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22 Mar 2010 13:42


Offbeat: He didn’t Lego: Dude builds career in high art, brick by brick

Of all the things you can build an art career out of, Legos seem fairly unlikely. But don’t tell that to Nathan Sawaya, who’s finding success with the blocks. source

22 Sep 2009 11:00


Tech: Thick as a brick: Silicon Valley wants to make construction go green

  • We think it is time for a second industrial revolution. … We and dozens of others are trying to create green alternatives for all the things that happen in the building industry.
  • Foundation Capital partner Paul Holland • Discussing Calstar Products, a company that makes “green,” more environmentally-friendly, bricks. The company uses fly ash – otherwise a troublesome pollutant – to make bricks which use 85% fewer greenhouse gases in their creation. The Brick Industry Association – which actually exists – says that they aren’t really bricks and that fly ash may not last nearly as long as regular bricks. • source