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Amazing index & resource section!!! Beautiful layout. Examines 700 green designs from 30 countries. Dozens of eco-cars. Thousands of thumbnail photographs. One of the best overall green guides for the designer, whether he or she be designing & marketing electric cars, home appliances, clothing or cosmetics. Philippe Starck friendly. Order a copy immediately. Remy C.

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ecoDesign
The Sourcebook
By Alastair Fuad-Luke

6-1/2 x 8-1/4 in; 352 pp; 700 B/W and full-color images throughout
$35.00 Paperback
ISBN 0811835480

publication date: June 28, 2002

Chronicle Books
85 Second Street, Sixth Floor
San Francisco, California 94105

Alas, environmentally friendly design hasnít always meant high style. Confronting that challenge head on, ecoDesign lists well over 500 consumer products for those who seek design thatís not only beautiful and useful, but also has minimal impact on the earth. Some of these pieces-from clothing to kitchenware, electronics, furniture, and much, much more-have already become classics. But this remarkable sourcebook also guides readers to undiscovered gems and handcrafted objects from artisanal studios. Detailed illustrated entries describe the products themselves, while an extensive reference section defines these new and hybrid materials and provides information on manufacturers, design studios, green organizations, and a further reading list. ecoDesign is the total resource guide for a new generation of contemporary design.

Alastair Fuad-Luke is a teacher of green design at Falmouth College of Arts, England,
http://www.falmouth.ac.uk
and is a consultant to numerous international companies on ecological issues.

Everyday Eco-Objects
Speakers: Alastair Fuad-Luke & Andrew Dent, Director of Library and Materials Research, Material Connexion http://www.materialconnexion.com

Everyday objects are taken for granted. They populate our lives, they surround us, they move us from one moment to next. Whether an alarm clock or a bicycle, a showerhead or desklamp, we as consumers are naturally assess what things do (and how well they do it), but seldom question what they are made of and where they come from. New technology and materials are yielding exciting consumer items whose production, use, and disposal conscientiously
minimize impacts to the environment. Innovators from all over the world are developing such products as lawn furniture made from compost (Jurgen Bay of Droog Design), solar-powered lights (Ross Lovegrove), and jeans made of natural cellulose from managed forests (Leviís). Material insight might just change how we make objects part of our everyday lives.

If you would like to learn more about "greener by design" lecture series please email Cathy Lang Ho CHO@earthpledge.org or are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact David Benattar DBenettar@earthpledge.org

earth pledge foundation
122 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016
ph: (212) 725-6611 x 249
fax: (212) 725-6774

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