Beer_MagicHat

02.16.11

Magic Hat’s Beer Into Energy

Last summer, Vermont's own Magic Hat installed technology that converts brewery waste into natural gas that can power the brewery itself. The technology has also help the brewery shave $2 off the cost of each barrel brewed. Great beer doing good things.

Theo Jansen's 'creatures'

02.14.11

Theo Jansen’s Kinetic Sculptures

We love these weird and wonderful examples of sustainability expressed through contemporary art. Theo Jansen’s intricate creations, he calls them “kinetic sculptures,” have roamed London’s Trafalgar Square, the streets of MadridNorth Adams Massachusetts,

Carrots

02.10.11

Seed Paper Packaging

As we develop our own products, we keep a keen eye out for inspiration in thoughtful innovation. Case in point, a project by Ben Huttly, an art student from the UK, who has created packaging that isn't just biodegradable and recyclable, it can be planted. Eat those veggies, then plant some more in your garden.

Waste-Wood-Finds-New-Home-On-Wrists

02.07.11

WeWOOD’s Watches Made From Waste Wood

WeWOOD’s new collection of watches is made from 100% reclaimed wood, discarded during the manufacturing of flooring and musical instruments. In addition to the repurposing of waste wood, WeWOOD also plants one tree for every watch purchased.…

Intelligent-Plastic-Changes-Color-To-Indicate-Stale-Food

01.18.11

Package That Changes Color When Food Is Stale

Researchers in Scotland have developed a smart plastic packaging that could change color to indicate if the food had gone bad. Scientists at Glasgow’s University of Strathclyde say the plastic changes color if the food is…

LTT Opinion

01.14.11

Front Desk? We have a problem.

We're getting set for our first TED x event, where we present our concepts for the "hotel room of tomorrow." First, here's what's wrong with the "hotel room of today."

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