Passed my LEED AP test earlier today!! My brain can finally be taken out of overdrive. It feels so good to be out of study study study mode. Veg out time much needed now.
Posts Tagged 'sustainable design'
Tags: christien meindertsma, cool design stuff, cooper hewitt museum, giant knitted rug, knitting, sustainable design
Christien Meindertsma knit these giant rugs with wool from a sustainable sheep ranch. Each hexagon swatch below represent the yield of one sheep. This is part of the Design for a Living World exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC which is showcasing products made using sustainable materials from around the world.
I need giant knitting needles like hers!….
It’s like one giant scarf!!
Tags: cool design stuff, housewares, humidifier, icff, mikuni, misty garden, miyuki yoshida, sustainable design
Tags: cool design stuff, sustainable design, icff, josh jakus, fuz, napkin hugs, recycled materials
“corky” (left) & “dusty” (right) w/felt dog eraser
FUZ (company by Josh Jakus) had some really fun products at the show. All the products shown are made from recycled materials and/or excess material waste from factories (wool felt, wood, cork, rubber, etc). Very sustainable! I got a black rubber napkin hug as a takeaway! It was my favorite takeaway from the show. All their products can be purchased on the FUZ site. Pleased to hear that FUZ is a Josh Jakus company. I have one of his UM bags made from recycled industrial felt and think it’s a really great design.
(images by: vivien chin)
(napkin hugs images from FUZ)
Tags: cool design stuff, housewares, puff&flock, shower curtain, sustainable design
Puff&Flock designed a really fun shower curtain that helps people try and control how much hot water they use in the shower. The “spikes” start out deflated at the beginning of the shower. As the hot steam builds up, the “spikes” inflate–telling you that it’s time to get out because you’ve been using a lot of hot water. I think it’s a pretty cool way to help conserve water and energy, not to mention “my shower curtain is a green warrior” is a pretty awesome name! This was one of my favorites at the show.
(images by: vivien chin)
(image from: Puff&Flock)
Tags: makoto azuma, milan furniture fair, moss carpet, moss planter, plant, sustainable design
Japan-based flower artist Makoto Azuma collaborated with Unitika Ltd. to create an indoor glade at the 2009 Milan Furniture Fair that is a completely biodegradable system. The planter portion of this moss carpet system is made from plant-derived polylactic acid fiber that decomposes in 10 years leaving only CO2 and water that will be absorbed by plants in the end. Very cool and very earth conscious. Original article from Inhabitat.