Sustainable LEGO Blocks from Plant-Based Plastic

New LEGO blocks made from polyethylene (which is based on and sourced from sugarcane) are to be released this year, beginning a new sustainable direction for the iconic company. While the material is flexible and soft, the new blocks will be identical to those made with conventional plastic, meaning LEGO can continue to keep their promise that any of their blocks made over the past …

Cool Hunting Video: Sri Threads

A hidden collection of rare and beautiful Japanese textiles in Brooklyn, NY

NYC’s five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads, a boutique collection of rare Japanese textiles hidden inside an apartment building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Szczepanek has been collecting these …

Boeing Offers Used Parts

Boeing’s latest program is hoping to find new homes for decommissioned airplane parts. In a move to encourage reuse and recycling, the aerospace corporation is currently offering used airplane windows, cockpit panels and even jet-fighter gun sights in its “Custom Hangar” web shop. So far the program has been extremely successful, making it difficult for Boeing to keep parts in stock as artists, interior designers …