Remember how high the initial demand was for hybrid vehicles? Now the growing demand for pure electric vehicles (EVs), is making things even more hectic. It’s a good thing the number of electric car charging stations is rising too.
Nationwide there are currently twice as many charging stations (roughly 4,500) as there are E-85 ethanol stations, with the government finalizing a proposal to expand the number to nearly 14,000 in the near future. (more…)
Designer Aurelie Tu created her company, CraftedSystems, to celebrate modern handcrafted design and manufacturing. Her wool felted home decor items aren’t produced by a few highly skilled artisans, or a soulless automated manufacturing process – she partners with a Portland, Oregon YWCA women’s shelter to manufacture her products.
Tu combines award-winning design, innovative weaving techniques and an enriching collective manufacturing process to create compelling, modern, home decor products. CraftedSystems’ collections include a colorful selection of felt vessels, table pieces, lights, floor and wall systems.
The company’s pieces are uniquely woven from 100% natural wool felt and assembled by hand. The wool raw material creates naturally textured surfaces with varying degrees of dimension and lift. Each piece juxtaposes geometric modern design with a warm, hand-crafted quality.