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The Art of Urban Renewal

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Detroit duo Design 99 takes steps to transform a city in decline.

In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, "Consumed" columnist Rob Walker (author of the excellent Buying In: A Secret Dialogue between What We Buy and Who We Are) looks at the work of Design 99, a Detroit-based creative duo using art to transform space in the troubled city. Two years ago, the husband-and-wife team purchased a house in East Detroit (for $1,900!), which they equipped......read more

The Bright IDEA

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GM-financed auto start-up aims to engineer a hybrid electric cargo van.

Over at NG Daily News, we learned about Indiana start-up company Bright Automotive and its plug-in hybrid cargo van, the IDEA, which goes 38 miles in pure electric mode before switching to hybrid mode with an impressive fuel economy of 36-38 mpg. Designed for the American market, the IDEA is large in size but more efficient than typical trucks and cargo vehicles in this country. Using......read more

Collapsible Shipping Containers

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Cargoshell aims to revolutionize global shipping.

Aside from the Internet, no single invention might be as important to globalization as the shipping container. No joke. Before that advent of standardized containers in the 1950's, trans-oceanic shipping was hugely labor intensive and slow, because every ship and air shipment presented a brand new challenge. By contrast, standard shipping containers they allow cargo to be moved in massive......read more

SHFT Teams Up With Ford for Web Series

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Adrian and Peter forge partnership with Detroit automaker

We have ourselves a new partner! Earlier this week, SHFT co-founders Adrian and Peter inked a deal with Ford, the venerated carmaker which is helping lead the revolution toward automotive sustainability. As part of the collaboration, Ford will sponsor a new SHFT web series that will profile innovators and game-changers in the green movement.  It's a perfect fit for SHFT, as Peter......read more

Cargo Container Housing Trend Heats Up

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Recycled shipping containers fulfill their architectural promise.

The steel shipping container, invented half a century ago, is the linchpin of global trade, used to transport everything from electronics to cars to wheat.  Designers and architects recognized the conversion potential of cargo containers early on, but only now are the steel structures beginning to fulfill their promise as building blocks. The "cargotecture" trend is hot, hot, hot. In......read more

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