In my childhood, I can remember my brother and his dynamos. He used it to power his toy cars. I am not really familiar with dynamos not until a great submission from Joan Rojeski disseny sostenible team to IGreenSpot was made. The group presented an eco-friendly lamp called the Lham Lamp. Looking at its photos, the lamp looks elegant enough to be in your modern home. You can have it used to both indoor and outdoor purposes. The lamp uses LED lighting technology and a dynamo for its power needs. With all these features and sleek design, tell me if this is not sustainable enough.
Eco-friendly furniture designs are getting stylish as time flies. If you think that eco-friendly furniture has the worst look and design, you must then think a million times. The Pennyfields Chair is an eco-friendly sitting solution designed by Alex Whitney made of bamboo and refurbished steel. We all know that bamboo is a fast growing plant and a sustainable source of materials. The chair carried the elegant look and it surely will be perfect for your dining area or waiting area of your home or office. The chair will be launched at The Dock, London on September 22, 2010 for the London Design Festival, which will be happening on September 20 to 26.
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Storing old and broken items at home can be an eyesore. Why not give these items a new life by recycling. The Eco-swivel lamp by Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba is made from recycled broken furniture and a timber. Presumably, timbers used in this project are sustainably sourced or leftovers by wooden furniture manufacturers or makers. This sustainable lighting design is not only eco-friendly but also striking. This will be a perfect illuminating tool whilst playing as one of your eye-catching home décor. Patronizing this product will give everyone the chance to help save the earth and make it a better and safe place to live.
To help save the environment, it does not need to be big. You can help combat global warming even in your little way. Having plenty of plants will do the trick as it provides fresh and clean air. If you wish to help save the earth by planting some herbs in your backyard or garden, why not go ahead and compliment it with the eco-friendly bamboo herb marker. We all know that bamboo is a sustainable source of materials, using it, as your herb marker definitely made you help save the earth even in this very simple way. You are not only producing fresh air into your home, you also have minimized carbon emission in manufacturing the markers unlike those made of aluminum, brass, and the like.
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Shipping pallets are known to be discarded after its useful life. However, in my place we sometimes reuse it in rebuilding our fences, which is very easy to build as shipping pallets comes in uniform design and sizes. All you have to do is to put them together. However, I-Beam was able to create a more useful thing on these used shipping pallets and resulted into a stunning sustainable emergency shelter. The design was supposed to be as temporary housing for refugees of the Baltic war in the 90s, it turns out to be affordable and robust enough for families to reestablish a homestead.
It is so nice to see numerous designs that take advantage of sustainable energy sources like the sun. If I have the knowledge of designing items, I would definitely do the same, not only save some amount of money from my electricity bill that continues to skyrocket each month, but to help save the environment as well. Japan-based designer Koichi Okamoto had created the Solar Powered Mobile Lights. Like any other solar powered lamps, the Solar Powered Lights charges its battery on daylight and illuminates at night. What made this light an exception to any other solar powered lamp that we see in the market today is its cute and eye-catching illumination. The bright illumination that it produces create a look that mimics the constellation of stars at night when hang as a group making it an ideal tool for your home décor. During daytime, the Solar Powered Mobile Lights are like flying sticks on air that look good as they are at night.
It has been known that majority of our garbage is composed of plastic and some of them are even thrown in our poor Pacific Ocean and are actually called as plastic islands. Well, this is extremely sad news for our environment. How could harsh human beings afford to abuse the environment as this? Despite of the goodness that people have enjoyed on their stay on earth, these abusive acts are what they can pay off? Phew!
The Vac from the Sea from Electrolux is now being launched. This one of a kind product of Electrolux is the company’s initiative to help them take their intentions of gathering those plastics from our oceans into action. This product of Electrolux has the aim to call our attention about the plastic pollution whilst being of help in combating the scarcity of recycled plastics that are needed in making eco-friendly home appliances made from recycled plastics particularly the Vacuum Cleaners. Therefore, basically, you now have the picture about the Vac from the Sea. As the name suggests, the Vac from the Sea is a sustainable Vacuum cleaners that are made of plastics collected from the islands of plastics floating on our oceans.
Air pollution is common to almost all cities around the world. This is obviously caused by the huge carbon emission that people produce on their daily activities. However, on the recent Electrolux Design Lab competition, designers are ask to design a futuristic product with the environment in mind. With the aim to have clean air at home, Indian designer Ankit Kumar created the GAIA Wall Mounted Air Purification System. With the modular live grass panels, the air will be cleanse and purified before in finally enters into your home, thus the air that you breathe will be free from dust and grime. The self-sustainable electronic eco system that the system has, made it even ideal to be called as an eco-friendly product. Aside from purifying air, the GAIA Root can also be your perfect insulating system, as it will also do temperature control making it an ideal product for tropical countries like many of the countries in Asia.
Via: Yanko Design
When it comes to sustainable design, resources are endless. For the various eco-friendly lighting designs that we have in the market today, all of them have different sustainable sources just to power the light. Some uses solar energy, some wind, while others use kinetic energy. The Latro Algae lamp is a unique eco-friendly lamp that is powered by living algae. Aside from being an eco-friendly lighting solution, the Latro Algae Lamp is also a decorative hanging lamp that would fit perfect to any modern homes with elegant and contemporary interior design. Since the algae only needs a little sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to survive, exposing the lamp outside will immediately start the energy production stage.
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