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WEEKLY EMAIL: JANUARY 08, 2010


Casey Jones

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ALEXANDRA LANGE

Casey Jones

A conversation with the federal government's design excellence czar.
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RICK LANDESBERG

The Bleating Edge

Yoked goat, Haiti, 2006.
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JASON ORTON

All That Remains

For the past three years, I have photographed what is left of an arboretum on the site of the Joyce Green Hospital in Dartford, Kent, southeast of London, England.
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JAY PARKINSON

The Road to Wellville

We need designers to create from the ground up a new, sustainable healthcare experience that's split into three arms, each paid for with different business models than are applied today.
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JULIE LASKY

Bigshot Camera

A child's camera packaged as a kit of parts serves as both teaching tool and social medium.
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BRADFORD MCKEE

Brass Knuckles and Better Ideas

The National Association of Home Builders is upset about some new rules just put out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in late November. Well, duh.
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EVE M. KAHN

Green Sleeves

Young freelance curators Francesca Granata and Sarah Scaturro have produced a thought-provoking and downright fun survey of how American designers are trying to keep clothes and textiles out of the waste stream and involve fewer sweatshops, less pesticides and more DIY in the supply chain.
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JANE MARGOLIES

St. Augustine School Chicken Project

The 200 students at a parochial school in the South Bronx know more than many city kids do about where the food on their plates comes from.
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PACT Underwear

Report on PACT, an underwear company that embraces green manufacturing and donates a portion of its revenue to nonprofits.
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UPCOMING CONFERENCE: FEBRUARY 09, 2010

TED Long Beach

A gathering place for the country's leading entrepreneurs and social change agents, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) runs a conference in Long Beach, California, each February and a summer conference abroad (e.g., Oxford, England). TEDIndia launches in November 2009. The website offers networking opportunities as well as a chance to view videotaped presentations, which have been translated into scores of languages. Also supports a fellowship program.

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