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Oru Lake Kayak Is the Essence of Origami Design
Oru Lake Kayak Is the Essence of Origami Design
Why do I love this boat? It is so minimalist, made by folding a single sheet of polypropylene, and a great example of "lightweighting"—using as little stuff and energy as possible. It's 18 pounds of nothing. As pilot and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once wrote: "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
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Minimalism May Be Trendy
Minimalism May Be Trendy, But It Certainly Isn’t New
While looking for a quote, I stumbled over Melissa's wonderful collection of quotes on the "less is more" theme.
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Will Lithium Prices Kill Demand for Electric Cars?
Will Lithium Prices Kill Demand for Electric Cars?
A call for lightweighting to use less lithium.
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Conservation Officials to Revert Land Near Stonehenge to Natural State
Conservation Officials to Revert Land Near Stonehenge to Natural State
The 420 acres, acquired by the U.K. National Trust, will be restored as native chalk grassland.
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Is Sugar Vegan?
Is Sugar Vegan? The Vegan’s Guide to Sugar
You don't have to be vegan to be surprised that some sugar is filtered with bone char. Not sweet.
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Nat Geo Photographers Sell Prints for Relief in Ukraine
Nat Geo Photographers Sell Prints for Relief in Ukraine
Well-known photographers are donating the profits from their images to benefit humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Photographer Ami Vitale tells Treehugger: “We want our donation to have the greatest possible impact and thanks to a generous benefactor, all administrative costs for this non profit are covered. This means that 100% of the donations we raise will go to the people who need it most on the ground.”
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