What Drives Entrepreneurs? Ask entrepreneurs about their companies, and they answer with alacrity and specificity. Ask why they wanted to start those companies, and they grow vague: "It's in my DNA." "I have a passion for it." "No one else would hire me." 17 Designers Dish Their Best Advice Terry Lee Stone asks a group of seasoned design pros: If you could give young designers one piece of career advice what would it be? In other words: early in your career what do you wish someone had told you? Their thoughts may surprise you… 1. "Mobile Gardening," the Hottest New Trend? 6 Ways to Mash-Up Bikes and Gardens FriendOfHumanity/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Last year I participated in the installation of the Mobile Garden, a garden installed on a CTA train by Joe Baldwin of NoisiVelvet, which TreeHugger Jaymi wrote about here. Since then my interest in “mobile gardening” has led me to research ways people are creating mobile gardens of their own.
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Video: Five-Year-Old Girl Provides Insight on Popular Logos If the cute voice of the 5-year-old doing the voiceover on the video doesn’t make you smile, then certainly her opinions on popular logos will—either because of her lack of knowledge of some brands and obvious indoctrination from others. Adam Ladd, a graphic designer from Cincinnati, sat down with his 5-year-old daughter, Faith, and showed her more than two dozen logos, recording her reactions to them with a Phil Wickham song, aptly titled Eden, playing in the background. Faith obviously has no clue about some of them, and thus describes them as a typical 5-year-old might, comparing them to a marble, a shooting star or a parade elephant (sorry, Republican Party, you have your work cut out on this little one). Others, though, Faith knows quite well.
A Case For Recycled Tire Bags & Chic New Models By Cyclus Photos: Cyclus-col.com If you've been around the green scene for some time, you may feel some ideas get a little tired over time. That could have been the case for bags from recycled tires, but ever since I got one (not from this brand, of course) I've felt quite in love with it: it doesn't need any cleaning and looks exactly the same every time, resembles leather nicely (which as a vegetarian I don't use or buy) but you can see it's something else, and the rubber is super durable.
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