After reading Spacing Toronto’s Friday’s Infrastructure Mystery and having been learning through forms of ninja arithmetic I was instantly inspired to spawn a completely new and terrorist-like, interior-design juxtapost. We can call this choose your own adventure for furniture #3. If that piece of furniture looks comfy to sit in than your job is done, if you’re not feeling it click on that couch….
In the absence of wanting to really know anything more about shipping containers (wholly god of design copyright, parts 5-13 are still in the works), research has swayed towards more concrete design issues like T-mobile trademarking the color magenta. I mean how could they be so flagrant and not copyright the remaining magentaized tones and hues? Is it possible that T-mobile is getting into the color providing business?
Hahaaha…..anyway, We (MNP) have completely disregarded nichepreneur’s guidelines and really gotten pretty ninja/ninja crazy with all of our diabolical phraseage. and just to show how ridiculous the internet is and what we are competing with, today’s writers now use google ad click-through rates to collectivize a proper book title. my ninja please! I believe that there are two rounds of shared opinion and the only one that really matters is the second round, so i’m not saying that his new title is fraudulent cause hes probably going to make a lot of dough but whatever happened to asking your peeps if they liked that shit and then working on it from there?
(btw the title of the book is 4 Hour Work Week and the suspended, non-googleized title is Dealing Drugs for Fun and Profit)
Remember what we said about finding the tasteful stuff among the endless supply of aftermarket glitz here at SEMA? We lied. The above video clip indicates what can happen when technology meets the world of dumbass automotive accouterments. The idea is to use these TV rims as a new mode of over-the-road product messaging, though we’d imagine all sorts of uses, like displaying other cars’ rims, Japanese tentacle-rape porn or random shots of vegetables. The possibilities are endless.
3 steps towards office politrickinaiosoligical freedom…
Is it worth it? Of course.
Bills, taxes, insurance and working with integrity-freelancing can be tough, but the individuals mentioned above, and millions more, wouldn’t have it any other way.
"You have to pay to run your own business," said Darrah. "It’s a huge responsibility; sometimes it’s a nightmare. But you’re not just getting a paycheck and going home at the end of the day. When you land a new contact, meet some new clients, collect on those checks-it’s a lot more rewarding than that. It has the feeling of potential and growth, wherever you want to take it. That’s the driving force behind freelancing."
there is cradle to death design and there is also cradle to cradle design; here are some counterpoints to the linear life design cycle pallet:
- Ask more "why" questions. "Why is this project necessary?"," Why are we doing it this way?" etc.
- Ask more "what if" questions." What if we did this?"," What if we minimized effort here and exerted more here?" etc.
- Ask more "how" questions. "How is this piece going to impact the world while in production and after? ","How can I minimize these impacts?" etc.
- Minimize and simplify your design
- Design for cycles (reuse, remanufacture)
- Design for durability not obsolescence
- Choose vendors that use renewable energy
- Optimize your process, reduce your print waste, make sure its non-toxic
- Support sustainable forestry, choose post-consumer waste (PCW) paper, FSC certified vendors
- Rely on other designers, and vendors as a community of support
- Communicate openly to your client about any concerns and help educate each other on the impacts of the project
If you like this post, then you will like our blog green.mnp. Check it out, because that’s where it’s from.
Maybe it’s the recent death of my (13 year-old) cat Wolf, or the impending death of my (17 year-old) dog Puffin, or maybe it’s my obsession with and Saturday-marathon-watching of the HBO series Six Feet Under, or maybe even it’s the recent passing of the season of the dead, but this article on natural human burial gounds, or eco-cemetaries, has been on my mind since a fellow ninja passed along a link to ecospace.cc the other day:
Every year the funeral industry buries tons of hazardous and nonbiodegradable materials throughout their cemeteries. This includes 90,000 tons of steel caskets, almost 17,000 tons of steel and copper vaults, and 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete. They also bury over 800,000 gallons of Formaldehyde, the toxic chemical used for embalming to temporarily delay the perfectly natural process of decomposition. All of this material is seriously not necessary to lay our loved ones in peace.
Natural cemeteries are resisting these modern trends by bringing back simpler and traditional a€dust to dusta€™ burials. These sites do not permit embalming, or caskets made of steel or precious hardwoods like rainforest woods. Instead people are buried closer to the earth, inside shrouds, cardboard or pine coffins. The bodya€™s decomposition can therefore nourish the earth, creating nutrient-rich soil for trees, wildflowers, and native vegetation. Instead of large headstones, the graves are marked with small fieldstones or with native trees or bushes. Grave sights are plotted with GPS to make sure loved ones can always find the proper sight if the natural landscape eventually grows to look entirely different.]
When I was a kid we always buried our animals in our sunken garden, where flowers and shrubs grew abundantly. It was a beautiful way to remember them, and seemed much more personal than leaving a bouquet of wilting flowers on a gravestone. No doubt, there is a rich history and tradition associated with our modern burial rituals, but these needn’t be abandoned in order to make the natural cycle of life a little more…well, natural.