Recycled Bottle Caps Turned into Design Material for House Beautification

September 18, 2012 / No Comments

Thousands of pieces of waste that would otherwise be obstructing waterways of Siberia have been turned into beautiful and attractive construction material. Olga Kostina, a resient of Kamarchaga village in Russia, has collected old bottle caps to decorate her house. She has decorated her house with them in vivid attractive patterns. This bottle cap house is drawing people and the media ...

Recycled Shipping Container is Now a Roaming Pizzeria

July 6, 2012 / No Comments

Pizzeria comes in different shapes and sizes. But what sets Del Popolo apart is that it was a shipping container in its earlier avatar. The recycled shipping container now is a mobile Neapolitan pizza joint; it, however, has kept those haute elements of the shipping container intact. The 20-foot shipping container went through recycling processes, before it was fitted on to ...

Folding Bamboo Houses for the Homeless

February 14, 2011 / No Comments

After the devastating earthquake which hit China last May, killing 69,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, many designers have tried to figure out a way to make shelter for all those people. Ming Tang did just that with his simple idea for folding houses derived from Origami. This design was recognized at a function in this year’s Re:construct competition ...

Window Farming Concept by Mexican Designer Suits Urban Windows

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mexican designer Jose de la O has come up with an alternative way for the people who are looking to practice urban agriculture. The outstanding feature of this proposed method is that people can build their own farm even if there are no gardens or balconies around.

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport’s ‘Meet & Be Green’ Program Adds Green Hue to Meetings

January 13, 2011 / No Comments

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport has ushered in a new “Meet and Be Green” program, in an effort to encourage guests and planners to have green choices for their meetings.

Sony Ericsson Elm Most Eco-Friendly Phone, Rates O2

August 26, 2010 / No Comments

Sony Ericsson's Elm is the most sustainable mobile handset on sale, according to O2.  This reading was taken from the eco-rating system that had been set up by the mobile phone operator.

Teeing off On a Greener Turf: Eco-friendly Golf Balls Arrive

July 7, 2010 / No Comments

Just when you though that golf could not possible get any greener – a Tempe company comes up with eco-friendly Dixon Earth golf balls. This is the only golf ball in the world that can be recycled further into several other products – playground equipment, artificial turf, experimental putter just to name a few.

Recycled Newspaper for Fashion

October 14, 2008 / No Comments

This is weird. In China the girls are wearing recycled newspapers as part of their fashion. University students can be seen wearing the fashion creations in the southern city of Haikou in South China's Hainana Province. I suppose that's one way to get students to read a newspaper. "Hmm...I wonder what I am going to wear today?" "Why not try the sports page, ...