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GiraDora is a portable pedal-power washing and dryer machine to increase efficiency of washing clothes by hand in undeveloped communities around the globe. They’re in prototype phase and the cost will be less than US$ 40,00.
Filed under: Art, Cool, Green, Lifestyle, Nature, New Ideas, Outdoor | Tags: Green, Library., Outdoor
Need I say anything else? Italian artist Massimo Bartolini built this lovely outdoor library for the Belgian art festival TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation in Ghent. Visitors can check it out until September 16th.
From: Desgin You Trust.
Many environmentalists around the world are going crazy about brazilian’s new forest code and so should you. Bellow, you can see why Dilma (president of Brasil) must veto this devastating code.
Via Ponto Eletrônico
Mathilde Roussel made this fantastic collection called Life of Grass: sculptures made of grass that show the effects of transformation of the material as a metaphor of the transformation of the body over the time. In her words: “Through these anthropomorphic and organic sculptures made of soil and wheat grass seeds, I strive to show that food, it’s origin, it’s transport, has an impact on us beyond it’s taste. The power inside it affects every organ of our body. Observing nature and being aware of what and how we eat makes us more sensitive to food cycles in the world – of abundance, of famine – and allows us to be physically, intellectually and spiritually connected to a global reality.”
I believe the video speaks for itself. Amazing WWF initiative, as always.
Developed by the argetine industrial designer Nicolás Chacana, the vehicle should solve two of the biggest issues for the emerging countries by 2030: the contamination of water and the invasion of agricultural land by the biofuels industry.
Those “mini vans” are able to filter water up to the drinkable level from almost any natural water source, such as lakes and rivers by implementing carbon nanotubes technology. It also provides the possibility to produce food by using hydroponic modules, avoiding rural flights by economically disadvantaged families.
Details about performance, costs and logistics were not disclosed yet.
Pictures from Tuvie.
I just googled it, and Krispy Kreme is REALLY a donuts shop (as I remembered) and… I don’t understand exactly WHY they made such a crazy product – considering they’re in food business – but I like the idea, so it deserves my post!
After a interviewing 1.000 londoners, 53% blamed the lack of contact with nature as an important factor for their stress. So, very cleverly (and exquisite!) they came up with the idea of developing THE GRASS SANDALS! Exactly as you see in the pictures, now people can walk around urban centers feeling like a walk in the woods.
Oh, and they can last up to 4 months – the only non-green thing for me seems to be what to do with the flipflops after grass is gone. Hopefully, they can be upcycled!