Furniture by Adam Rowe
January 19, 2009, 2:13 am
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Just from the few items Adam has presented at his website, it’s easy to see that he’s got many attributes of a great designer; Eco-conscious —utilizing sustainable forested woods, ingenuity—applying CNC techniques of his own design and style—that speaks for itself. 

Victorian Grandfather Chair. My favorite!

57ft Cofee Table / Bench. Not my top pick by looks, but it is certainly the most impressive by design. Regarding the “custom CNC techniques” above, this is CNC cut via complex 3D curves from one continuous length of plywood 57ft long. 

Wall +.

Chippendale Writing Desk.


Removable Kitchen Sink by Hughie

via likecool
via Trendir

Pandabox by Swigg
November 10, 2008, 1:13 am
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I just like the way this looks. Sustainable as well — utilizing bamboo plywood, paper-based fiber composite board, and post-industrial recycled denim fill. Available at Supermarket

Paper Pulp Lamp by David Gardener
September 26, 2008, 5:16 pm
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If you haven’t figured it out yet, the packaging is the lamp, leaving zero waste.

via TreeHugger

Schwinn Debuts Bike Made From Flax
September 17, 2008, 11:14 am
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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