Filed under: computer, electronics, environmental / sustainability | Tags: computer, green, sustainability
via Design Milk
Filed under: electronics, environmental / sustainability | Tags: electronics, environmental design, green, product design, radio, sustainable
via Autonomatic news
Filed under: product design | Tags: algae, green, green design, lunchbox, product design
Lunchbox Laboratory is a collaboration between Futurefarmers + the Biological Sciences Team, National Renewable Energy Lab. Currently scientists are using algae to produce hydrogen and have discovered that it is a viable renewable energy form, in that,algae is everywhere and it could also be used to produce biodiesel. One of the main hurdles for the research is to find the most productive strains of algae. Since there are potentially millions of strains, this task is monumental.
Lunchbox Laboratory is a prototype for a potentially distributed research tool that would be sent to schools such that young scientists can do primary screening of a collection of algae strains. This will serve as a preliminary screening such that non productive strains will be ruled out and only productive strains will reach labs. This project enables students to participate in big science as well as network with other students nationwide to compare notes.
Collect algae and look good doing it.
Filed under: environmental / sustainability, product design | Tags: Design, environmental, green, product design, water, water conservation
Filed under: environmental / sustainability, lighting | Tags: environmental, green, lamp, lighting, pulp
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the packaging is the lamp, leaving zero waste.
Filed under: bicycle, environmental / sustainability | Tags: bicycle, environmental, green, schwinn, sustainable
The Schwinn Earth is a frame made from 90% flax fibre, harvested from Northern France and 10% glass fibre. I really love the concept, but I have a problem with mixing in composites in sustainable design. I know the 10% glass fibre is neccessary for strength, rigidity and waterproofing, but adding that 10% glass results in the frame becoming harder to biodegrade, which is exactly opposite of what the bike is trying to achieve.
via Bike Hugger
related: Bamboo Bicycle from Calfee
Filed under: environmental / sustainability, furniture | Tags: bamboo, furniture, green, sustainable
EcoSystems creates sustainable furniture using recycleable materials: Bamboo plywood, 100% aluminum hardware and fasteners, talalay latex, and Designtex biodegradable fabric. Also, it gets bonus points for snapping together without tools, and ships in flat in one solid piece of plywood.
Filed under: product design | Tags: green, product design, trash, trashcan
Swedish designer Jantze Brogård Asshoff (also behind the new Ikea chintz) has dreamt up Greenhouse,
a trash bin the shape of a house crafted as an attractive solution to
storing household waste. With the porch functioning as the pedal
opening the roof lid, it’s a clever marriage of forms that lends a
touch of unfussy whimsy to the kitchen.
via Cool Hunting
Filed under: environmental / sustainability, recycle / reuse | Tags: fire starting, green, newspaper, recycle, reuse
This ol contraption will turn old newspapers into bricks for firestarting. I would use it to make a mass of floating bricks and set them loose in a pond. If anyone has any experience with this thing, send me an email and let me know if the bricks it creates is hollow or solid.
Filed under: environmental / sustainability, product design | Tags: bamboo, green, hard drive, sustainable
Fabrik’s SimpleTech Turbo
is designed with rippled sides to dissipate heat, negating the need for
a fan, and it’s made from recycled aluminum and, of course, bamboo.
Bamboo and aluminum, good combination.