Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

August 23, 2012 by  
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Charcoal has been widely used and misused since ancient times. It was first used as a water and air filter by the Egyptians, but in the 19th century it was banned for causing bast deforestation and CO2 emissions — a consequence of being the only energy source for the production and processing of metals. In order to highlight the burnt wood’s traditionally healthy aspects,  Formafantasma  created a line of beautiful vessels that purify tap water using the pitch black material. These stunning vases combine hand-blown glass and charcoal in a succinct design that manages to explore concepts like tradition and nostalgia, and charcoal’s positive properties. Read the rest of Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: charcoal , CO2 emissions , Confrontations , deforestation , Design Academy of Eindhoven , Doris Wicki , Formafantasma , Francesco Zorzi , green products , Luisa Zanzani , Massimo Lunardon , Vitra Design Museum , water issues , Weil am Rhein

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Glowing Nixie Chess Board Made from Salvaged Nixie Tubes by Lasermad

August 23, 2012 by  
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Lasermad has executed a brilliant move with his glowing chess set made from recycled vintage Russian Nixie tubes . Each piece is illuminated without any visible wires, and emits a warm light when at rest on the board.  Beautiful and inspired, the design may just be as ingenious as the game itself. Read the rest of Glowing Nixie Chess Board Made from Salvaged Nixie Tubes by Lasermad Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air-core transformers , chess , chessboard , green design , green lighting , in-7 , in-a , induction charger , kit , lasermad , nixie chess , nixie tube , recycled , Recycled Materials , Russian , sustainable design , tony , vintage

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