Over the past few decades we’ve learned a bit about how to satisfy our need for energy without screwing up the planet, even if we fall down in the actual practice of it. Reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is great but all the building rating systems, recycling initiatives, car pooling schemes and […]
these two are supposed to be fundamental to human existence. an integrated solution might be a good idea.
It was hard to miss Philips’ Microbial Home when it was announced in 2011. It was everywhere. Like me, you probably appreciated the idea of domestic ecosystem, thought it looked a bit over-designed, and turned your attention elsewhere. Fortunately, the Philips website has full descriptions of the Microbial Home project as well as some generously […]
Corner stores are the opportunistic colonisers of underused space for our benefit. They’re the friendly bacteria of cities. Cities don’t work because of enigmatic signifiers, junk space or parameters. They work because of corner stores. There’s not much about corner stores we don’t already know, apart from possibly the fact they’re usually called that because they’re […]