Giant glowing bottle walls light up Singapore for plastic binge awareness

April 24, 2018 by  
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Design collective Luzinterruptus worked their artistic plastic magic last month with an illuminated plastic bottle installation at Singapore’s I Light Marina Bay , dubbed “Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival.” The massive glowing artwork, called Transitable Plastic, comprised seven movable walls hung beneath the Esplanade Bridge, one of the busiest transit areas in the bay. Designed to raise awareness about the “plastic binge,” the interactive artwork required visitors to physically move the plastic walls out of the way in order to get to the other side. Installed for approximately four weeks, Transitable Plastic was created with over 20,000 recycled plastic units collected from the community and local businesses including hotels, restaurants and shopping malls over the span of a month. Luzinterruptus vacuum packed the plastic bottles to create larger panels that were then strung together to form seven large walls. These makeshift walls were hung from metal scaffolding. The installation took 10 days to complete. Related: Historic French building stuffed with plastic bags looks ready to explode “We [lit] the piece with a cold, neutral light which enhanced the glint of the plastic material and brought out the color of the labels allowing to easily guess which are the city’s most popular beverage brands,” wrote the designers. “As visitors entered the piece, landmarks disappeared so they had to get the plastic out of the way in order to avoid getting stuck in the corridors and to get to the other side, a healthier, more open place where they could breathe fresh air. A more-than-a-minute-long walk among plastics which could bring about a bit of asphyxia and inevitably the thought of plastic and its related problems.” Transitable Plastic was fully disassembled at the end of the event and the materials were sorted and recycled. + Luzinterruptus Images by Colossal Pro

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Heart-shaped “One Thousand Thank Yous” installation features messages to organ donors

April 8, 2016 by  
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Gloucestershire Royal Hospital is making sure organ donors receive a bold gesture of appreciation with the heart-shaped “One Thousand Thank Yous” installation. Commissioned by George King Architects , the piece will feature individualized notes from recipients of the life-saving interventions. Read the rest of Heart-shaped “One Thousand Thank Yous” installation features messages to organ donors

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HOW TO: Make a candy-pooping reindeer out of Pringle cans

December 1, 2015 by  
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Want a fun and family-friendly crafts activity to make your holiday extra sweet and merry? Ananda of A Piece of Rainbow will show you how to make this silly and festive candy-pooping reindeer out of simple recycled materials . Crafted from Pringle cans, paper tubes, rubber bands, and Popsicle sticks, this adorable and easy DIY reindeer will “poop” out small candies whenever you push down on its nose. You can find the full tutorial on A Piece of Rainbow’s website . + A Piece of Rainbow 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!

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15 Great Green Gifts for Guys

December 1, 2015 by  
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Some people say guys are hard to shop for, but that doesn’t have to be the case – just look for classic, timeless gifts that last and you can’t go wrong. We’ve rounded up 15 great green gifts that are sure to please the husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, and friends on your list – including a  classy pair of shades made from sustainably sourced wood, a recycled iPad case/ notebook for that modern creative in your life, and a gorgeous pair of walnut wood headphones  Knock this gift-giving season out of the park – check out our green gift guide for guys here ! + Green Gifts For Guys

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INFOGRAPHIC: The dangerous truth about Styrofoam

December 1, 2015 by  
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It might keep your coffee hot without burning your hand, but plastic foam – more commonly known as Styrofoam – is one of the most harmful materials around when it comes to the environment. This petroleum-based plastic has gained a lot of negative attention in recent years, prompting bans in many cities such as New York City and Washington D.C. But some cities are still on the Styrofoam bandwagon. Check out the following infographic to see why it’s time to ditch the stuff. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The dangerous truth about Styrofoam

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Stunning gingko tree in China drops an ocean of golden leaves

December 1, 2015 by  
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DIY: Make your own clever 3D dodecahedron calendar for 2016

November 20, 2015 by  
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We all have calendars that we turn the pages as each month goes by. But what about a 3D calendar that can be rotated in your hands for an entirely different and playful experience?  This clever calendar can be made from just two pieces of – preferably recycled – paper. Print and cut out the template, score along the geometric designs, glue along the tabs, and you have a one-of-a-kind 2016 calendar. The design is inspired by the mathematical beauty of the dodecahedron: the only Platonic solids that has 12 faces. It works perfectly as a calendar as we all know each year has 12 months.   Download the free template at A Piece of Rainbow and make this 3D 2016 calendar . + A Piece of Rainbow 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!

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Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

October 3, 2012 by  
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The One Piece of Lamp, by Korean designer Kiseung Lee of Studio Inbetween , was one of the outstanding eco-designs showcased at this year’s 100% Design International Pavilion . It is a multi-purpose interior lamp made from a single slice of aviation plywood panel (aka PVC, PET or carbon paper). Here the material is cut in such a way that makes it extendable and flexible. It is created without waste, and it is incredibly lightweight and can be flat-packed for low-emission transportation.  Studio Inbetween  is a design studio founded in 2010 by Kiseung Lee, which is currently operating in Helsinki, Finland. The agency aims to “discover new possibilities from geometric features with different perspectives and a wide spectrum of methods.” + Studio Inbetween Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100% Design , eco design , green design , International Pavilion , LDF12 , Lee Kiseung , London Design Festival , One Piece of Lamp , sustainable design

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Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

October 3, 2012 by  
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The One Piece of Lamp, by Korean designer Kiseung Lee of Studio Inbetween , was one of the outstanding eco-designs showcased at this year’s 100% Design International Pavilion . It is a multi-purpose interior lamp made from a single slice of aviation plywood panel (aka PVC, PET or carbon paper). Here the material is cut in such a way that makes it extendable and flexible. It is created without waste, and it is incredibly lightweight and can be flat-packed for low-emission transportation.  Studio Inbetween  is a design studio founded in 2010 by Kiseung Lee, which is currently operating in Helsinki, Finland. The agency aims to “discover new possibilities from geometric features with different perspectives and a wide spectrum of methods.” + Studio Inbetween Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100% Design , eco design , green design , International Pavilion , LDF12 , Lee Kiseung , London Design Festival , One Piece of Lamp , sustainable design

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Thonet Bike: Andy Martin’s Elegant Cycle is Crafted Completely from Bent Beech Wood

October 3, 2012 by  
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What do you get when you cross an architect, a furniture company, and a love of cycling? The result is a sleek, refined fixed-gear road bicycle that blends Thonet ‘s classic bentwood curves with London-based architect Andy Martin ‘s design prowess. The frame is composed of beech wood that has been steamed and bent, using the same processes developed back in the 1930′s to make Thonet’s chairs. Combining complex engineering with a modern, simple aesthetic, the Thonet Bike will be available in a limited edition run priced at £43,000 a piece. Read the rest of Thonet Bike: Andy Martin’s Elegant Cycle is Crafted Completely from Bent Beech Wood Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andy Martin , beech wood , bicycle , carbon fiber , CNC machine , fixed gear , hed h3 , London , thonet

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