The Power of Time

The Power of Time

Eco Clock is a brilliant way to make sure we extract every bit of juice from a discarded AA battery. There are 12 slots on the face of the clock to host the used batteries and collectively they power the device. The design also includes a really fun feature where the different levels of juice in each battery are represented by color. Totally cool and something we really want to see in the market, the Eco Clock well deserves the Liteon Award that it won this year.

0 Designer: Bor-Ru Huang

The Dew Trap

The Dew Trap

Apparently plastic bags are a resourceful means to collect morning dew and many mountaineers use it to collect water. Needless to say, not all climbers are conscientious enough to carry back their litter, and as a result many of our peaks are getting polluted. To offer a better alternative, we have here the Succulent Concept, a mock up of a succulent plants. It helps collect and filter in the morning dew, directly into a bottle and is easily portable.

0 Designer: Yu-ru Chen

Bulb Reinvented!

Bulb Reinvented!

The Eco Light is an EL coated bulb made out of paper. This simple and minimal design removes the burden of packaging and disposal of used bulbs for a better environment. Their kitsch looks up the glam quotient and make them a trendy display. As the designer puts it, “once the paper bulb is no longer useable, consumers can simply change a new paper bulb for their lamp and the old one can be recycled.”

0 Designer: Tien-Ho Hsu

The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home

The Microbial Home is viewed as a cyclical biological machine where wastes like sewage, effluent, garbage, wastewater are filtered, processed and recycled to be used as inputs for the various home functions. The project includes various aspects like a Bio Digester Island and Larder in the kitchen, Urban Beehive, Bio-light, Apothecary, Filtering Squatting Toilet and Paternoster Plastic Waste Up-cycler.

0 Designer: Philips Design

DIY Soap

DIY Soap

For a moment just forget the device presented here and the technicalities for working it. Focus on the idea; Re-Q is an eco-friendly soap maker that recycles domestic wastewater and the last wedges of used soap to make you a brand new soap bar! Essentially it is a brilliant idea! In a three-step process, the machine purifies greywater, mixes it with soap bits and then processes the mixture into new soap cakes! How radical is that!

0 Designers: Jung Hwan Song & Kim Jong Won

Bungaloo!

Bungaloo!

Designed as a getaway from the hustle of the city, this minimal “Bungaloo” design by Paul Cremoux has a stripped-down feel that leaves little to be desired. A blend of low-carbon concrete, interesting textures, and beau-coups of natural sunlight compliment its raw aesthetic. Using eco-friendly materials and appliances run on methane discharges, the bungalow’s CO2 footprint is calculated to be a mere 1 ton during production and 400 kilograms per year.

0 Designer: Paul Cremoux

The Solar Sinter

The Solar Sinter

With global concern over energy production and raw material shortages increasing, this project explores desert manufacturing as an alternative way to produce items. Set in the Saharan desert, sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

0 Designer: Markus Kayser

Horticulture Therapy

Horticulture Therapy

Nuum is a planter designed for individuals to explore their restorative possibilities through human and plant interaction. Confused?In a nutshell, it’s a self watering planter. Inspiration came from horticultural therapy. Horticultural therapy involves a therapist assisting their patient in achieving a goal of both emotional and/or physical healing using plants and gardening techniques.

0 Designer: Lavinia Chu

Customize Your Flush!

Customize Your Flush!

Ladies & gents, let’s be totally candid for a sec & talk about… you guessed it, potty-time! Did you know that the standard toilet uses 15x more drinking water per day than a human does? Sure, low-flush toilets & dry urinals help reduce consumption, but what else can be done to conserve water? Considering that different types of waste require different amounts of water, designer Jose Genovés developed Natura, a toilet that adapts to male urination, female urination, & defecation, reducing water consumption by up to 60%!

0 Designer: Jose Genovés

When Noise is Good for Lights!

When Noise is Good for Lights!

C’mon noise can never be good or pleasant for anything! This pollutant give me enough grief when they tear down an old building and bring in them drill machines and saws! The only way I’m going to like them is if something useful like sound harvesting is done! Something like the Eco Noise, where these special tiles absorb the noise and convert it to energy to power up the gates with mesmerizing lights display. The idea is sweet, but I’d much rather power just one lamp than have a fancy fence.

0 Designers: Luo Lide, Chen Songrong, Li Daiyan, Lin Haoting & Xu Junwei

Shrink Your Water Footprint

Shrink Your Water Footprint

Introducing Mywell, an innovative and easy to use faucet seamlessly integrates water filtration into the fixture. Mywell features a multi-stage water filter that provides fresh, clean drinking water of premium quality, and a built-in Smart Controller that signals the user when it’s time to exchange the filter cartridge. An easy and attractive way to decrease plastic bottle waste and conserve water. Get it here!

0 Designer: Orsodesign

Eco-Decor

Eco-Decor

These wall covering panels by WallArt are made out of bagasse, the fibrous residue of sugarcane, making them 100% recycled, compostable, and completely biodegradable. Every year more than 1 billion metric tons of sugarcane are collected for raw sugar. With up to 3 harvests per year, it is one of the most renewable sources available. The first to introduce this technology to the wall-decor market, WallArt provides an eco-friendly 3d effect that’s sure to sweeten any space.

0 Maker: WallArt

Biodegradable Footwear

Biodegradable Footwear

For those looking to put a little eco-friendliness in their step, the OneMoment shoe by Figtree Factory Studios offers comfort and modern style in this 100% biodegradable unisex slipper. Utilizing a bio-polymer injection process, the biodegradable plastic sole is only 2 mm thick (at least 3 mm less than traditional shoes) and the top portion is only 1mm thick. It only takes 6 months in the ground before 01M is 80% composted, so if they ever wear out you can guiltlessly leave them behind. Did I mention they’re only 5 euros per pair?

0 Designer: Figtree Factory Studios