A few thoughts on 48 HR Magazine
Like a lot of folks, I was curious/excited when word of 48 HR Magazine first got out. Now that I have a copy of “Issue Zero” in my hands, though, I’m mostly disappointed. The central appeal of 48 HR is the melding of new and old - using the Web to quickly assemble and distribute an old-fashioned paper magazine. The immediacy of the internet, combined with the great...
'Back to the City'
Today, Harvard Business Review talks about corporate America’s flight from the suburbs, back to cities; the general misery of commuting by car; and the effects of “New Urbanism” on marketing and brand strategy. Worth a read: To put it simply, the suburbs have lost their sheen: Both young workers and retiring Boomers are actively seeking to live in densely packed, mixed-use...
48HR Magazine →
Really interested to see how this turns out. from archi-gram.tumblr.com Heads up… For those interested in contributing to 48HR Magazine the theme for the premiere issue is : HUSTLE What you should know… … Hello from 48 Hour Magazine The theme for our first issue is Hustle. Hustle is where the quick-witted trickster meets the Protestant work…
"a mini (robotic) 7-11 in the middle of every... →
Click that link above to read (and see) a pretty cool idea from transportation designer/thinker Dan Sturges. Dan is probably best known for inventing the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV), a class of small, battery-powered vehicles for use in suburban and campus settings. You’ve likely seen a NEV if you’ve visited a golf course, gated community or college campus in the past few...
Straw Men Redux
Alexandra Lange writes: abitlate: Compare. Nicolai Ouroussoff, May 5, 2010: Change comes slowly, at least psychologically, to Greenwich Village, which, despite the double-decker tourist buses and the crowds (still) lining up for cupcakes in front of the Magnolia Bakery, persists in thinking of itself as a sleepy bohemian enclave. So the design for the New School’s 365,000-square-foot...