Archive for April 2009
Saturday May 2nd has been declared National Swap Day as part of Irelands annual Ethical Fashion Week, Fashion Evolution, which has been running all this week (April 25th – May 2nd). Now is your chance to gather up those fashions, books, CDs and knick knacks that have been gathering dust, and head along to one of the swaps listed here.
- Advice To Sink In Slowly is a series of posters designed by recent and established graduates of University College Falmouth. Each student who enrols is given an inspirational poster as a welcoming gift…. such a nice idea – I’d like to see this catching on in colleges here 🙂
These have been around awhile but I thought I’d post them anyway – free downloads from Studio Lo for fold-it-yourself CD cases which double as wall art. The site is in French but just click on the image of the one you want to download.
Just when we thought there could be no possible use for all those offcuts of wood and broken furniture, these guys come along and show us how to up-cycle in style…
The Stout Chair by Ref-Use at Eco Wise via Enviromedia.com
The Scrapile range of furniture by Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado.
Patchwork Quilt Box Chests by Margaret Taylor for Uncommon Goods via CoolHuntingGreen
Stellation Chairs by Chris Burton via Inhabitat
Scrap Wood Bench by Flickr member jbfbouchard
The Tower Light by MetaForm Studio
Assemblage Furniture by Floyd Gompf via Haute*Nature
(Instructions here for making a drop spindle from recycled CDs)
I’m a regular lurker around DeviantArt.com and have been known to spend hours getting lost in the members galleries – here’s some of the talent I spotted on my latest peeping spree….
Whirlpool and Elmar have unveiled the Green Living Kitchen at the Milan Furniture Fair. The concept was designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba who describe it as “a new kitchen dimension in which technology and ecology meet and blend in a convivial and wellness oriented setting”.
Using Whirlpool Sixth Sense technology and Elmars’ natural high temperature treated wood, it incorporates a living plant and herb wall, and centres around a large wooden table which becomes the heart of the kitchen. The appliances re-use water and heat, significantly reducing energy consumption and cost.