Category Archives: Design

Arsty farsty fun

By now, you may have heard about the new exhibit at the New Museum. If you haven’t, I have two words for you: Big. Slide. On October 26th, the New Museum opened German artist Carsten Holler’s “Experience,” a compilation of … Continue reading

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Can 3-D Printing Help the Crab Housing Shortage?

Hermit crabs are having trouble finding housing in todays’ market.  One 3-D printing company is hoping to help out the housing shortage for homeless crabs. MakerBot Industries wants to design and produces plastic shells that can be used as shells … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Goes Green…. Well…WHITE!

The Coca-Cola Company has always had a very tight relationship with polar bears … For this reason, as en effort to promote environmental consciousness and as a dedication to one of the animal species that is most suffering from climate … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Goes Sustainable

Beautiful Earth Group is bringing sustainability to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The organization is responsible for the opening of the New York Center for Sustainable Energy (NYCSE) at Pier 1 in the park. NYCSE is the first net zero educational center … Continue reading

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A living, breathing metropolis

Scientists in England are hard at work developing building materials that could not only reduce harmful carbon emissions, but actually use chemicals to convert CO2 in the surrounding air into benign substances, keeping them out of the Earth’s atmosphere. The … Continue reading

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Join the Naming Contest for a New Park in Long Island City

A former parking lot at the eastern end of Queens Plaza in Long Island City is being repurposed and transformed into a sustainable “1.5-acre oasis with wetlands, plantings, millstones and artist-designed benches,” the Times reports. Last Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg charged … Continue reading

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Your New House Straight From the Recycling Bin

Did you know that the recycling bin beside your desk could one day become your next house? Well, not quite yet.  But the future for plastic lumber is endless and could one day be included in the production of homes. … Continue reading

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