It seem like the big apple is really trying its best to live green and save mother earth. They already have the plastic bag tax, mass transit system, LEED certified skyscrapers, and car free zones, and soon will be an efficient LED street lamps will light up the busy streets of New York City that will let the city saves power usage by 25-30 percent. The LED lamps will be installed first on selected areas, and if it will be a successful one, all the street lights of New York City will be replaced with this efficient and energy saving one. In addition, it also requires less maintenance than the usual sodium light thus, has an expected ROI of 2-3 years for each lamp.
Artworks can normally be seen on museums and exhibits. However, sidewalk arts are unusual and amazing especially if it is being powered solely by sunlight. This is what Jiyeon Song did with his Solar Powered Sidewalk Art. The technique of doing the product maybe tricky but the result is helpful to the youth and those who love the ancient Korean poem entitled The Sijo by Kim Cho’n-taek. Each line of the poem will be shown depending on the sunlight’s direction and each line will last for about an hour, which is long enough to be read, understood and live with.
Emphazing the importance of nature, French designer Patrick Nadeau created the nature individuelle. A series of objects made from birch plywood and terracotta that has the ability to house various plants that give every household the chance to integrate their interior design with nature. The items started out with small pots that can house some plants and rests on the floor to high and large standing dividers that have the ability to house in taller plants. With nature individuelle, people can now have the ownership of the environment and landscape surrounding them. In this way, people will not only be closer to nature but they can also have a cheaper and natural landscape design.
Water shortage is already a worldwide threatening problem. This is even a bigger threat than the sky rocketing prices of gas. To address this problem the world is currently facing today, Australian designer Chris Buerckner has designed a water harvesting gadget called the Watree. It is placed in open grounds just like a big shelter and protection from rain. This will not only keep the people dry during the rainy day but will also collects the rainwater, placed it in a tank, and pump it back during summer for use. I find it as the perfect answer for the present water shortage problem that we are facing.
Street Benches are of big help especially to those tired passerby and those who just want to have a good and relaxing seat. And to make our seating experience more fun and exciting, designer Michael Schoner come into and idea of transforming the conventional street benches into an attractive sound system called the Boombench. Everyone has the chance to play their own type of music using their Bluetooth enabled player or mobile phones. This is really exciting and cool and since almost all of the people nowadays have their players handy, there’s no way for them not to enjoy the Boombench.
Skateboarding is such a very exciting sport to do, and doing it the eco-friendly way is more rewarding. In order for us to achieve this goal, BambooSK8 has created a skateboard made of a renewable grass, which is the bamboo. Aside from it being an eco-friendly material, bamboo performs better than wood and is more elastic as well, that made the skateboard more durable and less prone to breakage. Aside from the advantages mentioned, skateboards made of bamboo are more lightweight weighing only 2.5 to 2.85 pounds. With this weight, for sure it will also contribute to the performance of the skate boarders.
Being homeless is a very tough situation. You do not have the chance to sleep tight at night. To ease this type of problem, young designer from Russia Nikolay Suslov came into an idea of designing a portable and cheap bed for those people who do not have a comfortable bed to sleep into. It is made of cardboard finished with five layers of corrugated carton and processed with waterproof substance that made the bed durable for all weather types. The bed height is at 20 centimeters that keep the user safe from the cold ground. This may not be only good for those homeless people but also to those who are fond of camping.
Inflatable lamps are just other unique products of the creative minds of the designers. With this lamp, you can easily illuminate your poolside, garden, outdoor terrace and more. I find it also perfect for parks, outdoor bars, and restaurants. Inflates in less than ten seconds, I am everybody would love to have this fashionable and user-friendly inflatable lamps. In addition, these lamps are available in various colors and can be easily transported by just deflating it and inflate when used. With its shape that resembles of an onion, these inflatable lamps from parade design will not only illuminate your nights but will also give you a refreshing atmosphere.
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Lanterns are perfect in keeping our surrounding looks attractive and refreshing. However, it may take a lot of energy since they have light on it that adds its beauty. Moreover, energy it takes will never be a problem anymore because Soji has already created solar-powered lanterns. Available in various designs and colors, these lanterns are perfect for outdoor use especially now that Christmas is coming, this can also serve as a part of your Christmas décor particularly the lantern issue. Colors available are too many for you to choose from, and for sure you will find one that will suit your needs and personality.
Swings are fun to ride in especially if located in some open areas like parks or garden. It so nice to feel and breath the fresh air we have while enjoying the back and forth movement of the swing. However, Enea Studio will make your swinging experience more fun and earth friendly with its new design called the leaf swing. As the name suggests, the leaf swing has a design that resembles of a leaf added with white paint that made the swing looks attractive and elegant. With this new design, you can now feel more eco-friendly and enjoy more swinging with the use of a leaf.
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