Save a Tree, Use a Handkerchief
I find it depressing that, in our rush to eco-ize every aspect of our lives, we have lost touch with what would really go a long way toward making our consumption sustainable: common sense. Here’s an example, culled from an article in the Boston Globe by “green blogger” Dara Olmstead (you can read the entire article here). It seems the writer doesn’t like to use paper...
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…about this show, but here is a great review of 9 by Design (which I linked to last week) in the online magazine Slate. Click the post title to go directly to the review - it perfectly captures the love/hate dynamic this show evokes.
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…and let me know what you think. As for me, my sense of fascination with this show will grow exponentially with each episode, I’m sure. I love the idea of self-taught designers from Georgia blazing through the permitting process of erecting entire buildings out of the rubble of empty lots in Manhattan, of all places. But the fact that these same designers have the birth control...
For me, the thrill of a good find gets strangely personal when it comes to vintage books. And by vintage I don’t mean collector’s items, rare titles that have devoted followings and a relatively prescribed monetary value. I mean the forgotten - often to the point of moldering - odds and ends sort of books that linger in attics and shelves until they are carted away to whatever circle...