Monthly Archives: November 2010

Ready, Steady, GO!

Ready, Steady, GO! – Sandra Janser + Elisabeth Koller in Graz, Austria all photos © ochoresotto   From Dezeen: The running track as presented in the project „Ready. Steady. Go!“ was applied in September 2010. It attracts attention to the … Continue reading

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Stackable Trough Planters

The only product of this type that I’ve seen, so thought I’d email it around. Concrete troughs that stack to whatever height you need, each ‘ring’ interlocks/seals and sits on a base so that can be filled with soil (not … Continue reading

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Nuclear Landscapes

In 1958, the United States tested the 18-kiloton “Cactus” nuclear device on Runit Island in the Pacific. 20 years later, Cactus’ 350-foot-wide crater was filled with radioactive soil and covered with a 100,000-square-foot concrete dome. Worst vacation ever? The $239 … Continue reading

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The demise of the Australian Backyard

Interesting short article on the trend to make bigger houses and designer backyards.. Photo: Justin McManus http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/design-trend-takes-childs-play-out-of-backyards-20101124-187eh.html

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Design as Activism

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism [Paperback] Bryan Bell (Author), Katie Wakeford (Author), Steve Badanes (Author), Roberta Feldman (Author), Sergio Palleroni (Author), Katie Swenson (Author), Thomas Fisher (Author), John Peterson (Foreword) This book contains great examples of design as activism. That … Continue reading

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Peculiar Places

Tickle’s most recent event was to host an exhibition of work by practitioners across the globe. It was initiated out of a desire to shun design trends towards global conformity in public places. The invitation asked participants to expose, represent … Continue reading

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