Self cooling carafe
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-06-07 01:55:08 UTC
Natural evaporation and self cooling… Terracotta has been used for water storage for centuries. Cooling occurs by natural evaporation through the pores of the terracotta matenal. This water carafe is self cooling whilst standing on your garden table. …
Double walled cafetiere
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-19 12:47:45 UTC
“Bodum’s Chambord Coffee Maker Double Wall Glass keeps coffee hot and aromatic for up to two hours” is a tempting line for the coffee addicts among us.
It is the double wall glass technology that accounts for the result. With its Double Wall Glass, …
Transporting natural light to dark corners
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-08 07:06:24 UTC
Indoor lighting systems powered by light not energy. The Parans SP2 panels are placed outside a building to capture sunlight, which is transported via a system of movable reflectors to indoor light fixtures consisting of flexible fiber optics. A bit like …
44% less carbon footprint in commercial laundry
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-05-05 07:58:59 UTC
Traditionally laundry machines rely on water to act as the primary cleaning medium. Because of this, even the so-called “high-efficiency” models still consume bathfuls of water with every wash cycle. A Xeros machine replaces water with millions of reusable …
Viking in a flat pack; a pre-IKEA classic
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-04-16 11:50:01 UTC
The italian company Poltona Frau reconceived quality furniture with a do-it-yourself version. Sold dismantled inside a beautifully, elegant packaging and it’s eight parts are easily assembled at home. The structure is made of beechwood and the seat is covered …
Chainless, hybrid foldable bike
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-04-03 09:42:49 UTC
Any bike is a sustainable way of transport but the Footloose, this fun looking foldable hybrid bike might be able to get people out of their cars and on the bike.
The main attraction, for me, is that this foldable bike has no chain. So if you fold it …
Tap water purification instead of bottled water
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-24 19:57:56 UTC
In many countries tapwater is not drinkable without purification because it contains arsenic, heavy metals, pesticides, VOC or bacterias. Even if it is drinkable it often doesn’t taste good enough due to chlorination.
People often use bottled water …
Using evaporation to cool the air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-21 13:27:40 UTC
A porrous terracotta pot, 2 liter water and a small fan together cool the air from room temperature to about 10 degrees Celsius. The terra cotta absorbs water from a two liter reservoir on the inside which seeps through to the outer surface and then evaporates. …
RIY. Repair It Yourself.
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-17 07:46:40 UTC
The activity of repairing is a form of re-appropriating control on our material world, allowing us to understand how things function and acting as a key tool for the consumer to control his post-consumption goods (waste).
Shoes are one of those products …
Bottle caps designed for a second life as toy
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-10 11:07:02 UTC
Recycling is a good option. Reusing is even better. Is what the CEO of Clever Pack was thinking
“During the recycling process, through the collection, transport, washing, reprocessing and remanufacturing stages, much energy is consumed and an enormous …