Meet SUstand: A Recycled Cardboard Stand for Any Tablet or Smartphone

October 17, 2014 by  
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You’ve probably noticed how popular is cardboard in the world of sustainable products lately. Following the examples of foldable furniture and cardboard surfboards , a team from Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has introduced SUstand : an elegant and environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic tablet stands. Designed to minimize paper waste, these stands are pre-cut on a piece of 100 percent recycled cardboard . A little push here, a slight bend there, and you’re suddenly the owner of four adjustable stands that can hold any tablet, phablet, or smartphone. By year’s end, there will be a crowdfunding campaign for producing SUstands directly from paper waste (like supermarket boxes) to reduce the environmental impact even further. SUstands will be available during the Dutch Design Week (October 18-26) at the Temporary Art Centrum , Eindhoven, the Netherlands. + SUstand Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment 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: cardboard stand , Eindhoven , Netherlands , phablet , recycled cardboard , recycled cardboard stand , smartphone stand , sustainable cardboard , SUstand , tablet , tablet stand , upcycled cardboard

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The Mountain Wins: Court Orders Tom Kundig to Remove Flagg Mountain Hut for Disturbing Ridgeline

October 17, 2014 by  
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The results are in, and the mountain wins – a Washington State Court just ordered architect Tom Kundig to move his controversial Flagg Mountain Hut . The lawsuit was raised by residents of nearby Methow Valley, WA who didn’t like seeing their pristine ridgeline disturbed. Speaking about the decision, Judge Christopher Culp said: “… the hut cuts dramatically into the skyline. It does not attempt to blend with its surroundings: it is in stark and vivid contrast to anything around it. The hut could not have been built in a manner more insensitive to the visual minimizing goals of the Covenants.” Read the rest of The Mountain Wins: Court Orders Tom Kundig to Remove Flagg Mountain Hut for Disturbing Ridgeline Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-friendly , Environment , flagg , flagg mountain hut , hut , kundig , methow , recreation , washington

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10 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Bountiful Spring Harvest

October 17, 2014 by  
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OLPC’s New XO Tablet Computer to Hit Store Shelves This Week

July 17, 2013 by  
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Fuseproject and the One Laptop Per Child Association (OLPC) just unveiled the new XO tablet, which is set to hit stores across the country this week! The powerful seven-inch Android tablet features an innovative learning interface, and it’s the only multilingual, Google-certified tablet for kids on the market. Read the rest of OLPC’s New XO Tablet Computer to Hit Store Shelves This Week Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Android tablets , Common Sense Media , Fuseproject Yves Behar , green gadgets , green technology , Kids tablets , olpc , OLPC XO-3 Tablet , One Laptop Per Child , One Laptop Per Child Association (OLPC) , teblet design , XO Tablet , Yves Behar tablet design        

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The Bird Brick Gives Endangered Birds a Home in Buildings and Garden Walls

July 17, 2013 by  
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For humans, it’s hard enough to find room and board in the city without a great deal of searching and no small amount of aggravation. For the winged members of the community, it is even more challenging to find a dwelling when their normal habitats have been replaced by busting metropolises and suburbs. Kingston University graduate Aaron Dunkerton has created the Bird Brick , a unit of five clamp-fired bricks that offer a cavity for birds to nest. Able to be placed in walls or buildings, the design could help stem the spiraling decline of the UK’s native bird population. Read the rest of The Bird Brick Gives Endangered Birds a Home in Buildings and Garden Walls Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aaron dunkerton , bird , bird brick , design council future pioneer award , house sparrow , Kingston University , mbh freshfield lane , UK , West Sussex        

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Waste-Saving Apps That Are Actually Useful

February 20, 2013 by  
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The list of “green” apps grows longer by the day, but many receive dismal reviews and are frankly not all that useful for reducing waste. Here are free go-to apps that will actually help you conserve resources and reduce waste while on-the-go.

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PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify Water in Developing Nations

February 11, 2013 by  
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In developing nations, access to clean water is a major humanitarian issue, so much so that numerous non-profits and foundations are dedicated specifically to the mission to provide access to basic sanitation. PureMadi , an organization of the University of Virginia, has invented two simple ceramic technologies that repeatedly disinfect water and are currently being developed for use in South Africa. The PureMadi filter and MadiDrop use ceramics treated with silver and copper nanoparticles to cheaply and efficiently eliminate a majority of pathogens. Read the rest of PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify Water in Developing Nations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ceramic , copper , factory , filter , limpopo , madidrop , nanoparticle , pathogen , puremadi , silver , South Africa , tablet , university of virginia , water issues

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February 11, 2013 by  
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In developing nations, access to clean water is a major humanitarian issue, so much so that numerous non-profits and foundations are dedicated specifically to the mission to provide access to basic sanitation. PureMadi , an organization of the University of Virginia, has invented two simple ceramic technologies that repeatedly disinfect water and are currently being developed for use in South Africa. The PureMadi filter and MadiDrop use ceramics treated with silver and copper nanoparticles to cheaply and efficiently eliminate a majority of pathogens. Read the rest of PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify Water in Developing Nations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ceramic , copper , factory , filter , limpopo , madidrop , nanoparticle , pathogen , puremadi , silver , South Africa , tablet , university of virginia , water issues

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Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

February 11, 2013 by  
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Horse Meat Scandal May be Linked to International Mafia Gangs

February 11, 2013 by  
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Image of mafia guy smoking , Shutterstock The horse meat scandal in the UK and Europe has taken a new turn since it has emerged that food contaminated with equine DNA may be linked to international mafia gangs. In the last few weeks it has emerged that some products on UK shelves have contained as much as 100 percent horse meat, leading to widespread DNA testing. According to The Guardian , sources close to the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) say that organized criminal gangs may be running an international operation to substitute beef with horse meat during production. Read the rest of Horse Meat Scandal May be Linked to International Mafia Gangs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beef , DNA testing , Environment , Europe , food and health , food quality , food standards , horse meat scandal , Italian mafia , mafia , mafia gangs , News , organized crime , Polish mafia , UK , UK food retailers

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