Articles - March, 2008

Maine Cottage, Local + Quality = Green

Main Cottage

Maine Cottage is a Maine-based furniture company specializing in colorful, fun furniture.  The company, which did not start out as an environment focused company, is actually quite green.  90% of their products are made by artisans in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and North Carolina.  Of course, local production means less travel and fewer harmful emissions.

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Popular Architecture's Mile High Eco Tower [S2]

Popular Architecture Super Tower

This is a concept tower by Popular Architecture envisioned for Tower Hamlets in East London.  The design is a reaction, at least in part, to sprawl issues.  London is expected to need housing for 100,000 new people per year until 2016, and currently, most of housing that’s being built is low-density projects in commuter towns.  Popular Architecture’s Super Tower could house up to about 100,000 people with a seriously low site requirement (considering the number of people within the structure). 

The 1,500 meter tall tower would have about 500 floors.  You’d find floors or sections for needs such as a university, farmer’s market, pubs, a town hall, sky gardens, etc.  Anything and everything would be in the building.  There’s even a fire station on the 419th floor!  Which raises the question: what do you do if there is a fire above or below the 419th floor? 

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PTI: Testing Some Comments Changes

Jgbanner

Been working under the hood again.  Over the weekend, I installed a new comments system by a company called Disqus.  Give it a go with a shout below, you’ll like it.  I decided to give the system a try because it will help increase the communal aspects of Jetson Green. 

  • It’s easy to use and easy to read.
  • Gives readers with more control over their profile. 
  • Readers can create an avatar/profile with a short bio and links to various websites, such as twitter, facebook, delicious, etc.
  • Readers can also vote up and down various comments. 

And some tech blogs such as A VC, Fake Steve, and Loic Le Meur use it.  If you don’t like it, let me know.

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