On-demand car service is a great idea now widely spread by ZipCar in U.S. and Canada and Autolib, in Paris. Having said that, Relay Rides might be even better: working like Airbnb for the automotive world, it allows peer-to-peer car rentals, taking people’s dusty cars to work and making some extra $ for their owners.
Spanish architect Pedro Scattarella made an insanely cool rustic upcycled pizzeria in Gava, Barcelona. All furniture came from old shipping containers and boxes. The whole interior environment was inspired by the harbour warehouses of New York. Seams like cointainer-made restaurants, shops are settling down as a huge fad!
Leave your car at home, grab your bike and join a pop-up movie theater for cyclists. Projects like this are poping everywhere! Here, some examples of successful initiatives.
BIKE-IN happens twice a year in Tempe Beach, Arizona and the group decides what movie to watch!
The CYCLE-IN, in London, allows you to to plug your bike into a generator, hop on, and start pedaling away for an entirely human-powered movie experience (A/N Blog).
It is nice to see big brands joining the sustainable club. In France, McDonald’s made a (very cute) set of reusable cups designed by Patrick Norguet. The disposable Styrofoam coffee cups are being replaced by stylish ceramic cups with protective wrap bands in six different colors. Cups will still be free!
Molson Canadian is a beer brand that encourages consumers to enhance the green areas surrounding them by providing plantable beer coasters embedded with tree seeds.
The company will release 1 million coasters made of seed paper to be planted and watered. Coasters also have pin codes so the customers can win a pair of tickets to an outdoor concert taking place in their region.
When entering the pin code, users can enter their address and Molson Canadian promises to put money towards a park in the area and has set aside USD 400,000 for this purpose. Fans of the brand can also get a guaranteed ticket to the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project show in Toronto by signing up to volunteer at one of its 100 Park Projects across the country.
Filed under: Awareness, bike, Cycling, Technology | Tags: bikes, LED, night, safety.
I think is amazing all the gadgets we’re creating to make cycling a safer way to get around. The Early Winter Night Biking Gloves is a great example: wool gloves with LEDs that lights up an arrow sign when you hold your hand in form of a fist.
Filed under: Food, Organic, Urban Farming, Vegetarian | Tags: banana., Paris, Urban Farming
I’m just posting it because I loved the project’s name: Urbanana. This urban farming project will be in the middle of Paris anytime soon. A see-through green house was designed by SOA Architect to be a vertical banana plantation aiming to make this tropical fruits more accessible in Europe.