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The Shape of Wood Monacca Creation by Takumi Shimamura

Monacca is the trial in which a modern person looks back upon the past and reproduces a present-day product by using materials from that era. Monacca’s product is based on the shape of wood. They plan to inherit this tree culture through a new form and new process with an eye toward the future.

takumi shimakura kaku briefcase light color

Kaku briefcase

wooden lamp and purse

Lamp and purse

wooden calculator by takumi shimakura

Calculator

eco friendly fujitsu laptop concept

Environmentally Friendly Fujitsu Laptop Concept

takumi shimakura wooden backpack and zabuton

Backpack and zabuton

takumi shimakura kaku briefcase dark color

Kaku briefcase in black

Designer : Monacca via Core77

Multipurpose Coffin Table

Coffin Table is actually a typical coffee table where you can keep your stuff there such as books, magazines, personal mementos, etc. But, the ultimate goal of this coffin table is to keep you when you pass on to the next life. This coffin is non-toxic, made of natural pine with natural soap finish. The design is careful to facilitate a pure, and environmentally friendly, final purpose. The open bottom “promotes growth into the casket, enabling Memento to become part of the environment.” At the same time, Memento puts death into a historical context. Constantine says that the four panels along the top of the vessel are meant to be a “graphic representation of wrapped cloth, reminiscent of Egyptian mummification.”

coffin table

coffin table

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Let’s Grow Grass Inside Your House

Put some green in your home or at your office, it can be done by Metaphys. Metaphys is an extraordinary avant-garde design brand, they are trying to mix nature with technology. The green factory is a perfect fusion between nature and contemporary design. It is a frame which is sold with a kit, in which you will find the basics to grow grass. This Japanese brand uses pure lines, as natural as possible and their work matches perfectly in any type of space. It is relaxing, as well as aesthetic.

Urban lifestyle keeps you away from nature, if you miss it, why not try to use this frame? Create your own small lawn over your hi-tech flat.

ultra modern indoor grass gardens

ultra modern indoor grass gardens

ultra modern indoor grass gardens

Source : TrendHunter

 

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Bamboo Coat Hanger Concept

Bamboo is a fast growing plant, perfect for basic materials of sustainable products, just make sure the manufacturer has FSC Certification to avoid deforestation and biodiversity loss. The entire manufacturing process consists of harvesting and scoring the ends of the bamboo stalk. While the stalk is still somewhat pliable – pressing in the ends creates a foot stand and loops; the perfect coat hanger.

bamboo coat hanger concept

bamboo environmentally friendly coat hanger concept

bamboo green coat hanger concept

Designer : Jinhong Lin via YankoDesign

Photo Frames Made of Recycled Aluminium Cans

Thousands of trees are felled each year. Some of them are transformed into palettes which are lost, abandoned or burned. So why not think something like this : Cans + palettes = Le Cadre “frame”

The idea of this aluminium cans photo frame is after twelve or so treks throughout the world (Yémen, Iran, Ladak, Mongolia, Sumatra, Kirghisie, Equateur…), family and friends wanted to see, and see again, some of the ‘photos that had been taken. This led quite naturally to the idea of an exhibition.

But it seemed rather incongruous to present these ‘photos from “all over the world” in standard frames. What was needed was to invent a frame compatible with the ‘photos we intended to present (from regions off the beaten track whose crafts are at the same time rudimentary and exceptionally inventive). The frames could be made by Brahim in Yemen, Asiz in Indonesia, Anatoly in Kamchatka, Djarkin in Kerghisie using materials available to everyone: planks cut at an angle of 90°, glue (which can be produced by anyone anywhere in the world), nails, and aluminium drink cans for decoration.

After a year of trials and errors, these frames are at last as good as expected. You can find the exhibition which will take place in Nancy, France in May 2008.

photo frames made of recycled cans

cans photo frame

eco friendly cans photo frame

Product Page : Atelier Arduini

China Greenpix Zero Energy Gigantic LED Wall

Look at this giant LED display, all of those LEDs are using sun energy which is gathered each day. You can find this giant LED all near the site of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, China.

They plan to turn on and go live this month, it will display various video of installations and performances by various artists. Hopefully the sun keeps shining during that day, otherwise, won’t be able to see any performances.

china zero energy wall

china zero energy wall

Source : PSFK via Dvice

Multi-Functional Furnitures Prototype

No need explanation, just see it from the pictures, you’ll get the idea. These are 3 of 18 multi functional furniture prototypes that were display on Milan earlier this month during Design Week.

multifunctional furnitures

Designer : Nemanja Aleksic’s Crossroad drawers, Marija Bjelakovic’s Flexy table and Emir Beciragic’s folding Cage table via [MocoLoco]

Nesting Tables from West Elm with Unique Shape

Nesting tables are not new, yet this nesting table from West Elm has caught our eyes with its unique shape. Check out the item in their store, you can also find that the price is very reasonable.

nesting table from west elm

nesting walnut table from west elm

Source : ApartmentTherapy

Beautiful Night Lights Made of Recycled Glass

These night lights actually come from recycled glass, can you believe that ? A beautiful art work can also comes from wasted bottled glass. You too, can also create this, just be creative, look around.

nightlights from recycled glass

nightlights from recycled glass

[ProductPage] via [GreatGreenGoods]

Cube 6, Tables in A Box

Don’t judge a book by its cover, I guess that goes for this box. Cube 6 is not just ordinary box, six stools can come out from it. Amazing, huh ? Just take a look at the pictures, you’ll understand how this work. Each stool is made from birch plywood and maple and the cube is 350 x 350 x 350 mm when slotted together. But if you think six stools are too much, there is smaller version box available, this smaller box contains only three stools.

cube6 box

cube6 box

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