Sancal’s Natural Collection; Good Furniture Locally-Made in Spain (Photos)

September 28, 2011 by  
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Image Credit: Sancal Located in Murcia, south-east Spain, Sancal is one of the few furniture companies still left in the country that manufacture locally and have not taken their production elsewhere where labor is cheaper and regulations often weaker. Their main material is FSC-certified wood as well as other natural materials. The pieces are hand-made but they don’t look it. This season’s theme which they presented at the

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Bicycle Helmets Decorated by Artists Auctioned for a Park

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Photo: madisonbell These have to be the artiest bicycle helmets in town. Decorated by hot British artists such as Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn (above) and Peter Blake, it’s all for a good cause. The helmets are one of a kind and created for an auction to raise money for a new Olympic park. Why this money has to be raised by the public, rather than being paid for from the huge amount of resources going into the Olympics, is another question… … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Retired Lab Chimps Finally Experience Life Outdoors (Video)

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Screenshot via YouTube For most of their lives, they were kept in tiny enclosures as guiltless prisoners, mere test subjects exploited for having a physiology analogous to our own. But now, after nearly 40 years of captivity, seven retired lab chimpanzees are learning what it means to be alive outdoors. Gone are the cold, metal cages and sterile biomedical equipment, replaced with a playground haven and the golden warmth of sunlight. All of this was made possible thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers, who, over the last year, worked to build the chimps … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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