A Cardboard Bicycle That Could Change the World

A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard. Continue Reading →


Scientists say 93% of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef now bleached

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One of Australia’s most noteworthy characteristic marvels and a significant tourism fascination is in grave peril from an Earth-wide temperature boost, specialists say.

As much as 93% of the Incomparable Obstruction Reef has been harmed by coral blanching, Australian researchers uncovered for the current week, in a report taking into account broad ethereal and submerged studies. The report was distributed days after analysts discovered coral fading far south of the Incomparable Obstruction Reef in Sydney Harbor and in front of Earth Day on Friday. Continue Reading →


‘Growing City’ — A Documentary by Nick Sugihara

‘Growing City’ is a Kickstarter project by Nick Sugihara that aims to explore the potential of urban farming to change the way people think about food in Tokyo.

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‘ecochair’ by DesignGroup5

The ‘ecochair’ is very versatile as being able to transform from a bed to a chair to a chaise lounge. With the frame being made of reusable corrugated cardboard and the mattress 100% cotton, This ‘ecochair’ is very Earth friendly.

The framework: The frame is corrugated cardboard which is very strong and flexible. The way the cardboard is folded and glued will make for a long lasting durable framework.

The futon: With both the upholstery and filling of the mattress being 100% cotton, this makes for true green living.

Using the ‘ecochair’: It is great for adjusting from different sitting positions to laying out as a complete bed. Continue Reading →


Underwater Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

Jason deCaires Taylor is an internationally acclaimed eco-sculptor who creates underwater living sculptures, offering viewers mysterious, ephemeral encounters and fleeting glimmers of another world where art develops from the effects of nature on the efforts of man.

His site-specific, permanent installations are designed to act as artificial reefs, attracting corals, increasing marine biomass and aggregating fish species, while crucially diverting tourists away from fragile natural reefs and thus providing space for natural rejuvenation. Subject to the abstract metamorphosis of the underwater environment, his works symbolize a striking symbiosis between man and nature, balancing messages of hope and loss. Continue Reading →


‘Brecce’ Wooden Lamps with Embedded LED Lights

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli has taken objects which have reached the end of their life cycle, such as scrap wood from a sawmill, and given them a second chance, by combining them with cast resin embedded with LEDs. His handsome collection of ‘Brecce’ lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space.

The magic comes with the addition of low-energy LEDs embedded behind a layer of resin.