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From collecting aluminium once used in skyscrapers to building houses with self-healing cement and turning bottles into bricks<p>As the global population grows, it is also becoming more city-based with 70% expected to live in urban areas by 2050. It is a trend that has not escaped sci-fi in Hollywood, …

Sustainability

BioLite Shares the Case for Parallel Innovation

Sometimes, all it takes is a spark to launch a potentially world-changing idea. Long eclipsed by coal, oil and renewables, wood is no longer regarded …

Energy Everywhere: BioLite's New NanoGrid System Lights The Way

A process of parallel innovation brings lighting to multiple rooms in emerging markets and camp sites for the outdoor market<p>Obvious though it may be, …

Architizer

Articles about sustainable wisconsin home nearly grid on Dwell.com - Dwell

After a devastating fire, architect David Salmela designs a house to replace a beloved lakeside retreat in Wisconsin.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient …

Spectacular Landscape Photos Highlight the Diverse Natural Beauty of Iceland

Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, adventurer, and photography enthusiast Eva Ho recently returned from a camping trip to Iceland, where she documented the unbelievable beauty of the Land of Fire and Ice in a series of stunning photos. “A true miracle of nature,” Ho says of the Nordic island country, …

Fang Fang wants to introduce Recycled Fashion in China - an interview

00164<p>With a rising underground music scene, an established contemporary art scene and prominent names in the fashion industry, the Beijingers are …

Ryo Chohashi include second-hand in his furniture work

005,934<p>Ryo Chohashi is a Japan born furniture maker. In his hands, old and blemished chair and table legs are aroused when combined in intriguing …

The Wisdom of No Escape: Pema Chödrön on Gentleness, the Art of Letting Go, and How to Befriend Your Inner Life

“Our neurosis and our wisdom are made out of the same material. If you throw out your neurosis, you also throw out your wisdom.”<p><b>Pema Chödrön</b> (b. July 14, 1936) — a generous senior teacher in the Buddhist contemplative tradition of Shambhala, ordained Buddhist nun, and prolific author — is one of …

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Wonderful Weight-Loss Soup

Trying to shed some extra pounds? Winter is around the corner and many love having soup during this season. If your favorite soup can help you lose …

Trash to treasure: The upsides of upcycling

SINGAPORE: “Instead of getting a new table, you might want to go to the Salvation Army or a metal scrap yard, get some pieces that are really …

Step Inside a Multicolored Sphere of Upcycled Plastic

Tomás Saraceno's 'Becoming Aerosolar' installation travels to Austria.<p>A patchwork of plastic bags balloons in Austria for the latest iteration of Tomás Saraceno’s <i>Becoming Aerosolar</i> project. As with the others of its ilk, this upcycled sculpture exhibits both the beautiful and the destructive sides …

Just growing more food won't help to feed the world

The World Bank’s view that we need to grow 50% more food by 2050 to feed 9 billion people, while finding ways to reduce carbon emissions from agriculture at the same time, ignores one very simple fact – we already grow enough food for 10 billion people.<p>But a combination of storage losses after …

Agriculture

How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking

A new study identifies two important street features that draw pedestrians—outside of New York City.<p>Earlier this week, my colleague Eric Jaffe wrote about the three design traits shared by New York City’s most walkable streets, according to a recent study.<p>After counting pedestrians on hundreds of …

Alain Badiou: "Happiness is a risk that we must be ready to take"

<i>But as Alain Badiou argues below, it is happiness—as the affect on which political action is founded—that is the true risk.</i><p><i>Verso is offering 50% off</i> …

Happiness

Small Space, Big Promise: Sack Farming Holds Potential For Poor Urban Households

<i>June 20th is Impact Journalism Day, a global media campaign to spotlight solutions. The Huffington Post is one of more than 45 news organizations committed to publishing solutions-based stories that can inspire change on a global level.</i><p>Harriet Nakabaale, 45, a resident of Kawaala, Uganda, a Kampala …

Økonomer ødelægger vores tro på, at vi selv kan bestemme

<i>Hvad sker der med den politiske debat, når udsagnet »økonomerne siger« dukker op?</i><p>»Økonomer tænker i et matematisk sprog, og det sprog har nogle …

Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst

Recycling sewage water has helped free Israel, a desert country, from depending on rain.<p>Treated sewage water provides close to a quarter of Israel's demand for water, right behind desalination, the other major process that has eased Israel's fear of drought.<p>But making that water — from toilets, …

Snorkeling

Worth It or Not Worth It: Shocking Blanched Vegetables

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline—it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge—and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: To shock or not to shock blanched vegetables.</i><p>Blanching is easy: Bring a large pot of …

Genius

The World Of Work 2030

2030- What Work Will We Do?<p>The last year has seen a constant stream of data, reports and research on the future of work. The general conclusions have …

Best Business Books 2014: Organizational Culture

Illustration by Felix Sockwell, printed by Vote For Letterpress<p>Richard Sheridan <b><br>Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love</b><br>(Portfolio/Penguin, …

A Strategist’s Guide to the Internet of Things

Illustration by Lincoln Agnew<p>Humanity has arrived at a critical threshold in the evolution of computing. By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices …