The top ten posts of the week, from duct tape to booze cans
It was a week of special events and coverage, with design shows in London and New York.
10. IKEA now offers electric bike (in select locations)© IKEA
If you can pronounce FOLKVÄNLIG and live in Austria, you can buy it.
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9. Shipping containers make a wonderful booze can in Austin© Container Bar Or should they be called sipping containers?
8. The hot poop on alternative toilets, Tiny house edition© Tiny Tack Toilet/ Chris Tack/ click here for more bathroom photos
I was surprised to see how many tiny house types use a bucket and sawdust for their toilet, but in fact it works rather well. It's called the Humanure system.
7. Berlin supermarket would have zero packaging© Nau Berlin
In North America, supermarkets have become giant warehouses with row upon row of gleaming aisles, an ever-larger percentage of which are filled with frozen foods vacuum-sealed in plastic and then covered in big, bright cardboard boxes. In Berlin, they are trying something different.
6. Why cyclists roll through stop signs: It's really bad designLloyd Alter/ Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, with stop signs every 266 feet to slow down cars/CC BY 2.0
If a city is going to put a stop sign every 266 feet to slow down cars, then the cyclists are going to go right through them. That's the way it works.
5. In which U.S. states can Tesla sell its electric cars?© mojomotors
Interesting how so many states that have governments that purport to be open and free market fight to keep out Tesla and protect their car dealers.
4. Best of sustainable design at Wanted Design 2014© Studio Avni
A slideshow tour of the always wonderful Wanted Design show in New York CIty
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3. Best of green design at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair© Margaret Badore. Table and vases by Bien Hecho at the IFCC.
A slideshow of the greenest stuff in the big New York design show.
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2. Here's how to make an intersection safer with a roll of duct tape (video)© Clarence Eckerson Jr.
You rally can use duct tape for anything, including urban design.
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1. How tiny can a tiny house go?© Shelterwise
Actually, we have shown a few designs that are this small, but not so many that are so well designed and built.
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