Maxwell Ryan
Oct 17, 2005

  • Black+Blum's Loo Read toilet paper holder and magazine rack: An extra roll and a mag? Clearly this was designed by a man.

  • In New Orleans, the Trashman Will Have to Move Mountains: According to this article in the NYTimes, New Orleans has 22 million tons of waste needing to be disposed of RIGHT NOW. This is "more trash than any American city produces in a year." And guess what? It's largely toxic, which brings us to the central problem of our time - how to continue to live, work and create and not pollute the earth. See next link for the answer.

  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things We never complain of a cherry tree that it makes too much waste. Why? Because every petal the cherry tree drops on the ground isn't considered waste; it's food. This book is not only a good read, it's THE BOOK that explains how we can do the same thing (and some already are).

  • New tall bed by Andreas at Mobile Metallico: It could solve ALL your storage problems, but wouldn't look half as good.

  • Pepper-mint's magnetic wallpaper (magscapes): More options for getting into the wallpaper craze and the magnet craze at the same time.

  • Elkay 360-degree Island Sink - great entertainment sink: For the guy or girl who has everything, a sink that goes both ways...

  • One Building as Microcosm of Life on a Silver Platter: "740 Park: The Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building," Micheal Gross'es new book, is given a tepid review by Janet Maslin.

  • The Oops Chair by Jake Cress: It does actually stand up.

    Writer's Almanac:

  • It's the birthday of Arthur Miller, born in New York City (1915).
  • POEM: "To a Skylark" by Kate Barnes

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