Adduna’s More Human Approach to Social Media

This social media platform views users as multi-faceted and nuanced individuals, rather than a homogeny

What began as a desire to broaden her media consumption to improve her language fluency, Carol Glenn’s just-launched platform Adduna (funding now on Kickstarter) grew into an app that allows and encourages individuals to “find, share and discuss media by country, culture and identity.” Aggregating podcasts, books, articles and videos from all over the world, Adduna aims to provide users with perspective, Glenn tells us. …

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Shipping container houses, childhood memories as art installations, medicinal psychedelics and more

Pin-Up Houses’ Tiny Cabin from an Upcycled Shipping Container Utilizing an upcycled marine shipping container, international design studio Pin-Up Houses has developed “Gaia,” an off-the-grid housing experiment with its own solar panels and wind turbine. The spruce plywood interior softens the visual design of the tiny cabin, which also includes a convertible sofa-bed, as well as stools and a table. Its outdoor terrace can be …

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Translating whale sounds, embracing the ocean as a garden, and two carbon emission developments this week

Spanish Chef Ángel León Wants Us To View The Sea as a Garden Known in Spain as “el chef del mar” or “the chef of the sea,” Ángel León had encountered the seagrass known as Zostera marina countless times during his life, but in 2017 (the same year he won his third Michelin star at his restaurant, Aponiente), he decided to look at how it …