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Little Worlds: Tiny Toys Clean Up London One Piece of Litter At a Time

Wednesday 03.19.2014 , Posted by
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In a great big city with skyscrapers, architecture, and millions of people to look at, we don’t always take the time to look down. But only when looking down might you see the “Little Worlds” that co-exist in the city. The CG team from London-based creative agency Rushes proposed an adorable hypothesis of what happens to the litter on the streets while we’re busy looking up. A hot wheels sized submarine blasts away a cigarette butt in a puddle, a bulldozer adorably attempts to scoop up some chewing gum, and a pick up truck and crane pick up used matches one by one. [Read more…]

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Burkina Faso: Earthen Homes with Geometric Patterns

Monday 01.28.2013 , Posted by

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The Kassena people of Burkina Faso build some of the most beautiful homes you’ll see, out of the most unusual of materials. The small, landlocked country is sandwiched between Ghana to the south and Mali to the north, yet the country still holds many diverse cultures. The Kassena village featured here – Tiébélé – is a small circular place covering just 3 acres and is the home of their most stunning architecture – decorated top to bottom with gorgeous black geometric patterns and images of local culture. [Read more…]

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Open Source: The Global Village Construction Set

Tuesday 11.22.2011 , Posted by

People around the world have aspirations to create happily sustainable, affordable communities, but often the lack of construction grade tools and vehicles derail their efforts: enter the Global Village Construction Set. The project was started by Open Source Ecology, a network of farmers, engineers and supporters. Together they are bringing to life a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. That’s a mouthful, but this big project is making great progress and getting much deserved attention. [Read more…]

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Leica Lenses: Old-Fashioned Craftsmanship

Wednesday 07.13.2011 , Posted by

Have you ever wondered what all the hype is about Leica camera lenses? Just what sets them apart from the competition, winning rave reviews for craftsmanship and results from a loyal following? This video shows the meticulous, hand-made manufacturing process that goes into each Leica lens… it’s a heart warming touch of care that few products see today. [Read more…]

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