02.15.12

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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08.23.11

Beekeeping Takes off at O’Hare

Last year we wrote about beekeeping programs at Düsseldorf International Airport and seven other airports in Germany, where bees have helped monitor local air quality since 1999. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is now the first US airport…

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07.12.11

Why Take The Stairs?

On the LTT inspiration radar, we focus on ‘pace, space and interface.’ Here’s an irreverent intersection of all three. Train commuters in the Netherlands now have the option of the taking the stairs or using a…

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06.08.11

National Gallery’s Living Wall & Van Gogh

We love the artistry and practicality of living walls. The National Gallery in London has taken it to the next level, with a replication of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cypresses using over…

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06.01.11

Shipping Containers As Backdrop To Rio’s Tim Festival

It’s music festival time of year, and these days concert goers are getting a mix of music and green thinking. Festival organizers must consider the logistics of creating (and then dismantling) stages and structures for…

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05.23.11

Places: World’s First Solar Powered Town?

Last fall, we added a 40kW solar installation on our roof, with the idea that we could power all the computers, monitors and printers in our building with renewable energy. So it’s with considerable interest-…

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