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

Pandora-ish

Pandora-ish

Imagine a waste bin (you heard me). Take that bin and fill it with compostable products like grass cuttings, tea bags, & cardboard (just do it). Now attach your new plant-worthy cell to the facade of an ugly building with thousands of other composting bins (don’t forget the plant).  You’re all finished! Now watch it grow, reduce CO2, collect rainfall for reuse, and transform your least favorite eyesores into a recycled, green, and overall cool looking structure. Now wasn’t that easy?

0 Designer: Stanislaw Mlynski

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

Home Farming Can Look So Trendy!

You can mistake Éva as a modern decorative piece for restaurants, but it’s a trendy, hi-tech composter. It blends in beautifully with any interior and does a magnificent job of recycling wasted organic matter. A part of the waste is used for cultivating and maintaining a green patch and the rest is used to produce methane. I love the way it integrates and becomes a self-contained biosphere!

0 Designer: François Hurtaud

Pedestal Lamp

Pedestal Lamp

L.OOD is a pedestal lamp, a concept based on creating open forms and functions from a single refined object. It’s an assemblage of recycled things like lampshades, glass vases, pots, candy dishes and fruit trays. By layering these odd bits and ends together, you create a new form with new purpose purpose.

0 Designer: Elda Bellone

Very Green Oil

Very Green Oil

The very muck that invades our pond and swimming pool is a goldmine! Actually, make that an oil well. I’m talking about algae and the potential to extract bio-oil from them. Green Transformer is a solar powered floating device that combines algae with a chemical additive and derives bio-oil on the spot. The consequent oil is stored in a separate chamber till someone comes and collects it all. I love the idea of making oil in my backyard!

0 Designers: Various

Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Have you ever opened a window and said to yourself, “damn Gina, it’s windy.” Harness that energy with the AERO E. Energy is converted from wind to electricity and transferred wirelessly through induction. Place your cellphone on the charing pad and be the envy of your tree hugging neighbors! The accompanying app allows you to connect to your turbine and track wind patterns and charge times too.

0 Designer: Lance Cassidy

American Classics Reimagined

American Classics Reimagined

In their vernacular forms the country cabin and beach house are most often envisioned as rough and woody as well as shingled and white-washed, respectively.  Finding inspiration in Woodstock, NY and Fire Island, NY, Italian architect Andrea Salvini’s conceptualizations of the classics have been updated aesthetically and to the era of eco-efficiency.

0 Designer: Andrea Salvini

Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces

Analog Cooling of Interior Spaces

How would you like to be able to cool your house (assuming you live in a part of the world where it gets hot enough to need cooling) without the use of electricity at all, whatsoever? What if instead of using electric power to stay cool in your home all day, all you had to do was run a bit of cold water in the morning? It appears that designers Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn have transported an ancient secret into the now that’ll do just that, and with a fantastically lovely bit of interior design as a conduit.

0 Designers: Mey kahn and Boaz Kahn