Starting as a fishing chair. Quite like a director chair. But ending up a little more.

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

director chair with a twist

director chair with a twist (not the one in the pic)

Designed by Spanish studio Mr. Simon, these chairs can be stacked into a sideboard (they refer to it as a desk), thus serving as a multi-purpose piece of furniture.

Cóm-oda is made from wood and cotton, the chairs detach from the whole and provide additional seating for impromptu guests. « Read the rest of this entry »

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Cheap and fast and modern(ified) decor

October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

old figurines, modern looksEver wondered how could you add some interest to your collection of figurines or some wooden/china animals? Perhaps you just don’t want to trash them up or store them somewhere only to add clutter to your already crowded living space. I once wrote about a « Read the rest of this entry »

Flux Chair: a solution for gatherings in space challenged rooms

September 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

Flux Chair

folding chair by Flux

Douwe Jacobs has designed a fun, stable and seems pretty confy too chairthat can adapt to as many spaces as you can imagine, from outdoor fun to office meetings as you can learn from the link below. Built from some kind of plastic by injection molding it isn’t exactly green -unless it’s recycled plastic, of course – but it wins strong points « Read the rest of this entry »

eco-friendly T-shirt folding jig

September 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

cardboard T-shirt folding jig by French clothier All-Tribes

cardboard and tape for lean shirts

Until you have a dozen T-shirts and limited time you won’t think of such thing as a folding jig but think of this scenario: your wife just ironed all of your washed T-shirts and the next morning you take your first one and then decide you’d rather wear the marine-blue polo. So you try your best to fold the other one and put it back. Next morning you’ll learn that the nice ironed T-shirt is « Read the rest of this entry »

Could Water Booble by Karim Rashid be the perfect portable bottle?

March 7, 2010 § 3 Comments

Karim Rashid's Water Booble BPA-free, Phtalates-free, Recyclable, self-filtering bottle

Water Booble

As TreeHugger puts it “It certainly hits all the right marks: 100% recycled and recyclable, BPA and phthalate-free, made in the US, good-looking, and affordable.” I wish some company would produce it over here in Europe so we can buy and use it  without the burden of all the CO2 pumped « Read the rest of this entry »

Eco-friendly + design-minded beanbags

February 11, 2010 § 1 Comment

green ecosak beanbags

ecosak beanbag

For a long time I’ve been watching the green industry on products that are green and well designed so that they will appeal to the masses even if they are more expensive than ordinary products. At least one of the three variables above remained constant among green products and that is the price, which is almost always higher on green products. « Read the rest of this entry »

EKOKOOK: the zero waste kitchen island

February 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

Faltazi's concept: EKOKOOK zero waste kitchen island

Faltazi's concept kitchen

I am glad there are so many green thinkers out there trying to make a better world. I like this kitchen island concept that promises to be zero-waste while making good use out of some of it, like grey water for plants watering and compost soil for new planters or filling up the ones you already have.

Waste is an important pollution factor and kitchens « Read the rest of this entry »

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