Turning Plastic Bottles Into Solar Light Bulbs

Very Interesting Use of Plastic Bottle This may be the most resourceful use of an old Pepsi bottle we’ve ever seen. An initiative in the Philippines called ‘Liter of Light’ from the MyShelter Foundation aims to…

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Furniture: Salvaged Tree Trunks

We spotted these inspired designs by Russian artist Denis Milovanov, turning salvaged wood into one-of-a-kind furniture. For Milovanov, a “tree stump is not something dead but full of creative potential,” and he seeks out only wood from…



TED: Trash into Toys

We’ve always loved the TED series, and since our participation in TED x Taipei earlier this year gave us an inside look, we’re even more impressed. In this video from a recent conference in India,…


Places: Hong Kong Honey

We’ve done a few posts on urban beekeeping- from a hotel rooftop apiary in Boston to a UK supermarket keeping bees to help pollenate local crops. The above video, via…


Design: Paper Record Player

When artist/designer/tinkerer Kelli Anderson was asked by friends Karen and Mike to create a unique wedding invitation, the inspired end result was a Paper Record Player that played an original song. The resulting booklet is comprised of…


Hug Your Farmer: New York City Farming

We spotted this great video about some enterprising NYCers trying to cultivate urban farms. [Source: Petrina TV] Nourishing NYC East Harlem nourishingnyc.org Brooklyn Grange Farm Queens brooklyngrangefarm.com Bobo Greenwich Village bobonyc.com People’s Garden NYC City Hall, Manhattan peoplesgardennyc.org