Bike-Powered Coffee Shops Serving the Mobile Generation and the Environment

February 28, 2015

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Step aside Starbucks. There’s a new caffeinated kid on the block and she’s on a roll. With 50 cafés sold to 12 countries in nine months, the world’s smallest but fastest growing coffee chain is coming to a corner, or a curb, near Read More…

America Goes to Frankfurt: Ambiente 2015

February 2, 2015

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The United States will soon be exporting a bit of America to Frankfurt, Germany where it is this year’s partner country at Ambiente, one of the world’s most important design trade shows.

henderson_pots_ambienteAmerican designer Scott Henderson’s Bud Vase for Mint.

Brooklyn, Read More…

Project Orange Thumb Seeds Community Gardens

January 15, 2015

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Community gardens offer an opportunity to grow food collectively–great for those without their own land, and especially vital in areas where fresh produce may not be plentiful. But more importantly: community gardens improve the quality of people’s lives.

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Beyond Sowing and Growing
While they promote sustainable living … Read More…

Ten Cool and Creative Upcycling Ideas

December 20, 2014

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Upcycling is not just an admirable play on words, it’s also a creative way to produce less waste while contributing to the increasingly important effort towards sustainability. But besides all that, it can just be a lot of fun. Once you start Read More…

Reclaimed Boat Sails Upcycled as Portable Planters

December 14, 2014

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In the hands of Parsons School of Design grads, Miriam Josi and Stella Lee Prowse, a local sail maker’s post-production sailcloth waste and scrap boat covers have been reborn as planters. Not just planters, but portable flat-folding, space-saving babes that can Read More…

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