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Q&A: Michael Braungart

Michael Braungart after meeting with legislators  in Sacramento to discuss green initiatives the state is considering. Eco-effective products and their processes should not only “do no harm,” but actually benefit the environment, people and the economy. That uncompromising design philosophy was outlined by Michael Braungart, the German chemist, and William McDonough, the American architect, in their seminal 2002 book, Cradle…

Q&A: Yves Béhar on DIY Design, Crowdsourcing, and the Future of Craft

Ruediger Otte and Roman Lindebaum’s Greenwich Tea Time table. Image: courtesy the designers The notion of a single designer creating an object that is finished when it rolls off the assembly line is as antiquated as Ford’s Model T. Increasingly, the decision-making power is being put in the hands of consumers, who are being asked to vote for potential product…