It all began with Freitag, a Swiss brand that came up with the idea of using tarps from trucks to create messenger bags. After that, it was only a matter of time before more designers saw the potential in large PVC canvases from
Even if each time the words ‘solar refrigerator’ come in the news it sounds like a groundbreaking story, truth is the idea of using heat to create cold is pretty old. A French inventor came up with a concept to do
For most people, spring break conjures up memories (or expectations) of beaches, beer, and--if MTV is your source--lots of bikinis. And while there’s nothing wrong with collecting your best friends and heading out for a
Seems like Chilean designers are really embracing the reuse culture and taking it to whole new levels. After discovering some really cool boots from plastic bags and a set of clothes with (yes) cigarette butts reuse from Chilean creators, now we
Enrique Browne has designed an interesting green façade for an office building on an important site in ConcepciÃ³n, Chile.
A free plant "volume" that looks to the East, North and West, protected from the sun by laminated wood sections that support
Chilean designer Alexandra Guerrero has been experimenting with what just may be the last thing anyone would think of as clothing material: cigarette butts. At first thought, that may sound over the top, or like
We've talked about plastic bags fusing before as a way to keep polyethylene bags going, and even pointed you to a tutorial to DIY, but so far we hadn't seen the material applied to footwear and in such an elegant
Last week, president Michele Bachellet introduced Chile's Plan of Action for Climate Change. The four year long program doesn't set specific goals to reduce emissions, but announces research plans to examine
The Architectural Review awards for Emerging Architecture have been released and I like the winners a lot. This competition doesn't go after the big, highly visible projects but is "Intended to bring wider international recognition to a talented new
A women's textile collective located on the island of Chiloe in southern Chile, Kelgwo Textile Art crafts gorgeous garments and home accessories out of handspun 100 percent organic wool that has been dyed with local plants and
(Pictures: Courtesy of designers.) Chilean design studio Onceneto teamed up with La Tercera newspaper and has been doing an interesting job recovering waste material from the paper's print process. We've briefly showed you one of their products before
(Picture: The Chilean Aysen region, where a company seeks to install five new hydroelectric power stations. Source: HidroAysen.) In the midst of protests by environmental groups but also in front of an energy crisis that demands new power sources for
The electric company Cam (a branch of Spanish Endesa) has just launched the Indian electric car REVA in Santiago de Chile. We've told you about this small car before, when back in 2005 we talked about a video blogger who was sharing
Chilean studio Modulab (featured before) has launched its latest project: a line of bags made from recycled rubber from the automobile industry that comes in a 'sheet' shape and is assembled on destination, achieving a considerable reduction of space
(Photo: Air pollution in Santiago de Chile. Credit: Aaron Mccoy/Getty Images) Several media in Latin America warned yesterday that Santiago, Chile's capital city, is having its worst time in terms of air pollution since 1989.