Randomly Miscellaneous

Inspiration for new posts has been dwindling lately. Hopefully, the new year will bring a renewed spirit, and the new mayoral staff can continue the momentum for green projects. Here’s some Friday links:

  • A fine article on Goose The Market from an unlikely source. BTW, Sufjan Stevens rocks.
  • A special section on the new Library in the Star. It’s a beautiful facility, and unlike other modernist libraries, it looks functional as well. (That Czech design has to be the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen). My only complaint is that I would like to see more green design elements, because it has to be an energy hog. However, will all of the cost overruns, this may be difficult to justify to the public (never mind that it would end up saving money over time).
  • A Bio-resin manufacturer will start up shop in Seymour. A double score that creates jobs and helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
  • Suburbia is not looking so safe in Charlotte. I expect this trend to continue across the country as more and more cookie-cutter developments sit nearly empty. Hour-long commutes will become less attractive as gas prices rise.

Photo: John Beeler

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