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SHFT Sampler 1-14-11

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on January 14, 2011 in All
  • It's 2011, we've known about the problems of plastic pollution for, oh, a few decades now. So why the hell is excessive plastic packaging still so pervasive? On her Design Observer blog, superstar designer Marian Bantjes challenges product designers to think beyond plastics. 

    In Brooklyn, Pratt Institute's newly opened Myrtle Hall flexes the school's commitment to sustainability. The building, which features solar power and a green roof, is awaiting LEED Gold certification. See pics at Inhabitat

    Populations of western Atlantic bluefin tuna — prized as sushi meat in Japan — dropped more than 70% from 1970 to 2009. Meanwhile, scientists arguing over whether it should be listed as endangered.

    Paho Mann's 'Re-inhabited Circle Ks' photo project documents an unheralded form of repurposed architecture. (via Core77)


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