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 »

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Straw Collective piece of lighting design that won my admiration

October 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

Straw Collective piece of lighting designSimple like it grew there by itself, very natural looking (it makes me think of a bird nest and tree branches), the design from Straw Collective is really an inspiring  design. Congratulations, I’m loving it. « Read the rest of this entry »

DIY air-dried porcelain

August 31, 2011 § 1 Comment

air-dried porcelain necklacePerhaps you’ve stumbled upon one of my previous articles on ceramic lamps and if you read my blog you know that I always try to find great designs which are functional and eco-friendly. That’s why I bash petroleum-based plastic and other toxic materials. Clay/Porcelain  is easier to obtain than glass or metal but it’s still energy intensive while making. Air-Dried Porcelain would be a dream come true for DIYers. Consumerism is a plague these days so anything self-sufficient and sustainable is a blessing.

Originating from Argentina, this Cold porcelain, aka “porcelana fria”, is a « Read the rest of this entry »

Ever dreamed a late dinner cooked with solar power? It might just become real…

August 14, 2011 § 2 Comments

night-solar-cooker

Sun Leftovers for late dinner cooking

After spending some time in Nigeria, where people rely mostly on wood to cook their meals, which  leads to all kind of respiratory illnesses as well as pollution,  MIT professor David Wilson designed a solar cooker that stores the sun’s power in the form of a melted mineral salt which can then deliver the heat for 25 hours at a time with constant  temperatures of above 450 degrees « Read the rest of this entry »

Good news on the mushroom green materials from Ecovative front

April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ecovative_next_steps_in_green_packaging_And_car_parts

green packaging, compostable car parts

Just want to quickly point this out: ecovative, the company that has developed the green packaging and insulation materials made using mushroom mycelia, and which I have already covered in a couple of blog posts, have made some significant steps to go into mainstream products.

First they have teamed up with « Read the rest of this entry »

Snapkeys seem to be the holy grail of keyboardless devices

March 29, 2011 § 1 Comment

Snapkeys technology turns virtual keyboards invisible

Snapkeys Virtual Keyboard

I was so amazed by this technology that I had to write about it on my blog. After seeing it briefly on an article that came in my feed reader, it fixed itself into my brain and wouldn’t let go. I’ve spent so much time trying to find an ergonomic keyboard that can be used with one hand or allow typing when jogging or « Read the rest of this entry »

Like DIY? Get (make) one of these

March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

portotrash, your trash bag holder

keep it clean

All DIY lovers out there, this one won’t have any fancy description, just the picture.

Admired it? Ok, now go clean up the table and see what difference this might make.

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