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Bookyard: Massimo Bartolini's Urban Garden Library

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Outdoor book installation in Belgium offers reading material in open air

If one gauges the success of a public art project by its ability to make people think, then this one from Italian artist Massimo Bartolini is definitely a win. Erected in Ghent, Belgium as part of TRACK art festival, "Bookyard" consists of a a set of twelve green bookcases installed on the grounds of a vineyard, mirroring the grapevine rows. All books are for sale and visitors can bring home a......read more

Recycled Paper Lampshade by Ginkgo Studio

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A different sort of "reading light" $59.00

Ginkgo Studio, the Dutch eco design house known for their DIY green walls, comes through with another winner. Created from the pages of upcycled novels, the Paper Lampshade is a beautiful piece of sustainable design, made specifically for low-heat LED bulbs. When you turn on the light, a pattern of shadows shows through the translucent pages. Turn it off, and an elegant sculpture remains....read more

Edible Schoolyard Planned in Brooklyn

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School adds weeding to reading and writing.

Would our kids forego preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup if they were given the necessary tools to appreciate the alternative? Could they be taught to care about the future of the planet? Judging by chef Alice Waters’ success, the answers are yes and yes. As Founder of Edible Schoolyard, Waters runs the program in Berkeley, California that educates middle school students in an......read more

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