by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-03-10 10:09:40 UTC
Raindrop is a rain barrel that makes saving water really easy by providing a watering can that fills up automatically when it rains. This way, the user doesn’t have to fill the can with our precious tap water, but uses ‘free’ rainwater instead. With the …
Loop stand hall stand
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-01-29 17:04:13 UTC
The Loop Stand Collection is a series of furniture designed by Leif Joergensen for HAY. The collection consists of basic and usable furniture with affordable price tags – and the Loop family keeps growing.
Loop Stand is a simplification of the industrial …
Paper vase cover over recycled PET bottle
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-01-23 11:16:12 UTC
This fun paper vase which is put around a discarded PET waterbottle is being made in Mumbai by the Tiny Miracle foundation.
The aim of the foundation is to get a slum of Mumbai out of poverty by 2020 by helping them to increase …
Waterworks to keep plants, and their owners, healthy
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-01-15 16:10:51 UTC
Research has shown the benefits of keeping indoor plants. They purify the air of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) that are responsible for lots of health problems and are emitted from the products we use and keep in our environment. Plants also balance …
Smartcharge; a LED-bulb working during power outage
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-01-13 17:17:20 UTC
The SmartCharge™ Bulb senses a power outage, recognizes the ON/OFF position of your light switch and allows control of the light even with no utility/grid power.
When the power goes out, the lights go out. The garage door won’t open, kitchen appliances …
Innovative E-scooter Be.e integrates many eco-design strategies
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-01-12 12:24:06 UTC
The Be.e is an electric scooter, suitable for city commuting and fun trips into the country side. The batteries will allow you to have at least 2 hours of intense driving range (or 60km range) under the worst of conditions. Be.e is manufactured, developed …
Cool watch with a cause
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-12-28 02:18:11 UTC
Fam Mizra the head of Mizra Minds, a product and branding firm in Chicago experience both the hardships of the third world and the comfort of the first and decided to try and bridge the gap with a watch(face).
The watches are sleek suiting all kind of …
Low power ATM deals in hot climate
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-11-11 07:51:36 UTC
The usual cashmachine needs airconditioning to keep its internals, rubber conveyor belts that transport the bank notes to the slot, cooled. Mainly because of this cooling the machines typically use up to 1500 Watts. Which leads not only to high running …
Keeping vegetables and fruit fresh without energy
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-29 15:43:11 UTC
My favorite sustainable design of the short list of the Dyson Award is the OLTU. The OLTU is intended as a fridge-free way of storing fresh fruit and vegetables. Its creators say that the refrigerator isn’t actually the best device for storing vegetables …
Washed ashore Tide chandelier
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-10-18 13:59:41 UTC
The original Tide chandelier is part of a larger body of work based on the collection of ’ man made’ debris washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline. Stuart Haygarth has been collecting material over many years and the work is still in progress. …