Dutch designers Steie Van Vugt and Frank Winnubst call it "a flexible kitchen for the flexible lifestyle of the future." -a kitchen made from stacking components so that the entire kitchen can be stored on one pallet.
Northern Europeans, do you want to be energy independent? Then OMA Zeekracht has a plan for you. Though just a concept, a newly released master plan, commissioned by the Netherland's Society for Nature & Environment, shows how by building an
Amusement parks are sick, but they are just not efficient, like you have to drive around to find a spot and park your car and then walk everywhere. I mean, they have figured out food and money with drive-throughs, man can drive on the moon, why can't
We love downloadable designs. Why move material when we are interested in ideas, creativity and talent? Dutch designer Alexander Pelican does too. He designs modernist furniture inspired by Reitveld and
The Dutch are still enamoured of the Cradle to Cradle concept and are currently hosting the exhibition Cradle to Cradle -Hype or Future in the Centre Céramique in Maastricht. The aim of the show is to explain to the general
It may be a digital age, but some people just can't stop buying books. We always say that one should not use more than they need, and that's what is neat about Dutch designerReinier de Jong's expanding bookcase; like a pair of Sansabelt pants after
I am a sucker for furniture that can slide under your door; Imagine how much less shipping, less material is needed when it flatpacks so efficiently, Dutch designer Louwrien Kaptein had designed an entire apartment, complete with working area, sitting,
Dutch designer Marieke Staps has built a lamp with the LEDs powered by soil. She writes:
"Free and environmentally friendly energy forever and ever. The lamp runs on mud. The metabolism of biological life produces enough electricity to keep an LED lamp
Charles Jencks called it Adhocism: "the art of living and doing things ad hoc- using materials at hand, rather than waiting for the perfect moment or "proper" approach. As a principle of design, it begins with everyday improvisations, such as bottles
What better way to raise awareness of global warming on Amsterdam canals than a pair of realistic looking inflatable hands and a sign with a catchy message? One would think this was a bit of preaching to the choir in the
One of the problems with developing a commercially workable system of using hydrogen as a transportation fuel is the fact that tanks that safely and securely store the hydrogen are generally so heavy as to be cumbersome in the
20 architects designed houses for the Gene 20 Architecture International Project. MVRDV "designed a house which maintained gigantic window scene, within this window scene there consist various elements of spatial topics, each spatial topic, according
It's safe to say that TreeHugger loves poo power. Not just because of the nice alliteration and an excrement reference that draws your eye, but because it completes a waste cycle, creating energy from substances that would
The Sandwich Bike, designed by Pieter Janssen and Basten Leijh of Bleijh Concepts and Designs of Amsterdam, was such a hit at the Salone de Mobile in Milan that someone broke in and stole the prototype.
Some say that bananas are going extinct, in which case Anneke Jakobs' chandelier made from Chiquita cases might become quite a collectors item. She made it while she was in school (and is probably sick to death of bananas), but you can download the