Tag Archives: eco

Waterboard: Play With Water While Keeping Dry

Getting wet sucks, especially if you’re that alien species from the movie Signs. Michael Burton has crafted an award-winning concept of a virtual water interactive installation. Unlike the Light Rain, you won’t find shoddy poetry and goofy dancers throughout this video. Rather, you’ll see people playing with life-like water displayed on a board. The water will react to anything pressed ...

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A Floating City You’ll Never See

You won’t ever live to see this floating ecopolis. This concept, designed by Vincent Callebaut, is straight out a science-fiction film with its ability to float. Dubbed “Lilypad,” this amphibious city can hold around 50,000 people and protect them from floods and bizarre plate tectonics. The city is designed to draw power from solar, wind and tidal means, which enables ...

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Kissass PC for Saving the Earth

It’s no mystery that home computers use up a lot of precious energy we could be using towards something else. Ben Chase has designed a working computer that runs on the Windows operating system and only consumes an astonishing 27-watts of power. Its components are even upgradeable without the need of tools. Hardware manufacturers could take a note from Ben ...

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Pumpin’: CO2 Emission Tracker For Your Bike

So, it’s “Bike To Work” day in Japan on June 11th. I was under the impression that most workers in Japan already biked to work due to an insane population on such a tiny island. I guess not, because surely enough, it’s going on while I type this. The crew over at Treehugger.com have brought to my attention Bridgestone’s new ...

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Don’t Trash Your Old Mags, Make A Table Instead

Recycled magazines are all it takes to make a fine dinner table. Much like the recycled plastic bottles making up this lounge chair, this table was designed with the environment in mind. Why trash those old magazines when they can be turned into a nice dining table? Designers: Artists For Humanity have crafted three variations of the recycled magazine table ...

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El Scorpion Es Muy Caliente!

This Ferrari look-alike is the hottest eco-friendly car in existence. Proving that an automobile doesn’t have to run on fossil fuels to look stylish, the Ronn Motor Company has broken the mold that has plagued most environmental friendly vehicles. Running on hydrogen instead of fuel, the Scorpion is the poster-child for alternative solutions to abandoning fossil fuels altogether. Packed with ...

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Concept Solar Parasol

Parasolar, a solar parasol, is the beach umbrella of the future. What with all this “global warming” stuff going on, mankind is pretty much screwed. You’ll have to do your part, like harnessing solar power into umbrellas. Use the Parasolar during sunny days and it will capture solar energy to recharge your gadgets and gear. Equipped with 12-volt output and ...

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Button Down Pillow

Screw Goodwill! Designer Ximena Orozco has made pillows from old, tasteless clothing previously collecting dust. A great way to turn an ugly wool jacket into an even uglier wool pillow. Trashing clothes is a real waste and no one wants to support the broke and homeless, so this is a great way to not only avoid helping hobos but also ...

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M-112 Concept Car

This is one tiny-ass car. It truly puts cars like the MINI and SmartCar to shame in terms of size and fuel economy. There isn’t much info on the M-112, though one can easily see it’s a small one-seater that resembles a futuristic go-kart. Don’t hold your breath if you’re thinking of getting one, as it was specially designed for ...

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Bright Side of the Moon

An eco-friendly moon that’s painted on an average cabinet; it’s sure to keep its owner awake all through the night. In the dark, the cabinet creates an illuminating effect that tries to mimic moonlight. Though you can’t grow space beer on it, you can still put your clothes in it. The picture makes the glow look a little too intense ...

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