Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials

January 31, 2013 by  
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Madrid-based design studio Woodendot recently launched a new line of modern lighting handcrafted from natural materials . Their Ka Lamp collection is locally produced using traditional craft techniques in Íscar , a small town in the heart of “Tierra de Pinares”. Read the rest of Woodendot’s Modern Ka Lamps Are Handcrafted in Spain Using Natural Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , eco design , eco furniture , green lighting , handmade lamps , ka lamps , local production , sustainable lamps , woodendot

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Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China

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These beautiful pieces of wooden furniture handcrafted by Scot Laughton are simple prototypes designed to be made locally by villagers in rural areas of China. Commissioned by the Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust for ‘The House for All Seasons’ , the collection includes a chair, a stool, a bench, a dining table, a low table and a sofa. The overall objective is to use architecture and design to improve the lives of the rural population, and Laughton’s project is geared specifically towards sustainable design. Read the rest of Locally-Crafted Farmhouse Furniture Provides Sustainable Livelihoods for Workers in Rural China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , charity design , farmhouse furniture , handcrafted furniture , house of all seasons , john lin architecture , Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust , Rural China , scot laughton , sustainable design

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Indian Researchers Create Low-Cost Bricks From Recycled Paper Mill Waste

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While recycling trash is preferable to simply chucking refuse into the dump, the process still creates tons of byproducts that end up making their way to the landfill. Fortunately, Professors Rahul Ralegaonkar and Sachin Mandavgane of the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in India ( VNIT ) have developed a way to create paper bricks from recycling waste. Made from 90% recycled paper mill waste (RPMW) and 10% cement, the mixture is mechanically mixed and pressed into molds and then cured in the sun. The brilliant recycled building material is low-cost means of eeking more efficiency out of an already good practice. Read the rest of Indian Researchers Create Low-Cost Bricks From Recycled Paper Mill Waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bricks , cement , etp , India , Paper , Rahul Ralegaonkar , recycled paper mill waste , rpmw , Sachin Mandavgane , sludge , Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology , vnit

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