Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015



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Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.



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To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More…

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013



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Though I have been there several times, it’s a new experience each time I visit Stone Barns, a year-round working farm, living classroom, and laboratory set on a six acre parcel of the former Rockefeller estate, 80 acres in Pocantico Read More…

This Bud’s for Your Rack

October 4, 2010







“The rack is shaped like buds with a notion that they grow from people cycling’”-Yong Su Kim, designer.

With an ode to green living, this bike rack, designed by Korean designer Yon Su Kim, was one of the shortlisted … Read More…

Christiania: An Embarrassment of Green Riches for Copenhagen

November 28, 2009



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They were green when most of the world identified the word only as a color.  Inhabitants use composting toilets connected to individual organic water-treatment systems, run their homes on solar power, and aim to reuse 100 per cent of the Read More…

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