Santa Kupča, a Latvian designer who recently graduated from the Design Academy of Eindhoven, has taken this idea to the next level. She created a collection of three garments called the Stuck-At-Home Masquerade. They’re each made from a material that looks like a duvet, so you don’t even need to find a blanket when you take your midday pandemic nap. For now, these are just conceptual, but if she decides to manufacture them, I will be the first to sign up for the waiting list. … [Read more...] about The ultimate fashion statement of 2020? A dress that doubles as a comforter
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The researchers hope the maps will help cities create climate action plans by understanding what drives emissions in different places. The most important factors, they find, are household income, vehicle ownership and home size–all which are greater in suburbs. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.
There will still be ups and downs, of course. Yet it is indisputable that the hydrocarbon business has entered a period of decline. Despite all the maneuvering for continued subsidies by the coal and shale fracking industries, there is no escaping the red ink as major oil companies pull back from new investments and controversial coal projects are mothballed. Cleaner energy is becoming cheaper all the time, and it has become fashionable for major corporations to assert their environmental bona fides, at least on paper. Exxon’s share price over the past six months is just one indication of this new world order. … [Read more...] about The hard truth about climate change: The devil’s in the details
It’s a heartbreaking look at what it took to combat COVID-19 in the confusion of its onset, made more of a gut punch by how little Americans have done to protect ourselves in the ensuing months, as so much more information about the disease has become available. As China has gotten the virus under control, Americans are preparing for the worst winter of their lives and things are looking downright dystopian. … [Read more...] about As pandemic winter approaches, the COVID-19 doc ’76 Days’ is a wake-up call
Most of us have been cooking at home a whole lot more during the pandemic—so chances are there’s someone on your list who would enjoy a food-related gift. To drum up some inspired ideas, we turned to the foodies at Chobani (the beloved Greek yogurt company that has expanded into oat milk, coffee creamers, and even cafes) for some curated suggestions. These are the best food gifts they’ve given, received, or put on their wishlists. Bon appétit! … [Read more...] about Gift guide: The best gifts for home cooks, according to Chobani employees