Factory Food

An infographic on the nations consuming the most toaster pastries, canned tuna and frozen pizza

Which countries munch Doritos over Kale, and which stockpile canned beans over the bulk variety? Good posits the question in this infographic from The New York Times, which compares global eating habits. It comes as no surprise the U.S. is package-happy, from individually wrapped chocolates to styrofoam-ensconced takeout, while Spain and France run a close second. But China is the true winner of the container …

Garbage Pin Project Exhibit

The traveling exhibit, Garbage Pin Project, aims to bring environmental awareness and an artistic aspect to the old adage that one man's trash is another man's treasure. Currently on its Los Angeles stop at Touch, the Garbage Pin Project is one of the biggest group shows that can fit on one wall yet. Filling five tiny plastic bags, 90 international artists display their interpretation of …

Extreme Architecture: Building For Challenging Environments

Tough terrain doesn't make construction easy, but Ruth Slavid's upcoming book "Extreme Architecture: Building For Challenging Environments" proves that it's not only feasible, but the outcome is completely worth the effort. A journey through the elements, the book covers the major environmental factors—hot, cold, high, wet and space—categorized into five chapters and led by a brief summary explaining the difficulties of each climate. The range …