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DESIGN
Cut & Paste 2010
New age innovators John Fiorelli, Jamie Falkowki and Bill Irwin kick their fifth-annual design competition Cut & Paste off this Saturday, 2 October 2010, at New York City's Webster Hall. With tour dates in ten different cities around the world...
CULTURE
My Story, My Goal
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals—the ambitious list of global objectives put together by world leaders in September of 2000—have just five years until the deadline and are seriously behind schedule. With pie-in-the-sky...
DESIGN
Oil Primer: Where It Comes From, Where It Goes
From artist Stanford Kay, this exhaustive infographic (click here for full size) shows the sticky situations many nations face with their high dependence on oil and limited resources for getting it. Created in response to the recent BP oil spill...
DESIGN
Factory Food
Which countries munch Doritos over Kale, and which stockpile canned beans over the bulk variety? Good posits the question in this infographic from The New York Times, which compares global eating habits. It comes as no surprise the U.S. is package...
DESIGN
Extreme Architecture: Building For Challenging Environments
Tough terrain doesn't make construction easy, but Ruth Slavid's upcoming book "Extreme Architecture: Building For Challenging Environments" proves that it's not only feasible, but the outcome is completely worth the effort. A...
CULTURE
Earth Hour This Saturday
When, on this Saturday on 28 March 2009 from 8:30-9:30 pm local time, people around the world switch off the lights, they will be participating in Earth Hour. Created and organized by the World Wildlife Fund, the goal is to raise awareness about the...
CULTURE
Cinema16: World Short Films DVD
Other than regulars on the film fest circuit, few have the chance to see the types of short films from around the world assembled on the recent DVD "Cinema16: World Short Films." Thanks to the folks at Cinema16, film fans can now watch...
CULTURE
Doshi Levien Exhibition at Moroso USA
For their first large-scale exhibition in the U.S., Doshi Levien have taken over the first floor of Moroso's New York showroom. If the images in the slide show below are any indication, expect to see much more from this London-based duo in the...
CULTURE
Boone Speed Photography
by Russ Lowe Boone Speed is his real name. Whether the Portland, OR-based photographer's brand of photography is the result of natural-born talent or sheer determination, his aesthetic likely has something to do with his father, Grant Speed...
TRAVEL
Wilderness Travel
Here at CH we hold a healthy skepticism toward conventional travel packages, but the offerings from Wilderness Travel are a welcome exception. The Berkeley-based organization focuses almost exclusively on off-the-beaten-path destinations and the kind...
CULTURE
The World Clock Project
The World Clock Project is a website that displays the current time (in your time zone) using photos of clocks shot around the globe. They're always looking for more shots to fill the empty time-slots and anyone can contribute images (preferably...
CULTURE
Colors 72
For issue 72, Colors, the global and socially conscious magazine, has gone without, well, colors. Why? "There are 40 million blind people in the world. Colors devotes a black-white-issue issue to them." For a demographic that doesn'...
TECH
Earthdesk
Whether the standard wallpaper options (picture of your pet, swirly thing) bore you or you just like having a global perspective, Earthdesk takes your desktop to the next level by making it into a constantly updated view of the earth. The app uses...
STYLE
Sneaker Freaker Issue #10 Global Launch Parties
CH ally and Sneaker Freaker founding editor Woody is going large this with launch parties for Issue #10 taking place in eleven of the world's top cities. Starting off in his home town of Melbourne last week, Woody is now up in the skies on his...
STYLE
Werkburo
Werkburo is a Canadian site that is currently selling a nice line of t-shirts from a small group of independent artists from all over the world. Artists like Michael Place and Basit Khan came together to make up the first artist series. This shirt...
STYLE
The World Chico Exhibit
Exhibit", where they're featuring photos, designs and artwork from up and coming or already established artists around the world. This work is by Carole Debois from Biarritz, France. They're looking for submissions, so if you're...
DESIGN
War of Monsters
The War Of Monsters is where Koadzn duke it out with 80 illustrators and graphic designers from all over the world in the theme of kaiju (big monster films). Koadzn sets the stage by creating an illustration and then the battle begins. The opponent...
CULTURE
Cai Guo-Qiang: Inopportune
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Commissioned New York based artist Cai Guo-Qiang to create a work expressing his view on the current state of global affairs. The result is Inopportune, a four stage installation, an eerie dream of dazzling...
TRAVEL
Chicago: Universal Experience
Starting Feb. 12, Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art hosts Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye. The four month, building-wide exhibit will showcase large scale installations as well as smaller pieces, like videos and photographs...
TRAVEL
Escape Lab Travel Album
escape route.
DESIGN
John Maeda: Creative Code
John Maeda's newest book will hit the shelves next month. Creative Code is a documentation of his pedagogical experiments at the MIT Media Lab. Maeda's thoughts on the book: My evolved focus is on the global economy, and how creativity might...
TECH
The Hello World Project
The Helloworld Project is a global interactive text installation combining language, landscapes and communication technology to create a visual dialogue. From December 9-12, 2003, people from all over the world will be invited to send in messages...
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