Everything in this London cornershop is made from felt

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 7 August 2014

In a bid to bring her local community together, Lucy Sparrow raised £10,744 (roughly US$18,000) via a Kickstarter campaign to fund the  transformation of a deserted store space located in Bethnal Green of London. What’s extraordinary about it? Everything inside The Cornershop is made out of felt – canned goods, newspapers, toiletries, cigarettes – all 4,000 of them, including a full-size cash register replica!

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The Buzz: beehive-inspired towers in Singapore

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By Inigo del Castillo in Architecture on Friday 22 November 2013

Architect Thomas Heatherwick has come up with a design that will hopefully “pollinate” socialization among teachers and students. Ok, that sounded wrong. Let’s do this again. The new Learning Hub for Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTUC) wants to deviate from the typical classroom design, such as square walls with fluorescent lighting, uninspiring interiors, isolated spaces, etc. They […]

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Ethioskate project builds the first skate park in Ethiopian history

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By Caitlin Sullivan in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 October 2013

In Ethiopia, the Ethioskate project is using skateboarding as a tool for motivating young boys and girls aged six to nineteen in a rough community. The project inspires the local kids to be whatever they dream of becoming, using skateboarding to focus them away from the draw of drugs and crime in Addis Ababa’s Intoto […]

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Community: a redesigned vintage shop

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By Nicklaus Andersen in New Fashion on Saturday 8 December 2012

Many people aren’t aware of the enormous stress our clothing choices place on the Earth: from pesticides and chemical dyes to child labor and landfill space, the true casualties of the fashion industry don’t make it into many magazines. Earth advocacy groups implore us to purchase as many articles as needed to cover the 68 pounds of clothing each American will throw away each year from second-hand sources. No surprise then that visionaries like the folks at Community have found a way to make that hot: redesigned vintage.

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Love, The Bus: crowd sourcing ideas to fund youth projects

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By Alessandra Delmonte in New Trends on Tuesday 7 June 2011

‘What good can we do?’ was the question that started it all. And at 3am on a drifting boat in Boston Harbor, three best friends came up with their answer: Road Trip! Love, The Bus was born, a mission to find and fund the worthiest youth causes of America. But the three know they can’t do it alone, so they’re trying to get as many people involved along the way as possible.

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