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“And the Great Furniture Festival Begins” – Alice Rawsthorn
Observatory By Samantha García Steven Heller kicked off the inaugural "Power of Design" ideas festival in Miami Beach at an altar of Art Deco palm fronds. MC’ed by inimitable writer Kurt Andersen, this year’s festival theme was “Complaints.” Participants had the mandate to drive “dissatisfaction to action” and “action to innovation” over four days at the Wolfsonian Museum. Design Observer

Design Observer

Decomodo Decomodo Hey, check this out. It’s the world’s simplest camcorder! With the Flip, you can now capture all your favorite moments at the push of a button and share them with friends and family by connecting it to your computer, directly into the USB drive. It’s really that easy! It records up to 60 minutes and is also available in HD. The price is totally reasonable and it makes the perfect gift, even for the most technically challenged people…and we all know a couple of those!


I interviewed novelist Sol Yurick back in March 2009. Rather than publish the interview on BLDGBLOG as I should have, however, I thought I'd try to find a place for it elsewhere, and began pitching it to a few design magazines. Yurick, after all, was the author of The Warriors—later turned into the cult classic film of the same name, in which New York City is transformed into a ruined staging ground for elaborately costumed gangs—and he was a familiar enough figure amidst a particular crowd of underground readers and independent press aficionados, those of us who might gravitate more toward Autonomedia pamphlets, for example, where you'd find Yurick's strange and prescient Metatron: The Recording Angel, than anything on the bestseller list.
News, views and jobs from Inside Housing - Home The right valuesThis year’s edition of Inside Housing’s repairs and maintenance supplement is all about values.Reality bitesThe chancellor’s recent threat to withdraw the automatic right to housing benefit from the under-25s is politics, not economics, argues Ann O’ByrneA waste of energyVital insulation schemes cancelled or scaled back; more people facing fuel poverty; and private enterprise confidence in government policy at rock bottom.The human costThe battle lines for the slog to May 2015 are already drawn, writes Stuart MacdonaldDiscount dealsAre credit spreads too dry a subject to tackle so early in the new year? Not when Alex Morton, formerly of think tank Policy Exchange, is the Downing Street housing advisor. News, views and jobs from Inside Housing - Home
Magazine - GreenBuilder Magazine - GreenBuilder In our constant pursuit for greater corporate sustainability, we realized that, like great homes and products, Green Builder Magazine has to provide long-term value to our readers in order to have a prolonged shelf-life. Therefore, each issue is a themed guide, enabling our readers to build a useful reference library comprised of our back issues. Our content is more comprehensive and engaging than ever. We're focusing not just on the design and construction of environmentally appropriate, cost-effective buildings, but also on the larger topic of sustainable living. Be sure to use your smart phones to scan the barcodes within the pages of the magazine for quick access to websites, videos, sweepstakes, discounts, calendars, emails and more.
Sustainable Industries | The Business Source for Leaders of the New Economy
The Silk Road provides inspiration for winning competition entry to Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Project Competition amphibianArc has been awarded first prize in the Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD Portal Project Planning Design Competition. The competition was commissioned by Ningbo Yinzhou Urban Construction Investment and Development Corporation, who is responsible for successfully implementing the Ningbo Museum project designed by Wang Shu. The subject of the competition was the fourth phase of the Ningbo Yinzhou Southern CBD, the Portal Project. The winning plan is not only a successful summary of the first three developing phases of the CBD, but a driving force for the area’s future dynamic urban life. Six international design firms from China, U.S. and France participated in the competition.

World Architecture News, Official Home Page, architecture news, architecture jobs

World Architecture News, Official Home Page, architecture news, architecture jobs
architecture, kitchen and bathroom design: - Recycled and Sustainable Fine Art, Jewelry, and Apparel
Turn the bend and the foreignness of the thing reveals itself, with its gunmetal-colored facade, surfaces jutting at oblique angles, and curves and lines that suggest automotive racing streaks or cooling pipes at a power-generation facility. It would fit right in with a fleet of Star Destroyers blasting some unfortunate rebel ship with turbolasers. — The Atlantic Cities’ John Metcalfe, describing Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Center in Vienna When architecture and Sci-Fi are mentioned in the same breath, it’s usually only to achieve an amusing, surface-level comparison. Zaha’s library? A “Star Destroyer.” OMA’s Casa da Música? Publications Publications
The $300 House Blog Note: the letter has been slightly edited to make the author's meaning more clear... Christian After building several houses in Africa (Sudan, Ethiopia) and Asia (Srilanka, Nepal). I decided to create my own association - Surya - which would take the problems on more comprehensively. The $300 House Blog
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The Designers Accord

The Designers Accord

The Designers Accord was created in 2007 as a five-year project to mainstream sustainability in the global creative community. Formed as a distributed knowledge network of design firms, universities, and business leaders, the Designers Accord has helped advance the conversation around the ethics, practices, and responsibilities of the creative community. The next phase of the Designers Accord will shift from community building to carrying out selective projects.
Urbarama - Atlas of architecture
SKALA+ Magazine: Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design
CTN Green Magazine Video - Green news, Eco Sustainable Style in a Free Green Magazine


TreeHugger The top ten posts of the week, all lit up with LEDs Keep warm with scarves in comfy tents or tiny apartments. Latest Stories from TreeHugger The top ten posts of the week, all lit up with LEDs January 11, 7:52 AM by Lloyd Alter in Culture Keep warm with scarves in comfy tents or tiny apartments. 45 minutes, wide-ranging interview with Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal (video) January 10, 5:18 PM by Michael Graham Richard in Clean Technology If you have 45 minutes and are interested in Musk's projects, definitely check it out.
Ecofabulous - Stylish, Sustainable Living