This lovely lampshade is made from cabbage

January 10, 2020 by  
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Lighting can set the tone of a room, so a lamp with a natural and compostable lampshade can create a cozy, gorgeous and sustainable setting. In a partnership between Indian designer Vaidehi Thakkar and London-based Nir Meiri Studio, Veggie Lights are just that — lampshades made out of red cabbage leaves that lend a warm glow to any space. A testament to the duo’s dedication to exploring and highlighting sustainable options, Veggie Lights offer a useful and elegant decor option straight from the garden. To create the lampshades, Thakkar developed the process of converting vegetables into a paper-like substance called Fiber Flats. Meiri joined the project with a passion for using organic materials, as seen from previous successes in using both mycelium and seaweed to make lampshades. Related: Algae Lamps are a work of art and natural shade in one Each lampshade in the Veggie Lights line is unique, a result of the natural variations in the leaves. Cabbage leaves may not be in the spotlight for intrinsic beauty, but through the process of separating the leaves and soaking them in a water-based color preservative, the originality of each leaf begins to shine through. The leaves are then shaped and left to dry in high temperatures, so all of the moisture evaporates. At this point, the leaves are either left unfinished, or the edges are trimmed and contoured into a gentle downward curve. The design of Veggie Lights places the bulb and electrical parts in a simple and streamlined base. This allows the light to shine upward into the shade, illuminating the natural veins and color variations in the cabbage leaf. Because the lampshades are naturally biodegradable, they will age and are meant to eventually be replaced. However, the base is long-lasting, so you can replace the shade at the end of its life for a refreshed look without producing waste . + Nir Meiri Studio + Vaidehi Thakkar Via Dezeen Image via Nir Meiri Studios

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Solar-powered robotic umbrella tracks the sun to provide shade

August 23, 2017 by  
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What if you could sit outside in the shade all day without ever having to move your umbrella ? That’s the vision ShadeCraft brings to life with Sunflower – what they say is the world’s first autonomous robotic shade that tracks the sun . The umbrella is solar-powered – and can even charge other devices. Photovoltaic panels keep the Sunflower umbrella moving to shade users. But the umbrella also serves as a portable source of solar power, storing excess energy in batteries able to last for over 72 hours. A USB connection allows users to charge mobile devices while sitting in the shade. The 122 by 84 by 84 inch umbrella can rotate 360 degrees with the help of three electric motors, and can tilt 45 degrees. Related: Finally, an umbrella you’ll never lose Wait, there’s more. The Sunflower is equipped with sensors that track air quality , weather, and wind. If wind speeds get too high, the Sunflower will actually close to escape damage. It also comes with cameras that can be utilized as part of a home security system – they’re able to record a 360 panoramic view for either safety or simply capture a picturesque moment. ShadeCraft’s SmartShade app allows users to access the data, even from a distance. Using the app, they can check out air quality or view the area remotely. The umbrella is also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, so users can connect to their other smart home technology or control the Sunflower from afar. And a microphone and speaker system allow for voice command and artificial intelligence integration – or lets users jam to their favorite music while sitting outside under the shade. So how much does the Sunflower cost? Around $2,700, according to Bloomberg , which quoted inventor Armen Gharabegian as saying the company could start shipping the product as soon as early 2018. + ShadeCraft Via Curbed Images via ShadeCraft

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Mexico’s sublime Milan Expo 2015 pavilion resembles corn on the cob

May 2, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Mexico’s sublime Milan Expo 2015 pavilion resembles corn on the cob Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Milan Expo , culture , gastronomy , green architecture , green design , history , italy , mexican food , Mexico Pavilion , milan expo , milan expo 2015 , natural light , Photos , prefabricated , recyclable , shade , sustainable design , World Expo , world expo 2015

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Sologic Unveils the First Ever Life-Sized eTree Charging Station

October 29, 2014 by  
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Prefab Passive-Solar House is Topped by a Striking Sawtooth Roof in Belgium

October 29, 2014 by  
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Shady Asmacati Shopping Center is Topped With Beautiful Perforated Leaf Skylights

May 2, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Shady Asmacati Shopping Center is Topped With Beautiful Perforated Leaf Skylights Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Asmaçat? Shopping and Meeting Point , asmacati , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , izmir , metal screen , shade , shady screen , sun screen , sun shade , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , tabanlioglu , tabanlioglu architects , turkey

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Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

August 5, 2011 by  
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To Men, Green Is a Shade Too Close to Pink

April 19, 2011 by  
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 When Americans were asked if they thought green was more masculine or feminine, they clearly said it’s feminine.

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