|Remember the modern version of kintsugi developed by artist Lotte Dekker for Platform 21's repair exhibit (photo via Ars Electonica's Flikr feed)?|
She's selling kits now through her company humade, and there's a fab video on ifixit.org.
Project Sugru also took a photo of the kit at a Makerfaire in the UK last year.
I wonder if the epoxy is food-safe, or if the repaired plates would be purely decorative?
- Irene Turner has been exploring how 'Cultural Creatives' are creating trends in the housing world. (Sarah Susanka has blogged about this demographic's relationship to their homes, too.) The slow movement, a holistic approach to building design and decor that encourages collaboration between different disciplines, right-sizing, renovation, restoration, green building, and community-building are all trends Irene discussed. I think what we're seeing is that the core values of the slow movement are core values of Cultural Creatives: authenticity, community, ethics, and sustainability.
- GreenBiz, reporting on a USGBC report, asks, are green buildings safer and more resilient than conventional construction?
- I'm a big fan of Philips' new dimmable AmbientLED bulbs as the current best-in-class energy-efficient replacement for incandescent bulbs; I've tested one at home and the light it gives is gorgeous, with great colour rendition. However, Tea-Party-affiliated media are running with erroneous talking points and attacking it, Treehugger reports (with the correct energy usage and savings figures). Do you think Philips have a case to sue them?
- Heather Hadden explained slow fashion, and profiled some up-and-coming slow fashion companies.
- EggMag profiled The Good Fashion Show at London Design Week.
- EcoSalon interviewed Sasha Duerr, author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, and fashion designer Eileen Fisher.
- Ecouterre interviewed fashion designers Titania Inglis and Carrie Parry, covered the NYC Fall/Winter 2012 collections, explained the nanoparticle risk story, and asked, Is Fast Fashion Driving Global Food Shortages?
- How To Find Guilt-Free, Affordable Fashion, via LearnVe$t.
- We hear a lot about slow fashion design, but not so much about other parts of the business, so I was really interested to see Australia's Swensk explain how their business model and practices differ from the norm as a slow fashion retailer.
- Consumers Would Buy More Sustainable Clothing, If They Could Find It, via JustMeans.
- Grain Barge in Bristol, UK are now doing Slow Food Dating events. What a thoughtful twist on speed dating, and a great way to promote slow food in a restaurant setting!
- “Leaving the table is like leaving a lover. It should be slow." - A meditation on the importance of beautifully set table and other meal-time rituals in Italian culture from Peggy Markel has me renewing my resolution to get a great linen tablecloth and napkins for everyday use.
- Ever tried eating your weeds? Sustainablog rounded up harvesting tips and 7 recipes for using dandelions.
- Grist published an important piece on proposed and passed bills in several states that legalize the sale of home-made foods. Hey Canada, do we have cottage food bills yet? No? Let's get on it.
- Here's a great piece from Slow Food Toronto's Voula Halliday on explaining Slow Food as an elevator pitch.
- I'm struggling with a kid who doesn't like his food to touch his other food, and refuses almost anything with spice, so I so need to implement the advice in this fantastic article from Dina Rose: Food Culture and What It Means to be "Child-Friendly".
- EcoSalon have posted a list of 20 genetically modified foods currently or soon to be for sale. Fascinating reading, and relatively balanced, compared with many of the ridiculously alarmist scare stories I've seen recently.
|Droog used these clever bread boards to stimulate discussion of locavorism at their "Go Slow Cafe"|
in New York in Sept 2009 - and the discussion is still ongoing thanks to Pinterest.
Photo by Raphael Brion via Eat Me Daily.
- My dear friend Tad Hargrave wrote a great post on Slow Marketing, a couple of weeks after sharing Rob Hopkins' post on applying the principles of permaculture to business. Brilliant, brilliant stuff.
- Have you signed the Slow Money Principles?
- How does putting a price on time affect our ability to smell the roses?, via Farnam Street
- "If we can find the joy in the work, the everyday, the seemingly mundane, then the journey is actually as good as the destination." - Brooke from SlowYourHome reflected on the importance of finding your reward in the process, not the payoff.
- Peter Madden wondered if the emerging trend toward DIY and local production is really sustainable on the Guardian's Sustainable Business blog.
- Apparently, now there are Slow Toys, and Slow Finance.
- Slow Parenting got some love from the CBC.
- The Washington Post wrote about the Slow Reading movement.
- Slow Media people, there will be an academic symposium in Melbourne, Australia in July exploring "the broader implications of slowness in digital media" with an emphasis on cinema and film.
- Monday March 26th, 2012, will be the sixth Global Day of Slow Living, as proclaimed by some Italian writers calling themselves The Art of Slow Living. Great idea - let's make it actually global! What will you do to celebrate?
- Wait, there's a Slow Living Summit, and the attendees will be forming a new Slow Living Network, and there are invited speakers I admire? Now I wish I lived closer to Vermont.
- The Travel Word defined Slow Travel.
- Boots'N'All published some great tips to help you enjoy a long train ride. (The best tip for Via Rail travellers is to get a sleeper berth. Trust me.)
- A Slow Food destination in Costa Rica? You have my attention.
- Slow Down London, while aimed at Londoners, looks like a great resource for anyone planning a slow visit to the UK's capital city.
- Zoe from SlowMama is just back from her trip to Spain. Start here and work your way forward through her luscious photos and evocative posts.
- Skeptical Science debunk the claims of climate skeptics and explain How Climate Mitigation Saves Money on Treehugger.
- The New York Times published a piece on parents trying to toxin-proof their homes that's worth a look.
- Prepare for a spate of activist news: the Occupy Wall Street movement are taking aim at climate issues during Earth Month.