TreeHugger founder Graham Hill is trying to radically reduce his footprint and live happily with less space, less stuff and less waste on less money, but with more design. He calls it "LifeEdited."
The LifeEdited open challenge is live, and I gave it a shot to see how it worked. I designed a bed that runs up and down on four pipes, spending the day up at the ceiling; the dining room table hangs on cables at the appropriate distance below.
At night, when you drop the bed down, the dining room table drops down to just above floor level; you don't even have to clear it. Result: a big table and double bed share the same footprint.
It is really easy to use; after you sign up on the Jovoto platform , you enter your idea description;
then you upload your images and if you have them, videos.
I tossed in this sixteen second video to see how it all worked, and it was as easy as YouTube. You can see the finished result here.
Disclaimer: I am a judge in the competition and I am an employee of TreeHugger, and my entries are not eligible to win. Damn.
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