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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 [...]

QTvan : the Environmentally Friendly Caravan »

QTvan : the Environmentally Friendly Caravan

The UK's, Environmental Transport Association says they built their  QTvan to beat Royal Wedding queues, but also to : Highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat. With a top speed of 6 [...]

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

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : April to May, 2011

From activism to cello, this was an amazing month at mixingreality.com.  Since posting two weeks ago, Spike Jones' capture of Yo-Yo Ma & Lil Buck has received almost 300,000 views, almost 6000 facebook likes, and dozens of comments.  Our readers also loved hearing that Dr. Seuss will be back with a new book, and Love the Future =  Ai [...]

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the »

The Tenderloin National Forest : Art Advocacy in the Neighborhood

  According to the SFGate : In (San Francisco's Tenderloin District) there are loads of drug dealers, addicts, prostitutes, and mentally unstable street people...but if you can get past that, you'll find one of the most exciting and diverse locales. Darryl Smith and his co-founding partner, Laurie Lazer of the luggage store, saw [...]

Original Beans Chocolate for Easter and Beyond Green. »

Original Beans Chocolate for Easter and Beyond Green.

In 2003 when the company I co-founded set out to work with natural products, the market was wide open to greenwashing.  Less conscious green products that should never have called themselves sustainable were popping up all over. In 2011, a company that calls itself eco, green, sustainable or enviromentally friendly better understand [...]

Speedo LZR Continues to be Reused as Sustainable »

Speedo LZR Continues to be Reused as Sustainable Fashion

Following up on a popular story we reported on in February, the infamous Speedo LZR suit continues to evolve into sustainable fashion pieces.  The Speedo LZR Racer suit, launched in 2008, was the world’s fastest, most revolutionary swimsuit worn by the likes of multi-gold medalist, Michael Phelps. Swimmers wearing the  suit broke 91 world [...]

Owen William Fritts & »

Owen William Fritts & (nike)RED+CAP+52LTD+earthAWARE

Portland designer and sustainability advocate Owen William Fritts has conceived an exciting new art installation for display at the upcoming Cascade AIDs Project art auction, and he needs help from the community in bringing it to life.   Called a "STORYpod", the piece will be an organic structure of hand-woven branches entwined [...]

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, 2011

Images : Leo Reynolds No fooling, it's been a great few weeks for us at mixingreality.  In the coming days we will be adding contributors and some reviews of curated goodies that we think you might enjoy.  In the meantime, here are the top ten posts from the last time we made a list of your favorites.  Enjoy!  And do let us know what you are [...]

Plumen Low Energy Lightbulb wins Brit Insurance Design »

Plumen Low Energy Lightbulb wins Brit Insurance Design of the Year Award

We think Plumen is pretty brilliant. And so does the British Design Museum who has given Plumen the Insurance Design of the Year 2011 for their stunning redesign of the low energy light bulb. The Plumen is designed by Hulger, whose cell phone headsets thoughtfully reimagined old school for the 21st century. Clearly these designers have [...]

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