Linc : The Sustainable Phone Concept

As we all know, gadgets like mobile phone, iphone, and more are being purchased to own one. However, LINC has changed this type of practice and created a sustainable phone concept, wherein, one can be lease a phone, return and lease it again, without sacrificing its style and functionality. LINC is truly a unique concept because of its recyclability. However, the concept itself, makes me think twice if I were to lease one. A phone is a personal asset which should not be given away after a year of usage. Nevertheless, it is helpful enough for the environment as it recycles hazardous e-waste.

linc sustainable phone concept

linc sustainable phone concept

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Solar Trees by Envision

Self-sustainability is now completely invading our daily style of living. Various products are coming out for the said purpose. Just like this solar tress design for Kyocera Solar, which a project of the University of California in San Diego. The solar trees collect energy and provide the university with the energy that they need. In addition, they have plans to provide an electric vehicle charging which a big advantage to everybody especially to those who have electric powered vehicle. The solar trees also have the ability to give some shade for vehicle parking and some visual relief from the boring appearance of most of the rooftop garages.

envision solar trees

The design of the Solar Tree and Solar Grove, from Envision CEO Robert Noble, is based on natural trees, with trunks and branches supporting a shade canopy. According to Noble, the idea is to add beauty and form to the functionality of solar power Solar energy generation. Each Solar Tree at UCSD will generate more than 17,000 hours of clean energy per year, which is enough to power more than four single-family homes and avoid 13.2 metric tons of carbon emissions Green-Business-Travel.

envision solar trees

Source : Envision via Gizmag

Bambouse : Mouse Made of Bamboo

Being an eco-friendly and techie at the same time is a bit hard to achieve, however these things made possible by the bambouse. A computer mouse made of bamboo. You might think I am kidding, but yes this is really true. Designer Wen-Ting Tseng from Taiwan is the person behind this creative and artistic creation. Wen has also won a special award in the 2008 Taiwan Young Designer competition. The Bambouse simply represents people’s creativity and the ability to utilize the surrounding resources they got. I will definitely own one for me the moment it becomes available in our area. This will be my big chance to contribute something in saving the earth.

bamboo mouse

via TheDesignBlog

Use Yellow Pages for Your Business Card Holder

Yellow pages are normally thrown away after it expired and thinks this has no use at all. Well, you people might be surprise knowing that the yellow pages you are throwing and ignoring has a very important roe in your life. The yellow pages can be your card and or photo holder. How? It’s simple. All you have to do is to trim a little the yellow pages of about 394 pages to the right diameter, rolled it up and insert it into a metal tube. This cute product can be used either vertically or horizontally, and both are attractive, unique, and of course useful.

business card holder from yellow pages

Source : Afroditi Krassa via Core77

Sanyo Eneloop Eco Friendly Product Series

Solar powered electronic is now easily available because of the creative minds of almost all of the manufacturers like Sanyo. Eneloop is a solar powered series of electronic gadgets that are solar powered aside from being equipped with some other power sources. Eneloop serries included the eneloop solar light which can light o with solar energy apart from having a USB power port. Another product from the eneloop series are the soft warmer, kairo (KIR-SRL1S), and the eneloop kairo (KIR-S3S). All of the eneloop series of electronic gadgets have it own features that will surely satisfy every users the eneloop has.

sanyo eneloop

sanyo eneloop

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Terraclime Bag with 95% Recycled Materials

A new line of bags called the Terraclime is now available in market for earth lovers. The bag is 95 percent made from recycled content materials. Just like the fabric used is made from a recycled PET bottles, while the zippers and hooks are made from a factory salvaged plastics. Despite of those materials that contain recycled materials, the bad still looks hip and fashionable. I find this bag perfect for student and workers who have more time outdoors. Another good thing about this bag is that, it is available in four sizes, which means that one has a bigger chance of finding one that best suits for her or him. [Click here for more details about Terraclime Bags]

bags made from recycled material

bags made from recycled material

Future French Solar Powered Car Concept for 2030

Car designs of the future are really getting sleeker and greener in concept. The solar powered van will be perfect for you and your family or eve the pope will have a perfect ride with this future car. The 2030 car is a four-seater solar powered car with green windows for more visibility and sleek sliding doors. It also has a cylindrical add-on that can be fixed to the rear of the vehicle for extra seating to accommodate more. The 2030 car’s design is extremely futuristic, wherein people of today’s generation might look the car’s design weird. Well this is how we feel for today, but when 2030 comes, for sure this car will be one of the hottest car down the street.

french future car concept

french future car concept

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Use Less Energy, It Reminds of Wasteful Behavior

Energy conservation was never became our priority in life. We always wanted to be on our best without thinking how much energy we have used and waste as well. Nowadays, it has been open to everybody that conserving energy and some other resources is already a must since our natural resources has starting to ruin. Various sustainable products are now coming out in the market promoting various ways of conserving our natural resources. Designer Nika Rams is just one of them who design the USE LESS.ENERGY. A product will remind us on our wasteful behavior with our resources, and will eventually teach us how to conserve it.

use less energy

use less energy

Source : Nika Rams

Urban Individual Car Concept with Personality

As the time goes by, our spaces are getting smaller and smaller. As this thing happens, people are being more closed and restricted. Because of this, people need to be more transparent and sociable. However, this might be impossible because cars for today’s designs make the people become isolated with their surroundings. A new personal transportation concept is designed by Mihai Stamati with transparency and will promote communication to the community. It’s design might be simple but has the personality that will attract people from using. Design for urban transport, this new car concept is perfect for people who love contemporary designs.

personal transportation concept

personal transportation concept

Spark Lamp, Modern Solar Powered Lighting Concept

Educating the people from sustainable lifestyle and energy consumption are the concept that Beverly Ng wanted to emphasize with here creation of the Spark Lamp. The Spark Lamp is a contemporary lightning product that will surely educate energy consumers on how to save on energy. Spark works like a monitoring device that has the ability to inform the users about their energy consumption on a daily basis through it Wi-Fi module. In addition, it is a solar powered lamp that can be used as your lamp during the night after the lamp has collected solar energy during the day. To collect energy from sunrays, just place the Spark upside down on your window with direct sunlight.

spark solar lamp

spark solar lamp

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