Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

September 27, 2012 by  
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Designer Tristan Roland’s Music Box is a generic dining chair that was rescued from the trash and repurposed, with a record player built into the seat. Appropriated, morphed and recreated, Roland has given the discarded chair new life with added functionality. “Its original state as two separate objects, one being of a generic dining chair and the second, a discarded record player helps to portray the past, music and current issues of waste,” Roland writes. The chair is currently on display at the  Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, MI, and you can view a short video of it here . + Tristan Roland Design 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: “Music Box” , Bloomfield , Cranbrook Academy of Art , furniture design , record player , Recycled Materials , repurposed , Tristan Roland , upcycling

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Tristan Roland’s Music Box Transforms a Discarded Chair and Record Player into a Multi-Functional Piece of Furniture

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Designer Tristan Roland’s Music Box is a generic dining chair that was rescued from the trash and repurposed, with a record player built into the seat. Appropriated, morphed and recreated, Roland has given the discarded chair new life with added functionality. “Its original state as two separate objects, one being of a generic dining chair and the second, a discarded record player helps to portray the past, music and current issues of waste,” Roland writes. The chair is currently on display at the  Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield, MI, and you can view a short video of it here . + Tristan Roland Design 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: “Music Box” , Bloomfield , Cranbrook Academy of Art , furniture design , record player , Recycled Materials , repurposed , Tristan Roland , upcycling

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Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH!

September 27, 2012 by  
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Who said battery-powered cars had to be boring? The “Nemesis”, a modified Lotus Exige , just broke the UK speed record for electric vehicles this morning! Engineered by renewable energy company Ecotricity , the car reached speeds of 151 mph at Elvington airfield in North Yorkshire and was driven by 21-year-old Nick Ponting. In addition to smashing records, the Nemesis is also shattering stereotypes about what it means to drive an electric vehicle. Read the rest of Ecotricity’s Nemesis Supercar Breaks UK Land Speed Record for Electric Vehicles at 151 MPH! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: areion , bluebird electric , dale vince , Don Wales , ecotricity , electric car , elvington airfield , guardian , lotus exige , Nemesis , nick ponting , Nissan Leaf , north yorkshire

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Mercedes-Benz Unveiles HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe At the 2012 Paris Motor Show

September 27, 2012 by  
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Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its second electric car, the 2014 SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive at the 2012 Paris Motor Show ! The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive sets a new standard for electric cars with its four electric motors that produce a whopping 740 horsepower, making it the ultimate zero-emission supercar. Read the rest of Mercedes-Benz Unveiles HOT All-Electric SLS AMG Coupe At the 2012 Paris Motor Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Paris Motor Show , automotive , electric car , electric motor , electric supercar , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , Mercedes-Benz , Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive

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‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record

January 19, 2012 by  
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If you’re curious to know what a tree would sound like if it could play music, Bartholomäus Traubeck ‘s incredible Years tree ring record player is one way to find out! An incredible makeshift invention that uses an old school turntable, high tech computer gear and Abelton Live to “play” the rings of a tree trunk like a record, this device reveals just how complex and beautiful our arboreal friends are. Hit the jump to listen to the Years in action. Read the rest of ‘Years’ Tree Turntable Plays Wood Rings Like a Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bartholomäus Traubeck , eco-art , record player , recycled record player , tree make music , tree music player , tree sounds , year music player , Years tree ring record player

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Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

January 19, 2012 by  
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Dulas recently delivered the National Trust ’s largest solar PV array in the UK at their grade I listed Llanerchaeron property in Wales. At just under 40 kWp (37.5kWp) and combined with the existing 7.5 kWp solar PV array, the installation should generate up to half of the electricity that the house requires. Having provided a full planning consultancy service for multiple solar PV sites across the National Trust portfolio in Wales, Dulas advised a free-standing ground mount ballasted array would provide the optimum solution to be delivered within tight timescales. Mike Clay of Dulas Ltd said of the installation: “By taking forward thinking steps and engaging with a highly experienced company the Trust has been able to best utilize the space available to gain maximum benefit from the feed in tariff. By prioritizing the installation Dulas was able to commission the project in time to take advantage of the highest feed in tariff rates providing the best possible financial rate of returns for the Trust.” The Trust has made a commitment to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by 50% within the next eight years. It aims to cut carbon emissions from energy use for heat and electricity by 45%, beating the government’s target of a 34% reduction in CO2 by 2020. + Dulas 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: alternative energy , dulas , green design , green power , Llanerchaeron , National Trust , photovoltaic installation , renewable energy , solar installation , Solar Power , sustainable design , united kingdom , Wales

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