Matty Smith Wins Tasmanian Design Centre Award for Quirky Sustainable Shortdivison Cabinet

March 18, 2011 by  
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At Inhabitat we love to keep an eye out for designers around the globe who are scooping up awards for their innovative approach to sustainable design . So it is with great pleasure we share with you new Australian designer, Matty Smith, who last month won the 2010 Tasmanian Design Centre Award for Sustainability and Emerging Designer .  The winning piece was his quirky modernist take on a cabinet named Shortdivison – not a bad achievement for someone in just their first year of study . Shortdivision is sustainably made from FSC plywood, salvaged Tasmanian Blackwood, and finished with low VOC paints and solvent free glues

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Traffic Sheep Barricades Will Get Any Speed Demon to Slow Down

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Can’t seem to keep the speed demons from barreling down your neighborhood streets? Here is one clever design by Christophe Machet sure to get them to take their foot of the accelerator. Comissioned by the Municipality Of  Gland, Switzerland, each sheep is bathed in a bright and reflective color, forming a flock that calls for greater driver attention and the much appropriate stop.

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U.K. Military is Arming “Solar Soldiers” With Energy-Generating Uniforms

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British researchers are working to develop a solar-powered kit that could lighten the load of its troops by 50 percent. Comprising photovoltaic cells to harness the sun’s energy, as well as thermoelectric devices that turn temperature differentials into electricity, the new power packs eliminate the need to return to base for recharging, increasing the potential range and duration of military operations

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British Designer Tom Dixon Unveils Oversized Energy Efficient ‘Bulb’

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While the ban of inefficient incandescent light bulbs has caused a lot of heated debates between political parties , it has also spurred smart , creative products from many designers.

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Form and Forest’s Beautiful Flat Pack Prefab Concept in British Columbia

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Read the rest of Form and Forest’s Beautiful Flat Pack Prefab Concept in British Columbia http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “flat pack” , “sustainable architecture” , british colombia , canada , d’arcy jones , eco design , flat pack prefab , form and forest , green architecture , Green Building , green design , Prefab , prefab cabin , prefab construction , Prefab Housing , sustaianble building , sustainable design

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Renault’s “Get You Home” EV Program Ensures You Won’t Be Left in a Dark Alley

March 18, 2011 by  
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Even with Google Map’s new charging station finder , locating a place to plug-in your EV could still present a problem if you’re out on the open road. So if you’re afraid of being left out cold with no way to juice your car up in sight, then you may just want to take a gander at what Renault is offering to its EV buyers. The company has just announced their “Get You Home” campaign, which will ensure that you never get stuck down a dark alley with a dead battery under your hood.

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