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Creative Furniture out of Used Bike Seat

Recycling of a bicycle seat never came across to my mind. My family used to throw away our old bicycle seat the moment my dad has bought a new one. However, when I see this unique furniture made of used bicycle seat, I find it unique and eco-friendly. This eco-friendly furniture is from a Japanese company Scarabike, and is set to be displayed at the Tokyo Design Festival. In addition, Hiroshige Koike designs this unique creation. The used bike seat furniture is composing of a sofa and a stool all are finished with bicycle seat. This concept is truly a useful one that save our nature at the same time.

Bicycle Seat

Bicycle Seat

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Dominican Via Building by Rock and Architecture Peace

Recycling an old building is very helpful and useful. Instead of crashing the old building and waste a certain amount of money for the said activity, architects Rock & Architecture Peace decided to reuse the old pilarizada structure in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The remodeled it and became the Domincan Via Building. Its continuous glass around the perimeter allows the people to have a continuous visual communication with each other, which in turn creates a direct contact between various internal and public place. On the other hand, the parking area located outdoor is not just a parking area but is also intended as space for any public activities in a larger scale.

Dominican Via Building

Dominican Via Building

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Recycle X-ray Lamp by Sture Pallarp in Collaboration with Elin Hedlund and Emmelie Karlström

Everybody did an x-ray test and all of them normally throw away the x-ray photo after receiving their doctor’s findings. However, Sture Pallarp amazes me when I see his work out of an X-ray photo. It is an elegant and stylish lamp shade. Designs don’t need to be drawn or printed since the x-ray photo itself already has it. This is a very unique and interesting work of art by the designer. I will definitely consider this as a masterpiece, since I find it unique. I will definitely follow this idea and will surely make my own recycled x-ray lamp. This product is truly an amazing one.

X-ray Lamp Shade

Source: Sture Pallarp via Haute* Nature

Unique Home Decors Made of Recycled Pots and Pans

Used and old pots and pans are normally thrown away. However, Paris based designer Gilles Eichenbaum, looks those used pots and pans in a different way. He recycled those items and turn it into a useful and unique home décor products. With this idea of recycling, I am sure nobody would want to throw their used pot and pans anymore. In this way, people will not only save from their home décor expenses but also they have saved our Mother Nature from possible harm caused by mountains of landfills. If you want to do a share why not try patronizing the work of Gilles Eichenbaum or make your own home décor of recycled materials.

Recycled Pots and Pans

Recycled Pots and Pans

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Flat-Pac Emergency Shelter

The Flat-Pac Emergency Shelter is another eco-friendly shelter concept that will definitely help our brothers and sisters in disaster zones. This shelter is made from lightweight materials for easy transportation. In addition, mostly of the materials are recycled that made it an eco-friendly one. Two people without the need of any tools can easily install the Flat-Pac shelter. It has roofs and floors that pop locks and cam locks to secure the sections together. Another great feature of the Flat-Pac shelter is the aluminum support poles that twist locks into the floor and the waterproof recycled polyester sides that zip together and attach to the structure to make the residents safe, clean and dry.

Flat-Pac Emergency Shelter

Flat-Pac Emergency Shelter

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Avail the Incentives of Being Eco-Friendly with Revive

We all know that being an eco-friendly person, we can avail the incentive of living clean and fresh. However, we do not yet know about receiving a monetary incentive when we live the eco-friendly life. In New York City, they have this incentive based recycling campaign program machine called Revive. With this program, everybody is encourage to walk by and drop their empty bottles and cans, and in return they will receive some extra cash on their recycling debit card that can be used in various establishments throughout New York City. The can also simply select the donate touch screen button and the profit will be automatically transferred to the designated local charity.

Revive

Revive

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Lightweight Emergency Shelter

Shelter is one of the basic needs for our daily lives. During disasters, shelters generally are lost that is why the lightweight emergency shelter is created. It is designed for easy transportation to any disaster zones wherein shelters are needed. The lightweight emergency shelter is made out of recycled polyester mesh and aluminum, and comes in a single component that are sewn together to form one piece and eliminate losing of parts. It can easily be assembled by just pulling the frame work until it locks-up . When dismantling, simply push the pop locks at each joint and fold the shelter up for storage or reuse.

Lightweight Emergency Shelter

Lightweight Emergency Shelter

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The Sanctuary by Industri Standard

Inspired by the Indian Ocean earthquake tragedy in 2004 that kills 430 innocent lives, the Sanctuary is created. It is a solution created for future natural calamities. The Sanctuary is a compact and lightweight shelter that is made of DuPont Tyvek for it to be lightweight, moisture repelling, water, tear, chemical resistance, flexibility, opacity and highly recyclable, resistant to blood and water borne microbes. The whole shelter is made with a biodegradable potato starch wireframe structure, which will automatically springs into shape from its flat compressed state. The upper part of the shelter has a reflective painted “x” mark for easy recognition to rescue operators. The shelter includes a first aid kit, blanket, towel and a temporary sandal. In addition, it can easily be compressed and transfer to another location.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

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The Elevated Cycleway for a Safer Biking Experience

EL or the Elevated Cycleway is definitely the best option to experience safer biking experience. The elevated cycleway way works out with the use of the existing electric and telephone structural poles. This product is lighter and quicker to assemble than the traditional concrete or wooden bridge construction. In addition, it is also an eco friendly product; for its parts are rotationally molded from 100 percent, recycled Polyethelye (LDPE) overmolded on recycled aluminum struts for support. Aside from travelling safe with the elevated cycleway, bikers don’t need to go with the traffic jam and avoid those vehicles, which mean a faster travel and biking experience.

Elevated Cycleway

Elevated Cycleway

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The IGL Jet Desk has Returned

With the desire to help in promoting earth friendly products, some of the designer and manufacturers tend to reintroduce or reproduce their classical products that are generally eco-friendly. The IGL Jet Desk is just of the successful example for this kind of production. This classic desk is now being reproduced using modern materials and technology for a highest quality. Who would say that old furniture would not be in useful anymore? The Ernest Igl desk in 1970 will prove you wrong. If you will look at the picture, you would not think that it is a classic design because it is made of a special-class polyurethane mix that is 100 percent recyclable. In addition, the desk has a high gloss finish.

IGL Classic Desk

IGL Classic Desk

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