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We’ve made loans to about a dozen microbrewers and provided coaching to another 30. They are a lot of fun. For me personally, and for us as a company, it connects us with our small-business roots. And if one of these companies is successful enough that they take some market share from us, well, more power to them. I don’t worry about that. I worry about how we create a beer culture that respects the art of brewing and wants beer with flavor, taste, and authenticity. If we can create that environment, there will be plenty of business for all of us.
Samuel Adams founder and chairman Ed Koch (via ericmortensen)

Yes yes yes yes yes.

unconsumption:


Can garbage be used as an eco-material to construct a house?
That’s the intriguing premise behind the recently-completed Waste House project, which is believed by those involved to be the first permanent British building built almost solely from waste and recycled materials.
Constructed at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, the Waste House is an ongoing experiment which aims to prove, in the organizer’s own words, that “there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place.”

(via One man’s garbage is another man’s … house?)

unconsumption:

Can garbage be used as an eco-material to construct a house?

That’s the intriguing premise behind the recently-completed Waste House project, which is believed by those involved to be the first permanent British building built almost solely from waste and recycled materials.

Constructed at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, the Waste House is an ongoing experiment which aims to prove, in the organizer’s own words, that “there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place.”

(via One man’s garbage is another man’s … house?)

Did anyone have this when they were a kid? How is it this is the first time I’ve seen this. “Featuring a 4-Sound electronic console.” 

Did anyone have this when they were a kid? How is it this is the first time I’ve seen this. “Featuring a 4-Sound electronic console.” 

evangotlib:

It gives me great pleasure to announce my new company! My cofounders and I have yet to agree on a name but our service is like Uber for cloud-based, real-life personal interactions.

For a small monthly fee (TBD) our service will dispatch one of our Emotion Liaisons to anyone on your contact list…

pr1nceshawn:

AT-AT made out of reclaimed skateboards by Derek Keenan

unconsumption:

theonion:

Child Entertained For 5 Minutes By Plastic Toy That Will Take 1,000 Years To Biodegrade

Yep.
So someone said to me that you can never meet a good person off the Internet. I want to prove them wrong. Reblog if you’ve met someone from the Internet and they’ve turned out to be one of the best people to ever exist.

betheboy:

75% of the good people I know started out as people I knew online. 

upnorthtrips:

A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & Souls of Mischief @Palladium - New Year’s Eve 1993 

upnorthtrips:

A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & Souls of Mischief @Palladium - New Year’s Eve 1993 

thisbigcity:

atlurbanist:

I’ll take this a step further and say that if you have a significant number of these unsafe streets, you designed the entirety of your urban place wrong. How did we end up with so many of these strange, car-dependent things called “arterial roads” adjacent to homes and businesses? That’s a 20th-century placemaking fail of epic proportions.
Fred Kent, founder of Project for Public Spaces, has a great quote:

“If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you get people and places.”

If you’re interested in hearing from a guy who knows a lot about the origin of sprawling, car-centric places, I recommend heading to Atlanta’s Manuel’s Tavern this Thursday night where author Ben Ross will be speaking.
Above graphic from Strong Towns

Truth.

thisbigcity:

atlurbanist:

I’ll take this a step further and say that if you have a significant number of these unsafe streets, you designed the entirety of your urban place wrong. How did we end up with so many of these strange, car-dependent things called “arterial roads” adjacent to homes and businesses? That’s a 20th-century placemaking fail of epic proportions.

Fred Kent, founder of Project for Public Spaces, has a great quote:

“If you plan cities for cars and traffic, you get cars and traffic. If you plan for people and places, you get people and places.”

If you’re interested in hearing from a guy who knows a lot about the origin of sprawling, car-centric places, I recommend heading to Atlanta’s Manuel’s Tavern this Thursday night where author Ben Ross will be speaking.

Above graphic from Strong Towns

Truth.

nydailynews:

America in denial