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Laundering: A Pedal Powered Washing Machine

Dong the laundry is probably the toughest job ever mom has causing the need of owning a washing machine to raise. As the need for a washing machine rises, the energy consumption of every house rises accordingly. Laundering, a concept washing machine design will surely minimize the energy consumption of ever household. Laundering is a pedal powered washing machine designed by Shang-Che Wu. Since it is a pedal power machine, it obviously does not need any electricity to operate thus will help save energy and time from washing via hand by those from developing countries. In addition, Laundering can also be placed in one corner as a laundry basket thus, saving some space.

Laundering

Laundering

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Green Cuisine : The Kitchen Of The Eco-friendly World

Cooking your own food right at your dining table is a known dining practice in Asia. However, this will perhaps be soon a practice of everybody all over the world with the eco-friendly kitchen designed by Philips Design. The concept design allows users to prepare their food right at their dining table. The kitchen table has an energy consumption monitoring system giving the users a chance to keep in track with their energy usage and thus have a good control over it. Hailed as the Green Cuisine, this futuristic eco-kitchen design cooks your food just like the way the tradition cooking system does.

Green Cuisine

Green Cuisine

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Cocoon: Allows You To Store Your Fruits And Grow Your Own Herbs

A décor, storage, and cultivation material in one, the Cocoon is a clay-made kitchen item that can work as you fruit storage, a sleek kitchen décor and a cultivation pot for your kitchen window. Since made of clay, Cocoon will absorb water from the cultivation situated on top of the storage and the moment the water evaporates the storage is cooled down, thus keeping your stored items like fruits fresh. With the herbs that can be planted on the cultivation pot, it will now allow you to save some amount of money from your herbs and spices. In addition, the Cocoon comes with a clean glossy finish making it a perfect décor for your modern kitchen interior.

Cocoon

Cocoon

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Swirl Board: The Eco-Friendly Washing Machine

With sustainability in mind, designers from Designaffairs STUDIO have created the Swirl Board, a washer that does not require an electricity to keep working and have it submitted to IGreenSpot.

In developing countries, the simple act of doing the laundry is a lot of effort. The major problems are bad ergonomics (in washing and transporting), distant water supply areas and the burden to carry the heavy laundry to and from the water source.

Swirl is a human focused design that simplifies washing in developing countries. The overall design resembles a ball containing a swirled sphere shaped basket and lid, connected to a steel tube handle. Washing is accomplished through the rotation of the “washing ball” – using long distance travelling to and from water supply to wash the clothes. The user can also wash by just rolling it back and forth in slow rotation cycles. At home, after the basket is filled with clothes, the lid should be screwed and the handle locked in. Transportation can easily be done by pulling or pushing the handle. At the water source, the basket should be filled with water and the product is ready to wash.

Swirl aims to enhance a social cultural relationship between women and children, making washing a fun and easy experience. The spherical design allows it to become a playful object, which stimulates the user´s imagination on how to play with it. With Swirl, doing the laundry becomes easier and fun with just a few steps.
Year: 2010

Target: Developing countries

Awirl Board

Awirl Board

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Ekokook: The Sustainable Kitchen By Faltazi

There can nerve be as earth-friendly as recycling wastes. The Ekokook is an earth-friendly kitchen concept designed by the talented designers Victor Massi and Laurent Lebot of Faltazi. In this one of a kidn kitchen design, water is recycled and waste will be broken down by worms inside. The recycling took place through the incorporated storage containers for packing, a reservoir under the sink, which is responsible for the collection of water to be reused and a container that serves as the earthworm’s haven as they break down organic waste. The Ekokook also has the three built-in micro-plants that helps complete the three recycling functions.

Ekokook Kitchen

Ekokook Kitchen

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Smush Can : Self-Powered Trash Compactor

We have heard a lot already about eco-friendly trash compactor like the solar powered one. This time around, we have another eco-friendly trash compactor. Hailed as the Smush Can, this eco-friendly trash compactor is a self-powered one. Forget about smashing your trash with your shoes or hands, for the Smush Can has the lid that compact trash, thus allowing this can to hold twice more garbage than the normal trash can, thus saving every household on garbage bags and thus less trashes to our landfills. In addition, the Smush Can also has an expandable and collapsible lid and is durable, sturdy, and is made of elegant stainless steel.

Smush Can

Source: Uncommon Goods

Eco-Fridge Reduces Impact To The Environment

We all wanted to keep our food fresh all the time that is why; we use our refrigerator daily that resulted into a high energy consumption. With the aim to help the users keep his or her food fresh all day long whilst keeping the environment safe, Fiona Morris has created the Eco Fridge. Available in different variety for different need, the eco-fridge has small organizational storage compartments. Aside from the low energy consumption feature, the eco-fridge is futuristic as well with is touch screen remote that is used to control the fridge’s temperature and the interior design is stylish enough and easy to clean.

Eco Fridge

Eco Fridge

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Inflatable Plates By Mina Song

Keeping a green lifestyle includes the use of reusable plates and the inflatable plates by Mina Song will surely fit in the category. Made of vinyl, the plates can easily be unfolded and inflated to use. Unlike those existing disposable plates that we have, these inflatable plates can be rinse off after use and re-use when needed, thus safe to the environment. It is also lighter than the Styrofoam made disposable plates. It can be deflated and flat fold when not in use and store for future use. Users don’t need to bother throwing these inflatable plates after use, which allows the users to not only save the environment but save some amount of money as well.

Inflatable Plates

Inflatable Plates

Via: Yanko Design

The Ice Cool Fridge By Daniel Mason

With the growing concern about nature, designer Daniel Mason created the Ice Cool Fridge to show how the future home appliances will definitely look like. The Ice Cool has a look similar to the current fridges that we currently see in the market today. However, Ice Cool has an efficient hybrid cooling technology that causes it to work five times effective than the best refrigerators of today. This effective technology is achievable by storing cooling power for a longer period of passive running. The fridge has drawer compartments that help the cooling technology works. Drawers include a larger drawer inside the door, an ice compartment on top, and a salad drawer at the bottom part of the fridge.

Ice Cool

Ice Cool

Source: Daniel Mason via Haute*Nature

Neff Portable Fridge By Stefan Ulrich

Cooling and keeping our foods fresh takes a lot of energy, which is about 21% of every household. In this regard, German designer Stefan Ulrich has designed a cooling system that will keep our foods fresh and cool for a long time but will not take as much energy as the traditional fridge that we have in our kitchens. The Neff is a portable fridge that collects the leftover energy to keep it charged using a clip system. When the Neff gets fully charged, it can then be removed from its clip system that are placed on either the wall or table and have the Neff placed in an area where the users want to keep their foods cool for a long time.

Neff Portable Fridge

Neff Portable Fridge

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