Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

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Eco Friendly March 28, 2015 posted by

3D printed bricks would cool rooms with water

Warming temperatures are being felt in many areas around the world as drought conditions continue. The answer to how to keep buildings cool while keeping energy costs down may lie in utilizing older technology in a new, innovative way. California-based design studio Emerging Objects has developed 3D-printed porous bricks called Cool Bricks that can be filled with water to lower room temperatures. Utilizing evaporative cooling, an old technology where dry warm air is cool through the use of water evaporation…


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3D printed bricks would cool rooms with water
Awesome March 27, 2015 posted by

Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…

Tomorrow, Saturday 28th March 2015, at 8.30pm local time wherever you are, the lights will be switched off all over the world for a symbolic 60 minutes, to mark Earth Hour. Described as a ‘worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet‘, and organized by the World Wildlife Fund, it basically gives everyone a chance to demonstrate their concern for the state of our planet in whatever small way they can.


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Earth Hour – even a small gesture tomorrow can help…
Eco Friendly March 26, 2015 posted by

SUCK UK Cork Shaped Rechargeable Bottle Light – turn you glass waste into cool party lights

The world is full of trash so every little bit that you can keep from going into a landfill helps the Earth out just a bit. Plus reusing things that people consider waste as decoration makes your house look chic. The SUCK UK Cork Shaped Rechargeable Bottle Light turns your empty bottles into bright lamps.


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SUCK UK Cork Shaped Rechargeable Bottle Light – turn you glass waste into cool party lights
Eco Friendly March 18, 2015 posted by

Torch Plant Light Botanical Candle – a plant and lamp all in one

Everyone’s living spaces are vastly improved by additions of living things. Not everyone is compatible with pets (which is a shame) but most people do ok with plants. Plants that do more than just sit there are even better. The Torch Plant Light Botanical Candle is both a plant and a soft mood light.


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Torch Plant Light Botanical Candle – a plant and lamp all in one
Awesome March 17, 2015 posted by

CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace

An enterprising Italian company has come up with a product that could transform the way we live, by opening up dark gloomy spaces in an amazing way. The trick lies in making artificial sunlight seem incredibly real using some very clever technology and materials. Suddenly your dreary basement den can be as beautifully welcoming as a rooftop dormer loft conversion, and all year round too.


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CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace
cool tech March 14, 2015 posted by

Noocity Growbed – self-sufficient urban gardening system

Many more people are nowadays trying to grow their own food in whatever way they can, spurred on by a growing distrust in the quality of the mass produced food available in most shops. However it can be hard work, especially if you live in a city, as anyone who’s ever tried growing any edibles on their balcony will tell you. Now a new system designed in Portugal may provide an easier solution.


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Noocity Growbed – self-sufficient urban gardening system
Eco Friendly March 13, 2015 posted by

LifeStraw Home – now you can purify water and save lives in your kitchen

The LifeStraw is a brilliant invention, designed to let you safely purify contaminated water completely, so you could happily drink from rivers or other suspect water sources on your foreign travels. It also comes with a nicely humanitarian feature, in that every purchase funds a year’s clean drinking water in Africa for a child. Now the company is branching out, or rather in, to our kitchens.


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LifeStraw Home – now you can purify water and save lives in your kitchen
Awesome March 12, 2015 posted by

Filamet – soon you’ll probably be able to print out a full working electric motor from your old plastic pop bottles

Everyone knows that 3D printing is still at an extremely early stage of development, just baby steps really. But it’s clear that eventually the process of printing things on demand will change the world beyond all recognition. It will make the mobile phone revolution look like nothing. Think we’re joking?


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Filamet – soon you’ll probably be able to print out a full working electric motor from your old plastic pop bottles
Eco Friendly March 11, 2015 posted by

DryBath – what if you could take a nice smelling bath anywhere, anytime… ?

We take it for granted, but water is not universally available to all. Even where there are loads of running water taps, there are situations where it may not be possible or feasible to use a lot of it in doing something like taking a bath. Which is where this clever product comes into play.


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DryBath – what if you could take a nice smelling bath anywhere, anytime… ?
Eco Friendly March 11, 2015 posted by

TetraBIN – the trash can that can help stop littering by playing video games

  Fact: If something is presented as a game, no matter how boring it is, people will be way more likely to do it. Laundry? Nope! A sorting game? Yeah, I can do that. TetraBIN is a trash bin that turns not littering into a very real game you and your friends can play. That game is Tetris.


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TetraBIN – the trash can that can help stop littering by playing video games
cool tech March 6, 2015 posted by

Airlander – world’s largest aircraft is quiet, slow, very eco friendly and can haul 50 tons

Don’t look now, but airships are about to make a comeback. Big time. The idea of using lighter than air craft kind of went away with the flaming disasters of the 1930s, but now a new generation of technologies offers safer, more efficient options for these giants, And now one British company thinks it has come up with the perfect product to attract buyers to the market once more.


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Airlander – world’s largest aircraft is quiet, slow, very eco friendly and can haul 50 tons
Eco Friendly February 10, 2015 posted by

Back to Roots AquaFarm – the desktop aquaponic farm for your office

Aquaponic farms are awesome. The balance between fish and plant is really neat and it’s a great self-sustaining method of farming. Not everyone has space for all that but there’s a small version that you can stash on your desk. The Back to Roots AquaFarm allows you to grow herbs using aquaponics.


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Back to Roots AquaFarm – the desktop aquaponic farm for your office
Eco Friendly February 3, 2015 posted by

SALt – the eco lamp that runs off sea water and charges your phone

It’s a sad fact that too much of the world still has to live without electricity for basic needs, which is incredible in an age when we’re sending probes to Mars, but what do you do? Well one enterprising eco-activist has set up a small company to manufacture home lamps called SALt which run off salt and water, or just plain old sea water.


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SALt – the eco lamp that runs off sea water and charges your phone