Design

Visitors Welcome Overnight at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

September 25, 2009 / No Comments

With a cantilever design that allows it to seemingly float over a waterfall, Fallingwater, the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright house in rural western Pennsylvania, has fascinated visitors ever since it was built in 1934. Now, a few lucky people may be able to stay overnight on the grounds.

New Concept Makes PCs More Aesthetically Appealing, Literally Greener

September 17, 2009 / No Comments

New PC concept from designer Luis Luna make the desktop appear more appealing visually,and give it the ability to offset at least a small amount of the CO2 it produces during its lifetime. The design gives a smoother look to the desktop as a sleek circular package. The center of this circle has a cavity to hold some soil, and ...

Lawnge Chairs from Valkenberg Park in Breda

July 20, 2009 / 1 Comment

This series of Lawnge Chairs from Valkenberg Park in Breda, Netherlands can serve as a green inspiration for the caretakers of public places across the world. These lawnge chairs look like a radical extension of the green carpet that embrace the public places in Netherlands. Part of a series of lounge chairs, these seats are a collective effort of designer Lisette ...

Sitting in the lap of nature by turning plants into chairs

June 11, 2009 / No Comments

There are various ways to love nature, conserve it and be in touch with it. One of them is a chair designed by Swiss designer Michel Bussien. Bussien simply turned growing plants into a chair so that you can literally touch nature. [caption id="attachment_5535" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Growing Chair by Michel Bussien"][/caption] The chair “sits” on a rolling planter with willow trees growing ...

Aurora Robson Excels in Transforming Trash into Art

May 19, 2009 / 1 Comment

On show recently at Designers & Agents Green Room, Aurora Robson’s unique artwork has been a refreshing combination of intricate patterns and colours. Her work uses recycled materials that are stylishly highlighted with solar-powered LEDs. Aurora Robson, hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a contemporary artist who works with installations, works on paper, paintings, sculpture, video, photography, and performance art. She ...

Solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Taiwan

May 19, 2009 / 6 Comments

The solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the world’s first stadium which gets all its power needs from the sun. [caption id="attachment_5145" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan"][/caption] Designed by Japanese architect Toyo on a steel-rod structure with a roof covered with solar panels, the horseshoe-shaped structure has been constructed for the World Games to be held in ...

Invisible Car Created by Girl with No Clothes?

May 11, 2009 / 2 Comments

An art student came up with her own idea of how to promote recycling. She created an invisible car. Kind of, sort of. She painted her car to match the parking lot in front of her art studio entrance. How cool is that? But, the car is still there. Or is it? My question - is she really wearing clothes or ...

Turn Everyday Objects Into Contemporary Art

March 11, 2009 / No Comments

If you've been wondering what to do with all those paper rolls, pizza boxes or shopping bags instead of recycling them the old fashion way, Japanese Yuken Teryua has a brilliant solution. An elegant and highly attractive collection of recycled materials that has been turned into eco-art. Yuken seems like a gifted artist with a vision, that finds beauty in ...