Archive for January, 2009

Rent a Green Box: The First, Zero-Waste Pack and Move Solution in America!


This idea is a home-run: rent storage containers for your next move instead of buying/borrowing/scavanging boxes and save up to 50% on your move.

Big claim, true. But have a look at the concept: “Rent-a-Green box is America‚Äôs first, comprehensive, zero-waste pack and move solution made entirely from post consumer recycled trash mined from local landfills. Our mission is to provide relocating business and residences with an authentic and genuine earth friendly packing and moving alternative that will save time, money and Earth.”


Never Buy Staples Again-Stapleless Paper by Sherwood Forlee


Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. This is something we should have been doing years ago. But no need to beat ourselves up about it, just grab one now!


FYI – Diggers and Stumblers…

we are going to be changing servers tonight and will be down for about an hour.

thanks for your patience!


Stunning ‘Atmosphere’ Lighting by Chiara Lampugnani


Just found this terrific lighting collection by designer Chiara Lampugnani. I’d include this in ANY project I was working on; contemporary or traditional. If you’re in Paris for Maison et Objet, check these out for sure!


Homo Sapien Tool: Ahead of its Time

This is ingenious and hilarious! Throw all those gadgets in the recycling heap and just get this big rock!


Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn

“Take 5 minutes out of your day and WATCH THIS BEAUTIFUL VIDEO! really.

Fifty People, One Question: Brooklyn from Crush + Lovely on Vimeo.

Incredible Red Hook Vendor’s Booth Re-design Competition

Just heard about the winners of the first phase of the competition. Great work everyone and good luck with the next phase…

“Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny) announces a month-long ideas
competition in search of innovative concepts for a new market place for
the Red Hook Food Vendors in Red Hook Park, Brooklyn.”


Unbelievable Tokyo Underground: Sewer Labyrinth Dreamscape

And you thought Tokyo was fantastic on the surface! Just have a look at what’s under your feet: miles of cathedral-like sewers. A neo-gothic labyrinth of engineering wonder! I just wonder if they ever fill all the way up!

I was absolutely wrong about these! This is Kasukabe and a storm drain at that. Still an awesome space though. Here is a press release:

SAITAMA (Kyodo) An underground tunnel built to take in river
water overflow and release it into another river to mitigate flood
damage was shown to the media Monday in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture.


Una Noche en La Chiva


I can’t look away! If you need any explanation, head over to:


Brilliant Aeroponic Growing System Improves Home Air Quality


Just ran across this ultra-mod orchid growing system and fell in love. Get one for the James Bond fan in your life. Not so sustainable, but having more plants in our lives is a good start…


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