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 through play while teaching new habits for sustainable living.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 Hills in 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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