Over the past several years, there has been a rather interesting development of eco-sensitive technology designed to help us humans along with our daily lives by giving us a gentle nudge in the right direction of eco-friendliness.
At Greener Gadgets 2009 there were several really interesting and compelling issues brought up during the Green Design for Good panel discussion. In this clip, Emily Pilloton of Project H Design asks what role do green designers have in creating
Some more excerpts from the Greener Gadgets 2009 , Green Design for Good discussion. In this clip Emily Pilloton, Mark Bent and Gadi Amit talk about designing products for the developing world: How a better balance needs to be struck between green
A panel of experts gathered at the Clean Tech Forum this week to talk about technologies that will help with the impending water crisis. The panel was drawn together to discuss water's role the "iron triangle" of water/energy/food, especially in light
Happened to light onto The Techium today, written by Kevin Kelly - several delicious articles there, and the site is well worth bookmarking. The above perky video featuring Louis C.K. on the Conan O'Brien show probes a very basic question - if
Ah! Nothing smells like shift more than tips from the New York Times on how to fix your high-tech junk using low-tech solutions. Far from a downer, there's satisfaction to be had here: who hasn't had that gentle internal smile when their hand-slam
The New York Times notes that the Roll-n-Glow "miracle heaters" are going out the door by the cartload after the Amish carpenters, well known for their use of high tech electrical appliances, have finished building them. So what is the miracle?
In our last conversation with The founder of Project H Design, Emily Pilloton voiced her frustrations with a design world that has lost sight of its duty. In this segment, we're taken through her latest project: a math playground in Uganda for the
If you're prepared sharpen your shoehorn on what exactly appropriate technology is, one need look no further than this delightful little number on the Amish from Kevin Kelly over at the Technium. For The Some drenched in The
The world doesn’t need another bamboo coffee table. Design, says Emily Pilloton, should be about solving our most pressing problems. Easier said than done, certainly, but the young architect/designer is not just talk. Pilloton founded Project H Design
Technology rocks, and improving upon what we have is a boon for fighting climate change in a lot of ways. But sometimes green gadgets get more attention than the totally effective non-tech solutions to problems in our lives,
Letterpress is literally a dying art; the inks were toxic and printers often died young. It is almost completely extinct, practiced only by a few hobbyists and craftspeople. As a teenager I used to visit a neighbour who did letterpress in his basement;
We wrote earlier about Luyanda Mpahlwa and his Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects; it was one of the entries in a competition teaming South African architects with international designers to pioneer new affordable housing systems. MMA went it alone, and
I just love new technologies that allow the developing world to leapfrog straight into a renewable energy future. TreeHugger has covered several of these inventions and programs—the e-charkha, solar powered lamps to replace kerosene, more efficient
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