The Power of Moss: Biophotovoltaic

July 18, 2014

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A modern designed table that incorporates the bright green life of moss is as urban-garden-chic as you can get. But wait there’s more.

The moss on this table has a job to do—and that job is to generate power. That’s … Read More…

Using MRI Brain Scans to Co-Design Everyday Objects

July 5, 2014

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Expanding on the idea of the sharing economy where we crowdsource ideas and designs then crowdfund them into production, Dutch artist Merel Bekking brings high technology into the fold adding another dimension to this human process.

Unveiled at FuoriSalone’s Ventura Lombrate at Milan’s Salone de Read More…

Five Overlooked Plants In the Landscape

July 2, 2014

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Some plants are familiar to almost everyone. But then there are those that, no matter how many great characteristics they have or how easy they are to grow, they never quite catch on.

Here are five … Read More…

Sun Shade in a Snap

January 28, 2013

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Mikasi in Swahili means scissors, which is descriptive of the Mikasi Sunscreen Tent’s design. The Sunscreen tent is both a stylish teepee for the nomadic urban wanderer and a shaded temporary backyard retreat for those who choose to stick around.

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A series of … Read More…

Baby Carriage Packaging Recycles Into Bird House, Chair, and Lamp

July 7, 2012

When my kids were babies, they had more fun playing with the boxes than they did the gifts that came inside. Dutch stroller manufacturer, Joolz, may have had this idea in mind when they devised a second playful and … Read More…

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