Anton Garcia-Abril’s Hemeroscopium House: Cool Cantilevered Concrete

Hemeroscopium House

Located in Madrid, the Hemeroscopium House, designed by Anton Garcia-Abril and Ensamble Studio, took a full year to engineer but only seven days to actually build (including that amazing cantilevered swimming pool). (more…)

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The Capella: Vietnamese Student Designs Electric Folding Bike

Capella electric folding bike

Capella, as Truong Minh Nhat calls his creation, is an electric bike made with light composites that the Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture student says can be folded and put into a backpack. (more…)

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It’s Fast. It’s Furious. It’s Earth Friendly. The New Mission One EV Sport Bike.

mission one EV sport bike

This past Wednesday, Feb 4th, Mission One’s EV Sport Bike, the world’s fastest electric motorcycle, designed in conjunction with Yves Behar and his Fuse Project, was unveiled at the TED 2009 Conference. It’s mean, it’s green and I wish I had the 70k to buy one. (more…)

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M-vironments, M-velopes & The M-house by Michael Jantzen

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Architect Michael Jantzen’s M-vironments are innovative, smart and good looking structures that are relocatable and transformable. The sustainable structures are like the ultimate fort for grown-ups; one of his M-velopes® is even in this year’s Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog’s ‘WOW’ section. (more…)

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Product Pick Of The Week: Home Duvet Supports The Homeless

Home Duvet Supports The Homeless

The Cardboard Box print “Home Duvet” cover by Peggy van Neer for SNURK Bedding is a quirky duvet cover that features a photographic print of a cardboard box. (more…)

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Melissa: Shoes That Redefine Affordable, Stylish, Recyclable And… Plastic!

Melissa Shoes

Melissa is a socially and environmentally responsible company in Brazil that employs sustainable practices, treats their employees well (paying them above average wages complete with benefits), collaborates with hip designers and fashion icons (like Karim Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Vivienne Westwood to name only a few) to churn out millions (over 50 million pairs in the past 25 years) of environmentally responsible shoes made with a special patented recyclable plastic compound called MEFLEX. A shoe begins as a large orb of plastic and takes a only a minute to produce. (more…)

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