2 Jun 2009

“Upcycling” Your Cashmere Sweaters

Josh Spear: Atlanta-based designer Brooke Serson Cernonok has come up with a creative way to “upcycle” your old cashmere sweaters: she turns them into one-of-a-kind plush bears, bunnies and elephants. You can donate your sweaters to Teddylux
1 Jun 2009

New Meat, New Business

Iconoculture: Consumers will soon be seeing some new names in the butcher case. The beef industry spent five years and $1.5 million studying the chuck roll, the area under the shoulder blade that’s normally turned into moderately
31 May 2009

Curbside Pickup

Trendwatching.com: Enabling customers of participating retailers to receive their packages wherever it’s convenient, PickupZone is a network of neighborhood pickup points, from convenience stores to dry cleaners. The company is currently active throughout the Boston area, but
30 May 2009

Glowing Sofa

Inhabitat: Via Lattea is a striking change from traditional padded furniture and also a significant upgrade from your college room blow-up chair. Low wattage lights are placed inside the pieces to emit a glowing light. While they

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29 May 2009

Urban Transporters

The Cool Hunter: Whether your cargo is kids, laundry, groceries or beach gear, the coolest way to haul it is the Madsen Cargo bike. These handy urban transporters from Salt Lake City, Utah, can carry 271 kg
27 May 2009

Online Car Racers Compete with Live Professionals

Fiat Punto created a virtual online racing game in which the online player competes against a real racing driver on an actual circuit. Using GPS tracking, on-board cameras and CGI modelling Fiat has managed to integrate the
26 May 2009

DIY Culture

FT.com: There is a new movement afoot. Just as the self-build trend is gathering pace, so too is a new wave in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects for the home – embracing everything from plumbing, woodcarving and pottery to
25 May 2009

Ynot Plast – Plasters for Melanin-Rich Skins

BMH UK: There are few if any black or Asian people who have not at some point been forced to use plasters and bandages that contrast conspicuously with their natural brown skin tones. The site of a
24 May 2009

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Got a product from a small company you really love? Think this product is so great, it’s going to be a big success? Tell your friends about it via Hollrr. Hollrr allows you to root for products
24 May 2009

BIZNESS! Newsletter Issue 85

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