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The timeless legacy of Parsis: One photographer’s attempt at preserving the Parsi heritage

An ongoing photo exhibition tries to highlight the rare moments of a fast dwindling Zoroastrian community of India. The exhibition showcases about fifty photographs by photographer Shantanu Das, which span over a period of six years. Most of them depict a day in the life of a Parsi.(Photo: Shantanu Das) Article by Sanskrita Bharadwaj | Hindustan Times When documentary photographer Shantanu Das was not allowed to step inside a Parsi fire temple, he thought of photographing its ongoings from af...
Tags: Art, Life, India, Mumbai, Gujarat, Hindustan Times, Surat, Udvada, Shantanu, Kolkata West Bengal, Shantanu Das, Sanskrita Bharadwaj, Parvez Damania


Patagonias Black Hole Bags are made from recycled plastic bottles

Patagonia is setting the bar for high-quality and sustainable products with its new line of bags made from recycled plastic bottles. Dubbed the Black Hole collection, the newest line offers 25 different bags, each with its own unique features and style. The Black Hole Bags are durable and stylish, and they come in a variety of styles and colors. Even better, the bags help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills every year. Patagonia’s 2019 line of these bags utilized 10 million p...
Tags: Accessories, Fashion, Design, Patagonia, Recycling, Black Hole, Green Products, Recycled Plastic Bottles, Patagonias Black Hole Bags, Black Hole Duffel Bag


Design Activism: The Power of an Image

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” And most of us agree. But how many of us are using the full force of graphic design to enhance our presentations? If you are the type of presenter who focuses the majority of your energy on the words you will say, there’s no inherent problem with that. Words are definitely an important part of any presentation. However, the world we live in is increasingly using images to speak for us and to us. One interesting take on the p...
Tags: Facebook, Image, Design, Boston, Graphic Design, HRC, Icon, Logo, Speaking, Noah Scalin, Presentation Design, Hendren, Iconography, Erin Mays, Susanne Koefoed, Presentation Media


Students fight urban sprawl with a subdivision for two LEED Platinum houses

In an effort to fight urban sprawl and accommodate the growing population in Lawrence, Kansas, nonprofit Studio 804 has created a subdivision for two sustainable homes to show how urban density can be achieved in established neighborhoods. Designed and built by graduate students at the University of Kansas Department of Architecture, the Houses on Oak Hill Avenue are the most recent achievement of the comprehensive year-long design/build learning experience offered at Studio 804. As with every S...
Tags: Design, Kansas, Lawrence, Lawrence Kansas, University of Kansas Department of Architecture, Corey Gaffer, Oak Hill Avenue


Sigurd Larsen completes a luxurious, treetop hotel cabin in a Danish forest

Danish architect Sigurd Larsen has just unveiled a beautiful, angular treehouse tucked deep into a picturesque Danish forest. Built for the Løvtag hotel group, the tiny treehouse, which is just 333 square feet, is elevated 26 feet in the air and is accessible by a wooden bridge that leads directly into a stunning, luxurious interior. The treehouse cabin is the first of nine to be built in a quaint, remote forest on the Als Odde peninsula. The idyllic location offers guests the opportunity to ex...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Denmark, Sigurd Larsen, Løvtag, Sigurd Larsen Løvtag Cabins Via Dezeen Photography, Soeren Larsen


Tesla Cybertruck is an electric pickup truck with Blade Runner appeal

At a press conference last week, Elon Musk presented the Cybertruck, an electric pickup truck that promises all of the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car. Defined by a sharply angular and futuristic form, this latest addition to the Tesla line of vehicles has been hotly anticipated — pre-orders for the truck recently surpassed 200,000, despite the gaff of two shattered windows during a demonstration of the Cybertruck’s “unbreakable” glass. Created for both on-road and off-ro...
Tags: Elon Musk, Design, Tesla, Ford, Innovation, Electric Cars, Tri Motor, Tesla Cybertruck, Tri Motor All Wheel Drive, America Meanwhile Ford


Eco-friendly subscription boxes to gift this holiday season

The holiday spirit of gift-giving can be enjoyed throughout the year. How? Giving the gift of a subscription box can provide year-round enjoyment for any recipient, especially when delivered via monthly, quarterly or semi-annual subscription plans. For those who are eco-conscious, here are some environmentally friendly subscription boxes to consider. For people striving for zero-waste and plastic-free living The greenUP subscription is curated to minimize dependence on disposable plastic. Ev...
Tags: Design, Earth, Gmo, Tbt, BPA, Ollie, Smart Garden, Fair Trade Federation, Leaf Clay, Mountain Crest Gardens, Arcadia Seed Company, Horti, Good Soul Shop Natasha Ong Paul Gaudriault, RawBox NomNomNow


Light Falls: The Sculptural Renovation of a Victorian Terraced House in London

Located on a leafy road in Kensington, London, this recently renovated Victorian terraced house stands out in its radical approach to inhabiting historical housing.
Tags: Art, London, Kensington London, Victorian Terraced House



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