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SHFT Sampler 12-10-10

  • Posted by Neil Simonton on December 8, 2010 in All
  • James Bowthorpe is bad ass. Last year, in a bid to raise awareness for Parkinson's, he rode his bike around the world in 174 days, setting a new world record. Earlier this fall, he built a boat from construction waste and rowed it down the Thames. Now he's doing the same thing on the Hudson River. Feel lazy now? Same. Read an interview with the man at Nowness.

    Everyone is going off about the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, but no one's talking about Ford's all-electric transport van. The Ford Transit Connect Electric started shipping earlier this month. Buyers include AT&T, the Canada Post, the New York Power Authority and Southern California Edison.

    Nerd alert! Italian artist Franco Recchia builds models of city skylines from old computer innards. Who doesn't love a good scale model? Seriously, we want to meet them and find out what's wrong.

    Speaking of cityscapes, check out this Flickr set featuring photos of Barcelona from the air. Talk about orderly and organic urban planning. Beauty photos too.

    Treehugger points us at a nice example of packaging reuse. As you might be able to infer from the brand name, New Soap, Old Bottle sells new liquid soap packaged in old plastic soda bottles.


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