Albie Puppy Light

September 23, 2009


Albie puppy light is made out of recycled materials and parts. It looks like Pixar’s Angle poise’s dog…

Extract from Architects’ Journal

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A Drop of Water

September 17, 2009


‘A Drop of Water’ is a rain barrel that makes saving water really easy by providing a watering can that is automatically filled when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with our precious tap water, but uses ‘free’ rainwater instead to water the garden.
With the small tap at the bottom of the barrel the watering can can be refilled after using it.
Extract from Bas Van der Veer

Envi

September 15, 2009


Envi is a foresight urban dustbin, promoting composting from biodegradable waste. It makes waste into nutritious compost for the plant which it carries and lives in harmony with. The big part of the produced compost can be separated from Envi for usage in other occasions.

This project uses bio-reactive substances based on photo catalysis to accelerate the degradation process of waste, remove bad smells and polluting gas.

Extract from Behance Network

Cardboard Furniture

July 10, 2009


Cardboard furniture by Henry Pilcher. Very nice. Liked the print at the side especially.

Extract from Henry Pilcher

Home Dome

March 14, 2009


12-year-old Max Wallack created this dome to provide shelter for the homeless and is made from plastic, wire and packing peanuts. This innovation won the Design Squad’s Trash to Treasure contest.

Extract from Wicked Local

Rain Drops

January 24, 2009


The RainDrops system allows people to adapt standard plastic bottles to an existing gutter system to collect rain water. The repurposing of these plastic bottles will also give value to many bottles that are otherwise headed for landfills.

A large benefit to using plastic bottles as a water collection system is that it fits in nicely with the process called SODIS, which uses a combination of the suns UV rays and heat to remove pathogenic microorganisms that cause disease. This process is spreading across many developing countries due to its effectiveness and low cost.

Extract from Yanko Design

MOTO W233 Renew

January 10, 2009


Motorola Renew is the world’s first carbon neutral phone with housing made using plastics from recycled water bottles making the housing 100 percent recyclable.
The Dual-band phone will have a reduced packaging size and in-box materials printed using vegetable-based inks on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
In-box postage-paid recycling envelope helps you return your previous mobile phone for recycling.
Not nice looking but good start on earth saving effort by Motorola.

Extract from CNET Asia