For sure, many of us have vintage appliances that are not already in use. Why not do the same as what Melinda Marinsky did. She makes use of her vintage blender to create a blender table lamp. It uses a 25 watts bulb and rewired the base to have an on and off switch for the lamp. This idea will make us aware that used items are still useful if we just find some ways. It will not only save us money but environment as well. This eco-friendly blender lamp is one of the finalists in Inhabitat’s Spring Greening Contest.
Designer Chris Rucker of Ruckercorp is creating numerous furniture designs made from re-cycled or reclaimed materials. Aside from the eco-friendly materials he uses, the creations itself are economically designed as well. Just like the Double Chair. It is a chair designed to accommodate two people at a time seating face-to-face or back-to-back. Other Chris Rucker’s creations include the armchair, the dining chair, and the Strandboard Writing Desk. All have elegant designs and uses pervasive OSB. OSB is made of perpendicularly oriented wood chips, which is cheaper than CDX, but of the same quality making it a designer’s choice for wall, roof coverings, and sub-floors.
Fashionably carry your tote bag with pride using the Rebel Green reusable tote bag. This eco-friendly fashionable bag is made from 100 percent certified organic cotton and is printed using low impact inks. Caring for the rebel green eco-friendly bag is very simple by washing it using eco-friendly detergent soaps in cold water and line dry to save electricity. Being a reusable bag, your rebel green tote bag can now be carried wherever you may go. Just wash it every other use and your rebel tote bag is again ready for your next destination. By using the rebel green tote bag, you are not only keeping yourself fashionable, but you as well save the environment
The Rolling Stone, No! This is not the famous band that you know but an eco-friendly housing structure by a Slovakia-based Nice Architects. This wonderful traveling housing module is built from environmentally friendly materials, and is self-sufficient when it comes to energy, water and waste. The Rolling Stone is completely movable when towed and can be expanded when stationary so that one can form an open studio or a mobile stage if desired. This beautiful housing capsule has a reflective surface made from recycled aluminum can tiles and the rest are made from locally sourced wood and OSB panels. The Rolling Stone can accommodate 2 to 6 person and is complete with a bedroom, bathroom, shower and sink, and a living room with a kitchenette.
With the desire to promote recycling to the public, Coca-Cola and Fuserproject created the Coca-Cola Refresh Recycling Bin. Aside from its eco-friendly purpose, the refresh itself is an eco-friendly one because it is entirely made from post-consumer recycled PET soda and water bottles. The refresh bin will be placed in high traffic areas to encourage people to recycle. With the modern and attractive look of the refresh, people will surely be encouraged to join the company’s call for recycling. I hope that this recycling bin will be available worldwide so that the whole world will be encouraged to recycle, and will happily live sustainably.
Everybody is now experiencing water shortage thus clean potable water is also a problem. To address the water problem that the world is facing right now, Aquaovo has created the Ovopur, an eco-friendly water filter. It has a sleek egg-like shape and uses an Aquacristal filter that is made of activated carbon, quartz, copper and zinc. This filter has the ability to last for four months and about 530 gallons of water are can be cleaned. Its cute oval dispenser is made of white-lead free glazed porcelain, and has the ability to hold up to 3 gallons of water. This oval dispenser also uses recyclable and non-toxic parts like the silicone and polypropylene, which made it an eco-friendly water filter. It can also be used without the filter as a simple dispenser of drinking water.
The Disco Choco is an attractive packaging design that will definitely make the customers wanted to have the product. As the name of the packaging design suggests, the disco choco packaging looks as if a disco lights that’s shimmering and will definitely call the attention of the buyers. When the users open the packaging, inside it he or she will see a very nice presentation of chocolates. Aside from its attractive looks, the disco choco use a corrugated board that facilitates recycling thus reduces wastes and eventually landfills making it not only an attractive packaging design but also an eco friendly one.
After drinking your favorite wine, do not throw the bottles away to avoid them from hurting others when broken, adding up to mountains of landfills and hurting the environment. The best thing that you will do is to recycle them and create some interesting masterpiece out of your favorite wine’s bottles. Designers Emma Woffenden and Tord Bootje have created the TranSglass Recycled Vases and glassware. Their creations look awesome and inspiringly green. The vases and vessels have elegant design that do not even need a flower to make it look beautiful, which is certainly the reason why they are in a permanent collection of MoMA New York.
With the desire to create a contemporary looking and made out of sustainable material task stool, designere Victor Monserrate has created the Bambu Sustainable Task Stool. This contemporary stool is made of sustainably harvested bamboo with a seat made from organic hemp with natural dyes, and an 80 percent recycled aluminum sturdy base. The stool has simple systems that allow its users to stretch the hemp fabric and assemble his or her contemporary eco-friendly chair. The Bambu Sustainable Task Stool is shipped disassembled, thus saves a lot of space, which will be beneficial to both the environment and its manufacturer.
Living green and living well is now easy to achieve with the various green products coming out in the market recently. Adding those green products available is the composter from Philly’s MIO. The composter uses a recyclable materials and the composter itself is a recyclable one according to MIO founders Isaac and Jaime Salm who happens to be brothers as well. Their product will soon be available for purchase in the market starting April 12, 2009. With another green creation available, I am sure that it is now be easier for us to live green and well for the benefit of the environment and for our benefit as well.
Source: The Clog
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