If you've ever navigated any part of our federal government's vast maze of websites, you'll notice one thing. A small child who they keep locked in Area 51 designed most of the pages. He has no knowledge of art, design, or web coding. Here is a critique. And, even though we've won the Cold War,..
Green Design Primer
Treehugger links to a fascinating primer on green architecture from the Architectural League of New York. They divide green design into 10 steps from recycling to connection to the community, and they give great examples for each. It's an excellent way to understand the underpinnings of sustainable..
It's design week in New York, and an exciting highlight is going to be the Haute Green show, which will feature sustainable design for the home. It will be curated by the founder of Treehugger, among others. It's in Williamsburg from May 20-22. You can submit your designs now, if you spend a lot..
The Greenest Skyscraper Of Them All
Bank of America is currently building an enormous new office building at One Bryant Park, in midtown Manhattan. Slated to be completed by 2008, the massive, shimmery tower will be the first skyscraper to receive a platinum LEED rating from the U.S Green Building Council. According to Popular Science,..
This piece on web design theory is very interesting, what with our brand-new shiny website, and all. Why do so many ugly websites become so successful? Like say, Craigslist, or Drudge? It's because they are easy to use, and they make people feel safe, as opposed to really beautiful websites that are..
World Changing discovers an amazing plan (in Scandinavia, of course) to perch houses on top of trees, which will then rejuvenate the polluted soil. And the people get to live in kickass tree houses..
These Shoes Were Made For Emigrating
An Argentinean designer has created special shoes specifically made for Mexicans who may be taking a short overland trip between, say, Tijuana and San Diego. They have special pockets and a compass, and are artfully covered in Mexican colors. Apparently, you can grab them for incredibly high prices in..