Monday, January 1, 2007

Eco-Innovations

Some really cool eco-innovative designs...

Hand Grenade Oil Lamps designed by Piet Houtenbos, made from surplus US army hand grenades. Flame of peace...

"Bring light where before there was only darkness."

Bicicleta Rug designed by Nani Marquina and Ariadna Miquel, rug is hand made from 130 - 140 recycled bicycle inner tubes collected and processed in India through Care & Fair organization promoting ethical standards.
Available in Vancouver at Living Space.

Individual Garden designed by Coke Urbano.
"The rocketed price of land in the cities has made us loose our link to the earth. In our super connected world we enjoy an almost total independency from location but we miss being able to cheer the earth by cultivating plants and flowers. It also helps people who sees another person wearing it because it makes them think of the way we live nowadays and reminds them their link to the earth."

Bottle designed by Alberto Meda Francisco Gomez Paz disinfects dirty water to prevent diseases.
Purifying water with a system known as SODIS, Solar Water Disinfection. SODIS uses solar energy to destroy pathogenic micro organisms causing water borne diseases and there with it improves the quality of drinking water. Holds up to 4 litres of water, the dark half of the container augments the temperature inside the bottle, the handle regulates the angle for best solar exposition and allows easy transportation, the slim shape facilitates storage and transportation.

Blackspot Boots designed by John Fluevog. These boots are made in a safe and ethical factory with eco-friendly, all-vegetarian materials including 100% organic hemp uppers and soles made from reclaimed used tires. Available locally. Something to be boot-stompin happy about!

2 comments:

pinkmohair said...

Oooh, I forgot how much I love Fluevog. I also really love that raincoat. It would be so contrary to wear it naked, wouldn't it?

** Terramia ** said...

Hahaha... dare to be different! (;