Snhetta completes worlds northernmost energy-positive building

Snøhetta has once again raised the bar for sustainable architecture with its completion of Powerhouse Brattørkaia, the world’s northernmost energy-positive building located in the Norwegian city of Trondheim. Designed with a sloped roof topped with photovoltaic panels, the eight-story, 18,000-square-meter office building produces, on average, more than twice as much electricity as it consumes daily. It feeds surplus renewable energy to neighboring buildings and the city transit system through a ...
Tags: Design, Harvard, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Norway, Solar Panels, Carousel Showcase, Snohetta, Trondheim, Snøhetta, Skanska, Ivar Kvaal, Sustainable Architecture, Energy Positive Architecture, Powerhouse

Eye Candy for Today: The Camp Meeting, Worthington Whittredge

The Camp Meeting, Worthington Whittredge, oil on canvas, roughly 16 x 40inches (40 x 103 cm); in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has both a zoomable and downloadable version of the image. What I love most about this immersive, panoramic painting by Hudson River School artist Worthington Whittredge is his use of contrasts of dark against light and light against dark as your eye moves across the image. My image crops do not give you the effect of the painting’s scope; tak...
Tags: Art, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Hudson River School, Worthington Whittredge

Ace Hardware boosts efforts to phase out neonicotinoid pesticides

The world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, Ace Hardware, is becoming more “bee-friendly” by phasing out inventory products associated with neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids — sometimes called ‘neonics’ for short — are notoriously toxic to bees. Ace Hardware’s move to distance itself from neonics is a step closer to promoting better pollinator population health. Neonicotinoids work as an insecticide by disrupting neural transmission. This is owing to neonics’ design to mimic ...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Epa, Ace Hardware, Neonicotinoids, Neonicotinoid Insecticides, Neonicotinoid, Neonicotinoid Pesticides, Pesticide Ban, Save The Bees, Neonics, Ace Hardware Corporation, Costco Home Depot Lowes Walmart

Climate fears affecting meat, bottled beverage and plastic production industries

The growing apprehension surrounding climate change is altering consumer behavior. Kantar, a data analytics firm, recently published a report documenting that environmental conscientiousness is shifting consumption choices, particularly on sales of meat and single-use plastic items. Of the 65,000 people surveyed in 24 countries across Asia, Europe and Latin America, one-third expressed worry about the environment. Roughly half of those people, or 16 percent of total respondents, actively take st...
Tags: Design, London, Germany, Chile, Kantar, Latin America, Asia Europe, Impossible Foods Beyond Meat, Moving Mountains Foods, Kantar Via Reuters

A Look Inside of Lauren Rodriguez's Sketchbook

Lauren Rodriguez is a unique artist working out of Los Angeles, California in the United States. With her Behance portfolio, Rodriguez reveals her unique process of creating and experimenting with art through her sketchbook. Acting as both an exploration of her skills as an artist and a journal, Lauren Rodriguez fights a tendency to get bored with drawing the same things over and over by reflecting on and documenting her own real-world interactions/experiences in her sketchbook. The look inside ...
Tags: Art, United States, Los Angeles California, Rodriguez, Stardew Valley, Lauren Rodriguez

Innovative orange juicer 3D prints bioplastic cups out of leftover orange peels

International design firm Carlo Ratti Associati has developed an experimental circular juice bar that uses orange peels to make deliciously fresh-squeezed juice but that’s not all. Using filament made from the leftover orange peels, the “Feel the Peel” machine then 3D prints disposable cups to drink the refreshing juice on the spot. The prototype juicer, which was designed in collaboration with global energy company Eni, is a 10-foot tall orange squeezer machine topped with a massive dome. The ...
Tags: Design, Milan, Gallery, 3d Printing, Innovation, PLA, Green Design, Sustainable Design, Eni, Carlo Ratti, Carlo Ratti Associati, Rimini Italy, Post-format-gallery, 3d Innovations, 3d Machines, Zero Waste Economy

Find Bliss in this natural, cruelty-free and affordable skincare

As self care continues to rise in popularity and importance, it is increasingly easy to get your hands on high-quality skincare. But the kicker is finding products that work without breaking the bank or relying on nasty chemicals and fillers. Bliss, a long-standing skincare and spa company, has been making natural, cruelty-free offerings for years, so we decided to test out some of its top sellers to find just how well these budget-friendly, natural skincare products work. We received six items...
Tags: Health, Design, Features, Bliss, Beauty, Innovation, Peta, Products, Green Products, Sahara Desert, Sion, Paige, Gaby, Green Product Review, Incredi, Lemon Sage Body Butter Inhabitat

TIFF 2019: Nespresso Coffee With Creators With Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel

Another TIFF 2019 highlight for me was the Nespresso Coffee with Creators panel featuring The Friend director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, actors Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel, and more. Visit Style Blog to read more.
Tags: Food, Art, Movies, Toronto, Events, Dakota Johnson, Tiff, Celebrity Fashion, Nespresso, Deadline Hollywood, Jason Segel, Byblos, Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Nespresso Coffee, TIFF 2019, Nespresso Coffee With Creators

Long Now hosts Anthropocene Film Festival

Phosphorus Mining Long Now is honored to host the San Francisco premiere of ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch on Sunday, September 29, 02019 at 1:30pm at the historic Castro Theatre. This special Sunday afternoon Seminar will feature the film screening, followed by a Q&A with Stewart Brand and all 3 filmmakers. A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a documentary film from Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and E...
Tags: Art, Future, San Francisco, Announcements, Castro Theater, Stewart Brand, Edward Burtynsky, Anthropocene Working Group, Anthropocene Epoch, Jennifer Baichwal Nicholas de Pencier, Phosphorus Mining Long Now

Download My New Collection of 25 Free Speckle Textures

My latest collection of textures has undergone some extensive processing to produce a set of versatile resources that can be used across a wide range of projects. A series of photographs of rust were first equalised to bring out the tiny details, then smoothed to produce an array of speckles with a choice of heavy to light texturing. The hard edges of typical texture files can limit their use, so these speckle textures all smoothly fade out with no abrupt lines. Then, to allow for maximum compat...
Tags: Design, Freebies, Textures, Free Design Resources, Free Textures, Design Freebies, Free Speckle Textures, Speckle Textures

Alexander & CO. Renovate a Victorian Cottage in Darling Point, Sydney

Located in Darling Point, a leafy, harbour side suburb of Sydney, Australia, full of historic mansions, heritage-listed residences and modern high-rises, this Victorian cottage has been recently renovated by local practice Alexander & CO. for a family of five.
Tags: Art, Alexander, Sydney Australia, Alexander Co, Victorian cottage, Darling Point Sydney

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