Amazing Energy Belt Turns Excess Body Fat Into Electricity

December 28, 2012 by  
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Are you worried about those extra pounds gained over Christmas? Here is a conceptual eco-design that could deal with that dilemma by converting excess body fat into energy. Dutch designer Emmy van Roosmalen says the Energy Belt could be used to power everything from cell phones to pacemakers, cutting down on electricity costs while reducing the wearer’s size. Read the rest of Amazing Energy Belt Turns Excess Body Fat Into Electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable energy” , Accessories and Fashion , belt , body fat , Ducth Design Week , dutch design , Emmy van Roosmalen , energy belt , green products , renewable energy , The Nano Supermarket

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How To Make Sparkly Holiday Accessories from Dead Christmas Lights

December 23, 2012 by  
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Every string of Christmas lights tends to have a few dead bulbs in it when you pull it out of the closet. Instead of sending them on their merry way to the landfill, you can reuse those dead bulbs and use them to create some festive new holiday accessories. The perfect size for hanging from your ears or neck, these tiny lights can still shine with the addition of jewelry findings and some creative flair. Over at Ecouterre , we show you how you can create your own holiday-themed accessories, letting you see damaged goods in a whole new light. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Christmas , Christmas lights , earrings , eco-fashion , ecouterre , green fashion , Jewelry , Recycled Materials , upcycled christmas lights , upcycling , xmas lights

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Songa Designs Brings Sustainable Business to Rural Rwanda Through Handmade Fashion Accessories

July 18, 2012 by  
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We live in a world where it’s clear that traditional humanitarian aid creates dependency rather than sustainable independence, and the people who should have a say when it comes to their own lives often don’t get the opportunity to be a part of the discussion. There is an apparent need for business that can create a steady income and independence. Songa Designs does this by designing high-quality fashion accessories while providing employment to Rwandan artisans and cooperatives in rural communities that have little or no market access. The word Songa means “summit” in the Rwandan language Kinyarwanda, and “continue forward” in the wide spread east- and central african language Swahili. Songa Designs believe that business can move people forward and help them reach their own personal summits. Read the rest of Songa Designs Brings Sustainable Business to Rural Rwanda Through Handmade Fashion Accessories Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , global development , green accessories , green design , green fashion , hand-made accessories , socially responsible design , songa designs , sustainable design , sustainable fashion accessories , sustainable style

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Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones

June 29, 2012 by  
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Viennese design duo Mischer’traxler teamed up with Rozet & Fischmeister jewelers to create a beautiful line of leafy green jewelry that you can grow yourself ! The beautiful organic jewelry starts as a lacy framework silver embedded with seeds instead of gems – as the seeds sprout the foliage crawls up the chain like a trellis to fill out the design. Read the rest of Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Accessories and Fashion , Art , Botanical , grow your own , Jewelery , MischerTraxler , plants , Rozet&Fischmeister Court Jewelers

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June 29, 2012 by  
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Viennese design duo Mischer’traxler teamed up with Rozet & Fischmeister jewelers to create a beautiful line of leafy green jewelry that you can grow yourself ! The beautiful organic jewelry starts as a lacy framework silver embedded with seeds instead of gems – as the seeds sprout the foliage crawls up the chain like a trellis to fill out the design. Read the rest of Mischer’traxler’s Leafy Living Necklace Dazzles With Seeds Instead of Gemstones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Accessories and Fashion , Art , Botanical , grow your own , Jewelery , MischerTraxler , plants , Rozet&Fischmeister Court Jewelers

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Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

June 29, 2012 by  
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Polish designer Justyna Poplawska has been experimenting with light and glass for several years now. Her latest creation is a cool pendant lamp called ‘Luna’, and it looks good enough to eat! While the sugar-like material isn’t edible, it is just as sweet with its recycled glass and bio-resin structure. The stunning lamp emits a soft and calming light, creating the perfect ambience for late night dinners. Read the rest of Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Danish Design School , green lighting , green materials , Justyna Poplawska , lamp , luna , Polish design , recycled glass , Recycled Materials

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Coach Launches Baseball Heritage Collection Made From Recycled Sporting Goods

May 24, 2012 by  
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This month, Coach went back to its roots by introducing ‘The Baseball Heritage Collection’, featuring limited-edition men’s wallets and billfolds made from vintage baseballs. Coach scoured eBay for one year to find 70-year-old baseballs to create the series which is highlighted by 200 one-of-a-kind, stamped for authenticity wallets. Each wallet is hand-assembled from about one and a half baseballs. Also in the collection are baseball paperweights, duffle bags, a key ring, and of course, a baseball. Read the rest of Coach Launches Baseball Heritage Collection Made From Recycled Sporting Goods Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coach , coach limited-edition bags , coach limited-edition baseballs , coach limited-edition men’s wallets , eco friendly leather accessories , eco friendly leather bags , recycled baseball gear , Recycled Materials , The Baseball Heritage Collection , The Baseball Heritage Collection by coach

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Solar Energy Generation Costs to Compete with Fossil Fuels by 2017

May 24, 2012 by  
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Despite recent  clashes between the US and Chinese solar industries , it seems that the entire solar power sector is prospering. As stated in  a new report from GlobalData , with the ever-increasing number of solar power installations, the cost of energy generation is falling. In fact, it is falling so quickly that the report predicts that by 2017 it’ll be cheaper than generating power from traditional fossil fuels. Read the rest of Solar Energy Generation Costs to Compete with Fossil Fuels by 2017 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , globaldata solar power parity , NREL solar panel , optical furnace , renewable energy , SILICON WAFERS , Solar cells , solar energy generation costs , solar grid parity , solar panel construction , Solar Power , solar power energy usage

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Owners of $1 Billion Antilia House Have Yet to Sleep in World’s Most Expensive Residence

May 24, 2012 by  
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India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, has courted excess by building a $1 billion house for himself and his family in Mumbai – however now that the massive building is complete they still have yet to sleep in it! The home, called Antilia, boasts 27 stories, a spa, a yoga studio, a movie theater, hanging gardens, a swimming pool, and an ice room – but for unknown reasons the family still has yet to move in. Although the family denies it, some have speculated that the building does not follow an ancient Indian design philosophy called Vastu Shastra , which is similar to the Chinese practice of Feng Shui. Read the rest of Owners of $1 Billion Antilia House Have Yet to Sleep in World’s Most Expensive Residence Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: $1 billion house , Antilia , eco design , green design , Hirsch Bedner Associates , Mukesh Ambani , Mumbai , perkins + will , sustainable design , Vastu Shastra

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Design Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

May 24, 2012 by  
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It’s getting to be common knowledge that LEDs are among the most energy-efficient lighting options out there, but they still maintain some problems: ugly light color, for one; and shortened life due to their own heat damaging themselves, for another. But now Jake Dyson (yes, his dad is the vacuum god) has devised a new lamp that addresses both those problems. His CSYS desk lamp, which debuted during New York Design Week , has a built-in heat pipe running inside its arm that carries the heat generated by the LEDs away from them. The arm itself acts as a heat sink, releasing the heat into the air. The result is that the attached LEDs will last a whopping 37 years longer! Read the rest of Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Design Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: csys , desk lamps , green lighting , ICFF , jake dyson , LED lighting , LEDs , new york design week

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