Gleaners

The Gleaners’ Kitchen

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Gleaning is a practice that has been around since the beginning of agriculture. The first gleaners were poor peasants who picked up crops that had been left in the fields after the harvest.  Today there are modern gleaners who have created a underground restaurant and grocery store called The Gleaners’ Kitchen where everything served is made from foods that came […]

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Modular Garden

Freight Farms: Upcycled Shipping Containers Become Garden Units

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Want to grow 400 heads of lettuce a week?  Freight Farms is a new solution for growing food in any geographic location, all within a 40’x  8’ freight container.  The units are equipped with growing equipment and the latest harvest technology necessary for commercial scale agriculture.   The setup provides efficient, year-round growing and will help reduce transportation costs. The systems […]

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Flowers

Deconstructed Flowers – The Art of Fong Qi Wei

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We’ve all seen flowers and heard of the “he loves me, he loves me not,” method of pulling off flower petals to predict if someone loves you.  Fong Qi Wei, takes the removal of petals to a new level in his series of photographs of deconstructed flowers. Wei is a conceptual fine art photographer who is based in Singapore, who […]

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Events and Actions: Food Font Tool Development Update

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Today at work a colleague of mine asked me, “So when is the Food Font tool going to be ready?”  We talked about the process of developing programs and tools, and I gave him an update of the progress. So what is the progress?  After months of design work, the  interface and design of the tool is done.  Currently I […]

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Boxes

Teachbox: A Toy Design for Emergency Supply Boxes

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Each year, millions of boxes are shipped to developing countries by organizations like UNICEF, where food and medical supplies are needed. Designers Milad Mohajeri and Ali Haji came up with a idea for the boxes to be used for toys, and not to be used for just kindling. Their simple design integrates printing designs with perforated edges, so that they […]

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