Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

August 21, 2014 by  
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Israeli innovation has once again introduced potentially life-changing technology to the world. Dr. Amit Goffer gave millions of paraplegics (paralyzed from waist down) the opportunity to stand upright and walk with his ReWalk exoskeleton invention. But the incredible device from Israel’s Argo Medical Technologies can only be used by 10 percent of handicapped individuals. So what about quadriplegics, including Dr. Goffer, who don’t have full use of their arms? The UPnRIDE is a Segway for quadriplegics — a standing wheelchair that provides stability for all terrain use. Read the rest of Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Argo Medical Technologies , Dr. Amit Goffer , innovation , Israel , quadriplegics , RehaMed Technologies , ReWalk , segway , standing wheelchair , Technology , UPnRIDE

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Ancient Kauri Wood Gets New Life in These Handmade Chairs

June 20, 2014 by  
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Born in the South of France, artist and artisan Guy Bucchi spent many years as a psychiatric nurse before moving to New Zealand to begin a new life. Using recycled materials such as wood , rope, copper or glass, he designs and creates unique pieces of furniture that as as comfortable as they are beautiful to admire. His chairs are either one-off pieces or limited series, and he works exclusively with handmade tools to produce everything he makes. These chairs are made of recycled metal and recycled native New Zealand swamp kauri wood, the latter of which is thousands of years old and used primarily in the chairs ‘ seats. These elegant pieces have been showcased in numerous publications, and can be found in private homes around the world. + Guy Bucchi The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Artisan , Chair , chairs , copper , glass , Guy Bucchi , kauri , kauri wood , Metal , New Zealand , recycled chairs , recycled furniture , recycled material , recycled wood , Wood

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FAIRMOUNT: DIY Garden Kit Gives City Dwellers an Easy Way to Go Green

June 20, 2014 by  
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The slightest splash of greenery can do wonders for transforming a concrete jungle into a more livable and enjoyable environment. To help city dwellers add a bit more green into their park-starved surroundings, Philadelphia-based Shift Space Design has created FAIRMOUNT , an easy DIY gardening kit perfect for green roof, balcony, or sidewalk applications. This lightweight and compact flat-pack system consists of four connecting aluminum tiles that easily bend to fit various shapes. Each kit also comes with upcycled La Colombe soil bags, filter fabric root barriers, and rubber feet. Want to get your green thumb on? Check out Shift Space Design’s Kickstarter for the FAIRMOUNT Living Tiles today! + FAIRMOUNT Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diy gardening , diy green roof , fairmount , filter fabric , flatpack gardening , gardening kit , la colombe , reader submitted content , shift space design , soil bags , urban gardening

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Durable Solidwool Chair is Made from Upland Herdwick Sheep’s Wool

March 28, 2014 by  
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Designer Justin Floyd has cooked up a durable new furniture material made from wool – right in his own oven. Called “ Solidwool ,” the hard yet warm material can be used to build chairs, countertops and even baths. Made from coarse wool sheared off upland Herdwick sheep , the gorgeous chairs offer a new way to use a beloved material that is sustainably harvested. Read the rest of Durable Solidwool Chair is Made from Upland Herdwick Sheep’s Wool Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , Herdwick sheep wool , Justin Floyd , solidwool , sustainable design , wool furniture        

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The World’s First 3D-Printed Chair Goes to Amsterdam

August 6, 2013 by  
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The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has acquired the world’s first furnishing to be 3D-printed in a single piece. The Solid C2 Chair by French designer Patrick Jouin was made using a special SLS (selective laser sintering) technique that makes it possible to build such complex structures. The Stedelijk Museum already holds Jouin’s 3D-printed One_Shot.MGX stools, Snotty Vases by Marcel Wanders from 2001 and a few other digitally manufactured pieces. Read the rest of The World’s First 3D-Printed Chair Goes to Amsterdam Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed furniture , 3D printers , 3D printing , 3d printing technology , 3d-printed chair , digital fabrication , digital manufacturing , French designers , Patrick Jouin , Rapid Prototyping , Rapid Prototyping Technology , Solid C2 chair , Stedelijk Museum        

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San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field

August 6, 2013 by  
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San Francisco’s AT&T Park is already a green leader in the sports community with its LEED Silver ranking . But the home of the San Francisco Giants will soon delve into another kind of green, with a 3,000 square foot on-site organic garden. The edible garden will be the first of its kind at a professional sports venue. Read the rest of San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: att park , Blasen Landscape Architecutre , Centerfield to table , eco design , EDG Interior Architecture & Design , Edible garen AT&T Park , green design , LEED Silver stadiums , san francisco giants , sustainable design        

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Tinctures from Herbs at Home

August 6, 2013 by  
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Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to alleviate insomnia, or a peppermint infusion to soothe an upset stomach. In addition to serving as drinkable herbal delights, tinctures can be effective remedies for a variety of issues. Read on to take a look at what they are, and how to make them. Read the rest of DIY: How to Make Your Own Tinctures from Herbs at Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alcohol , alcohol tincture , herbal , herbal medicine , herbalism , herbalist , herbs , plants , tincture , tincture making , tinctures        

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As China Sizzles, Residents Cook Food On Manhole Covers

August 6, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock China is suffering from one of its worst heatwaves in recorded history – and some hard-hit residents in Shanghai and the eastern and southern provinces are demonstrating the extremely high temperatures by cooking food atop of manhole covers and sidewalks. Shanghai experienced the highest temperatures  since record keeping began in 1873, reaching 105 degrees F on July 26. China’s largest city wasn’t alone – at least 40 cities and counties have risen above 104 degrees F. On the same day Shanghai broke its high temperature record, the coastal city of Ningbo reached 108.9 degrees F, the highest temperature ever recorded along the entire coastline of east and southeast Asia. Read the rest of As China Sizzles, Residents Cook Food On Manhole Covers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , Climate Change , global warming , heat wave , hot weather , shanghai , temperature        

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Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts

July 23, 2013 by  
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Israeli industrial designer Antonina sees old defunct washing machines as more than just outdated appliances – she uses them as building blocks to create some pretty spiffy furniture. Her project “I Used to Be a Washing Machine” shows how the parts of just one machine can be transformed into three different stylish chairs. The designer has even included a set of DIY instructions, so that handy homeowners can try their hand at turning yesterday’s laundry set into today’s living room furniture. Read the rest of Amazing Chairs Made From Recycled Washing Machine Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antonina , eco design , green design , I used to be a washing machine , recycled washing machine , sustainable design , upcycled furniture        

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Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi

June 3, 2013 by  
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When it comes to green furniture design , it doesn’t get much more natural than  Erez Nevi Pana ‘s Soilid Chair , which is made from a mixture of soil, fungi and other natural materials. The materials are measured by volume and weight, mixed together and left to rise overnight at room temperature. The Soilid mixture can then be shaped and molded in a plaster or wood mold to create different shapes. Read the rest of Erez Nevi Pana’s “Soilid” Chair is Made from Baked Soil and Fungi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , chairs , Erez Nevi Pana , fungi , fungi chair , green chair , green furniture design , natural bench , natural chair , Soilid , Soilid chair , Soilid furniture        

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