Concrete Building Printers

03 September 2008

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“Most readers will be aware of so-called “3D printing” techniques, in which solid objects can be constructed automatically from computer models. Researchers in California intend to scale the process up radically, using “contour crafting” concrete extrusion to erect buildings in a matter of hours.”

Florentijn Hofman

21 August 2008

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Nice and clever dutch artist Florentijn Hofman.

Sorry, Out of Gas

12 June 2008

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I recently read this book about 1970s alternative energy ideas. The content is very relevant today, plus it’s nicely designed with an illustrated story by Harriet Russell. Here’s a good review to check out.

In The Habit

16 May 2008

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Hello everyone! My first post should definitely be In The Habit. Tiziana is an extremely talented Swiss designer who I often collaborate with. She has a lot of great work, so if you haven’t seen it, please take a look.

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Dean Kamen shows off his insanely cool water purifying machine on the Colbert Report.

Andy Goldsworthy

08 April 2008

Collaborates with nature to create beautiful site-specific art. More info here.

Prison Uniforms

06 April 2008

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Depicts 2.3 million folded prison uniforms, equal to the number of Americans incarcerated in 2005. From photographic artist Chris Jordan.

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“Al Gore yesterday launched a drive to mobilise 10 million volunteers to force politicians to act on climate change – twice as many as the number who marched against the Vietnam war…”

Can’t deny his optimism. Read the full article here.

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Another article on how things are actually worse than we think. From The Washington Post.

Is it just me or does every ‘new study’ about global warming make our future seem more and more bleak…