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Jason Momoa shaves beard to shine a spotlight on plastic pollution

When you have 11 million Instagram followers, your simplest move can elicit thousands of comments. When you’re ready for a major transformation, such as shaving off the beard you’ve been growing since 2012, you can pair the shearing with a save-the-world message. So we understand a viral video of Jason Momoa, beloved Game of Thrones star, shaving off his beastly beard while talking about plastic pollution. The 39-year-old actor’s call for action is part of a growing wave of awareness of the 19 ...
Tags: Design, News, Pollution, Plastic, Aluminum, Game Of Thrones, Recycling, Jason Momoa, Recycled Materials, Plastic Pollution, Beards, Ball Corporation, Umbra, Momoa, Aluminum Umbra


RBURN upcycles North Face tents into one-of-a-kind bags

The North Face and British designer Christopher Raeburn of RÆBURN have recently collaborated to launch a new line of accessories handcrafted from recycled tents. Introduced late last month, the unique collection consists of three distinct items—a tote bag, drawstring bag, and Rae Bag—that all feature RÆBURN’s iconic “REMADE, REDUCED, RECYCLED, RÆBURN” tagline. The partnership marks the iconic outdoors brand’s first sustainable collaboration and is part of both brands’ commitment to reducing was...
Tags: Design, Disney, Architecture, Gallery, Bags, Tent, Reuse, Reduce Waste, Textile Waste, North Face, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Upcycling, The North Face, Eco Friendly Fashion, Recycled Textiles


One-of-a-kind Wilhelm Lamp is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate

Challenged by Milanese design gallerist Rossana Orlandi to “give plastic a second life,” Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri has created the Wilhelm Lamp, a unique light fixture and tribute to the renowned German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Presented at Rossana Orlandi’s exhibition Guitlessplastic – Master’s Pieces during Milan Design Week, the Wilhelm Lamp reinterprets the Wagenfeld’s modernist glass vase as an enlarged pendant lamp that is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate. F...
Tags: Art, Design, Milan, Lamp, 3d Printing, Recycling, Recycled Materials, Green Interiors, Milan Design Week, Recycled Plastic, Modernist, Rossana Orlandi, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Recyclable Plastic, Tiziano Vudafieri, Guiltless Plastic


A 1920s cottage gets a new lease on life as an urban barnyard house

When a family of four outgrew their 1920s cottage in Melbourne and were about to embark on an extensive renovation, they asked Australian design studio Inbetween Architecture for a second opinion on the blueprints. Impressed by the consultation, the clients ended up scrapping their plans and instead put their faith in Inbetween Architecture to lead the redesign, one which would be more sensitive to the family’s lifestyle — and their chickens and honey bees. Affectionately called the “Urban Barn...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Urban Farming, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Green Renovation, Timber, Honey Bees, Cottage, Beekeeping, Shed, Gabled Roofs


Japanese Pleated Tote

More than an appealing design, this bag’s pleated body is also practical, as it expands to accommodate whatever is placed inside. (It can grow to several times its original size.) Made from biodegradable, corn-based PLA, this clever tote is also water-resistant and eco-friendly. Available in blue, yellow, black or red (which is made from recycled polyester) it’s a stylish Japanese design that originated back in …
Tags: Sponsored, Design, Bags, Japanese, PLA, Recycled Materials, Totes, MoMA Design Store, Tote Bags


EU moves forward with its plastic ban

The European Union is moving forward with its plastic ban initiative. The EU just signed off on a plan that will prohibit single-use plastics throughout participating countries by the year 2021. The law targets specific plastics while forcing companies to pay for any pollution their products may cause. “Today we have taken an important step to reduce littering and plastic pollution in our oceans and seas,” the European Commission’s Frans Timmermans explained. “Europe is setting new and ambitiou...
Tags: Europe, Design, News, Environment, Eu, European Union, Pollution, European Commission, Parliament, Recycled Materials, Plastic Pollution, Frans Timmermans, Single-use, Plastic Ban, Single-use Plastics


This passive house in the Czech Republic uses technology to recycle heat

A unique location and environmentally-friendly passive house design are what define this lovely home on the Czech Republic/German border. 750 meters above sea level and in the middle of a ridge within the Ore Mountains, it almost looks like a modern farmhouse from the outside. On the inside, however, you’ll find a sleek, clean design with light colors, glass and wood. The rustic home was built by Stempel & Tesar Architects and is a certified passive house. A passive house technique dramaticall...
Tags: Energy, Garden, Design, Technology, Environment, Green, Architecture, Czech Republic, Innovation, Heat, Green Building, Reuse, Passive House, Wood, Eco-friendly, Green Design


Green-roofed timber dwelling in Austria is built with recycled materials

In the historic Austrian village of Purkersdorf, Vienna-based architectural practice Juri Troy Architects has completed the L House, a timber home named after its L-shaped form integrated with sustainable design elements. Built with numerous recycled materials, the house forms a strong connection with nature from its green roof to its large windows that sweep views of the bucolic outdoors in. Nestled into a southern slope above the village of Purkersdorf, the 3,450-square-foot L House boasts ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Austria, Vienna, Gallery, House, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Natural Light, Green Roof, Natural Ventilation, Open-plan, Natural Pool, Terrace, Cantilevered, Floor To Ceiling Glazing


Solar-powered home puts an eco-friendly twist on the farmhouse vernacular

When architect Paul O’Reilly of the Australian architectural practice archterra was asked by his mother to design a modern farmhouse, he delivered a handsome dwelling that not only takes inspiration from traditional barn architecture, but also deftly addresses the region’s climatic extremes with its site-specific, energy-efficient build. Aptly named the Farm House, the roughly 2,000-square-foot abode features a gabled roofline, a veranda and timber cladding to mimic traditional barns, while th...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, House, Solar Energy, Solar Power, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Farmhouse, Rainwater Collection, Rammed Earth, Bush, Margaret River, Farm House, Energy Efficient


Uber transforms 19th-century industrial buildings into hub for futuristic tech

A row of historic industrial buildings long considered at-risk of collapse has been saved thanks to Uber. The Uber Advanced Technologies Group R&D Center, a group that develops experimental and futuristic transit projects including self-driving technologies, is now housed within part of San Francisco’s Pier 70 — the best-preserved 19th century industrial complex west of the Mississippi. A sensitive undertaking, the adaptive reuse project breathed new life into the decrepit structures yet stayed...
Tags: Uber, Design, Mississippi, San Francisco, Architecture, Gallery, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Dogpatch, Industrial architecture, Industrial Inspired Design, Post Industrial Architecture, Pier 70, SITELAB


New hope for plastic recycling with IBM's VolCat technology

Think how much more material would be reused if plastic recycling didn’t entail washing, sorting and individual processing. Now, IBM researchers have developed a new chemical process called VolatileCatalyst that eliminates these steps. VolCat recycling grinds up plastics, adds a chemical catalyst and cooks them at temperatures above 200 degrees Celsius. The chemicals eat through polymer strands, producing a fine white powder ready to be made into new containers. By heating PET with ethylene gly...
Tags: Food, Design, Technology, Fish, Pollution, Ocean, Plastic, Ibm, Recycling, DuPont, Waste, Clean Tech, Containers, Green Technology, Recycled Materials, Waste Disposal


8 sustainable innovations in construction materials

The construction industry is responsible for a large percentage of carbon emissions. From sourcing to design to material manufacturing to building construction, the carbon dioxide output from projects around the world has a significant environmental impact. This has led to sustainable construction innovations that not only reduce the production of carbon dioxide, but also improve a building’s longevity, reduce energy bills and increase the use of natural light. Here is a list of some innovative...
Tags: Design, Australia, Barcelona, Features, LED lighting, Oled, Cairo, Recycled Materials, Building Materials, RMIT University, Trudell, Institute For Advanced Architecture Of Catalonia, Sustainable Construction, Transparent Wood, Hydrogel, Eco-friendly Building Materials


LEED-seeking winery in Uruguay is built almost entirely of locally sourced materials

Nestled in the bucolic countryside of Garzón, Uruguay, the boutique winery Bodega Garzón produces estate-grown premium wines while keeping sustainability in mind. Designed by Argentina-based architecture firm Bórmida & Yanzón, the winery optimizes energy efficiency with insulating green roofs that total nearly an acre in size, rainwater harvesting and reuse, as well as a high-efficiency HVAC with heat recovery. Fitted with state-of-the-art technology, the 205,000-square-foot development is curr...
Tags: Design, California, Architecture, Gallery, Argentina, Green Building, Uruguay, Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, British Columbia, Winery, Vineyard, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Natural Light, Green Roof


A tiny, 96-square-foot rustic pavilion brings the outdoors in

Small and portable, this tiny structure offers a versatile shelter for the artist, fisherman or weekend traveler. At only 96 square feet, it could make a micro home, but the space, now called a pavilion, is laid out for an effective work studio, storage shed or traveling gallery. When Danish architect Anders Hermansen designed the pavilion 10 years ago, he presented it as a movable art piece. Perhaps more widely known for his vast furniture line and work with audio-visual company Bang & Olufse...
Tags: Design, Office, Workspace, Denmark, Mother Nature, Kolkata, Recycled Materials, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home, Micro Home, Hermansen, Adam Schnack, Anders Hermansen Design, Rustic Pavilion, Anders Hermansen


This Cradle to Cradle certified outdoor furniture raises the bar on sustainability

It’s no secret that single-use plastic has caused massive worldwide pollution. While some companies have embraced the technology behind turning single-use plastic into fabrics and other materials as a way to remove it from the waste stream, they often only include a percentage of the recycled material, still relying heavily on virgin materials. They often are still producing waste during the process and after consumption of the product. Meanwhile, one company, Loll Designs, has taken the plasti...
Tags: Design, Cradle-to-Cradle, Green Products, Product Design, Green Furniture, Recycled Materials, William McDonough, Eco-friendly Furniture, Cradle to Cradle Certification, Loll Designs, Cradle 2 Cradle


Biofase has discovered a unique way to recycle avocado pits

A Mexico-based company has discovered a unique way to recycle avocado pits. Biofase, a startup founded in Michoacan, Mexico, is using discarded waste from the fruit to create biodegradable cutlery and straws in a bigger fight against single-use plastics and food waste. A biochemical engineer named Scott Munguia created Biofase in 2013. The company uses a technique that transforms avocado waste into bioplastics, which are then used to form materials. All of the products the company creates from ...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, Biodegradable, Tijuana, Recycled Materials, Avocado, Plastics, Chang, Michoacán Mexico, Straws, Chili s Grill Bar, Single-use Plastics, Biofase, Scott Munguia, Latin America Several


Save 40% (+ Free Shipping!) at Alternative Apparel

One of the most accessible ethical brands when it comes to basics is Alternative Apparel. Conveniently alliterative, AltAp has just about everything your average, um American Clothing store would have, but the garments are more sustainably produced. From fair labor to biodegradable packaging, this brand is definitely putting as much effort into being environmentally friendly as they are into being relevant. Many pieces are made with recycled fabrics, sustainable fibers, or organic materials. Alt...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Sustainable Fashion, Free Shipping, Eco-friendly, Recycled Materials, Ethical Fashion, Fashion / Style, Clearance Sale, Alternative Apparel, Easy Cotton Modal Tank, Athletic Eco Fleece Distressed Hoodie, Space Dyed Eco Fleece Joggers, Cozy Eco Fleece Shorts, Terry Zip Up Hoodie, Rayon Challis Boxy Tee


Clyde Mews eco-village champions sustainable housing alternatives in Melbourne

Melbourne recently became home to Clyde Mews, an inspiring “eco-village” that champions sustainable, community-focused living in close proximity to the city center. Created as an alternative to resource-intensive, car-centric developments, Clyde Mews features attractive, pedestrian-friendly design and energy-efficient housing. Designed by local architecture firm Six Degrees Architects for property development company Excelon Group, the eco-friendly development includes eight contemporary townho...
Tags: Design, Australia, Led, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Moscow, Solar Energy, Melbourne, Passive Solar, Solar Panels, Zaha Hadid, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Rainwater Collection, Community Design


A Victorian cottage gets a stylish and sustainable makeover

In one of its latest eco-conscious retrofits, Australian architecture firm Green Sheep Collective has given a single-fronted timber Victorian cottage a sustainable transformation in inner Melbourne. The renovation and expansion project combined recycled and eco-certified materials with low-tech, passive solar principles to reduce the carbon footprint of the home while improving livability. Filled with light and contemporary flourishes, the updated house — named Magnolia Soul — has also been des...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Passive Solar, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Plywood, Rainwater Harvesting, Double-glazed Windows, Recycled Brick, Eco Friendly Architecture, Green Sheep Collective, Magnolia Tree, Green Sheep Collective Photography


100architects upcycles phone booths into resourceful community hubs

When was the last time you stepped into a phone booth? If you’re under 30, you might not even be aware that phone booths used to be on nearly every street corner as a means to contact your parents after the football game or call a taxi after dinner. Of course, there are those scenes from the original Superman that might jog your memory. Once cell phones became mainstream, the empty phone booths became easy fodder for graffiti, pollution and public urinal use. But while the era of the phone boot...
Tags: Design, China, Superman, Shanghai, Community, LED lighting, Recycling, Public, Recycled Materials, Upcycling, Building Materials, Martin Angelov, Phone Booth, Design shanghai, Old Phone Booth, Yuyuan Road


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


An old post office is reborn as a bright and breezy beach house

A former post office has been revived as a bright and breezy beach house in Breamlea, Australia. Designed by St. Kilda-based design firm OOF! Architecture, the modern makeover—dubbed the Green Shutter House—was created for clients who had already adapted the post office into a home but were frustrated with the building’s lack of connection with the outdoors. The renovation process opened the front of the house up to waterfront views while introducing more natural light and ventilation to the in...
Tags: Design, Australia, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Beach, Wetlands, St Kilda, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Green Renovation, Shutter, Plywood, Adaptive Reuse


Heritage Melbourne home is reborn as a modern dwelling filled with light and views

Fitzroy-based design studio Field Office Architecture has given a small 19th-century Victorian terrace a contemporary facelift with walls of double-glazed glass and crisp, clean lines throughout. Dubbed the Clifton Hill House after the suburb in which it resides, the compact home sits at the end of a row of similar heritage houses and had been given many ad-hoc renovations over the years. The architects stripped back all of the additions to bring in light and views, while improving the home’s e...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Contemporary House, Courtyard, Heritage House, Open-plan, Cross-ventilation, Recycled Brick


Farmhouse-inspired family home combines salvaged and sustainable materials

Salvaged materials from a century-old farmhouse and barn have been given new life as Ben’s Barn, a spacious family home in Kennebunk, Maine that takes inspiration from New England’s rural architecture. Designed by Portland, Maine-based architecture practice Caleb Johnson Studio for a young family, Ben’s Barn was constructed with a mix of reclaimed materials sourced not only from the former farmhouse and barn that had stood on another portion of the site, but also from a midcentury modern teardo...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, New England, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Timber, Farmhouse, Ben, Barn, Portland Maine, Loft, Granite


Climate-responsive H House celebrates the heritage of Kosovo

Recycled materials, energy-saving systems and references to Kosovan culture have been woven throughout the H House, a handsome and contemporary residence in Čaglavica, a village near the Kosovo capital of Pristina. Designed by 4M Group, the home serves as a beacon of optimism and energy-efficiency for the self-declared independent state, which has been defined by a long and troubled history. Sustainability is paramount to the dwelling and is expressed through the adoption of passive deign princ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, House, Energy Efficiency, Kosovo, Recycled Materials, Tirana, Triple Glazed Windows, Passive Solar Principles, Locally Sourced Materials, Pristina, MVRDV, Louvers, Energy Efficient, Underfloor Heating


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


Ecovillage in Copenhagen strives to meet all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Danish architecture firm Lendager Group has won an international competition for its design of the UN17 Village, a sustainable residential development that will introduce 400 new homes to Copenhagen, Denmark. Selected over shortlisted proposals from prominent firms such as BIG and Henning Larsen, Lendager Group’s winning design aims to create “the first building project in the world that translates all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action.” The pro...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, United Nations, Carbon Emissions, Un, Denmark, Solar, Copenhagen, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Copenhagen Denmark, Moe, Arup, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, SDG


Simple DIY upcycled holiday decor

Traditional Christmas decorations can quickly get expensive and extremely wasteful. But you can change that in your home this Christmas season by turning everyday household items into holiday decor. All you have to do is take a shopping trip through your house and upcycle old stuff into Christmas decorations. With just a little time and creativity, you can create these holiday decorations for just pennies, and keep the waste at a minimum. Pasta Christmas tree All you need for this project i...
Tags: Design, Diy, Blog, Features, Toilet, Santa, Christmas Decorations, Green Holidays, Recycled Materials, Diy Christmas, Green Christmas Decorations, Upcycle Ideas


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


Outdoor giant Merrell presents its most sustainable shoe to date

Outdoor apparel leader Merrell has unveiled its most sustainable shoe yet — and not just a single style, but a lineup of both men’s and women’s options. The Gridway collection emphasizes fashion as well as sustainability and targets the less-than-vogue goal in the fast fashion industry to create shoes that last. The Gridway collection offers three styles for both men and women: the Gridway Moc is a slide-on option, the Gridway is a sneaker style and the Gridway Mid brings a bit of height to th...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Clothing, Shoes, Sustainable Fashion, Recycling, Sustainable Design, Recycled Materials, Accessories And Fashion, Eco Textiles, Merrell, Reebok, Sustainable Shoes, Gridway, Strick Walker CMO, Merrell Images