The Weekend Nibbler


As we find ourselves at the end of another week, we’d like to share a few things to nibble on while you are weekending. Whether you’re out and about or relaxing at home, make it count! Like our articles this week? Share the Nibbler with your colleagues, friends, and family. Or post a comment or send us a tweet, we’d love to hear from you. Happy Reading!

In Architecture…


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Picking-up where we left off on Contain Yourself Part 1, that focused on some of our favorite restaurants made from shipping containers, now we will explore some of our favorite retail stores that have made a new home inside shipping containers. More often than compared to the restaurants, these retail stores are temporary popup stores that travel from city to city. Take a look at these unique spaces and how creatively they’ve been…

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The last day Amy West and Lila Tocci were in Nicaragua they traveled with BWAB staff and dental volunteers to the island of Ometepe where Erlin, one of the local Directors of BWAB Nicaragua, lives with his wife and son. Last December to honor several industry partners Tocci donated scholarships to several students on the island.

In a two and half hour ride to the Ometepe ferry we left the urban for the rural and…

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The Weekend Nibbler


As we find ourselves at the end of another week, we’d like to share a few things to nibble on while you are weekending. Whether you’re out and about or relaxing at home, make it count! Like our articles this week? Share the Nibbler with your colleagues, friends, and family. Or post a comment or send us a tweet, we’d love to hear from you. Happy Reading!

In Fuel + Architecture…

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Boy With A Ball is a nonprofit working to improve communities by developing young leaders. The organization invited Amy Thompson West and me, Lila Tocci, to observe and assist with the free dental clinic they were sponsoring in Managua, Nicaragua. Space there is not wasted. The roads are lined with makeshift stands selling beverages, fruits, and snacks and are shared with pedestrians, motorcycles, trucks and three-wheelers. As we approached the neighborhood hosting the clinic, the…

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