The Future Of Paper
But paper consumption is not even near the top of our list of eco-threats. A sheet of paper can be recycled five times before the fibers grow too short. And while paper consumption doubled between 1980 and 2000, it's been on a slow decline since then.
No, I'm not anti-paper. I just thought it was kind of boring. I took it for granted. (I hadn't set foot in a Kate's Paperie in years.) When you watch this piece, hopefully you'll come to appreciate and care for paper in the same way I have.
What you won't see in the piece:
Jim Juczak, the guy who lives in a house made of paper, was really generous and gave us lots of snacks, including homemade jerky.
A few weeks back Roy Blount, Jr. fell in a creek with his iPod and only barely kept it from going underwater. This kind of danger is one of the reasons he's not really comfortable with a Kindle. (Yes, he understands that you can't be electrocuted by holding a wet Kindle.)
Origamist Sok Song's portfolio is mesmerizing. You can also download easy-to-follow sheets to make your own paper space shuttle and fortune teller.
Wiggle chairs by Frank Gehry available at: www.Vitra.com
Paper table available at: Waybasics.com
Special thanks to:
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- Up next, recap and links
- Houses that are for the birds