Wind-powered Lamp By Demakersvan
July 28, 2009, 11:06 am
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DEMAKERSVAN official website


Sustainable, Hand Made Wooden Radio

via Autonomatic news

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.

Garbage Architecture and Design by Jan Korbes
November 26, 2008, 5:09 am
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Jan Korbes’ creates garbage architecture from discarded materials.

I don’t know what this is, but I like it.

Dining / Work Table

Bed Frame

Recovered Harbour Pole Staircase

Antique Flooring Staircase


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

Sustainable Furniture from Ecosystems: Bamboo!
August 30, 2008, 9:36 am
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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.

Bamboo Hard Drive
August 2, 2008, 3:11 pm
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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.

via Core77