Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge

April 5, 2012 by  
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The Golden Gate Bridge is a vital 1.7 mile transportation link that serves 40 million vehicles a year. Now, thanks to Richard Bulan, this 75-year-old  pedestrian-friendly feat of engineering could become a monumental addition to your home decor. Bulan founded the Golden Gate Bridge Furniture Company in 1996, after having purchased 2,557 feet of weathered railing from the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. He has been designing and crafting limited edition artisan steel furniture from the iconographic San Francisco landmark ever since. Read the rest of Artisan Furniture Made From Pieces of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “golden gate furniture company” , “green furniture” , Custom Furniture , custom made , Desk Lamp , eco-art , golden gate bridge , green business , green design , kitchen table , Recycled Materials , repurposed , richard bulan , San Francisco , sf made , side table , steel furniture

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Rapid Type Mobile Coffee Platform Concept is a Prefab Caffeine Fix

April 26, 2011 by  
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After months of research, a group of architecture professors and students at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco have developed a way to mix prefabrication with the current trend of mobile food trucks. Their first prototype, Rapid Type: A Mobile Coffee Platform , is under construction and will be ready to serve slow drip and espresso coffee drinks this May! + Rapid Type Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: California College of the Arts , cca , green design , mobile coffee platform , Prefab , prefabricated design , rapid type , rapidtype

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Curvy Steam Bent Achair is a Wood Awards Innovation Winner

April 26, 2011 by  
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Achair, a stylish seat produced by the ancient technique of bending wood with vapor, was recently honored in this year’s  Wood Awards in the “innovation” category. Hand-made by British furniture designer David Colwell , the Achair is made from fast and locally grown Ash held together with recycled copper plumbing pipe rivets. The aim of The Wood Awards is to ¨recognise, encourage and promote outstanding design, craftsmanship and installation in wood,” which they say is ¨the worlds most naturally sustainable material.¨ Read the rest of Curvy Steam Bent Achair is a Wood Awards Innovation Winner 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: “green furniture” , achair , ash wood , david colwell , Green Design Competitions , green materials , locally sourced wood , recycled copper , steam bending , wood awards 2010

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Researchers develop new technique to develop energy generating clothes

January 17, 2011 by  
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Eco Factor: Nanotubes infused with powdered boron and magnesium to produce electricity for portable electronic devices. A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have developed a new technique to spin yarns out of powders such as boron and magnesium

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KAIST develops sun-tracking Sola LED streetlight

September 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Street lamp powered by renewable solar energy. Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed high-performance solar-powered streetlight – Sola LED.

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Europe’s largest onshore wind farm to get a massive expansion

September 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Whitelee wind farm to add turbines with power capacity of 1.67 MW each. Europe’s largest onshore wind farm will soon be welcoming another 75 turbines to add to its renewable energy generation

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EFFEKT Design to transform a Korean island into zero carbon leisure zone

September 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero carbon island powered by wind, solar and waste energy. Designers at EFFEKT have unveiled plans to transform the 2200 hectare Gaedeokdo Island in South Korea into a sustainable, zero carbon island that can serve as a modern maritime leisure zone. The development illustrates an ambitious strategy for urban mass tourism development, which ensures sustainability and spatial qualities

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Ingenious flashlight attached to PET bottle for an eco-friendly lamp

September 1, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Lamps made from Flashlight and PET bottles. Looks like designers Lie Zhong-Fa, Lee Sang-Bong and Ji Jung-Ah are on a quest to change the way people think about trash.

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Researchers Develop 90% More Efficient Air Conditioning!

June 18, 2010 by  
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Summer is awesome – the jump in our electricity bills from air conditioning, not so much. Luckily for anyone watching their wallets (and for the power grid), scientists at the National Renewable Energy Lab have developed a new air conditioning process that has the potential to use up to 90% less energy than today’s top-of-the-line ACs

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Biobased Circuit Boards from Chicken Feathers

June 2, 2010 by  
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Ending use of petroleum will mean not only ending its use as a fuel, but also finding alternatives for the numerous materials that use petrochemicals in their production. Plastics are perhaps the most obvious item on the list, but even electronic circuit boards are candidates for production with biomaterials.

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