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Edited by Annie Block, Mark McMenamin, and Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 6/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
When companies change logos and dismantle outmoded signs, castoffs are typically consigned to the graphic graveyard. Unless, that is, designer Aleksi Hautamäki gets to them first: He and Finnish retailer Armas Design have launched Character, a company committed to rescuing abandoned letters and granting them second life in the decorative realm. >>More
Talk about good-for-you. Since opening two years ago in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Sweetgreen has been offering customers all-natural salads and frozen yogurts in biodegradable packaging—inside a small space powered by wind. >>More
The Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn, New York, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University are establishing factories to make sustainable bicycles in developing countries, starting with Ghana, Kenya, and Ecuador. >>More
With a current exhibition of American and Canadian landscape painting and photography, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal has taken its love of nature to the next level. Chief curator Hilliard Goldfarb hired Orangetango to print the catalog with vegetable-based ink on Forest Stewardship Council—certified recycled paper and Atelier Big City to reduce the use of toxic adhesives during installation. Visitors take it all in on Molo Design's benches, snaking honeycomb forms containing recycled kraft paper. >>More
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