting two educational programs at the upcoming ASID Interiors '08 Conference in New Orleans, March 13-16.

    BIDS Featured Guest Speakers:

    James R. Washington, Jr., NOMA, AIA;

    Principal of Hewitt-Washington & Associates, a New Orleans architecture firm and participants or the Neighborhoods Rebuilding Plan, and designated rebuilding consultants for Disctrict 6.

    Jack Travis, FAIA, NOMA; JTA Studio in Bronx New York.

    Renown educator and consultant on global architecture and design diversity. As an environmental designer, Travis is ever concerned with the dynamics of how people use space. He easily compares and contrasts the marketplace in an African city to a large mall in a major metropolitan area anywhere in the United States. His contention is that there are cultural differences in other typologies, such as residential, commercial, and spiritual worship that we have yet to recognize and respond to through design. Participants will have their eyes opened by insightful case studies of Black cultural influence on design and sustainability.

    For more information about these events, contact Alicia Valair directly at 702-408-5099. BIDS' primary goal is to join forces as designers and architects and make a difference in our communities!

    Visit the Main website : www.blackinteriordesigners.com

    Visit the BIDS Forum: www.blackinteriordesigners.ning.com

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    The city of Santa Ana has created a diagram for identifing your kid as a "Tagger" this is one of the most rediculous things I have ever seen. Why do old people with too much time on thier hands think they know what's best for society......making assumptions and passing judgement is a dangerous road.

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