http://youtu.be/wOB-KciTjvo – unfortunately, the video only works by clicking on it.. Why not make bicycles out of old cars? Besides the carbon emissions cars pollute our air with, once the cars are no longer on our roads, they also just pile up junkyards with their loads of waste metal. On the other hand, cyclists do ..read more..
A natural landscape, bicycle lanes, wind powered lighting, storm water diversion for irrigation, drought-resistant native plants and innovative “smog-eating” concrete? Yup, it does exsists. The Cermak road in Chicago recently got the title of “greenest Street in America” according to the Chicago Department of Transport. Newly opened in October 2012, the street is the first ..read more..
This is a crazy yet fascinating and touching glimpse into the ongoing art installation of Austin, Texas resident Vince Hannemann (aka the Junk King). Since 1989 Vince has been collecting thousands of discarded objects and turning them into a giant cathedral of junk. In 2010 the city closed the structure claiming it was unsafe and demanded Hannemann ..read more..
Artist Carolina Fontoura Alzaga constructs impressive chandeliers using chains, wheels and other parts from old bicycles as part of a series she calls CONNECT. Alzaga has lived in Brazil and Mexico and now works out of a studio in Los Angeles where the Etsy Blog recently caught up with her to conduct the interview and tour above. Of her work ..read more..
Motivated by the idea of re-using containers, normaly used for importing tea and coffee, Starbucks is doing good on their sustainability promise with a recycled design experiment. The company’s hometown, Seattle will be the first location where we will see the first cafe made from “up-cycled” shipping containers. Starbucks spokesman Alan Hilowitz told the New York Times that the eco-friendly concept ..read more..
Water bottle lights: a very cheap, healthy and clean solution to provide (poor) people in warm climates with light in their houses. In San Pedro, a place just south of Manilla a local entrepreneur came with the solution to generate free energy during the day and bring light into the - otherwise dark - houses of poor ..read more..