Donna Ruff Transforms The New York Times into Pieces of Sacred Text

October 31, 2012 by  
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Who says that the newspaper business is a dying art? Not Donna Ruff , who uses discarded pages of The New York Times for her ornately pierced pieces. The artist, who we have previously featured for her work with fire and paper , continues to explore the use of negative space with her geometric cut-outs. Delicate and lacy, the patterns are reminiscent of Arabic embellishments and calligraphy. Read the rest of Donna Ruff Transforms The New York Times into Pieces of Sacred Text Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arabic , DOnna Ruff , newspaper , qur’an , The New York Times , torah

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MiiR Bottles Helps To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those in Need

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Clean water is a humanitarian issue that doesn’t just require design in the form of wells and water systems – but design thinking. The 1 billion people who don’t have access to safe water need the kind of problem-solving that underlies human-centered design – ideas that create sustainable solutions and don’t, for example, just build wells without training people how to fix them if they break.  MiiR is a company that embodies this vision, by designing water bottles that not only give purchasers BPA-free , anti-bacterial bottles to drink water from, but the company also gives $1 to give one person safe water for one year by funding water projects. Read the rest of MiiR Bottles Helps To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Those in Need Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bpa-free water bottles , Charity Water , clean water , drinking water , green water bottles , MiiR , One Day’s Wages , reusable water bottles , water bottles

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AIA Portland Center for Architecture is a Former Carriage House Transformed into a LEED-Platinum Office Space

October 31, 2012 by  
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