Replacing bags
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Although Lowepro just released these “95% Recycled Material” camera bags, remember, the most green thing you can do is keep using your existing one and don’t go replacing it until the bottom comes out of it. Not that I can talk. I’m a bag obsessive.   While we’re on the subject of all things green

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Cool caravans
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Not sure why I want to cram my family into this, but it is rather cool looking, and could help alleviate my Airstream envy…

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The value of metering
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Really enjoyed this Kevin Kelly article about the value of keeping data about use (or as he put it – “metering” use). I’ve been thinking about this more in the context of energy consumption, particularly through devices like the Wattson, but it’s interesting to think about the broader consequences of tracking use, and its value.

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Plug-in vs. petrol powered
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Finally, an answer to the question of whether it’s greener to have a plug-in, electric car or a petrol-powered one.   “Several studies have been done on the probable effects of extended-range EVs and other plug-in vehicles and they have all found that they decrease emission of greenhouse gasses significantly. The NRDC’s study found that

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A sort of philosophy
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A year ago Richard Harper asked me to put together a short document on how I thought we should approach our work in the Socio-Digital Systems, from a design point of view. Recently, a colleague who was visiting us in Cambridge at the time asked me to post the document somewhere public because he’d mentioned

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More Cowbell
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MoreCowbell.dj   Make your own at MoreCowbell.dj  

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Amazing houses from around the world
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An amazing collection of amazing houses from around the world, organized thematically. I’m particularly fond of number 2. Amazing Houses 1: Beach and Lake HousesAmazing Houses 2: Cliff and Mountain HousesAmazing Houses 3: Condos and TownhomesAmazing Houses 4: Cheap and Crowded HousesAmazing Houses 5: Greenhouses and Glass HousesAmazing Houses 6: Haunted Houses and HotelsAmazing Houses

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Honouring through photography
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I thought this shot of the wall of tools left behind after the death of a father was quite poignant. “Dad’s Wall can be found in the garage at Mum’s house, and it hasn’t changed much since he died 6 months ago. Through the wall I feel as though I can touch him some how

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Japanese craft
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I get confused between my Mingei (a Japanese folk art movement from the early 20th century) and my Wabi-Sabi (more of an aesthetic attitude or philosophy), but there’s no denying the beauty of traditional Japanese craft. ‘the mingei spirit in japan, from folk craft to design’ (an exhibition showing in Paris from the end of

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