The increasing popularity of electric cars in sweden led the traffic department of gothenburg to commission local firm Kjellgren Kamisky Architecture to posit a solution for sustainable personal transportation. The result is a solar-powered charging station for electric cars, bikes and scooters that additionally offers weather protection, waiting rooms, a bike repair shop, outdoor gym, cafe and informational kiosks — all Wifi connected. Continue Reading →
An important part of interior design is the lighting. When your interior design has good lighting, it improves the atmosphere of the home. In addition, good lighting allows you to see better to perform your tasks such as reading, writing and cooking. The lighting will promote a feeling of security and well-being each day, and each room’s size will determine which lighting it will need. A quick guide to some lighting choices will help you choose the right lighting for your home. Continue Reading →
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 →
There is no shortage of designers who creatively recycle and repurpose an endless supply of fashion materials that would otherwise be discarded. However, these materials may or may not find new life in the fashion industry.
Glück, Sonne and Hanna are pendants created by British designer Naomi Paul. These handmade designs are constructed utilizing traditional crochet techniques, mercerized cotton yarns and silk sourced from fashion industry surplus. Prior to recycling efforts, pre-consumer yarn waste was discarded. Today, it is used to create stunning lighting solutions. These pendants are available in limited edition color ways that change with the season. Continue Reading →
‘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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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.
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