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Growing Respect for Dirt


A new project by Marieke Staps highlights the emerging interest among designers to devise inexpensive and ecologically sound solutions to ordinary problems. Soil Lamp signals a new environmental consciousness by focusing on simple, abundant materials like soil and finding new ways to harness them.
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, 2010, Marieke Staps, ecological, inexpensive, solutions, soil, dirt, Soil Lamp, materials, technology, batteries, earth batteries, metals, microorganisms, bacteria, renewable, energy, Lebone, Bioconcrete, clock, biomass, nature

MIT's CityCar and the Future of Uncertain


Just what, exactly, is MIT’s CityCar? It is a car, yes, and a tiny one at that. It looks a bit like a jellybean and it’s stackable, like a grocery cart.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, citycar, Abel Wolman, electric car, car, automobile, electric, vehicle, rendering, techonology, GRiD, distribution, storage, batteries, charging, urban, William J. Mitchell, Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition