This week’s top recommendation
Sustainable lifestyle needn’t come at a cost, but is rather a design challenge. This is the core of Bjarke Ingels concept of hedonistic sustainability. In a captivating talk at TEDxEast, the Danish architect showcases how he translates his idea to fascinating buildings. My favourite: The city hall in Tallinn with a built-in “democratic periscope” in order to visualise a form of radical political transparency.
- The 2012 Money Race: Compare the Candidates (New York Times)
- Alain de Botton reveals plans for ‘temple to atheism’ (The Guardian)
- Let the Robot Drive (Wired)
- MARC coffee table by Gauzak (Quattria)
As the USA are getting ready for yet another money-splashing election, the NY Times lets you compare the funds each candidate is raising in a great interactive visualisation.
I like this idea: Swiss philosopher and writer Alain de Botton wants to build a temple to atheism at the heart of London.
The car of the future does not fly, but drive itself. Wired has a great roundup of the current state of science not much longer fiction.
I want this coffee table. Now.