“Krank Lighting” : Getting A Bright Light by Some Drilling Action

Lighting up your lamp will never be as easy as this new Krank by Efrain E. Velez. Designed with a desire to wanting to help save the earth, the Krank is made from recyclable aluminum parts that obviously made the Krank a perfect choice for you green themes home. The Krank works the same with a traditional hand drill, wherein one can easily has as long as 40 to 60 minutes of wonderful bright light by just simply applying the classic magnetic induction by doing some drilling action. This product is expected to be out in the market by spring of 2009.

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krank light

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Ecobee Smart Thermostat Helps Reducing Energy Usage

Reducing energy usage has always been an issue to almost every household worldwide. Everyone wanted to save from energy especially now that gas prices are sky rocketing and energy is also affected and move on together as the gas prices rises. To help us achieve in saving energy, the Ecobee Smart thermostat is created. A cool thermostat will manage your heating and cooling system and will hook up to your home’s Wi-Fi in order to fully integrate into your utility system. This thermostat can be easily installed and with its touch screen display, you can easily adjust your heating and cooling settings. With the help of the internet since it is integrated with your Wi-Fi connection, you can easily get update as well.

eco bee smart thermostat

eco bee smart thermostat

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Typoase Public Seating Spells Out The Word TIME

Public seating is fun especially during break time while having some fun chat with friends and colleagues. This is also one of the common pastimes for most of us. Inspired by this activity, Dominik Schwartz – a student at the Free University of Bolzano under the faculty of design, has created the Typoase. It is a publix xeating facility that is made from wood and stone topped with grass that make it look refreshing. If you will have to take a look of the Typoase from above, its benches spell out the word TIME. The purpose of the Typoase is to provide public seating wherein people can have a chance to sit and have a short break.

typoase public seating

typoase public seating

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Traveling with Dahon Jack Folding Bike is Easy !

Bicycles took a large part in conserving gas when traveling. They are indeed the most cost-effective means of transportation. You can easily travel as far as you can using your bike. Very comfortable to use and fun to use, especially if you will have a foldable bike. I think nothing is more comfortable with this foldable bike called the Dahon Jack – a fairly light bike at its weight of 13.6 kilograms and can be folded down easily to 38 x 69 x 91 cm. In addition, it also has an ergonomic grips on the handlebars and has a full-size 26-inch wheels for a more effective travel with a lesser flat tire situation. [Click here for more details about Dahon Jack Folding Bike]

dahon jack folding bike

dahon jack folding bike

Source : Dahon Jack via MetaEfficient

“Eco Towers” : The First LEED Platinum Certified Mixed-Used Skyscrapers in The Middle East

After the Jumeira Gardens, here comes another structure from the United Arab Emirates, which is the Eco Tower. This structure is intentionally designed to be the first mixed-use towers in the Middle East, and it has the LEED Platinum certification. Developed by Connection Real Estate, the 23-story Eco Towers costs about $245 million USD. What’s good with the Eco Towers is that is has solar power, air purification systems, green terraces, toxic –free materials, effective insulation, abundant natural light, access to several local services, and everything else that made the building got the LEED certification. This eco friendly Eco Tower can be seen in Abu Dhabi.

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eco towers

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iGreen Kitchen Concept, No More Fridge !

A new kitchen concept that will get you go fridge-less is now being introduce by an Indian designer Nilay Shah in collaboration with the Italian Kitchen brand name Veneta Cucine. The kitchen has baskets and trays that replace your refrigerator. With this type of containers, you will now buy food that is just right for your need. In this way fridge will not be needed anymore, which obviously will let you save energy. Aside from that, the baskets and trays resembles of a vegetable and fruit stall, which is refreshing to the eye, and will make you look like a miniature farmers market.

igreen kitchen

igreen kitchen

Source : Domus Academy via EcoFriend

Volvo Hybrids Will Hit The Roads on 2012

Hybrid car from Volvo will soon hit the busy roads on 2012. This car has a unique start-stop technology feature, which simply means that this uncomplicated technology shuts off the engine when not under load like when at stoplights. In addition, when you are ready to get moving again, the technology starts back up the car easily. The first Volvo models that will get the start-stop treatment are the C30, S40, and V50 models, and the feature will make its way into the rest of Volvo’s lineup in the future. With this new creation of Volvo, people will not only be saving from gas prices but also will be saving the earth.

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Source : Volvo via RiverWired

Cute and Attractive Solid Wood Infant Chair by Roebuck Studio

Having cute and eco friendly furniture for you child is great, and it would be even better if they have artistic, attractive and fashionable design. Studio Roebuck succeed in providing us this type of sustainable furniture for our babies. Aside from the creative designs, the studio also managed to use a combination of colors that are truly attractive and eye catching. Artistic people will surely loves these chairs by Studio Roebuck. When it comes to the production process, the studio opted for the Baltic birch, solid wood, light and stable, because it only need a small amount of glue necessary in the panels, which has less environmental impact compared to the traditional wood engineering.

roebuck studio infant chair

roebuck studio infant chair

Source : Roebuck Studio via MarcelGreen

Futuristic Recycled Robot Made Out of Recyled Typewriter Parts by Jeremy Mayer

Recycling things will be very creative most of the times. Designer’s creative minds are working amazingly, when it comes to creating something useful out from recycled items. Look at the recycled robot that is made out of recycled typewriter parts by Jeremy Mayer. Having been living in a small town Iowa, typewriter was already an interesting thing to Jeremy. Out of that interest, Jeremy had created the recycled robot without gluing, soldering, welding or any other means of assembly. What he did is entirely cold assembly, which is really amazing and impressing on his part. After reading this post, I am sure many of us will now hunt our old typewriters.

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mayer recycled robots

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Jumeira Gardens : Combination of Intelligent Infrastructure Technology and Cutting-Edge Eco Design

Dubai seems to be unaffected with the financial crisis issue the world is experiencing right now. Another project with an estimated cost of US$95 billion, which is the Jumeira Gardens, is now revealed. SOM Chicago designs the project, and it consists of mixed-used developments that incorporate low, medium, and high-density zones suitable for business, residence, retail leisure, and recreation, which in turn includes a hotel, commercial retail and entertainment space with a total of 800,000-900,000 square meters. The structure has the Park Gate, which is a complex of six mid-rise towers that faces each other to form a grand garden space and will eventually create a shaded microclimate, which is perfect for its natural dessert climate.

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jumeira gardens

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