Tag Archives: Lloyd Alter

Jolts That Last Too Long

A Wrongest Product Award nominee. This one’s almost too obvious. Continue reading

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Density: It’s Not the Sky that’s the Limit

Neither density nor height is the best environmental goal for human dwelling. What is? Continue reading

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From Our Factory to Your Kitchen. Then the Landfill.

What are the odds of two Wrongest Product Award nominations dealing with bananas? It’s not like bananas are iconic fruit as, say, apples are. Apples have played a part in the Bible, in William Tell, in American patriotism, in New … Continue reading

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Is “Cargotecture” Greenwash?

It’s certainly all the rage, at least in design circles, and some very interesting things are being done with shipping container reuse. Much of it was fomented by the uber-cool firm LOT-EK. But lately we’re seeing buildings in China using … Continue reading

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Who do designers think they are anyway?

Are you what you own? And if so, does that mean designers — the people who think up most of the things you own – are in fact designing you? A fascinating online discussion this past week has led me … Continue reading

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