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    Domespace, the house that turns to the sun

    April 12, 8:46 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    You might get confused coming home at night trying to find the door after this house has performed a 330 degrees rotation. Conceived to optimize sun warmth, the semi spheric plans of Domespace were laid out 30 years ago. Since then, a good few of this

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    Sustainable Living At Green Sage

    April 12, 8:40 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    We visited Green Sage’s website and ended up staying there for awhile. The company has been online for four years and you can find hundreds of sustainable items for your home from beautiful recycled glass to organic bedding to furniture (shown left is a

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    modular2house by Studio 804

    April 12, 8:17 AM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    In the Studio 804 program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design, architecture graduate students get the chance to design a house and build it in five months—often a house aimed at affordability. This year, they’re building

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    Sunpipe by Terry Payne for Monodraught

    April 12, 8:12 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    After you’ve got over the initial where’s-it-coming-from confusion, natural light in a room without windows is a really cool thing. Skylights are no new invention (nor are pipe shafts to bring light in), but because Sunpipe has a reflective surface on

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    Japan's sustainable society in the Edo period

    April 12, 6:46 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    We doubt that there is a treehugger among us who is not in love with the simplicity and elegance of Japanese design and art from the Edo period.(the Shogunate, from 1603 to 1867) It appears that this period was also a model of sustainable living, as this

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    Fire and Light Dinnerware

    April 11, 3:17 AM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    Fire and Light creates hand-poured dinnerware from recycled glass bottles and jars. The company was formed in 1995 as a partnership between the Arcata Community Recycling Center in Humboldt County, California, and a group of local investors who wanted to

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    Trailer Trash? Not a Scent of It.

    April 10, 7:23 AM by TreeHugger in Modular Design

    Treehugger likes both prefab and recycling, but it is getting to the point where we can't tell whether we are talking about the article or the subject. Here is yet another article where the trailer park, home of the working class but in parts of

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    Pasion Argentina's North Indian Weaves

    April 10, 4:12 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Luckily, the words 'responsible business' are starting to sound common to us, as more small enterprises are starting to take this way in many industries. Well, in that matter, Pasion Argentina's idea is nothing new, but the fact that northern Argentina's

  • John Dahlsen Environmental Art

    John Dahlsen Environmental Art

    April 10, 2:49 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    John Dahlsen makes works of art out of plastic detritus found on Australian beaches. The work seen here, "Gold Coast", was constructed with colored plastic debris known as "ocean litter" -- litter which has been dumped in the ocean or rivers, and is

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    Can-O-Worms

    April 9, 7:46 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    This ingenious worm "condo" allows thousands of worms to eat their way up through kitchen scraps from level to level, leaving a rich odorless "castings" behind. There’s even a tap at the bottom to dispense "worm tea" — a liquid fertilizer can used for

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    Battery Doctor: Reconditioning Batteries

    April 9, 7:46 AM by TreeHugger in Sustainable Product Design

    Does anybody know if this product actually works? A company called Battery Doctors has reportedly developed an environmentally safe product to put into batteries, and make them functional again. Marc S. Keith, Director of Product Development of Battery

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    Reused Cork Place Holder

    April 8, 8:12 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    What do you get when you put our posts on wine and Design w/o Reach together? Place tag holders that add a bit of elegance to your table without adding to the budget or the waste. This version appeared at a wine tasting by The Cheese Store of Beverly

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    Transmaterial

    April 8, 4:00 AM by TreeHugger in Green Architecture

    Blaine Brownell of the Seattle office of architecture and design firm NBBJ has created a remarkable (and free)document that looks at how new materials are reshaping our world. He breaks materials down into seven categories and is constantly updating his

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    New Bambu Kitchen Items

    April 8, 2:07 AM by TreeHugger in Kitchen Design

    Bambu is definitely on the right track -- their designs are clean and modern and their primary material is organically grown bamboo. The lacquerware bowls pictured here are hand-coiled, moulded and finished with a waterproof natural laquer. They sell for

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    Athena Contollable Toilet Flush Handle

    April 7, 1:23 PM by TreeHugger in Bathroom Design

    Remember the good old potty-motto, "If it's yellow ?" Even though I understand, respect and even occasionally follow this sage advice — that doesn't change the fact that it can kind of gack me out to "let it mellow." Fortunately for

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    Passive Emergency Lighting

    April 7, 1:00 PM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    A New Zealand company, ecoglo, is by their own account becoming the world leader in passive emergency lighting. The patented ecoglo technology bakes a photoluminescent material into an aluminum extrusion. The product requires no energy to run, thus it

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    Croco Rattan by Paola Navone

    April 7, 8:31 AM by Dominic Muren in Interior Design

    When somebody says "rattan" our left eye begins to twitch. Sure it's a great fast-growing, renewable resource. Sure, it's plantation grown so no rainforest is harmed in producing it. Sure, weave-type production methods end up with less waste than

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    Post It Lamp by 2pm

    April 7, 8:19 AM by TreeHugger in Interior Design

    Sick of scrambling to find wrapping paper and packing material to send gifts through the mail? What if we said you could send packing material as a gift? And no, we don’t mean presenting your sister with a lovely gift of Priority Mail boxes and bubble

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