Leis Handcrafts Beautiful Kitchenware from Locally Sourced Materials

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Design studio  Leis  aims to revive the old woodcraft tradition called ‘suha roba ’ that was born in Slovenia amidst one of Europe’s most forested areas centuries ago. Combining contemporary design and long-established hand-crafting skills, the brand’s purpose is to manufacture appealing, user-friendly and well-designed products made strictly with locally sourced beech. Their first product is a three-piece kitchenware set (one of the pieces is shown above). + Leis 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: eco kitchen , green kitchen , handcrafted kitchenware , leis , slovenian kitchenware , suha roba , sustainable kitchenware , wood kitchenware

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Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycling

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Have you ever been freaked out riding your bike at night, surrounded by automobiles piloted by distracted drivers? Well, here’s an innovation for safer night-cycling that might be hitting the market soon (and reducing your level of stress). A team of designers has won an industrial design award for their Bike Zone invention, which creates a lighted safety zone on the ground around your bike, alerting drivers to your presence at night. The laser-projected zone extends for a meter on each side and also projects an animated directional signal. Frank Guo, Hung Wang, and Stuart Morrow, a team of independent designers, received a Bronze award for the Bike Zone design in the 2012 Lite-On Awards , a competition sponsored by Taiwan’s $16 billion Lite-On Technology Corporation . Read the rest of Bike Zone Device Creates a Lighted Safety Zone for Night Cycling Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: award , bicycle , bicycling , bike zone , biking , cycling , Design , frank guo , green transportation , hung wang , Light , Lite-on , night , safety , stuart morrow , Taiwan

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JR Tokai Unveils Japan’s New Blazing Fast 310 MPH Maglev Train

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Japan’s JR Central Railway Company just unveiled a prototype of its new floating maglev train , which is capable of traveling at speeds over 310mph! Due to go into service in 2027, the train will be first implemented on a route between Tokyo and Nagoya, where it will cover the 160 mile distance in around 40 minutes—cutting the current travel time by more than half. The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai) plans to expand the route to serve Osaka by 2045 at a total cost of around $102 billion . Read the rest of JR Tokai Unveils Japan’s New Blazing Fast 310 MPH Maglev Train Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amtrak , bullet train , high speed rail , high speed train , japan train , JR Tokai , levitating trains , maglev train , magnetic levitation , mass transit , rail travel , tokyo rail

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16 Fun-Filled Green Gifts for Tots

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Trying to figure out which gifts will make the holidays bright for your little ones without resorting to plastic toys from the local big box shop? We’ve taken the guesswork out of the whole process with our Green Gift Guide for Tots filled with sustainable, eco-friendly presents that are just as good for the earth as they are for your kids. From cool crayons that look like rocks to motor skill-enhancing beehive blocks to cute and cuddly squirrel finger puppets , here are 16 of our top ideas for you to choose from. GREEN GIFTS FOR TOTS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , green christmas , green gift guide , green gifts for boys , Green gifts for girls , Green gifts for kids , green gifts for toddlers , green gifts for tots , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green holiday gifts for kids , green presents , green xmas

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Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter

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