Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

January 2, 2012 by  
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Israeli designer Noa Himelfarb has designed a toy set for modeling cute animal friends from clumps of earth. Perfect for kids who love getting dirty and playing in the mud, Muzoo consists of a series of plastic animal parts that can be attached to an earthy body. Quirky, biodegradable and fun, Muzoo encourages kids to develop creative skills while connecting them with natural materials, forging a strong bond with the environment. Read the rest of Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , Art , Bezalel Academy of Art and Design , biodegradable toys , DIY , earth animal toys , green materials , green products , Inhabitots , Israeli design , mud toys , recycling / compost

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Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table

January 2, 2012 by  
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We’re big fans of multifunctional furniture pieces like this double duty chair and this transforming desk , and now we can add Loop, a clever shape-shifting  furniture Swiss Army knife, to the list. Designed by Israeli Boaz Mendel , the smart piece can ‘magically’ take the shape of a chair, a chaise lounge, a bar stool, a coffee table, or even a bookshelf! Read the rest of Loop: Multifunctional Piece of Furniture Transforms Into a Chair, Chaise, Bookshelf or Table Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , all in one furniture , cardboard furniture , eco design , flat pack furniture , green design , Interactive Objects , Israeli design , loop , sustainable design , transformable furniture

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Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

January 2, 2012 by  
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Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

December 29, 2011 by  
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Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer  Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above. Made using knotting techniques like macramé and materials like earth, flour, sand and water, the decorative objects actually look more like bread or mozzarella than home decor. Quirky , biodegradable and ephemeral, Mukmel’s innovative “terra-cotta” containers mix old traditions, easily available materials and experimental new techniques. Read the rest of Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Bezalel Art and Design Academy , biodegradable objects , bread objects , Decorative Objects , DIY , earth , ephemeral objects , flour , green products , Israeli design , macrame , New Materials , sand , string , Talia Mukmel , Tel Aviv University , water issues

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Omer Arbel Makes Unexpected Objects from Recycled Copper Overspills

December 27, 2011 by  
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Designing construction techniques can have surprisingly interesting results that are more fun and random than simply designing objects’ shapes. With this in mind, Vancouver-based Jerusalem-born Omer Arbel created a series of experimental recycled copper containers with unexpected shapes and named them 19.0. Using leftover copper , a by product of the overspill generated by the sand casting technique, the designer could create unusually shaped bowls using what otherwise would go to waste. Read the rest of Omer Arbel Makes Unexpected Objects from Recycled Copper Overspills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , copper bowl , experimental design , green home decor , green products , Israeli design , overspill , recycled copper , Recycled Materials , sand cast , vancouver design

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Studio Re-Creation Transforms an Old Russian Car into a Powerful Man-Machine Sculpture

December 27, 2011 by  
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Half man, half machine,  Studio Re-Creation ‘s Transformer sculpture is ready to fight. Designed by Studio Re-Creation this 6.5 foot figure was made from an old recycled Lada Samara Diva car . Sculpted, welded, and constructed by hand, The Transformer upcycles a small economy Russian car into a big strong man. Read the rest of Studio Re-Creation Transforms an Old Russian Car into a Powerful Man-Machine Sculpture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Lada Samara Diva car , man machine , neatherland design studio , recycled car sculpture , Recycled Materials , Sustainable Materials , welded car parts

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Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins

December 21, 2011 by  
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Born in a Jewish-Arab village in Israel called Wahat-al-Salam , Ori Sonnenschein is an optimistic young designer who loves experimenting with everyday objects. One of his latest surprising creations is a line of objects called ‘Solskin Peels’ that are made from dried molded orange peels . Solskin means ‘sunshine’ in Danish, and the peels are biodegradable, locally sourced, cheap, water-resistant, and they smell gorgeous. Read the rest of Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , biodegradable objects , biomimicry , fruit containers , green materials , green products , Israeli design , New Materials , orange peels recycling , recycling / compost , Zero energy

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DIY Objects To Give New Life to Outcast Furniture Parts

December 17, 2011 by  
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Taking its name from the classic German fashion patterns magazine , these set of objects dubbed ‘Burda Furniture’ have been designed for DIY. A self-production and assembly poster offers many designs, including some lamps and shelves, to choose from. Designed by Tel-Aviv-based DÅG , all you need is a jigsaw, some scrap wood and little time to get on with the job. Read the rest of DIY Objects To Give New Life to Outcast Furniture Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Art , DIY , DIY furniture , DIY lamp , green home decor , Israeli design , Recycled Materials , Recycling / CompostGreen Products , scrap wood material , shelves

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Spy-Approved Accessories for Subversive Gardeners and Stealth Planting

December 17, 2011 by  
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Are you itching to turn a neglected lot in your neighborhood into a lush garden, but it’s technically frowned upon by the town?  Since we can’t see the harm of adding some green, check out Vanessa Harden’s cleverly rigged accessories, like a brown men’s brogue that fires seeds from a tube around its heel, that give guerilla gardeners a way to plant in secrecy.  Click ahead to see more gardener spy gear and plan your attack on that empty lot. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco friendly bags , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , guerilla gardening , James Bond , sustainable bags , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , vanessa harden

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