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Pierre Ospina : A Caterpillar Herd & Blossom »

Pierre Ospina : A Caterpillar Herd & Blossom Bulbs sprout LED lighting

When one is endlessly curious about humanity's boundless flow of creativity, one of the gifts of the internet is that process; whether through images, video or text, can appear instantaneous.  Open source tools give designers, artists, makers so many opportunities to share their ideas from beginning to end to reuse to [...]

Pictures speak a 1000 Environmental Disasters, »

Pictures speak a 1000 Environmental Disasters, Beautifully.

Often I'll have an idea for my posts going into the day.  But mostly, I comb different feeds for inspiration and visual candy every morning.  Today, I was looking at Twitter and saw Simran Sethi had posted this : Pretty/ Devastating: the beauty in industrial destruction. I knew I would not be disappointed.  The results follow, and are [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : May, 2011 – »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : May, 2011 – June, 2011

It was an eclectic month at mixingreality.com.  We would be remiss if we didn't mention our most crowd pleasing post for the second month running : Spike Jonze's capture of Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck which continues to enchant our readers, after which a number of eco-design posts held the top spots.  They ranged from upcycled newspaper wood [...]

Mrs. Jermyn Will Reuse Your Shirt to Make Mr. Tedi »

Mrs. Jermyn Will Reuse Your Shirt to Make Mr. Tedi

In the eco world, the terms reduce, reuse, recycle are used in that order as a catch phrase.  Recycling is important, but third in line to reducing one's footprint or reusing what we already have. Mrs. Jermyn is an online shop that attends to all three R's.  Our eye was caught by Mr. Tedi, which is a Tedi Bear made from shirts that no [...]

Snakeskin Nails and Toes Recycled from Living Snakes »

Snakeskin Nails and Toes Recycled from Living Snakes

What do we think? Cewl or ewww?   The latest nail trend showing up in New York, utilizes snakeskin shed by living snakes.  Bobbie Thomas, style editor for the Today show, featured the nails, created by Bio Sculpture USA's, Terri Silacci, on the show recently. Here's what she says: Using real skin that was naturally shed and left behind by [...]

Mia Nolting : Your Name in Chalk for $1 »

Mia Nolting : Your Name in Chalk for $1

It's always fascinating to see how artists put their work out to the world. And even more interesting to see how creative people make a living. Mia Nolting's site holds a host of goodies ranging from her design work, to illustrations for editorial, drawings and patterns she creates for free and for sale. But we were struck by [...]

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 [...]

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  

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 [...]

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