Green Penthouse Project Transforms Unused Roofs to Comfortable Living Space

Green Penthouse project has been designed as part of New Vision of the Loft design competition, organized by Fakro in cooperation with the international magazine for architects A10. This green project provides a new solution for a limited living space, especially in the middle of urban environment. It takes advantage of forgotten roofs which can be re-adapted to create a comfortable living space. This design proposal uses tilted windows to form a perfect circle, providing a 360-degree view upon the city. These windows are connected by a gently curved green roof. This roof is not just function as protection, it also absorbs rainwater, giving insulation for the apartment as well as reducing overall urban air temperature, it can be a great habitat for wild birds in the city.

This penthouse is composed of pre-fabricated concrete slab, waterproofing membrane, drainage layer, growing medium, living plants, and smart self-irrigation system. Inside, there’s enough space for 3 different areas: relax, eat, and sleep. There are diving walls that can be used to separate the room such as storage, restroom, kitchen, or shafts. Dwellers can access this penthouse using the extension of the core from pre-existing building.

Green Penthouse by Tiago Barros

Green Penthouse by Tiago Barros

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Walkabike: A Concept Elliptical Bicycle for Urban Commuter

Designed by Jude D’Souza, Walkabike is a concept bicycle for urban commuter. It’s lightweight, foldable bike that simulates natural motion of human foot when walking, thanks to an elliptical motion of the main crank. Just like an elliptical bike, it offers a form of mobility which is natural to us and it doesn’t require specialized clothing.

Walkabike features an instant start as it takes advantage of the weight of its rider to case the main crank to slide. The elliptical motion powers larger rear wheel of this bike through an internal gear drive. This mechanism allows for easy and simple service.

Walkabike by Jude D'Souza - Bike for Urban Commuter

Walkabike by Jude D'Souza - Bike for Urban Commuter

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Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3-Pod Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit Makes Indoor Gardening Possible

With various eco-friendly inventions and new designs like the Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3-Pod Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit, it is now easy to live with care to the environment, as these products are designed to meet today’s need for classy and modern design but functions with some traditional touch that keeps the environment clean and safe. Many of those environment lovers love to grow their own herbs and spices or even foods and vegetables at home. However, with the limited space available for those living in huge and crowded cities, growing their own plants can be a hard thing to achieve.

The AeroGarden Indoor Garden is a revolutionary indoor garden that will allow you to grow your own food at the comfort of your home all year round. Another problem most city gardeners encountered is the lack of soil available in their place. Good thing, this indoor garden required to soil and it is NASA tested. It can grow plants through it soil-free growing technology and it grows plants five times faster than those plants planted in soil.

Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3-Pod Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit
Miracle-Gro AeroGarden 3-Pod Indoor Garden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit

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Elegant Green Pressed Glass Wine Bottle Divided Serving Platter Holds Your Food in Style

We all know that glasses are non-biodegradable ones, thus not safe to be in our landfill and so, recycling it and giving new life to them like this wonderful eco-friendly Green Pressed Glass Wine Bottle Divided Serving Platter is probably one of the best things we can do to reduce glasses landing in our landfills. Available from Cypress, the platter is obviously made out of recycled glass bottle.

Since it is made of glass, it is surely will look like brand new one and classy enough to be on your dining tables. The platter measures approximately 13 inches by 3.5 inches by 1.5 inches, which is not too large to occupy too much space on your dining table but surely is spacious enough to hold your favorite dishes.

Green Pressed Glass Wine Bottle Divided Serving Platter
Green Pressed Glass Wine Bottle Divided Serving Platter

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Growing Plants Gone Easy With Tao Tronics E27 Led Grow Light

With today’s modern technology and the growing need for a healthy food, growing our own plants can be our safest option and it will become more possible if we have Tao Tronics E27 Led Grow Light at home. This tool can help us grow plants even if too often, Mr. Sun refuses to come out. This is a good tool to own for those living in areas with less sunshine. Available from TaoTronics, this hydroponic led grow light comes with 12 LEDs composing of 3 blue and 9 reds. Despite having 12 lights to grow your plants, you need not to worry about your electricity bill because they are all LED, thus consumes less electricity than the normal light bulbs.

Tao Tronics E27 Led Grow Light
Tao Tronics E27 Led Grow Light

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Vintage Film Reel Wine Rack Is Perfect for Classic Hollywood Home Decor

Talking about re-using a vintage film reel, take a look at this creative creation: Vintage Film Reel Wine Rack. We would have never thought that you can use a film reel as wine rack, not to mention it looks really good while doing it. When you want to create classic home décor, especially classic Hollywood décor, this vintage decoration would make the room comes to life, just roll the camera!

Cleverly re-purposed classic film reels make it perfect wine rack, an ideal gift for celluloid and Sauvignon Blanc lovers. You would love the attention to detail where each reel is accompanied by a vintage MGM movie, the name of the film can be read on the enclosure card nested inside the box. [Click Here to find more details about this vintage wine rack]

Vintage Film Reel Wine Rack

Vintage Film Reel Wine Rack

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5 Simple Changes to Make Your House Look Greener

There are plenty of ways to make your house look clean and greener. It doesn’t matter that how many people reside in your home. It doesn’t even matter that what is the size of your home. Either your house is small or big. What matters is how your house looks and how it affects you and others residing in your house.

It is very necessary to make your house look clean and greener because it has a direct impact on your health. One should keep in mind that facing illness is the main trouble caused due to carelessness in house cleanliness. If you keep your house clean you will you will get rid of many dangerous diseases. Apart from diseases, you will also get rid of poor and congested infrastructure. Here are some ways, through which, you can keep your house look greener.

5 Simple Changes to Make Your House Look Greener

1. Good and reliable Interior
Indoor material must be of good quality like windows,doors, cupboards etc. These things play an important role to clean the house.Doors and cupboards must be of high quality wood. Aluminum windows must be used. You must use best quality paints for walls, doors, windows and cupboards.

2. Using wider windows and doors for cross ventilation.
Oxygen is a necessary element to live alive. For healthy life, windows and doors must be wide and must usually be kept open at least for 15 hours a day, for cross ventilation, as cross ventilation of air makes you fresh and healthy.

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EarthTraps Mosquito Eye Trap Is The Best Eco-friendly Indoor Mosquitoes Trap

We do not want even a single mosquito bite especially to our little ones and so owning an EarthTraps Mosquito Eye Trap is a good move. This mosquito trap can be the best option to those who are into saving the environment. What made this trap the best trap for mosquitoes include its unique patent design, eco-friendly feature, quiet, and clean making it perfect for indoor use.

This mosquito trap has a lot to offer to make your life safe and comfortable. It has the ability to catch and lure mozzie bug like magnet.

EarthTraps Mosquito Eye Trap
EarthTraps Mosquito Eye Trap

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Gorgeous Vintage Reclaimed Wood Industrial Sewing Table Features Rustic Charm in Any Room

Beautiful table that captures the sense of rustic charm, you will find it in this Vintage Reclaimed Wood Industrial Sewing Table. Our young generation probably doesn’t know what this table used to be, but we know about this graceful sewing machine every time we use this table. Complicated ironwork base proves practical can also look gorgeous, its refinished pecan wood top provides warmth and depth. It’s a beauty from the past. You can place this table on the hall, garden, or next to your sofa, it’ll become the conversation starter. The great thing about this furniture is that the table top might be damaged, but the iron base can be used again and again. There are many creative designs that can re-live this beauty, you can even place one in your bathroom to function as bathroom table stand to keep your bathroom essentials. Available in only limited quantities, each unit will have different dimensions as each one is an original. [CLICK HERE to get further details of this Vintage Reclaimed Wood Industrial Sewing Table]

Vintage Reclaimed Wood Industrial Sewing Table

Vintage Reclaimed Wood Industrial Sewing Table

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6 Cool Tips to Make Your Food Last Longer

In this world, when we want to consume food of our choice, we search tips to make the food last longer. We are concerned about seasonal fruits and vegetables that are not available for the whole year. For example, in summers, we want Oranges and Strawberries etc. In winters, we want water melons, pomegranates etc. Due to technology, we can now enjoy all fruits and vegetables throughout the year. We can apply various tips to keep our food safe for long terms.

Many underdeveloped countries use old methods to store food for long terms, for example using herbs, salt, spices and vinegar etc. Several women who know home chores also adopt these methods to store food. Advancement in technology has helped to use various preservatives to store food. We have seen refrigeration, defrost and preservation strategies in successful homes of developing and underdeveloped countries. Some interesting tips are the following, which will help you a lot in preserving your favorite foods for long time durations.

1. Storing onions, ginger, olives and garlic for long term usage

If your home cooking requires usage of Garlic, Ginger, Olives and Onions, then some interesting tips are to firstly put all these contents in separate, clean and air tight containers. Second step is to add some salted water (brine), or add some lemon drops or olive oil or some vinegar. In this way, you can easily use any of these vegetables any time of the year. Refrigeration is suggested to avoid any fungal attacks on these vegetables.

6 Cool Tips to Make Your Food Last Longer - onions, garlic, olives, ginger

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