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WEEKLY EMAIL: FEBRUARY 17, 2011


The Hard Sell

FEATURED THIS WEEK : PHOTOS BY MAGDA BIERNAT

The Hard Sell

Betel nuts are popular throughout Asia, but only in Taiwan are they prepared and sold by women who work in tiny modern buildings that dot the roadside. Architectural photographer Magda Biernat made these women and their environments the subject of a new exhibition.
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ERNEST BECK

BOOM

When New York architect Joel Sanders was first approached about being part of a design team for BOOM, a gay-friendly planned senior community outside of Palm Springs, California, he signed on at once.
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ERNEST BECK

GlobalTap Update

A year ago, San Franciscans were introduced to a new way of refilling their water bottles while on the go — a sleek, IDEO-designed steel station created by a for-profit social enterprise.
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ERNEST BECK

Hester Street Collaborative

For Leroy Street Studio, a small architecture firm in New York’s Chinatown, social design efforts are enhanced by an autonomous nonprofit unit.
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Climate Change Chocolate

While environmentalists debate the ethics and effectiveness of carbon offsets, designers work to make them appealing.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Design Indaba

Held annually in Cape Town, South Africa, Design Indaba is one of the few global conferences to celebrate creativity as a source of economic growth and prosperity by addressing disciplines from advertising to publishing and from fashion to performance art. Past conferences have hosted the likes of Ross Lovegrove, Stefan Sagmeister, Yves BĂ©har, Hella Jongerius and Terence Conran.

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