Ten Ways to Redesign Design Competitions
Design and sustainability challenges can stimulate fresh thinking on intractable problems. They can pose new questions, explore new solutions and start new conversations. They can bring positive energy to bear on situations that are otherwise bogged down in endless talk.
Can — but for the most part, don't.
Life is a Picnic in the Fertile City
If you're in Paris before July 24, a spectacular exhibition called The Fertile City: Towards An Urban Nature
is well worth a visit. The show's OTT poster does not over-promise. The exhibition explores nature in the city from multiple perspectives.
Today seems to be the day when, once a year in this part of France, every spider in the region spins her best possible web at the same moment.
Last week I was taught how to sharpen our kitchen knives by a wood carver, Howard Raybould, who's been honing his technique for 30 years. It's the most useful skill I've acquired since learning how to ride a bike.
Shoe Town to Brew Town
When Jimmy Carbone, co-creator of The Good Beer Seal, was considering running for mayor of his old hometown in Haverhill, Massachusetts, he began to ponder possible new uses for industrial buildings that had fallen into disuse.