Van-Alen-Bookstore

04.29.11

Design: Van Alen Books

The world seems to be moving away from books, but Van Alen Books is making a statement. Not only does the new bookstore boast interesting green design elements (recycled doors turned into shelf space, benches, staircases…

04.27.11

Watch: Bag It

Did you need another documentary telling you about how much plastic waste there is in this world? Well, yes, and it’s a good one. Bag It is airing now on National Public Television- click here

Wind-Powered Cargo Ship

04.07.11

Wind-Powered Cargo Ships

It’s been more than a century since large industrial ships relied on wind power to cross the seas. German manufacturer SkySails is hoping to convince more shipping companies to rediscover the power of wind. It’s towing kite…

flume lights

03.18.11

Discarded Trees > Lamps & Sconces

Check out these lamps and wall sconces made from discarded trees, designed by et al. Collaborative. Tree trunks and branches adorned by a single lightbulb.

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03.14.11

Packaging: Single Serve Spaghetti

The concept of using single-serve packaging to reduce waste is nothing new. But a graphic design student in England- have you noticed all the good packaging ideas are coming from England these days? – may have cracked…

Message Stickers

02.18.11

Brands: HU2′s decals with eco-messages

UK-based HU2 has created a line of wall decals that serve as illustrative reminders to conserve energy. Made of PVC-free vinyl and shipped in eco-friendly packaging, HU2 products are available online for shipping worldwide. These whimsical designs might…

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