‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

May 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on ‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

Taipei-based engineering firm Miniwiz is already known as a pioneer in technology for the  circular economy , but now it is determined to find a new place for old waste — back into our homes. The innovative company has recently teamed up with homeware company  Pentatonic to create the House of Trash, a home design exhibit that showcases everyday decor and furniture made from post-consumer waste. Already known internationally, The House of Trash celebrates Miniwiz’s expansion into the Milan market. Located on Foro Bonaparte in the center of the city, the home is filled with various prototype products designed by Pentatonic . According to its description, the space is a 360-degree real-world demonstration of what can be achieved by converting consumer waste into usable products. Related: Miniwiz’s Stylish Re-Wine Desktop Lamp is Made from 100% Trash Everything from food packaging and coffee cups to furniture and artwork in the house is made with trash. Also on display will be prototypes of Pentatonic’s AirTool Soft, which is a line of modular fabric components woven from trash on Italian looms. Additional displays include recycled pieces by multidisciplinary Italian architect, Cesare Leonardi and an art series, “We’re All In This Together,” by famed graffiti artist, Mode2 . After its unveiling, the home will become a permanent place where the sustainably-minded companies can display their latest  green innovations . The space will allow people and companies of all backgrounds to come together and collaborate on ideas that address sustainability, recycling and eco-consciousness. According to Miniwiz founder Arthur Huang, Milan is the perfect setting to find a real market for the innovative “trash technologies.” He said, “There is no better place than Milan to engage designers and architects with our trash innovation and circular technology.” + Miniwiz + Pentatonic Images via Miniwiz

View original post here:
‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

March 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

Good news for scribblers everywhere! Kirsten Camara, a student at the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD), designed and built an amazing Analog Memory Desk to capture her every note and doodle. The desk features a built-in spool of paper measuring 1,100 feet long (that’s a kilometer, by the way), which covers the desktop. Once you’ve filled up the work surface with your jotted notes and idea sketches, you simply turn the crank at one end of the desk, spooling the used paper off the desktop and providing a fresh canvas for all your scribbling needs. Camara isn’t building the desks for sale, but she’s released her designs for free under Creative Commons, so anyone handy with some lumber can make their own analog memory desk at home. + Kirsten Camara’s Analog Memory Desk Via Bored Panda Images via Kirsten Camara Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analog memory desk , desk with paper , diy desk plans , how to build a desk , kilometer long spool of paper , kirsten camara

See the rest here:
Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

October 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

Hailed as the third industrial revolution , 3D printing technology can produce life-saving prosthetics , durable furnishings , and fully functional automobiles . As 3D printer costs plummet from the tens of thousands down to the mere hundreds, this once-elusive technology is poised to become as ubiquitous as the desktop printer. Read on to learn how this paradigm shift in manufacturing stands to profoundly change our world forever. Read the rest of How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d printing workshop , Chelsea Schelly , domestic manufacturing , Joshua Peace , manufacturing , mass manufacturing , open source design , paradigm shift        

Originally posted here: 
How 3D Printing Will Change Our World Forever

Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet

April 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet

Tech lovers have already been 3D printing everything from ornaments to their own faces with small desktop 3D printers. But now the technology is even more accessible, as low-cost 3D scanners make their way to the market. MakerBot says it has a 3D scanner in the works, but Canadian company Matterform is beating them to the punch, already offering cosnumers the lightweight Photon 3D scanner  at a price that’s cheaper than a tablet. Read the rest of Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printing technology , 3d scanner , eco design , green design , makerbot , Matterform , Photon 3d Scanner , sustainable design

See original here:
Matterform’s Desktop 3D Scanner is Cheaper than a Tablet

Whole Foods Announces Plans for 20,000 Sq. Ft. Rooftop Farm Atop New Gowanus Store

April 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Whole Foods Announces Plans for 20,000 Sq. Ft. Rooftop Farm Atop New Gowanus Store

NYC foodies will soon be in for a real treat as Whole Foods has announced they’ll be operating a rooftop farm right atop their forthcoming Gowanus, Brooklyn store . The 20,000 sq. ft. greenhouse will produce fresh veggies and other greens to be delivered to the market below. Now that’s what we call locally-grown food! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , environmental education , farm fresh , farmer’s market , farming education , gotham greens , gowanus , green jobs , greenpoint brooklyn , Hurricane Sandy , nyc greenhouse , nyc urban farms , Superstorm Sandy , Urban Farming , whole foods , whole foods brooklyn , whole foods greenhouse , Whole Foods Market

Read the original post:
Whole Foods Announces Plans for 20,000 Sq. Ft. Rooftop Farm Atop New Gowanus Store

MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

March 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

MakerBot is already one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing , and now the company plans to expand into scanning. CEO Bre Pettis announced the arrival of the Digitizer this week at the Austin’s SXSW Interactive . The scanner consists of a turntable upon which you can mount small objects that can then be scanned by lasers and be digitized into computer files. Easier than writing code from scratch, the new device could be joined with a suite of printers and filament fabricators to create a small-scale design studio in the home. Read the rest of MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d scanner , austin , bre pettis , cad file , digitizer , filament , Laser , makerbot , Makerbot digitizer , sxsw , tron

View post: 
MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

February 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

Bored with the long and cold winters in Norway, product developer Daniel Zeller created the Terrarium Desktop to add some  green plants to his everyday work experience. The design is inspired by garden furniture and combines the beauty of rustic wood and modern glass. The tabletop consists of tempered glass and the plants are placed inside a drawer for easy watering access. + Daniel Zeller 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:

See original here: 
Daniel Zeller’s Terrarium Desktop Brings a Bit of Plant Life to the Daily Grind

The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

January 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Green, Recycle

Comments Off on The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

Now that desktop 3D printers are more affordable and compact, the world of DIY fabrication is quickly transforming the way we produce durable goods. Yet the filaments that 3D printers use to assemble objects are expensive – MakerBot’s ABS 1kg plastic filament will run you $50 a spool. Fortunately, Vermont Technical College student Tyler McNaney has invented the Filabot – a machine that allows anyone to make their own 3D printing substrate from old recyclables sitting in the bin. Read the rest of The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , desktop , extrusion , filabot reclaimer , kickstarter , makerbot , makerbot 2x , plastic filament , Recycled Plastic , spool , tyler mcnaney , vermont technical college

See the original post: 
The Filabot: Desktop Machine Turns Recyclable Plastics Into Filament for 3D Printers

Norway to Launch the World’s First Electric Ferry; Will Take Only 10 Minutes to Recharge

January 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Norway to Launch the World’s First Electric Ferry; Will Take Only 10 Minutes to Recharge

The world’s first electric ferry will operate across the Sognefjord fjord in Norway starting in 2015. With the capacity to carry 360 passengers and 120 cars, the ferry will run on batteries that take just 10 minutes to recharge between trips. The design was developed in collaboration between Siemens and Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand. After winning a competition organized by Norway’s Ministry of Transport, the project was picked up by shipping company Norlend, who have been granted the license to operate the electric-powered car ferry on the route until 2025. Read the rest of Norway to Launch the World’s First Electric Ferry; Will Take Only 10 Minutes to Recharge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , battery powered ferry , Battery powered vehicle , electric car ferry , green design , green technology , green transport , green vehicles , Norlend electric ferry , Norway’s Ministry of Transport , Sognefjord fjord electric ferry

Here is the original post: 
Norway to Launch the World’s First Electric Ferry; Will Take Only 10 Minutes to Recharge

15 eco-friendly concept computers for green computing in the future

May 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on 15 eco-friendly concept computers for green computing in the future

Pacificwaters: Technology advancements are known to make what was new today appear obsolete tomorrow. Developments in the field of Information Technology are today happening so fast that computers come into the market and are soon rendered a piece of junk as well.

Read the original post:
15 eco-friendly concept computers for green computing in the future

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 900 access attempts in the last 7 days.