Sep 24th, 2011

a chair made from a pallet by Pierre Vedel
via Design Milk
Sep 18th, 2011


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Sep 14th, 2011
Sep 13th, 2011


I miss China.

I miss the food!

I miss the freedom!

I miss the adventure and excitement!

However, I do not miss the sanitary conditions.

I feel the same way, fellow nomad!

(Source: kwandamnit)

Sep 11th, 2011
"The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference."
— Elie Wiesel (via atomos)

(via danithelise-deactivated20140208)

Sep 9th, 2011

Top Hat for Cats
Sep 9th, 2011
Sep 9th, 2011


Patagonia always had a reputation for making durable, low-impact outdoor apparel, but the California label is taking its sustainable ethos one step further with the launch of Common Threads, an initiative that seeks to help consumers, well, consume less. Together with online-auction website eBay, Patagonia created a virtual swap meet on Wednesday for buying and selling used Patagonia gear—an unexpected retail model that’s a first for a major brand. The underlying message, one that underscore one of eBay’s core commandments, is clear: The greenest product is the one that already exists.

Read the rest on Ecouterre here.

(Spotted on Twitter, via Zeynep Arsel.)

Sep 9th, 2011

In 2008, 796 million adults worldwide (15 years and older) reported not being able to read and write and two-thirds of them (64%) were women (see Table 1). The global adult literacy rate was 83%, with a male literacy rate of 88% and a female literacy rate of 79%. More than half of those unable to read and write – 412 million – lived in Southern Asia. A further 176 million adults were in sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these two regions accounted for three-quarters (74%) of adults unable to read and write worldwide.
Learn more on UNESCO’s Literacy Factsheet.
h/t tumbledbookshelf!
Sep 9th, 2011

Twigs + empty jar + hot glue = lovely nature-inspired vase.
For how-to details (which are pretty straightforward), click here on Parentables.
For other items made from natural materials, see earlier Unconsumption posts here.