Artists highlight Britain’s housing crisis

52 leading artists including Grayson Perry highlight Britain’s housing crisis through their work.


How web video powers global innovation

TED’s Chris Anderson says the rise of web video is driving a worldwide phenomenon he calls Crowd Accelerated Innovation — a self-fueling cycle of learning that could be as significant as the invention of print. But to tap into its power, organizations will need to embrace radical openness.


This time the joke goes; ‘How many designers does it take to change a lightbulb?’ Turns out it’s one (company) – Hulger featured in DeZeen


This image lifted from the DeZeen blog, ‘Drop Chandelier’ by Stuart Haygarth is made from recycled water bottles and which from a distance looks like a – what is the collective noun for Jellyfish? More:

Beautiful Booze

Golden Institute, by Sascha Pohflepp.

The Golden Institute for Energy is a think tank from an alternative reality where Jimmy Carter, instead of losing the 1981 presidential election, had defeated his Republican opponent Ronald Reagan. According to this scenario, a think thank would have been formed to pursue Carter’s energy policies (Carter it might be reminded had created the United States Department of Energy to respond to the 1973 energy crisis.) Located in Golden, Colorado, the think thank focused heavily on devising alternative sources of power for the United States. What would have happened if Carter had been able to pursue his environmentally-friendly policy? If money and resources had been poured into geo-engineering rather than into space programs?picture-5