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.
Sustainable designs are now becoming more and more common to almost all designers worldwide. Not just because they want to help the environment, sustainable designs are undoubtedly good-looking and very functional. Just like what the Dutch designers Rixt Reitsma and Lidewij Spitshuis did with their WeMade project. With the purpose of helping earthquake victim in Java Indonesia to have their source of income, the designers together with the local crafters came into a creative line of products including the bases made of pressed bamboo, accentuated with a colorful rajut (a kind of Indonesian crochet), soupper, Cocups, Roster, and Constructors. All of the products are really amazing.
Cocups (aove) is a series of six palmwood cups with a range of coloring: a gradient from white to blue.
Constructors (above) is a series of ceramic vases. The little blue detail, made from coconut shell, refers to the colonial history of The Netherlands. Its shape is inspired by the Dutch tiles you still can find in the palace of the Sultan in Yogyakarta.
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Creative, unique and eco-friendly products are not easy to create, that is why I truly respect those designers with creative, unique and useful items made of sustainable or recycled materials. When I see the tree trump vase from Takashimaya, I know this is a green product and will help save our mother earth when we will patronize this. I am right of my thinking because, the tree trump vase is a hand-carved product made from reclaimed wood. This will perfect warm up your rooms for it will bring back the nature into your room. Get one now and feel the beauty of nature inside your own house.
Lighting system is very important since they are one of the basic needs especially at night. However, designer Peter Liversidge together with architect Asif Khan, they have created the wonderful and friendly Tetra Light. Its light is made from CNC machined aluminum and is fused using an adhesive same as that of the ones that hold aircraft wings together. On the other hand, the tetra lights diffuser is a custom-made hand-blown glass, and each component is available to be joined and re-arranged with the use of connecting tubes of different lengths. Each attractive color of the Tetra light is imparted through the stove-enameling process.
This solid gold ladybug looking like concept car is the latest electric concept car from Nissan. The Nissan Nuvu concept car stands out in at the Paris Motor Show and is considered as the coolest one. This cute 9-foot minicar is green in nature with its quiet electric motor and recycled raw materials. The car is estimated to be out in the market at around 2015. However, with its fashionable and elegant look, for sure many would love to own one of this car right now. In addition, this car has a comfortable chair for the driver upfront, a passenger seat and a space for your kids or groceries.
Alkaline batteries are commonly known of being hazardous. It is not advisable to throw it anywhere and must be kept away from children. With this idea, designer Sungwoo Park and Sunhee Kim have created the Energy Seed. A super efficient LED lamp will light up your dark ways at night. This LED lamp will make the most out of your thrown alkaline battery, which is a good idea of saving energy and keeping the environment safe. However, it is still important to find a permanent disposal area of your hazardous corpse of alkaline battery, though letting the LED lamp drain out your alkaline battery is really a good way of saving energy.
Pendant lamps add up the beauty or homes had during the night. However, with Nori Morimoto’s eco friendly Forest Pendant Lamp, it will not only give our homes the nice and warm light at night, but rather it can also be a nice sculpture during the day. The forest pendant lamp can be used with CFL bulbs of not more than 60 watts. Forest is a hardwire pendant lamp, it comes with two canopies, and it got a 2feet drop length. This lamp is perfect for modern and stylish homes, and contemporary business establishments in rural areas with eco-friendly theme.
IKEA’s mini blue bag is just one of the a wonderful discoveries I have ever see. This bag is one of the best eco-friendly bags I have ever seen. When you will use it as a laundry bag, I suppose this is a waterproof one. Moreover, if you will say for gardening, what I know about the material used in this bag is that, it’s a user friendly one. Finally, to those who will use this bag for moving purposes, this bag is super durable, especially that it comes up with a double straps. One good thing about this bag is that after using the bag for your desired purpose you can reuse it.
Golf Refugees, one of the first of a new breed of indie golf brands is now producing t-shirts and polo shirts that are made from carbon neutral organic cotton certified by The Soil Association. This simply means the Golf Refugees will only be manufacturing their product using renewable energy generated from wind and solar power alone, which is a great idea for the community. They will not only provide green, eco-friendly and fashionable shirts, but they will help save the earth as well. As per Carbon Trust’s calculation, Golf Refugees’ men’s large shirts cut off about 89% carbon emissions, which is great news.
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Renault is all set to save energy with its latest concept car known as ZE (Zero Emission). This concept car incorporates innovative aspects such as optimum range achieved by lithium-ion battery powered 70KW electric motor, use of heat-reflective paint and exterior mirrors with low energy cameras. There is a green affect inside the car because of acid green tinted glasses. The linear display outside the car door shows the amount of charge left in the system so that the driver knows the situation before entering. Renault uses polyurethane gel bumpers designed to soak up minor knocks and protect pedestrians.
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