Fukusada + Pereira’s Faro Eco-Fireplace Is Designed for Impromptu Gatherings

April 5, 2013 by  
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Faro is a portable fireplace designed for bringing people together in a era saturated by technology. Made with clay, an iron frame and an EcoSmart ethanol burner, the piece was designed by Japanese Ryosuke Fukusada and Portuguese Rui Pereira . Concerned that a modern, high-tech world can promote anti-social behavior, Fukusada and Pereira wanted to create an object for warmth , relaxation and gathering. Safe for both indoor and outdoor use, Faro can also be placed outside and use as a wood burner. We have a hunch that Faro will be bringing people together when it premieres at this year’s Milan Design Week ! + Ryosuke Fukusada + Rui Pereira Via Spoon & Tamago Photos by Fukusada and Rui Pereira Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , clay , eco smart , ethanol burner , Faro , green events , green materials , green products , Milan Design Week 2013 , Rui Pereira , ryosuke fukusada , social design , stove , woodburner        

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Anton Alvarez’s Wrapping Machine Wraps Waste Wood Furniture with Colorful Thread

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Anton Alvarez is a Swedish-Chilean designer based in London and Stockholm. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art ‘s Design Products MA, he developed ‘Wrapping Machine’, a cool contraption that builds furniture by wrapping colorful thread firmly around blocks of waste wood. He will officially debut his new Wrapping Machine designs next week at the Milan Furniture Fair . Read the rest of Anton Alvarez’s Wrapping Machine Wraps Waste Wood Furniture with Colorful Thread Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Anton Alvarez , Art , chilean , colorful furniture , DIY , green events , Milan Design Week 2013 , Recycled Materials , Royal College of Art , swedish , threads , wooden scrap , Wrapping Machine        

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Toxic Algae Bloom Kills 241 Manatees in Florida

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Life for a manatee is tough. Sure, it may look like a lot of grazing and lazy swimming at first glance, but these docile creatures have to contend with boats, tourist harassment, and habitat destruction. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute recently reported that a toxic algae bloom has killed 241 manatees in St. Petersburg, Florida. The number greatly surpasses the previous record of 151 red tide deaths set in 1996. The most recent bloom began last fall in the Gulf of Mexico in a 70-mile area of the coast stretching from Sarasota to Lee County, and it affected a population of about 5,000 manatees. Read the rest of Toxic Algae Bloom Kills 241 Manatees in Florida Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , florida , florida fish and wildlife research institute , gulf of mexico , homosassa springs wildlife state park , lee county , lowry park zoo , manatee , Orlando , red tide , sarasota county , sea world , st. petersburg , tampa        

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