This is amazing. Annie Leonard has put together a dynamic presentation on the material goods culture that we live in. It's depressing to watch at first, but there is an action section with suggestions on how to change this story to have a happy(er) ending!
She suggests, for one, checking out the Cosmetics Database, something that I swear by. You'd be surprised what's inside your products!!
This home looks so amazing--a mix of magic, Miss Haversham, and a great Parisian flea market.
Labels: interior design
The folks over at GOOD Magazine have a great video series on the presidential primary candidates to accompany their "Love it or fix it" campaign. [Disclaimer: not sure how I feel about the candidates' representation in the videos, but they're neat things nonetheless.]
Check out the videos here.
Labels: decision '08
These are so stupidly beautiful. I love that they are almost time pieces, and that even though one of them is velvet, it's not disgusting.
I am a bicycle-loving, garden-growing, LED-lit liberal, and I have a confession to make: I drive for 40-45 minutes to work every morning, and 40-45 minutes home every evening. Aside from filling up my gas tank much more often than I did before I had this job, I am also very aware of gas because I pass so many gas stations on the way to/from work and see the price of gas change every day (and by "change" what I really mean is "laugh and laugh and laugh at me, at ever-increasing decibels).
So, I think this is neat.
"The Crude Jewelry collection is manufactured in monthly batches. Each piece is engraved with the date it was made and the price of a barrel of oil on that day."
"Crude Necklace is satirical bling. "
"Crude Ring redefines luxury by placing a miniature oil barrel into a prong setting, rather than a traditional diamond. "
From Design Glut.