Combining high-tech CNC (that's computer-numerically controlled) routing with artisanal techniques and some sustainable materials, Barcelona studio Damaris & Marc Design have produced some pretty eye-catching wooden designs. Shishi Gami, above, a
Two years ago we reported on Lyon's city bike hire program. A user pays version of the garishly coloured schemes of similar ilk that have been available in Northern Europe for years. Then we observed London, Paris and Barcelona had rolled out similar
Petz and Jenna finally got to see him — the infamous Al Gore — or Albert Gore as he was listed in the program of the First International Meeting for Friends of Trees this past Saturday in Barcelona. We represented Treehugger for this one-day e
We had the pleasure to meet a true treehugger in Barcelona this weekend: Vandana Shiva. She's also a physicist, philosopher, eco-feminist and writer from India, who participates, together with Al Gore, in building a "green barrier" of 100 Million trees
This was announced in February, but we are finally seeing it in homes in the capital of Catalonia. The City of Barcelona has distributed three bags to 720,000 households; yellow, green and blue to correspond with the colours of the recycling containers
Many years ago I took the architects grand tour of Europe and ended up in Barcelona with a week to go before my plane out, sixty bucks in my pocket and no credit card. I spent fifty for a week in a cheap hotel with breakfast, five on an old penguin of
After recycled material for construction and the ever-growing recycled PVC fashion Barcelona is addicted to, a new waste product has been saved from the trash can: car textile. Benjamin Mordoh, from the company WASTE, is the designer behind these
We visited EcoCity (what used to be EcoMed) today, the trade fair for new environmental solutions for cities and industry, held in Barcelona. During the four days of the show, from February 27th until March 2nd, EcoCity is measuring the CO2 emissions
Dear reader, here’s a merry Christmas (tree) to you from Barcelona. The Abetus Porex is the beautiful Christmas tree hanging in the Maremagnum port of Barcelona, inviting you to look up at it from underneath and hence connect the tree with the floor.
It seems to be that time of the year when Barcelona is very keen on recycling. Last weekend we visited the International Creative Recycling Festival by Drap-Art, a non-profit organization that promotes exactly that since 1995. Apart from other
This headline really caught our eye- "using food for fuel". We love corn, especially with a bit of butter and salt, but now people are just throwing it into furnaces to heat their houses because it is cheaper to burn it than just about any other fuel.
Putting aside the obvious question: "How much fun is a rare egg collection anyhow?" the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) reports that in 2004 there were 62 incidents of illegal egg stealing in the UK, including confirmed cases of egg
Tallahassee Florida USA is the perfect place for large-scale Tree-fed biogas generator (a process that converts biomass, mainly wood in this case, to electric power in an oxygen-free environment). The major factors in favor of Florida are: coal filths
Did you ever wonder if other people really see the same colors you see? Red could look different to you, but in human communication your experience of this wavelength of light is tagged "red". Scientists say that birds see in wavelength ranges which
Donnachadh McCarthy, one of Britain's leading expert in green living, believes seven days is all it takes to "go green." Inspired by the inaugural How to Green Your Life column we ran yesterday, here are our picks for some ways to go green at home.
There are two kinds of Wall Street Journal readers; those who don't give a damn about the cost of energy, and those who got rich by giving a damn about every single cent they ever spent. This recent article discusses technologies and initiatives that can
We were recently asked if the fabric silk could be considered 'Green'. Well, we said that depends to large degree on your definition of green. We tabled a few interpretations of the term and then made some corresponding observations. There are, of