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I’ll Have a Mimosa

Beautiful in its own right and pretty much a dead ringer for solid wood, bamboo is a durable, rapidly renewable resource rife with aesthetic potential. The stunning and sculptural Mimosa Table from Greenington is a potent example. Made of 100% solid Moso Bamboo, Mimosa provides a lovely locale for that famed beverage, oft featured for Sunday Brunch. Matching Mimosa Stools complete the repast. This sustainable seating is available in bar and counter heights. Options for both stools and table i...
Tags: Books, Green, Furniture, Bamboo, MDF, Greenington, Greenington furniture, Mimosa stools, Mimosa table, Sustainable Resource


Adobe brick combines with wood in a low-carbon villa in Chiang Mai

Architectural practice Chiangmai Life Architects has completed a striking villa that blends elements of traditional Thai architecture together with environmentally savvy construction practices and modern amenities fit for 21st-century living. Located in the mountains of northern Thailand, the project, dubbed the ‘Earth & Wood Villa,’ was built primarily of locally sourced natural materials from the self-made adobe bricks to the exposed timber elements throughout. In addition to mountain vistas,...
Tags: Design, Thailand, Architecture, Gallery, Bamboo, Chiang Mai, Sustainable Materials, Thermal Insulation, Natural Ventilation, Earth Walls, Locally Sourced Materials, Natural Materials, Natural Stone, Chiangmai Life Architects, Thai Architecture, Adobe Architecture


Rammed earth ties a contemporary home to the rocky New Zealand landscape

Emerging out of the landscape like a series of boulders, the Kanuka Valley House set into a lush valley in Wanaka, New Zealand mimics the large schist rocks that punctuate the pristine landscape. Wellington-based architectural practice WireDog Architecture designed the angular home for a winemaker and his family, who wanted the house to respect the beauty of the natural landscape. To that end, the architects not only modeled the building off of local rock formations, but also used a natural mat...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, New Zealand, Energy Efficiency, Brazil, Passive House, Wellington, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Reclaimed Materials, Lake Wanaka, Rammed Earth, Triple Glazed Windows, Wanaka, Thermal Mass


Competition-winning Bamboo Stadium is a sustainable solution to Lagos former landfill

In Lagos, Nigeria, one of the world’s fastest growing cities, a visionary design has been proposed to rethink waste and provide much-needed urban green space atop the metropolis’ former Olusosun Landfill. The proposal, titled Bamboo Stadium, is the winner of ‘Waste: Multipurpose Stadium’, the latest open ideas architecture competition launched by architectural research initiative arch out loud. The sustainable design explores transforming the brownfield into a bamboo forest that would provide t...
Tags: Design, Nigeria, Architecture, Gallery, Landfill, Stadium, Bamboo, Lagos, Carousel Showcase, Modular Architecture, Brownfield, Lagos Nigeria, Public Park, Football Stadium, Bamboo Forest, Reclaimed Land


Jarvis Adjustable-Height Standing Desk by Fully

The Jarvis Adjustable-Height Standing Desk by Fully is a supremely customizable standing desk made for people of all sizes. Jarvis “is the desk we wanted but couldn’t find,” explains Fully. It features a lifting capacity of 350 pounds, so you can load your desk with multiple monitors, heavy books, or “gallons of coffee.” Perhaps the best thing about Jarvis is that is adapts quickly “from low enough for a child to sit to high enough for a 6’7” tall person to stand.” Many adjustable-height stand...
Tags: Books, Furniture, Desks, Bamboo, Sustainable, Jarvis, Standing Desk, Bamboo Desk, Green Desk, Height-adjustable Desk, Fully, Ergonomic Desk, Ergonomic Work, Jarvis Adjustable-Height Standing Desk, Jarvis Desk, Non-toxic Bamboo


Recyclable art pavilion made of mesh pops up in Kolkata

West Bengal’s biggest annual festival recently saw the addition of a strikingly contemporary pavilion that is 100 percent recyclable in Kolkata, India. Designed by Abin Chaudhuri of the firm Abin Design Studio, the metal mesh pavilion was one of many temporary pavilions — or pandals — constructed to honor the goddess Durga as part of a five-day Hindu festival called Durga Puja. Unlike the other pandals, which are typically built of natural materials and reference traditional motifs and artworks...
Tags: Art, Design, India, Gallery, Newspaper, Bamboo, Art Installation, Kolkata, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Recycled Materials, Plywood, Recyclable Materials, Urban Revitalization, Temporary Pavilion, West Bengal


Eco-friendly guesthouse in Brazil sports a green roof and rammed earth walls

In continuation of its work on the eco-conscious Camburi community center, Sao Paulo-based architecture firm CRU! architects recently completed the Guesthouse Paraty, a sustainable social building project that provided construction jobs and training to the local community. To minimize the environmental impact of the building, the architects used natural materials sourced locally, from red earth excavated on site to the tree trunks and bamboo cut from the surrounding forest. The guesthouse was a...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Brazil, Bamboo, Sao Paulo, Carousel Showcase, Green Architecture, Rammed Earth, Paraty, Locally Sourced Materials, Cru, Black Earth, Granite, Green Wall, Cross-ventilation


Nature-inspired art gallery is built from bamboo and reused bricks

Belgium- and Brazil-based design practice CRU! architects channeled its passion for bamboo architecture and natural building materials into an art gallery in Catuçaba, a rural community about three hours east of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Spanning an area of 1,184 square feet, the project was commissioned by the owner of Fazenda Catuçaba, an idyllic farmhouse-style hotel that includes an operational organic farm. Building on Fazenda Catuçaba’s environmentally friendly practices, the art gallery was con...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Belgium, Brazil, Community, Reuse, Art Gallery, Brick, Bamboo, Recycled Materials, Green Materials, Tulum, Sao Paulo Brazil, Peggy Guggenheim, Vitruvius


Bamboo community center empowers the local Brazilian community

The beautiful beach town of Camburi, Brazil, has gained a new community center that not only serves as a communal gathering space, but is also an inspiring social development project that was built for and by the local low-income community. Belgium and Brazil-based design practice CRU! architects provided the design as well as technical assistance and financial support, however, it was the community that decided all of the programming. The project started in 2004 and its first completed buildin...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Belgium, Brazil, Vietnam, Bamboo, Sao Paulo, Carousel Showcase, Natural Ventilation, Rammed Earth, Cambria, Community Design, Bamboo Architecture, Classrooms, Ecofriendly Architecture


The Ring Vegetable Brush

Buying fresh, farm-grown produce is one thing; preparing your bounty with appropriate utensils is another. “The Ring” from Full Circle Home is exactly that: a bamboo ring (with an opening wide enough for two fingers) finished with a row of recycled plant fiber and recycled plastic bristles for cleaning vegetables. Also, the tool is coated with non-toxic materials and the bristles are BPA-free.
Tags: Design, Bamboo, Kitchen Tools, BPA, Recycled Plastic, Kitchen Utensils, Full Circle Home, Vegetable Brush


Epic News: My Next Pluralsight Course is Live (How to Have Difficult Conversations)

For the last three years my time spent on Pluralsight courses was winded down significantly. I went from creating about twelve courses in a year (which was no easy task) to zero… I found that stopping that revenue stream left a significant void in my schedule and my income… which is one reason why I went to work for BambooHR. Miracle of miracles, in October I was on a call with my main contact and we were talking about starting up again. And so we did… and today I get to announce that my 31st co...
Tags: Careers, Bamboo, Joe Job Seeker, Pluralsight Videos


Community hub built of recycled materials spotlights exploitation of nature in Vietnam

In their latest eco-friendly project, Vietnamese design studio H&P Architects completed an inspiring community hub built mainly from recycled waste materials. Located near a large and polluted industrial park in Dong Van town in Ha Nam province, the project aims to draw attention to the exploitation of natural resources in Vietnam — specifically illegal rock mining — while celebrating the beauty of the nation’s landscapes. Built with thick recycled stone walls, scaffolding and bamboo, the struc...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Vietnam, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Community Center, Stone Walls, Nature Inspired Architecture, Ninh Binh, Community Architecture, Waste Materials, Dong Van, Polycarbonate Roof, Ha Nam


Geotectura Studio completes an ecological building on a former brownfield in Israel

A former brownfield has been transformed into the remediated site for ECO-TUBES, the Azriel Faculty of Design’s Workshop Building that boasts sustainable construction materials and energy-efficient systems. Designed by architect Joseph Cory of the Israeli architecture studio Geotectura Studio, the recently completed building was developed as part of the planned renovation of Shenkar College’s campus in Ramat Gan, Israel and features recycled and local materials along with non-toxic finishes. ...
Tags: Design, Israel, Architecture, Gallery, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Workshops, Vertical Louvers, Passive Solar Principles, Recycled Plastic, Ramat Gan Israel, Ramat Gan, Gottesman, Urban Heat Island Effect, Academic building


Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

In Indonesia, bamboo is being looked at as a sustainable alternative bioenergy source, especially considering the country’s palm oil for biofuel being attached for deforestation and other impacts. Researchers from Australia’s RMIT University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) consider bamboo a viable alternative since it grows fast, has a long root system, can grow on degraded land, and is easy to maintain since it requires little watering or fertilizers. The researchers ...
Tags: Indonesia, Australia, Research, Biofuel, Bamboo, RMIT, RMIT University, Center for International Forestry Research CIFOR, Bioenergy, CIFOR, Clean Power Indonesia CPI


The best eco-friendly floor options for your home

Indoor pollutant levels can be up to five times higher than they are outside, according to the EPA, and all you have to do to find the source of many of those pollutants is to look down at your floor. When you install traditional carpet or flooring it can fill the air in your home with hundreds of volatile compounds, including possible carcinogens, and it can take years for those compounds to disappear. To make matters worse, we often treat our carpets with toxic chemicals, and they are notorio...
Tags: Design, Features, Green Building, Epa, Flooring, Bamboo, Green Home Decor, Bamboo Floors, Concrete Flooring, Wool Carpet, Glass Tiles, Green Carpet, Rubber Flooring, Cork Floor, Eco-friendly Flooring, Tire Rubber Floors


Floating prefab architecture addresses climate change on Chengdus Jincheng Lake

Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi of the firm NLÉ Architects recently unveiled his third iteration on the award-winning Makoko Floating School, a prefabricated building system aimed at addressing “the challenges and opportunities of urbanization and climate change” through sustainable and alternative building typologies. Dubbed the MFS IIIx3, the thought-provoking collection of structures has been set afloat on a lake in Chengdu, the capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province. The project ...
Tags: Design, China, Nigeria, Architecture, Gallery, Wood, Bamboo, Modular, Sichuan, Chengdu, Lagos, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Floating Architecture, Modular Architecture, Prefab Architecture


A London office boasts biophilic design for a healthier, happier workplace

A new experimental office on the 12th floor of The Shard in London offers a breath of fresh air … literally. Wrapped in bamboo surfaces and punctuated by living plants, facilities management company Mitie’s headquarters in London was created by local practice DaeWha Kang Design. The biophilic project — dubbed the Living Lab at The Shard — mimics nature from its natural materials palette to the circadian lighting system linked to an astronomical clock. As its name suggests, the Living Lab at Th...
Tags: Health, Design, London, Office, Meditation, Mitie, Bamboo, Nature / Environment, Digital Fabrication, Green Interiors, The Shard, University College of London, Bamboo Floors, Nature Inspired Design, Biophilia, Living Lab


Hong Kongs greenest school champions environmental stewardship

Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects has unveiled images of its recently completed French International School of Hong Kong – Tseung Kwan O, a colorful and energy-efficient development that the firm has declared as the city’s “greenest school.” Designed to promote sustainability, the new primary and secondary school serves as a green oasis in the city. Boasting significant water savings and sewage reduction, the school is designed to meet Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) Pl...
Tags: Hong Kong, Design, Sustainability, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Schools, Agora, Copenhagen, Wool, Bamboo, Natural Ventilation, School Architecture, Tseung Kwan, Hong Kongs, Building Environmental Assessment Method


A Hairdryer That’s Inspired by Bamboo

In the past here at YD, we have covered designer’s multiple solutions to the ever-frustrating issue that is storing hairdryers! Their bulky shape leads them to being averse to neatly fitting in draws, therefore they are left haphazardly on the side, cluttering the room and interrupting a clean aesthetic. But fear no more, there is now another solution!Inspired by the naturally-simple form of a Bamboo shoot, the thin, cylindrical body is far different than that found on a conventional hair dryer....
Tags: Design, Appliances, Bathroom, Bamboo, Product Design, Hair Dryer, Bo Gyeon Kim


DIY Bamboo Pendant Light

Guys. I have an imaginary beach house. It’s gorgeous. It’s very Tulum with its warm, colorful and understated beach vibes.I think you’d love to visit. That’s where this DIY bamboo pendant light I’m sharing today comes from. It can be used outdoors (hello cute patios!), and it is a fun addition to weddings since they are giant and super affordable to make! Fiskars just launched a whole new collection of tools made for DIYers and I was able to put their pliers and wire cutters to the test with th...
Tags: Diy, Wedding, Diy Projects, Bamboo, Tulum, Fiskars, Tassels, wedding DIY, Isabelle Selby Photography, Home Decor DIY


Sculptural Sunset Houses mimic waves with rainwater-collecting roofs

Named after their spectacular sunset views, the Sunset Houses are two seaside homes set into a slope in the idyllic beach town of Tibau do Sul in northeastern Brazil. Architects Mariana Vilela and Daniel F. Florez of the local architecture firm Vilela Florez designed the sculptural pair of homes, which feature bright blue and grounded brown tones to reference the landscape. To reduce the buildings’ environmental footprint, the architects used locally sourced stone and bamboo and engineered the ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Brazil, Bamboo, Lagoon, Carousel Showcase, Swimming Pool, Natural Ventilation, Rainwater Collection, Locally Sourced Materials, Pergola, Volcanic Stones, Vilela Florez, Mariana Vilela, Local Stone


Plastic straws are a thing of the past, but which reusable straw is best for the future?

The days where plastic straws and their wrappers litter the countertops of restaurants, coffee shops and fast food joints are nearing the end. With several governments, like Australia and the U.K., banning and taxing single-use plastic items and companies like Starbucks, Disney and Hyatt taking their own environmental stand by rejecting plastic straws, sustainable and reusable varieties of the pipettes have been growing in popularity. Nowadays, it’s no longer about what color straw you’re sport...
Tags: Metal, UK, Design, Australia, Environment, Features, Glass, Biodegradable, Recycling, Starbucks, Reuse, Bamboo, Steel, Hyatt, Green Materials, Sustainable Materials


Review: Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms

The queen of emotionally charged anime screenplays, Mari Okada, has graduated to director. At first glance, her debut, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (now at the tail end of its limited US theatrical run), seems a little outside her wheelhouse — it has a Western high fantasy aesthetic, a far cry from the modern Japanese settings of series like Anohana and Hanasaku Iroha . But its narrative core is pure Okada: raw emotions explode between characters in indulgent “cry jam sessions”...
Tags: US, David, Anime, Bamboo, Delivery Service, Yuri, Okada, Evan Minto, Mari Okada, P.A. Works, Kazuki Higashiji, Higashiji, Promised Flower Blooms, Maquia, Iorph, Kazuki Higashiji Hanasaku Iroha


This chic Moganshan resort celebrates the local Chinese landscape

Blessed with serene mountain vistas and a rich history, Moganshan also boasts a wide array of beautiful resorts including Anadu, a new rural retreat designed by local architecture firm Studio 8. Located at the northern foot of the Mogan Mountain in Huzhou, about two hours from Shanghai, the luxury resort embraces its enticing surroundings comprised of lush bamboo forests, tea fields and ancient villas. Constructed with natural materials throughout, the hotel is undeniably connected to its rural...
Tags: Tea, Design, Hotels, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Resort, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Heatherwick Studio, Moganshan, Luxury Resort, Huzhou, Nature Inspired Architecture, Chinese architecture


Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store glows like a paper lantern in Macau

Foster + Partners has unveiled a new Apple Store in Macau — and it’s very different from the all-glass buildings we’ve come to expect from the company. In response to the hustle and bustle of the port city known as the “Las Vegas of Asia,” the British international architecture studio crafted Apple Cotai Central as an oasis of calm housed in a glowing cube surrounded by bamboo. Instead of the Apple brand’s iconic full-height glazing, the architects applied a “first-of-its-kind” glass-stone comp...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Macau, Apple Store, Bamboo, Jonathan Ive, Carousel Showcase, Bamboo Grove, Courtyard, Stone, Atrium, Foster Partners, Plaza


Beautiful bamboo arches breathe new life into a bland concrete building

Vietnamese architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled their latest example of bamboo brilliance at Nocenco cafe, a renovated rooftop restaurant in the city center of Vinh in central Vietnam. The client asked the firm to insert a unique and eye-catching addition to the top of a seven-story concrete building using local materials. After studying several options, including brick and stone, the architects settled on bamboo to create an airy and lightweight space with dramatic vaulted ceilings. ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Vietnam, Cafe, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Concrete, Vinh, Bamboo Architecture, Vo Trong Nghia, Vietnamese architecture, Nocenco cafe, Bamboo Vault


Bamboo Music is a new Alexa Skill that makes learning music fun for the family

While there's no promise that Bamboo will turn your child into the next Chopin, there are still plenty of reasons to teach your tot music from an early age, as research has shown that a music education also boosts learning. The post Bamboo Music is a new Alexa Skill that makes learning music fun for the family appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Smart Home, Bamboo, Alexa, Chopin, Alexa Skill, Bamboo Learning, Bamboo Music


Massive handmade bamboo-and-rattan "fish trap" springs up in Taipei

A giant handmade pavilion created in the image of an ancient fishing tool has popped up at the entrance of Taipei’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Rising to a height of nearly 30 feet, The Trap is a temporary installation designed by Taiwanese artist Cheng Tsung Feng that pays homage to the fishing tools and materials used by various ethnic groups in Taiwan. The movement of people through and under the structure is meant to evoke the crowds of fish caught in a fish trap. Completed this mo...
Tags: Art, Design, Taiwan, Architecture, Gallery, Handmade, Taipei, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Locally Sourced Materials, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fish Trap, Temporary Installation, Cheng Tsung Feng, Installation Art, Natural Materials


A twisting infinity-loop roof tops this prefab bamboo pavilion

Archi-Union Architects combined traditional Chinese construction techniques with prefabrication technology to create ‘In Bamboo,’ a pavilion located in Sichuan’s Daoming Town. Created as a multi-functional rural community cultural center, the project celebrates the town’s renowned bamboo weaving craftsmanship with a material palette mainly comprising bamboo and tile. An eye-catching Mobius-shaped roof tops the building, which is finished with traditional ceramic tiles. The nearly 20,000-squar...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Bamboo, Sichuan, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Mobius, Prefabricated Architecture, Ceramic Tile, Bamboo Weaving, Steel Frame, Mobius strip


Twisting infinity-loop roof tops this prefab bamboo pavilion

Archi-Union Architects combined traditional Chinese construction techniques with prefabrication technology in ‘In Bamboo,’ a pavilion located in Sichuan’s Daoming Town. Created as a multi-functional rural community cultural center, the project celebrates the town’s renowned bamboo weaving craftsmanship with a material palette mainly comprising bamboo and tile. An eye-catching Mobius-shaped roof tops the building and is finished with traditional ceramic tiles. The nearly 20,000-square-foot In ...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Bamboo, Sichuan, Prefab, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Mobius, Prefabricated Architecture, Ceramic Tile, Bamboo Weaving, Steel Frame, Mobius strip