Monday, December 27, 2010
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Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The regulations and tremendous expense of having your own commercial kitchen are an obviously enormous challenge to overcome if you want make money from your passion to cook food for others.
"The kitchen, rare in its approach, solves many problems. It offers cooks space they do not have at home, is fully equipped and complies with the city’s health code."
"The place has also fostered an informal network, where cooks combine purchasing orders for things like butter and olive oil to save money, or rely on one another as taste testers."
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
As a follow up to yesterdays post Who Will Tend My Garden, I ran across some videos related to a new book by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers which captures some of these trends in what they call Collaborative Consumption. airbnb and Getaround, which I've discussed before, are superb examples of this phenomenon of pooling resources from individuals to yield a service that is available on demand for everyone to consume.
While there is much innovation in the reinvention of collaborative consumption business models, it's less clear how urban space will be reinvented to except these new platforms. So much of what makes collaborative infrastructure work is location specificity. How will we reinvent our neighborhoods and public spaces to enable these shared resources and experiences?
Here's more video of Rachel discussing Collaborative Consumption: