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.
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.
Minimizing our wastes and maximizing sustainability is what the Flow Kitchen by Studio Gorm is all about. Currently presented in an exhibition titled Call + Response at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Oregon, the Flow Kitchen conserves energy and cooking wastes are recycled to grow and fertilize plants. Like a typical kitchen, the Flow Kitchen works like a natural kitchen whilst utilizing energy, waste, water, and other natural resources efficiently. Drying dishes from a hanging vertical storage rack drip the water onto the herbs and edible plants below. Its double walled terracotta container serves as the refrigerator by keeping the inside cook as the water evaporate through the outer wall. Worms in a composter break down food wastes and the product produced serves as the fertilizer for the herbs.
In addition, the eco-friendly kitchen also features storage jars that are made from unglazed earthenware, dish and utensil drawers for your plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, and other tableware. It also has a bag rack and a gas stovetop.
Compact appliances to save space are now spreading in the market like mushroom. One great example of it is the one of a kind and eco-friendly creation of Inesa Malafej called the Smart Space. As the name suggests, the Smart Space is a washer, shower, and dryer. Occupying only 1 meter by 1 meter space in your house, this three-in-one appliance will surely fit in any small apartment. Aside from its ability to save space, the Smart Space also recycles water making it a truly eco-friendly one. With this wonderful design, one can now easily do the shower while washing their clothes in one place and dry their clothes and themselves as well right after.
Source: Inesa Malafej
Drying your clothes can now be energy saving but not on the traditional hang drying method. Designer Tian Lingrui has created the hip and stylish laundry dryer called the Sun. as the name suggests, the Sun can dry your clothes with the help of the sustainable power of the sun. All you have to do is to put the dryer under the sun to have it recharged and every time you wanted to dry your clothes, you just have to unfold it. I just do not know if it works like the spin dryer as it was not stated how it works. Anyway, the most important thing is that we can now stylish dry our laundry using a sustainable energy.
Source: Tian Lingrui via HomeTone
NO! This is not the mushroom that we all know and eat. Mushroom is a recycling container that will help you live the green life without the need to change your lifestyle. This recycling container is just inspired by the growth cycle of a mushroom, and presumably is where the name came from. The mushroom, as a recycling container can elegantly placed in your kitchen as it collects your wastes for recycling. It is divided into sections for your glassware. The central box of the container is for your organic waste, and it also has the bottom section that is intended for your plastic and papers.
A Study has shown in University of Bonn in Germany shows that dishwashing by hand is one of the huge water consumer in every household. To help us save from our water consumption, the Eco-friendly Steam Dishwasher is designed. The steam dishwasher has the ability to save water and has no chemicals at all that will possibly harm the environment. The steam dishwasher has an ultrasonic cleaning ability, meaning it cleans items in a short time with the same cleaning quality, and this is one of the benefits of the steam dishwasher.
When using the Eco-friendly Steam Dishwasher, the water heats up to 100 degrees and turn into steam afterwards. This only means that a little amount of water can turn into a lot of steam who is now responsible of cleaning and sanitizing the dishes.
The eco-factor of this dishwasher does not end here. It also has the ability to recycle water through its water recycling dishwashing system with membrane technology that works without the need to add some chemicals. This eco-friendly dishwasher recycles the used-water depending on the water’s level of contamination. Once the electronics detected the water as contaminated, it will be automatically released to the outlet placed at the back of the machine, and a new water supply will flow. Wastewater on the other hand is placed on the machine’s water container for cleaning purposes.
Eco-friendly and carries the stylish Japanese Concept, the Wasara Paper Tableware is an eco-friendly and disposable table ware. Made from reed pulp, bamboo, and bagasse (sugarcane waste), the Wasara tableware is in compliment with the world’s practice of reducing waste. After extracting the sugarcane juice, the bagasse is sometimes discarded. Using it in a most efficient way like the Wasara does prevents the growth of landfills and eventually helps saves the environment from harm in the future. Aside from being eco-friendly, the Wasara’s designs are truly irresistible. It will surely invite everyone to live the eco-life without compromising his or her stylish way of living.
When my old gas powered mower died, I started to look for a new one. I am glad that I found the Scotts Push Reel Lawn Mower. Aside from being lightweight, it instantly saves me from the high rocketing gas prices. One more thing I like about this mower is that, it is very easy to use maybe because it is a bit lighter as compared to my previous gas mower. It also operates quietly which is good enough for those who have neighbors living closer. It works perfectly on my small lawn and it is environment friendly as well. [Click here for more details about Scotts Classic Reel Lawn Mower]
Luxurious and eco-friendly living is now possible with the Hydrotap 4 in 1 by Zip Heaters, the super eco-friendly kitchen appliance. It is called 4 in 1 because it has the ability to provide boiling, chilled, hot, and cold water all together from a single source. It has two stylish match taps that dispense the needed water immediately. It thus eliminates water wastage for the users don’t need to run the water for long to reach the desired temperature. It also has a unique power-pulse technology that use to control the boiling tank and adjust it automatically the heating power in order to meet demand, thus reduce power consumption.
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