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There's Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

Solar panels on Paynes Prairie now producing power

Prairie View Solar Park, which sits directly on the Paynes Prairie northern rim, is now up, which means Stephanie Pierce's unobstructed view of the …

Beautiful Hand Lettering by Ben Johnston

Who doesn't love some beautiful hand lettering? Ben Johnston is a Toronto letterer and Illustrator with an amazing style of work. Here is a selection …

Typography

How Climate Change is Killing Hundreds of Endangered Florida Manatees

A staggering number of Florida manatees have died this year, making 2013 the deadliest year yet for these gentle sea giants. In total, 769 manatees …

Florida

This Outrageously Flavorful Cake Will Make Teatime a Little Wilder

This moist little tea cake looks innocent enough, but inside is a wild child that'll surprise you with tangy pear, fragrant almonds, and a dollop of sweet tahini.<p>Here's a great way to unbutton an otherwise buttoned-up afternoon tea. After you've poured out your loose-leaf oolong, let your taste …

Tea

A New Holiday Tradition: Spiced Pear and Gorgonzola Pie

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: A warm, spiced pear pie that wants to be on your holiday table.</i><p>Large tracts of land like wide streets be …

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Hipster Dining and Drinking Survival Guide

20 Minimal Designed Business Cards

25.6K<p>SHARES<p>Sometimes the best business cards are the most minimal. Instead of trying to slap every effect you can do on to a business card, you're …

Greenhouse gas reduction could prevent millions of premature deaths

Reducing the flow of the greenhouse gases that spur global warming could prevent up to 3 million premature deaths annually by the year 2100, a new study suggests.<p>Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide trap heat, helping warm the globe. The surge in carbon dioxide levels due to human activity since …

Fossil Fuels

Washington state alfalfa crop may be contaminated with genetic modification

Authorities were investigating a new suspected case of crop contamination on Thursday – the second in the Pacific north-west in five months – after samples of hay tested positive for genetically modified traits.<p>The investigation was ordered after a farmer in Washington state reported that his …

Ten Sustainable Ideas to Transform Cities | Smart Cities Dive

Sustainia 100 is a catalogue of transformative ideas for sustainability – a "one-stop toolbox for sustainable solutions," if you will. A new …

50 Creative Ideas To Make Better Cities, Presented On Gorgeously Designed Posters

For years, Urban Omnibus has been collecting ideas to make cities friendlier and more comfortable places to live. Here are the cream of the crop, with a little design flair.<p>The Urban Omnibus, published by the Architectural League of New York, has been collecting good “citymaking” ideas since 2009. …

What Makes a Building Green ?

At Freshome we’ve talked a great deal about about green homes and buildings. And while we know that you understand that “green” means environmentally …

The Most Famous Models for How Cities Grow Are Wrong

America's Driving Less, and This Evidence Suggests It's Not About the Economy

Can Urban Planning Turn Brooklyn Into the Next Silicon Valley?

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 09.05.13.<p>Time of Publication: 11:45 am. 11:45 am<p>Earlier this summer, the architects …

Building Artificial Islands That Rise With the Sea

With an average elevation of just five feet above sea level, the Maldives—a nation comprising 1,192 islands in the Indian Ocean—is the lowest country in the world. Sea level, meanwhile, has risen by about seven inches since 1900, and scientists predict that it will rise as much as two more feet by …

A New Kind of Architecture Competition: Fairy Tales

Blank Space is a new online platform for architecture founded in New York City who is launching the world’s first architecture storytelling …

Fairy Tales

Four Tet Discusses Making Music And His inspirations In A New Documentary [Exclusive]

Using an unusual technique that involves animating still photographs, Dan Wilde's film looks at Kieran Hebden's creative process and inspirations.<p>When you're talking about seminal electronic music acts that have come out of the UK in the last ten years or so, musician Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) …

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The 'Truman Show' Syndrome Actually Exists

That's at least one question raised by a <i>New Yorker</i> article out this week on the "Truman Show" syndrome (pay-walled online, but worth shelling out the money for a print version), where people are convinced they've somehow woken up famous, the stars of a worldwide reality TV show. The name comes from …