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October 16, 2011 / christinaachee

My Writing Desk by Inesa Malafej | Design Milk

 

 

 

My Writing Desk by Inesa Malafej | Design Milk.

October 2, 2011 / christinaachee

Vertical Garden Installation, Replay Barcelona | We Heart; Another View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vertical Garden Installation, Replay Barcelona | We Heart; Another View.

October 1, 2011 / christinaachee

bulthaup | b2 | Concept

 

 

 

 

 

I am dying over these kitchens

 

 

 

bulthaup | b2 | Concept.

September 27, 2011 / christinaachee

Kangoo Chair by Joindesign

 

 

 

 

 

 

the idea is sweet

 

 

 

Kangoo Chair by Joindesign.

September 23, 2011 / christinaachee

Clean Burn: Can a Stove Save Lives, Forests, and Africas Economy? – Business – GOOD

Clean Burn: Can a Stove Save Lives, Forests, and Africas Economy? – Business – GOOD.

 

read this.

September 18, 2011 / christinaachee

Boosting Literacy Through Americas Littlest Library Branch – Education – GOOD

We’ve written before about book booths, small repurposed phone booths or newspaper dispensers that boost literacy by allowing people in a neighborhood to borrow and lend books. Until now, these have mostly

been independently run efforts, but thanks to the Clinton Community Library in New York’s Hudson Valley, what may be the first library-run book booth opened its doors over Labor Day weekend. And it’s housed in the most cheerful space possible: a classic British telephone booth.


According to Library Journal.com, Claudia Cooley, a member of the Friends of the Library group, “was familiar with the recent British trend of

transforming no longer used booths into art galleries, toilets” and even pubs. Because there’s no town center in Clinton and the main library has become a community gathering place, Cooley decided to upcycle a local booth, which came from England in the 1990s when two town residents brought it over to sit outside their tea room.


Refurbishing the booth cost less than $1,000 and was a collaborative effort. A local auto body shop repainted “the weathered booth its traditional red and a local carpenter built the shelves,” according to Cooley. Joann Innello, a library clerk who helped Cooley set up the booth, says the part of town with the book booth is so far from the main branch that it’s hard for residents to reach the library. “We’re hoping that the little booth will bring people out and get them reading,” she says. To that end, the booth is stocked with reading material for readers of all ages

from a variety of genres.

The book booth will run on an honor system—the library isn’t locking it up at night either. “If we keep it locked,” says Innello, “how are the people of Clinton going to use it?”

So far, the tiny library branch is a success. The titles in stock have changed since the opening day, meaning that people in Clinton are reading and exchanging books.

Photo courtesy of The Book Booth: America’s Littlest Library

Boosting Literacy Through Americas Littlest Library Branch – Education – GOOD.

August 31, 2011 / christinaachee

New Company Brings Produce From the Roof to the Supermarket Aisle – Health – GOOD

 

 

 

 

BrightFarms is trying to convince major supermarket chains to hire them to cover vacant roofs with heirloom tomatoes, salad greens, and other produce. The company’s business plan is simple: they handle the labor and expense of farming—greenhouse design, construction, planting, and harvest—while participating supermarkets sign a 10-year contract agreeing to purchase whatever is grown on their rooftop. A store’s rooftop garden can produce as much as 500,000 pounds of produce a year, BrightFarms told Edible Manhattan.”-

New Company Brings Produce From the Roof to the Supermarket Aisle – Health – GOOD.

August 29, 2011 / christinaachee

OMG finally done

3 straight days of this. With a little help from my friends

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August 25, 2011 / christinaachee

Oji & Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oji & Design.

August 25, 2011 / christinaachee

New Toolbar Evaluates the Ethics of Your Online Shopping – Business – GOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Toolbar Evaluates the Ethics of Your Online Shopping – Business – GOOD.