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London to deploy bomb-proof garbage bins

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2008

London to deploy bomb-proof garbage binsAccording to the TimesOnline the lack of High-tech garbage cans in UK cities have pedestrians complianing. But not for long. Next year hundreds of bomb-resistant bins with “blast intelligent technology” and LCD screens displaying the news will be placed throughout London’s financial district.

Many bins had to be removed during the 1980s at the height of the IRA bombings as bombs were regularly left in them. So, London has been without places to put their garbage for nearly 30 years? I thought that’s what the BBC was for? I kid. I kid. Though putting the news on garbage bins has a certain irony to it.

Give the homeless a cart & let them sleep in it

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2008

Give the homeless a cart & let them sleep in it
You know the old saying, If you can’t beat ‘em join ‘em? Apparently this Shelter Cart concept by Gregor Timlin is a lot like that, If you can’t solve the problem at least give them a cart to collect recyclable cans and sleep in. The problem being homelessness. The goal of the project was to design a tool for those homeless people who collect cans and bottles and make money by taking them to the recycling plant.

The idea was that it would raise awareness regarding the homeless issue. And it’s a brilliant design too, allowing them to collect by day and sleep at night. Though it does seem counterproductive to focus on something like this while the main problem of homelessness remains.