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Moscow’s Lebedev Studio Designs Cardboard »

Moscow’s Lebedev Studio Designs Cardboard Flashdrive Concept

According to their website, Moscow's Lebedev Studio is a privately held company employing over 200 people. We offer advanced industrial, graphic, web and interface design. As a matter of principle, we don’t work with private persons, political parties, religious organizations, jerk-offs, and those whose views conflict with [...]

Jay Nelson’s Reduced Reused Recycled Art »

Jay Nelson’s Reduced Reused Recycled Art Vehicles

Alright, maybe not reduced, but Maker Faire is this weekend, which inspires me to present Jay Nelson, who embodies the process of making, and then some.   With mad skills, Nelson's campers are artfully patched together, post-apocalyptic, customized vehicles perhaps influenced by his upbringing. "My dad was a USC physics professor [...]

Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com »

Launching heARTbeat on ecosalon.com

If one lives long enough, and pays attention, everything seems to come full circle. A few years back, with my other company, we were asked to work on developing a blog project. It was full of win for an eco-marketing company. The brief was ambitious : create the basis to become the go-to green blog for the latest eco news, fashion, products [...]

Plumen Launches Their Stylish Eco Lightbulb in U.S. »

Plumen Launches Their Stylish Eco Lightbulb in U.S.

As we discussed when Plumen won the Brit Insurance Design of the Year award, this lightbulb is brilliant.  Americans need wait no longer to experience the stylish, 110V bulb which uses 80% less energy, and lasts 8 times longer than incandescent bulbs. According to Plumen: After some extra tweaks and certification delays, we’re [...]

Sustainable Enterprise Conference @ Sonoma Mountain »

Sustainable Enterprise Conference @ Sonoma Mountain Village

Hanging with lots'o'sustainability peeps in NorCal today at the Sustainable Enterprise Conference in Rohnert Park, CA, in the Sonoma Mountain Village.  Check out the site for speakers, and such, I'll be posting an interview or two in the days to come.  More soon.  dp  

TED Fellow : Camille Seaman’s The Last Iceberg »

TED Fellow : Camille Seaman’s The Last Iceberg Photos

According to 2011 TED Fellow, Camille Seaman: The Last Iceberg is one piece of a larger project entitled "Melting Away" which documents the polar regions of our planet, their environments, life forms, history of human exploration and the communities that work and live there. Nick Cave once sang, "All things move toward their end." [...]

Newspaper Wood : Product Design by Mieke Meijer & »

Newspaper Wood : Product Design by Mieke Meijer & Friends

Newspaper is probably one of the most ubiquitous items found in the waste stream.  Everyday, piles of it are added to landfill around the world. While still a student at Design Academy Eindhoven, Mieke Meijer devised a solution to use this surplus of trash as a renewed material. After going through its transformation, Newspaper [...]

Joey Roth : Felt Mouse »

Joey Roth : Felt Mouse

Joey Roth designs products : To articulate the beauty of everyday rituals. He combines simple functionality with honest, unfinished materials that become more personal as they take on a patina of use. He’s especially interested in designing tools for ephemeral experiences like tea and music. I met Joey on Stumbleupon years ago [...]

01M-OneMoment’s Biodegradable Footwear »

01M-OneMoment’s Biodegradable Footwear

Spanish company, 01M-OneMoment has come up with an alternative to the casual fashion of flip flops, designed with a lot more protection and  thoughtfulness.  The essence of their DNA comes from the Amazonian forest, where locals paint the soles of their feet with latex from the Hevea tree.  The latex allows their feet to be covered by a [...]

Anthropologie Windows : Recycled Corks from Kendall »

Anthropologie Windows : Recycled Corks from Kendall Jackson

  We had heard that Kendall-Jackson had teamed up with the non-profit Cork Forest Conservation Alliance by funding the shipment of millions of recycled corks.  Anthropologie stores throughout the U.S. were to reuse the corks in the clothiers' windows as an Earth Day celebration.  K-J had already partnered with CFCA as each year [...]

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