Let's say you're an ironworker toiling on a skyscraper. You get 30 minutes for lunch, and if you haven't brown-bagged it you'll spend most of that time going up and down the construction elevator to get to someplace that sells chow.
In recognition of this, the Subway sandwich chain has built a special outpost in a shipping container, which was hoisted onto a platform at the Ground Zero construction site last week. As the under-construction Freedom Tower gets taller and taller, the Subway container will be hoisted higher and higher, keeping the workers in sandwiches for the same price as they'd pay on the street. "What you're going to see is a fully functioning Subway store potentially 105 stories in the sky," said Joe Allegretti, Subway's regional development office manager.
From the Coroflot portfolio of : Nick Ross (Aberdeen/Inverness, United Kingdom)Featured Project : TwisTTell your mom to put the folding chair back in the trunk. This design leaves no reason to compromise your style.
Treepac is a reusable shipping container intended to replace cardboard boxes. Its structure is made entirely of sustainable wood-based polymer cellulose acetate and is used like cardboard packaging but is designed to enable and encourage people and companies to improve their environmental footprint.Why replace cardboard? Design Researcher Dave Siedzik notes:...
The IDEA Award Winners edition:
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Wired gets a hands on look at the $11,000 Clover coffee maker that made headlines earlier this year when Starbucks purchased the company. They plan to have 80 machines in operation by the end of 2008 leaving anyone wanting to get their hands on one to either take a job...