Buy Seedbombs in Bubble Gum Machines
Created 9/18/2010 10:58:17 AM 
 A dilemma recently faced Daniel Phillips and Kim Karlsrud of Los Angeles’s Commonstudio design firm. “A family member had a vending machine hobby for years, and we we're lucky enough to inherit a handful of them,” Phillips says. “[But] it didn’t feel right to just fill them up with candy.” Then they lit upon a new version of an old idea: seedbombs.
IKEA Recycles Their Own Furniture
Created 9/14/2010 8:47:35 AM 
If you’re on a budget but still love the look of modern design, IKEA is a popular place to find that affordable furniture fix. But could you imagine yourself going “vintage modern” by purchasing second-hand IKEA products? Just a few days ago IKEA launched a new program in Sweden that offers used IKEA pieces online, and they intend to extend this idea to other foreign outlets.
Recycle your Old Railroad into a Park
Created 7/22/2010 9:57:22 AM 
New York The High Line was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public-private infrastructure project called the West Side Improvement. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. No trains have run on the High Line since 1980.
Industrial Wastes High Fashion with Charitable Goals
Created 5/7/2010 8:42:11 AM 
An innovative company is giving functional materials such as used fire hoses and decommissioned British Army parachute silk a fashion makeover. They transform the hoses into handbags and the silk into linings that bear the artists' illustrations and prints.
Staple-Free Eco Stapler
Created 3/26/2010 7:40:20 AM 
You know this gadget, ever present in every office. A stapler is a mechanical device that joins sheets of paper or similar material by driving a thin metal staple through the sheets and folding the ends. If each one of the UK's ten million office workers used one less staple every day, 120 tons of steel would be saved each year. For comparison, the construction of the Staples Center in downtown LA used 2,500 tons.
Red Lobster Going Green
Created 3/10/2010 8:11:09 AM 
Darden Restaurants, which owns the Red Lobster seafood chain as well as Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, is launching a new sustainable restaurant design initiative. The initiative will require that all new restaurants be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards. Additionally, restaurant remodels will need to be built following the LEED Rating Systems code when feasible.
Container City in Mexico: Grand Scale Recycling
Created 2/19/2010 8:11:53 AM 
Containers are an extremely flexible method of construction, being both modular in shape, extremely strong structurally and readily available. Container Cities offer an alternative solution to traditional space provision. They are ideal for office and workspace, live-work and key-worker housing.
House in a Can
Created 12/7/2009 8:49:12 AM 
Abandoned buildings, ships, railroads, theme parks and other facilities may no longer be inhabited, but they all possess great potential. Successful reuse of an abandoned property requires placing it in the hands of someone willing and able to put it back into productive use.
Haute Couture for Rent
Created 11/20/2009 10:15:12 AM 
Haute Couture is a French phrase for high fashion. Couture means dressmaking, sewing, or needlework and haute means elegant or high, so the two combined imply excellent artistry with the fashioning of garments. Dependant on the design house and the garment, the cost of an item can runs from about USD10,000 for a simple blouse to more than USD40,000 and often beyond that figure making it an impossible proposition for most fashion aware people.
Pavegen: Steps Into Energy
Created 11/13/2009 7:52:50 AM 
Paving stones which generate electricity simply by being stepped on could soon be powering their way on the the high street. The green slabs, which contain a light that gets brighter according to how much energy is stored, are designed to ‘flex’ less that 5mm when walked over. Although this movement cannot be detected by pedestrians, it is enough to generate electricity.


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