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Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Urban Design

Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Urban Design

Posted 12 September 2009 | By | Categories: better world, culture, design, environment, gardening, happiness, health, Home, interconnected, mythology, new zealand, sustainability | 1 Comment

How can indigenous wisdom be used to develop sustainable architectural and urban design strategies? Exploring Maori design principles with New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Reboot and Reset with Bruce Sterling

Posted 12 July 2009 | By | Categories: activism, better world, consciousness, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, furniture, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, sustainability, technology, video | 1 Comment

Objects are printouts – not treasures, not things to stocpkpile. Our posessions are frozen social relationships. Think of them as hours of time and volumes of space. Reassess the objects in your space and time. What is most important?

Wild Thymes, Honey

Wild Thymes, Honey

Posted 06 May 2009 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, branding, consciousness, consumerism, emily approved, environment, flowers, food, gardening, happiness, health, interconnected, product review, retail, science, senses, shopping, sustainability, taste, typography | No Comments

I’ve been seduced by a terroirist network known as New Zealand Artisan Honey, made up of passionate beekeepers producing honeys in small, quality batches from specific varietal sources among some of New Zealand’s most spectactular locations.

Streams of Consciousness

Posted 15 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, consciousness, creativity, culture, happiness, health, interconnected, science, senses, video, webstuff | No Comments

Two great streaming media offerings exploring the nature of consciousness:
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s “New Earth”online event and Jill Taylor’s TED Talk.

Poems On Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Posted 12 March 2008 | By | Categories: better world, books, consciousness, creativity, culture, emily approved, happiness, health, interconnected, love, people, poetry, senses | 1 Comment

Poems and notes from a delightful talk with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Bokara Legendre (filmed for her “Conversations with…” series for LinkTV, so surely you can see it soon too.)

What to Wear in NextCity

What to Wear in NextCity

Posted 09 February 2008 | By | Categories: advertising, ask emily, consumerism, culture, design, environment, fashion, health, marketing, nyc, observations, retail, shopping, technology | No Comments

Tinfoil hats are so passé. So what should you wear to Faraday’s Cafe? Check out the latest collection of electromagnetic field blocking and “anti-identity theft” clothing at DDCLAB (427 W 14th St, New York NY 10014 map). Here’s the text from the windows: EMF: Electro Magnetic Field Block Anti•Identity•Theft•Fabric Electric Resistivity measure of how strongly […]

links for 2008-02-04

links for 2008-02-04

Posted 04 February 2008 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, environment, happiness, health, interconnected, links, marketing, movies, music, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Unevenly Distributed: Production Models for the 21st Century Mark Pesce illuminates how the audience became not just the distributors but the producers of their own content, and have brought down the walls which separate pros from amateurs. Then he outlines the future: how the value of media is based on salience. (tags: mustread media production […]

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

NZ Notes: Sorry S.P…. I’m leaving you for Antipodes

Posted 06 December 2007 | By | Categories: better world, branding, consumerism, culture, design, emily approved, environment, food, happiness, health, marketing, passions, product review, senses, sustainability, taste, travel, typography | 1 Comment

I love bubbly beverages: Champagne and sparkling water are always my drinks of choice. Among the sparklers, Antipodes stands out. Coming from a deep natural aquifer to the surface in Whakatane, New Zealand, Antipodes has real mouth appeal. It’s less aggressively carbonated than my usual brew, San Pellegrino, and it’s easy on the eyes too. […]

Exploring Consensual Hallucinations with Christian Nold

Posted 22 October 2007 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, happiness, health, interconnected, science, technology, travel, webstuff | 1 Comment

Recommended musical accompaniment: Joga (iTunes | Amazon) by Björk Stockport Emotion Map by Christian Nold, from presentation on “The Human Impact” at Pop!Tech 2007 conference. Christian Nold looks at cities… differently. Most people go around cities with their head down. 50% of people live in them, yet they are more a concept than anything else. […]

Deep Thoughts with Claire Nouvian

Deep Thoughts with Claire Nouvian

Posted 21 October 2007 | By | Categories: activism, animals, art, better world, books, creativity, culture, design, happiness, health, interconnected, love, passions, science, sustainability, technology, travel, women | No Comments

Recommended musical accompaniment: Deep Water (iTunes) by Seal Claire Nouvian sailing in Penobscot Bay for a session on “Oceans in Balance” at Pop!Tech, off the coast of Maine. (More photos from Pop!Tech 2007) Claire Nouvian, a documentary filmmaker, thinks really deep thoughts about the ocean and its inhabitants. She’s especially concerned about how we relate […]

Feel the Numbers with Chris Jordan

Feel the Numbers with Chris Jordan

Posted 20 October 2007 | By | Categories: activism, art, better world, consumerism, creativity, culture, design, emily approved, environment, health, photography, sustainability | 1 Comment

Chris Jordan’s concerned that we can’t feel statistics. Our brains aren’t hardwired to deal with high numbers. If we’re going to make radical changes, we have to fall in love, or feel angry enough to do something. His art translates raw data and numbers to the visual language of feeling to help people shift from […]

Poptech2007: Oceans in the Balance:  Marcia McNutt

Poptech2007: Oceans in the Balance: Marcia McNutt

Posted 17 October 2007 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, environment, health, interconnected, people, science, travel, women | 1 Comment

Enric Sala, Claire Nouvian and Marcia McNutt in Penobscot Bay, off the coast of Maine. (More photos from Pop!Tech 2007) On a Wednesday session preceding the Pop!Tech conference last week, a group of participants sailed from Camden, Maine through Penobscot Bay on the Appledore schooner with Marcia McNutt, Claire Nouvian, Enric Sala and Ted Ames. […]

Oceans in the Balance: Ted Ames

Oceans in the Balance: Ted Ames

Posted 17 October 2007 | By | Categories: activism, animals, better world, culture, environment, happiness, health, interconnected, people, sustainability, technology | No Comments

Ted Ames smiling and sailing on Penobscot Bay, off the coast from Camden, Maine. (Photo by Emily Davidow; more photos from Pop!Tech 2007) Sailing from Camden through Penobscot Bay on the Appledore schooner, Ted Ames, the only lobsterman to receive a MacArthur Genius Grant, shared insights on the waters he knows so well with a […]