Plastiki + Holding Up the Tent

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Plastiki from New Yorker

The Plastiki, a boat made entirely out recyclable plastics, set sail this Saturday from Sausalito Bay, near San Francisco.

  • Miers Van der Rohe’s birthday today. (March 27)
    Visions of space (7 parts)

    Miers Miers Van der Rohe .. this one rocks.

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    Photos taken from my neighborhood

    A tent city economy grows in Haiti

    The tent city, a former nine-hole golf course, is now home to 50,000 people. There is no way to make money except by selling goods or services right here. So a schoolteacher might open a candy stand. A government accountant might sell spices or batteries.

    This is mixed news for Samard. She has more competition for her business, but also more choices as a consumer. Every day, she goes shopping, tent to tent.

    Watch Plastic bag by Ramin Bahrani – a sad story narrated by Werner Herzog.

    Struggling with its immortality, a discarded plastic bag (voiced by Werner Herzog) ventures through the environmentally barren remains of America as it searches for its maker.