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Haul Rigger Backpack

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Rugged, raw and recycled. $165.00

There's nothing fancy about this indestructible day bag from Haul's range of recycled products. Handmade from recycled truck tire tube, seat belt webbing, and discarded denim, the Rigger Backpack is perfectly sized to fit a 13" laptop and a notebook. It's basic, and built for the long haul - the Rigger pack is sewn on old saddle makers machines, using heavy duty......read more

Astoria Scum River Bridge

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Unauthorized, recycled wood foot bridge spans stretch of flooded NYC sidewalk.

Sometimes, when the government won't act on a problem, you have to take matters into your own hands. For several years, a leaky pipe in Astoria in New York City beneath the Hell Gate Bridge viaduct submerged a well-walked stretch of sidewalk under a festering cesspool of standing water. Astoria Scum River, as it was called, was not only gross but dangerously icy in the winter. In the......read more

Hanging Terrarium

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A minature ecosystem sure to bring life to any room. $88.00

The best part about terrariums, apart from the fact that they look like miniature sci-fi jungle worlds, is that they require next to no work. They are self-contained ecosystems that feed and water themselves. So terrariums are perfect for lazy plant lovers, like us. This one, available via Old Faithful Shop in Vancouver, is hand-blown using 100% recycled glass. The perfect home for an assortment......read more

Log Cabin by Piet Hein Eek

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A sustainable studio space disguised as a pile of wood.

Made from sustainable wood and salvaged steel, this movable log cabin—created by Dutch green design maestro Piet Hein Eek—is as clever as it gets. Designed as a musician's rehearsal space—and built on wheels to avoid taxes and building regulations—the structure's facade is composed of small cross-sections of tree trunk. When the building is unoccupied and the shutters are......read more

Amalia House

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Austrian holiday home pays tribute to the natural world outside.

Earth is increasingly being touted as the building material of the future, leading to a hot new architectural trend: grass houses. Designed by GRID Architects, the Amalia House in Styria, Austria joins the trend...sort of. The family holiday home is completely covered with artificial turf, highlighting the interchange between indoors and out. We may be taking the idea of "green" design......read more

CompoSpin Garden Compost Bin

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To mix it up, just roll it around. $199.99

Made from 100% recycled materials, the CompoSpin is a tumbler composter that cleverly avoids the one major pitfall of composting—having to mix up the rotting stuff inside. With the ball-shaped Ecomposter, all you need to do to mix up the contents is roll it around your garden, creating nutrient rich compost in as little as a month. Easy!...read more

Light Touch

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New laser projector from Light Blue Optics transforms any flat surface into a touch screen.

With its newly unveiled Light Touch product, UK company Light Blue Optics envisions a total revolution in the way people interact with personal media. By freeing multimedia content from the confines of the small screen, it has the potential to do just that. Using holographic laser technology, Light Touch is said to transform any flat surface into a touchscreen, making the applications almost......read more

SHFT Sampler 7-7-10

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From swimsuit architecture to biodiesel desalination, here are your weekly links from around the web.

In London, the "seriously water stressed" UK capital confronts summer water shortages with a creative — and very British — solution: A new bio-diesel desalination plant that will run partly on used vegetable oil from fish-and-chip shops. Also in London, the newly erected Speedo Swimsuit Pavilion is made from obsolete swim suits. True story. Upgrade the grid: The US electricity grid,......read more

Kwangho Lee: Lifelike Design

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Korean artist-designer wows with creative use of ordinary materials.

The talk of the town at Design September 2010 in Brussels is an exhibition of Kwangho Lee's work at next-gen retailer/gallery Hunting and Collecting. The show, which is to runs from September 10-30, presents an overview of the talented Korean artist-designer's work and an animated projection of his creative process. Born in Seoul in 1981, Kwango Lee grew up in the remote countryside......read more

Emmys Go Green

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Sunday's show will be the most sustainable yet.

If you needed any more evidence that "greening" has gone mainstream, here it is. This year's Emmy Award show, which takes place in L.A. this Sunday, will be a sustainable event, with eco-focused features that include a set built from recyclable materials, energy efficient lighting, rechargeable batteries, and alternative fuel/hybrid transportation. The show's crew will be......read more

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