Carbon Catalog - Carbon Offset Directory →
helmut schmid — design is attitude. the project. →
British Teacher Found Guilty in Sudan →
“The British teacher in Sudan who let her 7-year-old pupils name a class teddy bear Muhammad was found guilty on Thursday of insulting Islam and sentenced to 15 days in jail and deportation.”
Google Gadgets now for the Mac →
Apple Needs a Nikon →
or better: Apple needs a Canon I like Nikon industrial design for DSLRs better.
Understanding Web Design →
“The trouble is, web design, although it employs elements of graphic design and illustration, does not map to them. If one must compare the web to other media, typography would be a better choice. For a web design, like a typeface, is an environment for someone else’s expression.” He is kind of stating the obvious - with exceptions.
An Entirely Other Day - Wide vs. Deep →
“So here’s my theory: Managers must work shallow and wide, while programmers must work narrow and deep. People who are naturally tuned to one particular method of work will not only enjoy their jobs a lot more, but be better at them. I’m a deep guy, I should be doing deep work.”
A Brief Message: Notify the Next of Kindle →
Chip Kidd on the Amazon Kindle.
Amazing Clayton County Georgia creates an oasis... →
“Drought fears struck Clayton more than 20 years ago, and county officials started to think ahead. The result: an elaborate series of 21 man-made wetlands and reservoirs that allows the county to collect 10 million gallons of wastewater a day and eventually convert it to drinking water. “While Atlanta residents may have less than 80 days left of water from Lake Lanier, Clayton citizens are well...
EU: British, Irish Can Keep Pints, Miles →
“According to the U.S. Metric Association, the United States is one of only three countries that have not officially adopted the metric system. The others are Liberia and Myanmar.”
National Building Museum: Public Programs →
For the Greener Good Lecture Series Living in a Disposable World: Recycling the Future Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm As our economy is increasingly supported by products with shorter lifespans, how do we put an end to the continuous growth of landfills? How are engineers creating buildings that use recycled materials and have a small ecological footprint? Can the market bear...
50 Years of Helvetica at MOMA →
ends March 31. 2008
Ludislav Sutnar at the Czech Center NYC to 1/8/08 →
“Ladislav Sutnar (1897-1976), whose life was evenly divided between the Czech lands and the United States, is a leading figure in the history of modern design. From toys, posters, books, and tableware to exhibition architecture and corporate image-making, Sutnar shaped educational and consumer expectations for forty years: during the two golden decades of interwar Czechoslovakia, in the 1920s and...
High Priority ends: Carson and Vignelli →
Hospital medication errors widespread →
In Miles of Alleys, Chicago Finds Its Next... →
New York Manhole Covers, Forged Barefoot in India →
SpiekerBlog: Yellow peril →
Secret information encoded on your laser prints at request of U.S. government. True.
TerraChoice - Six Sins of Greenwashing →
thomas.matthews: ten ways design can fight climate... →
I’m Not There →
“I’m Not There is an unconventional journey into the life and times of Bob Dylan. Six actors portray Dylan as a series of shifting personae — from the public to the private to the fantastical — weaving together a rich and colorful portrait of this ever-elusive American icon.” Including one played by Kate Blanchett. Can’t wait and I’m not even a Dylan fan.
NPR Music: Art Pepper's 'Straight Life' Goes... →
See clips here
Design Studies Forum - Design organizations list →
Design Studies Forum - Online image database list →
Global Warming logos stink →
The Greenpeace design is horrid and I would call BP a for profit evil oil company trying to cover its deeds with pretty design.
Electronic trash sent overseas →
“Most Americans think they’re helping the Earth when they recycle their old computers, televisions and cell phones. But chances are they’re contributing to a global trade in electronic trash that endangers workers and pollutes the environment overseas. The gear most likely to be shipped abroad is collected at free recycling drives, often held each April around Earth Day, recycling...
PM says UK must aim for near carbon-free power by... →
“Britain should get nearly all of its electricity from clean energy sources by the end of the next decade, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Monday. “Virtually all electricity by 2020 (must be) from low carbon sources,” Brown told a meeting of environmental activists and businessmen in London. “We must start that transformation now. We are going to have to change quite...
US report says young people reading a lot less -... →
“The report incorporates national studies that have been carried out since the NEA’s 2004 report, “Reading at Risk,” found that literary reading - fiction, poetry, and plays - had crashed over 20 years among adult Americans. The new report, titled “To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence,” focuses on reading in general, and it reaches down to...
Non existent identities →
“An article in The Harvard Business Review last year mulled “reverse product placement” as a strategy for starting new brands, pointing to the imaginary Sprunk brand of soda in the game Grand Theft Auto as a possible candidate.”
The State We're In - Radio Netherlands Worldwide →
“The State We’re In (TSWI) brings you stories from all over the world, covering important global matters as well as seemingly small issues, because they too can have a big impact. The main focus is on human right issues. So, we constantly ask ourselves: what is the state we’re in?”
50 most seen graphic design blogs - David Airey →
Based on Google PageRank
U.N. Report Describes Risks of Inaction on Climate... →
“Synthesizing reams of data from its three previous reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for the first time specifically points out important risks if governments fail to respond: melting ice sheets that could lead to a rapid rise in sea levels and the extinction of large numbers of species brought about by even moderate amounts of warming, on the order of 1 to 3...
Katrina, unexpected massive eco disaster... →
Area size of state of Maine completely wiped out by Katrina results in massive forest lost (far far greater than Mt. St. Helens or Los Angeles fires).
Early 1980s Lella & Massimo Vignelli video →
Talking about 3D design work. More interesting at the end.
Stop Global Warming : Next Generation Earth →
How will global warming change the U.S. state you live in?
EPA How clean is the electricity I use? →
What's Your Connection To Mountaintop Removal? →
Chances are, your power company destroys mountains to give you power. Find out here. We all need power but, renewable energy is the way power should be headed. Not mountain and ecosystem destruction. (They use the top of the mountain to fill in the valley next to it. Destroying thousands of streams in the process.)
Stopping the Coal Rush :: Sierra Club →
List of proposed coal power plants. What?!
CARMA - Carbon Monitoring for Action →
Hmmm… How much CO2 is my local power plant sending into the atmosphere? Find out here.
Fresno State Installs 1.1 Megawatts Of Solar →