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WEEKLY EMAIL: MAY 20, 2011


The Ultra 10 Challenge

FEATURED THIS WEEK : AN XIAO MINA

The Ultra 10 Challenge

A Malaysia-based company specializes in sustainable fashion. They promote their ethos in shows and online, in words and textiles, and through a challenge to wear only 10 items in a year.
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ERNEST BECK

Project Mwana

For mothers and newborns, early medical testing is critical to health, especially for detecting HIV/AIDS. But in some developing countries, sending and receiving a blood sample from an extremely remote location can take between two and five months. Project Mwana is changing that.
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CLAIRE LUI

Can't Live With It, Can't Get Rid of It

"Plastics are amazing materials, though that can be hard to remember when you’re looking at photos of seabirds with bellies full of trash."
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On May 4, in NYC join us for: Present Tense: 2011 D-Crit Conference, Rob Walker is the keynote speaker. While your there, check out our MPS/Branding program, taught by the best in the business.
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Ripped from the Headlines

Johnny Selman is a third of the way through his year-long project to graphically enliven the news.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: MAY 31, 2011

D: All Things Digital

Sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, this conference is devoted to digital and technological innovation and is especially noted for impressive speakers on the order of Arianna Huffington, Evan Williams and Mark Cuban.

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RECENT BOOKS RECEIVED

Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things MeanDesign Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean
Roberto Verganti

Getting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business ModelGetting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business Model
John Mullins & Randy Komisar

A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of BusinessA Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business
Hartmut Esslinger

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