This is a question that has been bothering the Pearts for years. In both the fashion and design worlds, they observed that Asian or African design would pop up as trends—Chinese motifs one year, Kente fabrics the next—but weren’t considered important aesthetic movements in their own right. Byron points out that he’s been to trade shows where there is a section devoted to “ethnic design.” “All of these products from around the world are codified as just a trend,” he says. “Cultural appropriation is real: Companies take these stories, histories, and traditions and package them under their own brand. ” … [Read more...] about These identical twins built a design shop that rejects white supremacy
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Aside from differences between urban and suburban areas, the maps also show which regions produce the most emissions related to other factors. For example, the Midwest, non-coastal East, and most of the South have relatively high emissions from electricity generation. The West and Northwest have relatively low emissions, reflecting more low-carbon energy sources. Overall, energy accounts for 15% to 33% of total household emissions. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
If results from 2016 are a clue—results from delivery apps, that is—tonight will be another big night for restaurants that offer delivery. Postmates reported a 20% jump in food delivery on November 8, 2016, compared to the week prior. MarketWatch reported that DoorDash had a 46% increase in pizza orders and a 79% surge in cupcake orders. Different cities had different favorite orders: While New Yorkers ordered chips and salsa, coconut sticky rice, and Greek salad, Chicagoans opted for crab rangoon and chicken tikka masala. (Election night aside, Time also found that the most bipartisan food was spicy salmon rolls.) … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?
Inevitably, these efforts come with costs that some businesses are loathe to take on. “The one that I’ve heard the most frequently is, ‘We just don’t know enough about the change in the climate, therefore we certainly wouldn’t want to spend money if we don’t have to on these things,'” Gritzo says. But this is outdated thinking, he argues. “We do know most of what we need to know about the big factors that are changing climate risk. It’s flood, rising sea level, increased rainfall rates. It’s increasing wildfire risks because of warming temperatures and extended droughts. We know enough about those trends.” … [Read more...] about Climate change is threatening your company’s building. Insurance won’t be enough to protect it