Tuesday, 18 May 2010

subversive gardener - vanessa harden

a twist and mix of gardener and secret agent = guerrilla gardener.

via: designboom

Monday, 17 May 2010

unplugged - gionata gatto

off grid human-power lamp. 'unplugged' by dutch-based italian designer gionata gatto is a series of lights made from earthenware and wood, which are powered-off good old, manual human power.

via: designboom

Domsai - matteo cibic

Domsai, by designer matteo cibic for monotono, is a tamagotchi for your desk! produced with craftsmanship in Nove, in the neighborhood of bassano del grap
via dwell

Saturday, 15 May 2010

flat bulb - joonhuyn kim

unlike ordinary bulbs its volume is 1/3 smaller, reducing the cost of packaging and transport. its slim shape allows bulbs to be easily stacked and prevents breakage as it does not roll.

'citrus clock' - anna gram

the 'citrus clock' runs on the energy of a lemon which has the ability to power the time-teller for a week or longer. the technology behind the clock is similar to those principles used by mr. volta back in 1799 when inventing the battery - using an electrolysis of zinc and copper (the plug located under the lemon) in a salted or acid liquid (lemon), to create electricity. the project is meant to quickly remind us of the various ways in which nature, despite the continuous transformations we subject it to, is still our most valuable resource and main source of energy.

Friday, 14 May 2010

rainwater collectors

prototype of a rainwater collector by frédéric ruyant
'ondée' is a rainwater collector made from ceramic and 3D textile by olivier gassies

eco-friendly BBQ firepack - mike and maaike

no more package waste