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Parsons Transforms Louis Vuitton Store Into a Zero-Waste Workshop

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2010 | 3:09 PM

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Students at the Parsons School of Fashion are camping out today and tomorrow in the Louis Vuitton store in New York's Soho. They have gathered waste from the production of the brand's apparel and have taken over areas of the store to work on...

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Levi's Print Workshop In The Mission

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 8:53 AM

As part of their workwear promotion, jeans maker Levi's have started a series of workshop programs to engage the local communities. It's part of the company's Go Forth marketing campaign where it hopes to pay homage to the principles of hard work and...

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MySpace Wants its Cool Back

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 2:49 PM

A new executive team at MySpace is trying to reignite the brand by focusing on entertainment - music, videos and games - as users leave for "cooler" destinations. In a strategy shift, MySpace will try to become an online hangout for people who want to connect with their friends over...

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Kellogg's to Laser Etch their Logo on Individual Corn Flakes

(7) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 5:22 PM

The Daily Mail reports that cereal maker Kellogg's is planning to laser etch its logo on individual Corn Flakes in an effort to set itself apart from imitations and generic brands.

A limited number of boxes with the laser toasted cereal will be put into production before they move foreword...

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Chamball: Martial Arts Meets Dodgeball

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 12:54 PM

ChamBall is a sport that Charles Amis created while completing his thesis in Interactive Telecommunications at NYU, in which he told a story through a fictional sport. The sport has been actualized, and a group of players consistently meet at the Heckscher Picnic Area in New York's Central Park every...

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theblogpaper: The First User Generated Newspaper

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2009 | 12:31 PM

With the long anticipated demise of one of London's premier free newspapers, thelondonpaper, changing the landscape of how commuting Londoners are consuming printed media, (the capital's other free newspapers, the London Lite and the Metro, do remain) there has been a perceived opening in the market...

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PSFK Talks to Dennis Crowley of foursquare

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2009 | 3:20 PM

On one level, foursquare is a service on your phone that allows you to notify your friends where you are -- especially useful if you're on a night out in the city and you're looking for where the next party is. On another level it...

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Researchers Create Anti Wi-Fi Paint

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2009 | 11:50 AM

Researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan have created a special paint which can block out wireless signals. The paint, which could cost as little at £10 per kilogram, contains an aluminum-iron oxide which resonates at the same frequency as wi-fi -- or other radio waves -- meaning the...

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Bicycle Beats Helicopter

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 4:28 PM

Being the business hub of South America and one of the largest cities in the world has its bitter side: São Paulo has been drowning in a sea of automobiles (6 million and counting) for quite some time, and the future doesn't show any signs of improvement. Insufficient buses and...

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PHOTOS: The Extreme Hair Fashions of Charlie le Mindu

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 12:38 PM

French hair artist and wig designer Charlie le Mindu recently presented his second collection at London Fashion Week. The stylist to the stars has been generating large media attention since he first debuted his Autumn / Winter 09 Collection. Working with Playboy, Vogue Russia / France and UK, i-D...

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Socially Networked Rescue Relief in Manila

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 12:25 PM

On September 26, 2009, Filipinos were tuning in to their Facebook newsfeeds for actual, real-time news. The streets of Manila had been quickly submerged by a record-breaking month's worth of rainfall in a matter of six hours. A terrifying, city-wide flood was brought to unprecedented levels when high tide came...

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The Economy "Doesn't Need You Anymore"

(3) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 1:05 PM

In an essay by Hank Williams, the tech entrepreneur argues that we are in an "awful" in-between phase of our planet's productivity curve. He says that technology has vastly reduced the number of workers and resources that are required to make what the planet needs. Williams says:

When you...
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Urban Rustic: Neighborhood Grocery, Local Food

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 1:03 PM

Urban Rustic
Locavore grocery shopping has come to Williamsburg with Urban Rustic, a food enthusiast's paradise, stocked only with products sourced from farmers, butchers, cheese makers and other suppliers within a 100-mile radius. Electricity comes from wind power and handwritten tags give info on the origin of each item,...

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Rubulad: A Labyrinth Of Nightlife

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 12:58 PM

Rubulad
Rubulad is an off-kilter urban fun-house in the middle of Bed-Stuy, where art drips off every wall and the party never stops. The three story maze-like space consistently hosts the weirdest, wildest and most packed theme parties in the city, and its stage has been graced by some...

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Head To Hoof: A Brooklyn Carnivore Movement

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2009 | 12:46 PM

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Part of the artisanal food renaissance is having a true understanding of where food comes from, how it's raised and ultimately how it ends up on a dinner plate. The"head to hoof" carnivore movement is Brooklyn butcher Tom Mylan's contribution to the cause. You can...

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Treehouse: A Creative Design Hub In Downtown Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 3:40 PM

Co-working meets thoughtful design at Treehouse in Downtown Brooklyn. Housed in an eco-renovated office building, the shared workspace is open to creative businesses and freelancers who share sustainability as a core value. The multi-story building serves as the hub for a professional design community passionate about the environment, no matter...

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Brooklyn Flea: Everything Under The Sun

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 3:09 PM

The Brooklyn Flea is an outdoor market housing over 100 vendors selling vintage furniture, clothing, antiques and household goods as well as local artisans pawning jewelry, wearable designs and edibles. The market is eclectic and constantly changing, drawing a loyal following that shows up every weekend for the quality food,...

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Beekeepers: Brooklyn's Honey Harvesters

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2009 | 2:01 PM

Beekeeping is actually illegal in New York City, but that hasn't stopped Brooklyn's 
underground beekeeping community from raising tens of thousands of honeybees on rooftops or hidden in community gardens. And now with the Brooklyn Beekeeping Meetup boasting almost 300 members and a newly formed City Council bill that 
would...

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The Thing: Secondhand Treasure Hunting In Greenpoint

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2009 | 3:54 PM

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The Thing is a legendary thrift shop in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn that's known for two things: its huge selection, and the chaotic state that the store is in. Every possible inch of space is crammed with lots and lots of stuff (this is not...

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Last of the Phone Booths

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2009 | 3:46 PM

Infrastructurist has compiled a fantastic gallery of some of the last remaining full-size phone booths in New York City. Once a standard feature of any urban landscape, these days, any kind of phone booth seems like an anachronism. With the advent of ubiquitous mobile phone use these little...

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