Ore Streams: Studio Formafantasma creates striking furniture from salvaged e-waste

December 15, 2017 by  
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Millions of tons of e-waste clog up our landfills every year, but Studio Formafantasma is on a mission to breathe new life into the world’s discarded electronics. Designers Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin just unveiled “ Ore Streams ” – a new collection of geeky chic office furniture made from salvaged e-waste. According to the designers, “The collection of objects created for Ore Streams act as a trojan horse, using form and colour to initiate a deeper exploration of ‘above ground mining’ and the complex role design plays in transforming natural resources into desirable products.” Ore Streams is a collection of office furniture including a cabinet, desk, table, low chair, and a series of accessories such as a lamp, shelf and trash can. All of the products were made from e-waste – including dead-stock or recycled materials. Related: New biodegradable semiconductor could make e-waste a thing of the past While many designers who strive to mask repurposed products under a glossy new façade, Formafantasma’s furniture celebrates its techy origins. At first glance, the furniture may appear like any brand of austere, contemporary furniture, however the objects have retained much of their original features. The minimalist table incorporates an aerating grid from an old microwave, along with old mobile phone castings on the underside. The original body of the microwave can be found built into a shelf, while an entire keyboard has been inserted onto the side of the desk. + Studio Formafantasma Images via Studio Formafantasma

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Is Tesla planning to compete with Uber using their own self-driving cars?

August 11, 2015 by  
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A Tesla earnings call this week has started rumours that Elon Musk is planning a foray into the world of ride-sharing using the company’s new self-driving cars. A few weeks ago, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that he would buy all 500,000 of the self-driving cars Tesla plans to build in the next five years. On this week’s earnings call, Adam Jonas from Morgan Stanley asked Musk if he would consider supplying vehicles to ride-sharing companies or if he might “cut out the middle man and sell on-demand electric mobility services directly from the company on its own platform?” Musk’s enigmatic reply came after a short pause. “That’s an insightful question,” he said, “I don’t think I should answer it.” Via Engadget Images via  Maurizio Pesce

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DOCOMO’s Mobile Network Turning Into Environmental Sensor Network

December 1, 2009 by  
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Image via DOCOMO Japanese mobile company DOCOMO has decided to delve into the world of environmental sensing using its mobile network.

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Can’t Cook, I Can Help . . . Try an Italian Casserole (Mostaccioli)

November 19, 2009 by  
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This Blog has started with a few pretty simple recipes, however this time around I am going to ramp things up a little by delving into the world of casseroles.  For the beginner chefs out there don’t fret, because what I am going to suggest is only slightly more advanced than before.  If cooked properly, this easy to make mostaccioli casserole results in a big portioned, tasty meal sure to please. Before you get started, this meal you need a few simple ingredients that you can pick up at just about any grocery story:  1) About a pound of Mostaccioli noodles 2) 2 cans of Diced Tomatoes 3) Roughly 1 can each of Tomato sauce and tomato paste 4)1 pound of mild Italian sausage 5) Fresh mozzarella cheese and some Italian blend shredded (or grated) cheese 6) Crushed Garlic. Start with the noodles and boil them until they reach al dente style (firm pasta, just slightly undercooked), and then drain and strain

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