Tokyo-based designer David Guarino has retired this most hardworking of transport platforms to a breezy, sun-soaked existence on Japan’s Morito Beach. Caban, as Guarino calls it, is an entire beachfront cafe built from wooden pallets, along with a few other materials sourced from the region.
National Geographic - Photographer: Bertrand Garbel - Green walls could save energy - Paris
The future of the urban landscape?
While matchboxes are not only infrequently used but also produce an almost negligible amount of one of the least harmful wastes- this is neat. I like the idea of packaging that is biodegradable, I mean duh, we all do. It’s just cool to see people actually doing it. Kind of. In concept. :]
SOCCET: the energy-harnessing soccer ball by uncharted play
The SOCCKET is a durable, energy-harnessing soccer ball. Using Uncharted Play’s patent pending technology, the pendulum-like mechanism inside the SOCCKET captures the kinetic energy generated during normal play, and stores it in the ball for later use as an off-grid power source. Just 30 minutes of play can power a simple LED lamp for 3 hours. more
Everyone is familiar with the vending machine that spits out a can of coke or a bag of Skittles.
However, if you like cold, hard cash better than the cold, hard candy, here is another dispenser you might be interested in - the Reverse Vending Machine, which rewards users coins in exchange for their empty plastic bottles.
Too wicked, that’s a reward system people can get behind!
Coal vs. Natural Gas Quiz
How Well Do You Know Your Fossil Fuels?
Every year, Americans throw out 70 million tons of packaging. We can do better. Email or tweet at your favorite brand and ask them to consider one of these solutions to make packaging disappear.
A Gobi Desert Hotel Designed to Float on Sand!
as well as generating its own electricity and water
Take a 3D printer, waste plastic, four brilliant minds and the charity Water for Humans and you have one very interesting project indeed.
WOOF (Washington Open Object Fabricators) won the 3D4D Challenge back in October for their design that will take waste plastic out of landfills, break it down and, using a 3D printer, turn it into composting toilets and rainwater harvesting systems for the developing world. Talk about two birds, one stone.