I imagine many of you may have seen this already on metafilter, but this has inspired such hope in me. For so much of the world's problems, more western-style technology seems to bring almost as much trouble as it helps, at the cost of local independence and sustainability. But these pots [FLASH], for which he has received a Rolex Award, are so simple they are quite beautiful.
True inventiveness. The non-electrical refridgerator. Mohammed Bah Abba has used imagination rather than technology to create something to improve local lives.