Stunning bamboo speakers marry Vietnamese tradition and modern technology

June 16, 2016 by  
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The centuries-old tradition of coiling and carving bamboo is unique to Vietnam . Craftsmen shape the material by hand to form shells. Multiple layers of varnish are then applied to create a natural finish. The resulting design merges traditional manufacturing techniques with modern technology-the spherical shell lets sound resonate acoustically, a Bluetooth connection offers flexibility, while the integrated potentiometer allows precise volume control. Related: Beautiful Speakers Made from Sustainable Bamboo and Leather The speakers are made by Bruno Chandon, an engineer who loves innovation and sustainability. He received a chance to combine these two interests when he met Chung, a rural craftsman skilled in working with bamboo. With the help of French product designer Marie Hautecoeur, he designed this remarkable speaker, which he then equipped with the best possible drivers, amps, and other components. + Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers + Hazang Kickstarter

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BioLite’s new BaseLantern is Bluetooth-enabled and charges up to four smartphones

June 7, 2016 by  
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Do not fear the dark. The new BaseLantern from BioLite is here to help you navigate through the night. A classic outdoor lantern with a modern twist, the BaseLantern is sleek, energy efficient, and designed for resilience and mobility. The BaseLantern is BioLite’s first product that is Bluetooth compatible, and its 7800 mAh li-ion battery is powerful enough to charge up to four smartphones, making it a functional component in a portable, mini-smart grid. The BaseLantern is available for just a few more days on Kickstarter – pick one up here !

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Washington, D.C. divests $6.4 billion pension fund from fossil fuels

June 7, 2016 by  
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Washington, D.C. just became the latest city to take climate action by divesting from fossil fuels. The District of Columbia Retirement Board will sell off its direct investments in 200 of the most polluting oil, coal and gas companies. The decision to divest the city’s $6.4 billion pension fund from fossil fuels was the result of a three-year campaign by DC Divest , a citizens group calling on the city council to stop investing in companies that emit the greenhouse gases that cause climate change and reinvest in a sustainable climate-safe energy system. “Time is up for the powers that be to act on climate change. If we’re going to take real action on climate change, we must take a hard stance against the fossil fuel industry,” said DC Divest spokesperson Matt Grason. “By divesting from fossil fuels, the nation’s capital has taken a critical step in creating the political will for climate action. Now it’s time for Congress to take note and pass comprehensive legislation to limit the carbon pollution driving climate change.” The decision to divest from fossil fuels is the latest green initiative the nation’s capital has taken in an effort to make the city a leader in environmental sustainability. Washington, D.C. has committed to an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and Mayor Muriel Bowser recently signed a 20-year agreement to supply 35 percent of the city government’s electricity with wind power. Related: Washington, DC Aims to Become the Greenest City in the Country According to the 350.org project Fossil Free , 526 cities, universities, faith groups and other organizations with funds worth a collective $3.4 trillion have divested from fossil fuels. Cities that have committed to divesting from oil, coal and gas companies include Oslo, Copenhagen , Melbourne, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle. + DC Divest Via DC Divest Images via Good Free Photos and DC Divest

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Coboat is a solar and wind-powered catamaran for co-working freelance nomads

June 7, 2016 by  
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Founders James Abbott, Karsten Korr, Gerald Schombs, and Tommy Westlin came up with the idea because they wanted to sail around the world. Abbott is the founder of KoHub, another co-working space option in the tropics. The four found a catamaran to retrofit into a space that allows digital nomads to really embody the mantra of work hard, play hard. Related: Tom Dixon transforms a 17th-century London church into a chic co-working space Sustainability is another huge goal; the four aimed for a ” zero carbon footprint .” The 82-foot catamaran will be powered by solar and wind , and the clean energies will also provide water for those aboard through desalination . They’ll obtain the Internet via satellite on the open seas and via 3G and 4G networks close to land. There will be seating inside and outside so people can work wherever they please. Coboat also plans to provide plenty of options for times when people aren’t working. From fun activities such as yoga classes and scuba diving to professional development through workshops and skill sessions, they aim to allow people to boost productivity and think differently while sailing. As they finish their catamaran, Coboat will charter other boats to give digital nomads a taste of adventures to come. They’re currently in ” Pirate Beta mode :” they chartered a 50-foot catamaran that will sail from Greece this month and travel throughout the Mediterranean. They have yet to announce where the catamaran will sail next, but intend to sail through November . Breezy ocean living on Coboat isn’t exactly cheap: it costs 1,180 Euros , or around $1,340, per week. That price includes accommodation, three meals a day, non-alcoholic beverages, the Internet, water sport equipment, and port fees. It appears the ” scores of people ” who have already signed up think the experience would be worth it. + Coboat Via TreeHugger Images via Coboat

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Modern timber-clad addition spruces up an old Austrian farmhouse

June 7, 2016 by  
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Designed in the Mühlviertel Bauernsacherl style, the original property was built in the local rural vernacular with a half-hip roof and white granite walls. Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten’s renovation carefully preserves the building’s character while adding an L-shaped extension that’s both contemporary and complementary. The spruce-clad addition is topped with an asymmetric fibre-cement gabled roof. Related: Austrian S House is Elevated on Stilts so a Lush Garden Can Grow Below It The interior features mostly white-painted surfaces with exposed timber ceiling beams and floors for a clean and modern appearance. The client’s family of four live on one side of the house with three bedrooms on the upper level of the old building that connect to an open-plan communal area with the kitchen, dining room, and living area in the new wing. The client’s mother lives on the lower level of the farmhouse, which was converted into a self-contained apartment with access to a small winter garden. + Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten Via Dezeen Images via Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher Architekten

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Finally, an umbrella you’ll never lose

September 8, 2015 by  
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If you are someone who is endlessly searching for your misplaced umbrella when bad weather strikes, have no fear: the Blunt Umbrella is here. The smart umbrella is equipped with the Bluetooth-enabled Tile app . The technology uses your smartphone to locate the lost umbrella , which starts “singing” until it is found again – giving a whole new meaning to “Singing in the Rain.” Read the rest of Finally, an umbrella you’ll never lose

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Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker

May 18, 2015 by  
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Have you ever wanted to play loud music in your house, but were annoyed by the fact that the sound’s intensity gets lower when your ‘voguing’ gets you too far away from the speakers? With Sony ‘s new release, an energy-efficient LED bulb that doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, the sound comes from above and creates a simple-to-install surround-sound experience anywhere you have a light fixture. Read the rest of Sony’s new $200 LED bulb doubles as a Bluetooth speaker Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bluetooth speakers , energy efficient lighting , green gadgets , green lighting , green technology , LED bulb , LED lights , Sony lighting , speakers

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House of Four Houses is a cohesive residence formed out of four separate volumes

May 18, 2015 by  
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TEST DRIVE: The 45 MPG Ford Fiesta is Fast and Best in Class

May 15, 2014 by  
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Levi’s ‘Make Our Mark’ Campaign Transforms Vintage Tech into Web-Enabled Devices

October 18, 2013 by  
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