Posts Tagged ‘green design’
Inhabitat is one of my favorite places to discover new and inspiring design ideas. Just a minute ago, I saw the Facebook Inhabitat group has announced that they’ve been nominated for a Cooper Hewitt People’s Design Award. This award was founded by the prestigious Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the competition gives people a chance to vote for their favorite examples of good design.
Inhabitat says “We’re honored to be nominated and we think it’s important to spread the word that good design is green design.”
At Surya in London, clubbers generate 60% of the energy needed to power the club. The piezoelectric dancefloor utilizes quart crystals and ceramics to help create energy. Blocks under the floor produce currents, which then feed batteries, and as these are recharged, more power is generated.
But Surya can’t claim being the world’s 1st sustainable club. That right belongs to Watt in Rotterdam.
Lately I’ve been tempted to start posting links, as so many throw up ‘Links of the Day’ posts…but before I get addicted to that (as I’ve heard it is), let me today post a link to a new site I came across a few minutes ago:
A quick click through told me it’s a design site (online store with lots of goodies) geared for parents who wish to pass down values of sustainability to their children. Using organic fabrics, sustainable materials, and producing their creations in Earth-friendly ways, they aim to be “the starting point for parents to share the joys of good design with their children”.
Aside from offering cribs, strollers, lamps (adorable, in animal shapes and various colors), they also offer albums, featuring lullaby renditions of The Beatles, U2 and Coldplay most dreamy and gentle tunes. The albums’ descriptions sound so sweet, you may want to purchase some for yourself if you need help relaxing after a long day at work.