Fate is in your hands!

Fate is in your hands!

Energy efficiency is synonymous with eco-friendliness, living green, and saving the planet. Nuture is a living energy monitor that embodies this idea with a literal sense of life or death! The amount of water that the plant gets fed is entirely dependent on the cumulative energy use of the user- less when your energy use is too high, and just the right amount when it’s low. It’s a living representation of energy consumption and a symbolic reference to the consequences of overuse. Keep your plant alive and you’ll help keep the world alive!

0 Designer: Angelo D'Onofrio

Thirst-Quenching Trees

Thirst-Quenching Trees

Designed for use in tropical desert areas of Africa and the Americas where temperatures vary greatly between day and night, the Hope Tree is a large tree-shaped device that absorbs moisture from the air to supply drinking water. The design’s expansive folded surface of the canopy directs H20 particles to the central column to be filtered. Then, fresh, drinkable water can be collected via the easy-access base. 

0 Designers: Various

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

SEESAW is an ingenious device that gives you subtle visual cues to monitor anything imaginable! Using WEB APIs, you can set it to keep an eye on everything from your energy consumption, stocks, the weather and more. The ball goes up… the ball goes down… all while changing colors to indicate good/bad, less/more, hot/cold, etc..

0 Designer: Ripple Effect

A Cradle for a Tree

A Cradle for a Tree

To celebrate their new Pluma, Montessori, and Roll cradles, Woodly is planting a tree for each unit sold! Carried out in collaboration with Treedom.it , buyers can track their tree and even check it out with GPS coordinates. Even cooler are the cradles themselves! Check out the design details after the jump.

0 Designer: Woodly

Water and Wisdom

Water and Wisdom

Water & Wisdom is a charity project that transforms the cardboard packaging for bottles of mineral water into a chessboard. The bottle caps become the chess pieces. Designed for areas of need, the thoughtful design not only provides fresh water, but an intellectually stimulating activity equally important for mental health.

0 Designers: Various

Say Hello to Urb

Say Hello to Urb

Urb-Garden brings gardening into small, indoor urban environments in a sculptural and aesthetic way! The unique form is actually the result of a design project focused around safety. Users will find that the pots are at an ergonomic height to prevent back strain and the materials used are thoughtfully chosen to be lightweight or heavy where it matters. Check out the vid to see an extra, interactive feature of this ingenious planter!

0 Designers: Various

EcoMoto

EcoMoto

Designed around EngineAir Australia’s compressed air powered rotary engine, this concept scooter was developed as a green solution for casually zipping around town. Focused around ecology and utility, with the design cuts the bike down to its bare essentials. Steam pressed bamboo is used in place of plastic for all of the fairings, to give it a unique, raw aesthetic that draws viewer’s eyes to the unconventional engine design as well as the air tank that replaces the fuel tank.

0 Designer: Darby Bicheno

Bee Beautiful!

Bee Beautiful!

The Ru urban beehive concept focuses on aesthetics to encourage the reintegration of bees into city environments. The idea is simple: by enhancing the aesthetic, a deeper emotional connection can be created with an object that has stereotypically negative connotation. With its sculptural form, the Ru hive might improve human acceptance and raise awareness to the recent bee population decline. The beehive would be installed in parks, on greenhouse roofs or other predetermined urban areas.

0 Designer: Marc-André Roberge

Shower with a Clean Conscience

Shower with a Clean Conscience

A hot shower feels sooooo good! It’s no wonder that we often overlook how much water we’re using. The Refresh system helps cut back on consumption by quickly filtering and recirculating some of the water from each shower cycle. The system can be implemented into any existing shower for instant water savings. Slots for the user’s favorite bar soap are built into the design, so it doubles as a dish!

0 Designers: Various

One... Two... Tree!

One… Two… Tree!

With the holiday season right around the corner, here’s a sculptural take on the Christmas tree for anyone who doesn’t like the idea of chopping down trees for short term decoration. One Two Tree is produced from sustainably grown Australian hoop pine plywood. It’s also shipped flat-packed, ready to assemble in seconds. The user can move the adjustable branches to create their own design or give them a spin for a random look!

0 Designers: Lucy and Antony Aris

Putting Good Use to Bottle Caps

Putting Good Use to Bottle Caps

The Building Cap is an eco-friendly twist on the bottle cap that aims to be a universal replacement for the many bottle caps that end up in landfills every year. Instead of throwing them away, the dovetailed caps can be given to kids to create anything from buildings to robots! The larger the collection of caps, the wilder you can get!

0 Designers: Various

Simple Made Better

Simple Made Better

If this chair looks familiar, it’s because it’s seemingly similar to the iconic Eames DCM chair that’s been a staple since 1946. Called the NoCo2 chair, it too will cradle you in a comfortable position, and also uses rubber shock mounts to buffer movement. Instead of new rubber, however, it repurposes old scrap tires to cushion both the back and seat. Unlike the Eames, extra tensioned padding is given to the seat for a “floating” effect, more comfort, and a cool modern aesthetic!

0 Designer: Peter Danko

Living Light Bulbs

Living Light Bulbs

Already being used as a large-scale power source for housing heating/cooling & biodiesel creation, algae as a natural energy source is one of the more exciting alternatives of the near future. The AlgaeBulb is an exploration into the use of the organisms on a micro-scale in single LED lightbulb that harnesses the green-power of algae. Using a small air pump compressor, tank, and hydrophobic material, it creates just enough electricity to power the LED for limited durations. Hit the jump to see how it works!

0 Designer: Gyula Bodonyi

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