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    Waterless Urinal System

    December 9, 9:10 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    We recently reported on another waterless urinal that uses a recyclable cartridge and doesn't waste precious water. Seems the trend is being flushed out, as we've discovered yet another company with a similar product... Readymade-types will have to

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    Freeplay Jonta human-powered light

    December 9, 3:03 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    There have been some enthused comments about a couple of our recent posts on Illumination devices (lightSpin & Nightstar) that reduce the need for heaps of disposable batteries. In light of that, thought it worthwhile to mention the upcoming Jonta from

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    Beddington Zero Energy Development

    December 8, 12:21 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Yes, it's true: you can work in Central London and be back at your green home in 20 minutes. The Beddington Zero Energy Development—BedZED—is a full eco-community, with 100 homes and as many workspaces. The site in Wallington, South London was

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    Ecospecifier online database

    December 7, 6:59 PM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Recently updated, this "knowledgebase" is a compendium of green building materials and products. It houses over 1,000 product listings, with full descriptions and environmental performance indicators. There are also plenty of essays, discussions,

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    M-house: The Trailer for the Tasteful

    December 7, 12:30 PM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    A mobile home that's stylish? Mais oui! Strict UK planning laws wouldn't allow Tim Pyne to build a house on his estuary land in Essex. He was permitted, however, a trailer that could be delivered to the site and removed again later. Unimpressed

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    Architecture for Humanity Design Contest Finalists

    December 7, 8:15 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Last week, Architecture for Humanity, the non-profit organization that was founded by Cameron Sinclair in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to global, social and humanitarian crises, announced the nine finalists in its most recent

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    Pod Shelters

    December 6, 2:56 PM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    Inspired by the Dymaxion vision of TH hero Bucky Fuller, Pod temporary shelters are easy to put together and take apart, contain only a few simple parts, and almost anyone—including those not so good at math—can put them together. They’re great fun in

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    MetaMorf Clima Outdoor Furniture

    December 6, 2:14 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    Clima outdoor furniture by MetaMorf Design takes a modern approach to classic Adirondack-style furniture. Made from recycled plastic, these playful, colorful chairs are durable in all climates and require very little maintenance. Available in red,

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    Loftcube

    December 6, 1:00 PM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    There’s just something appealing about having your home helicoptered onto site. Maybe it’s the James Bond techno-chic element. The Loftcube takes advantage of unused space on high-rise rooftops: either the landlord can keep it there and rent it, or you

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    Queens Gallery Luxor Pancake Lamp

    December 6, 2:10 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    We did promise to show more recycled glass products. Lo and behold! Made by Utrecht based Dutch ‘Queens Gallery’ artisans, these desk lamps are formed from recycled glass and acrylic, seemingly with the assistance of some pigments and water. An

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    Teragen Bamboo Flooring, Panels and Veneer

    December 4, 1:08 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Having begun a decade ago under the name Timbergrass, Teragren continue to manufacture competitively priced, sustainably harvested bamboo flooring and bamboo panels. Although a grass that can grow a foot (30.5cm) per day, bamboo has many of the qualities

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    Galapagos Table by Julian Lwin

    December 3, 12:54 PM by TreeHugger in Eco-Friendly Furniture

    We love, love, love Julian Lwin’s Galapagos table. Made from acrylic and skateboard wheels, the materials don’t make it so very TreeHugger, but the idea behind it—bringing nature indoors in a completely modern way—earns him an A. With wheatgrass growing

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    Bambu Natural Lacquerware Bowls

    December 3, 9:21 AM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    Made from organically grown bamboo, these multi-hued bowls marry modern design with traditional bamboo craftsmanship. The Bambu Lacquerware collection includes bowls, plates, and other tabletop items, each of which is hand-coiled and shaped, and finished

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    Java Log

    December 3, 8:47 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Like so many people that live in cold places, Rod Sprules was entertaining himself one night by playing with fire. After compressing coffee grounds and candle wax together, he threw it in the fireplace and—voilá—Java Log was born. With about 25% more

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    5inch Disc Hubs

    December 2, 3:07 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Blank CDs are dirt cheap, but jewel cases aren’t, so we always end up with loose discs rolling across the desk and gathering dust. 5inch’s hubs may not save cash, but they certainly beat standard CD cases in the design stakes. How could you get more

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    Global Green's Greening Afforable Housing Initiative

    December 2, 2:28 PM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    We just heard that Leonardo DiCaprio had joined up with Global Green, so we thought we'd check out the up-and-coming eco-charity. Global Green, the US arm of Green Cross International, works on projects like eliminating weapons of mass destruction,

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    Shetkastone soap holder

    December 2, 9:23 AM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    When we were researching countertop materials for a recent Q&A; we stumbled upon Shetkastone. It would appear that it's made simply of specially formulated recycled paper. Of any sort. From office paper to waxed paper, glossy magazine paper and telephone

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    Julian Lwin $250K Laundry Lamp

    December 2, 12:02 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Product designer Julian Lwin has taken laundry detergent containers and cleaned them up. Using a low-energy florescent tube, he's repurposed the bottles into art and lighting that casts an interesting glow. $250K (the name, not the price) is made from

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