Posts tagged design
11:37 am - Mon, Mar 17, 2014
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A groundbreaking and innovative project is set to tackle issues of agricultural waste and lack of housing in Africa.
Professor of Architecture and Design Theory Bachelor Architecture Charles Job has collaborated with the Bern University of Applied Arts to acquire a research project that aims to develop building materials from agricultural waste products for affordable housing in Nigeria.
The ultimate goal of the research project is to provide a series of prototype case study houses that are informed by local building traditions and can be integrated into the local community. With this goal in mind, the research project aims to use locally-sourced agricultural waste materials such as corn cobs, rice husks and groundnut shells as a sustainable alternative to cement, as well as a more cost-effective alternative to imported timber products for the construction of low-cost houses. Using these materials further reduces the pollution released by the incarnation of corn, rice and groundnut residue.
The “Occasional Table” is the first prototype on which Jobs hopes to continue and extend the research project. The tables are simple interlocking shapes, each made from a different recycled agricultural waste material. The tabletops are attached to the supporting legs with strong magnets to simplify production, transport and self-assembly. The table reveals how the material can be applied to various designs including walls for low-cost housing.

More: Urban possibilities | Design Indaba

A groundbreaking and innovative project is set to tackle issues of agricultural waste and lack of housing in Africa.

Professor of Architecture and Design Theory Bachelor Architecture Charles Job has collaborated with the Bern University of Applied Arts to acquire a research project that aims to develop building materials from agricultural waste products for affordable housing in Nigeria.

The ultimate goal of the research project is to provide a series of prototype case study houses that are informed by local building traditions and can be integrated into the local community. With this goal in mind, the research project aims to use locally-sourced agricultural waste materials such as corn cobs, rice husks and groundnut shells as a sustainable alternative to cement, as well as a more cost-effective alternative to imported timber products for the construction of low-cost houses. Using these materials further reduces the pollution released by the incarnation of corn, rice and groundnut residue.

The “Occasional Table” is the first prototype on which Jobs hopes to continue and extend the research project. The tables are simple interlocking shapes, each made from a different recycled agricultural waste material. The tabletops are attached to the supporting legs with strong magnets to simplify production, transport and self-assembly. The table reveals how the material can be applied to various designs including walls for low-cost housing.

More: Urban possibilities | Design Indaba

3:40 pm - Thu, Mar 13, 2014
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Solar panels aren’t only limited to the outside of our homes, as proven by Marjan van Aubel once before. Now the Dutch designer has turned her attention to furniture, more specifically a table embedded with a solar panel that is part work surface, and part phone charger.
The Current Table features a clear orange glass table top, equipped with two USB charging points, that rests on triangular trestle legs. Each port is fitted with four solar cells, which means it should take about two hours for the table to fully charge a battery. “While you read a book or write emails, you can use your table to charge your iPad or mobile phone,” said Aubel.

(via Solar Panels Desk Is Its Own Energy Source [Video] - PSFK)

Solar panels aren’t only limited to the outside of our homes, as proven by Marjan van Aubel once before. Now the Dutch designer has turned her attention to furniture, more specifically a table embedded with a solar panel that is part work surface, and part phone charger.

The Current Table features a clear orange glass table top, equipped with two USB charging points, that rests on triangular trestle legs. Each port is fitted with four solar cells, which means it should take about two hours for the table to fully charge a battery. “While you read a book or write emails, you can use your table to charge your iPad or mobile phone,” said Aubel.

(via Solar Panels Desk Is Its Own Energy Source [Video] - PSFK)

3:40 pm - Tue, Mar 11, 2014
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damonaholathesis:

(via Power generating shoe insert - Energy Harvesting Journal)
SolePower is an energy harvesting company bringing a power generating shoe insert to market. The technology is ideal for powering mobile electronic devices such as cell phones and GPS. Early adopters in the US will be outdoor enthusiasts and SolePower technology has additional applications in the military, developing nations, and other commercial markets.

damonaholathesis:

(via Power generating shoe insert - Energy Harvesting Journal)

SolePower is an energy harvesting company bringing a power generating shoe insert to market. The technology is ideal for powering mobile electronic devices such as cell phones and GPS. Early adopters in the US will be outdoor enthusiasts and SolePower technology has additional applications in the military, developing nations, and other commercial markets.

7:24 am - Mon, Mar 10, 2014
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Cross-file under: ”Creative reuse of an old clamp” and “vertical storage.” 
(via Diagnosis: Interior Mania)

Cross-file under: ”Creative reuse of an old clamp” and “vertical storage.” 

(via Diagnosis: Interior Mania)

10:30 am - Thu, Mar 6, 2014
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junkculture:

Artist Transforms Recycled Bicycle Seats into Taxidermy Inspired Works of Art:

As part of last year’s exhibit titled “Saddle Up!” at Hot Art Wet City gallery in Vancouver, Canadian artist Clem Chen created a series of cruelty free, faux taxidermy creatures using recycled bicycle seats. Aptly named “Bite It” and “Pink Eye”, the sculptures were made by attaching plastic-cast taxidermy molds onto the bicycle seats with construction adhesive and 2-part epoxy glue. Additional sculpting was done using epoxy putty.

Here is something similar/related.

8:49 am - Wed, Mar 5, 2014
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Stephen Sollins [makes] patchwork masterpieces from Tyvek mailing envelopes.

More Holy Papercuts: Stephen Sollins’ Tyvek Patchwork Quilts - Core77

Stephen Sollins [makes] patchwork masterpieces from Tyvek mailing envelopes.

More Holy Papercuts: Stephen Sollins’ Tyvek Patchwork Quilts - Core77

4:27 pm - Tue, Mar 4, 2014
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Using 10,000 reclaimed boards, New York-based artist Mark Reigelman designed a site specific installation outside of the Cleveland Public Library.
The Reading Nest was a massive undertaking that was inspired by age-old objects that are often associated with knowledge and wisdom. The nest-like structure sits 35 feet wide and 12 feet high and allows visitors to interact with it and enjoy it while it’s there.

More: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman - Design Milk

Using 10,000 reclaimed boards, New York-based artist Mark Reigelman designed a site specific installation outside of the Cleveland Public Library.

The Reading Nest was a massive undertaking that was inspired by age-old objects that are often associated with knowledge and wisdom. The nest-like structure sits 35 feet wide and 12 feet high and allows visitors to interact with it and enjoy it while it’s there.

More: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman - Design Milk

3:40 pm - Thu, Feb 20, 2014
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Create from a Crate 2013/14 Exhibition and Competition!

You can see view the finished pieces and prize winners at the forthcoming Exhibition.

More here: http://www.vwa.org.au/exhibitions/create-crate/

12:21 pm
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These furniture pieces are made from recycled milk jugs. Loll Design estimates that for every pound of chair they make, 8 milk jugs are recycled and put back into good use.

(via Loll Design: Furniture from Milk Jugs | IPPINKA)

These furniture pieces are made from recycled milk jugs. Loll Design estimates that for every pound of chair they make, 8 milk jugs are recycled and put back into good use.

(via Loll Design: Furniture from Milk Jugs | IPPINKA)

12:20 pm - Wed, Feb 19, 2014
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Project: Re-turned Designer: Lars Beller Fjetland Re-turned is a project that uses leftover wood, turning trash into beautiful objects. Every object is 100% made from recycled wood. Maybe this bird was a table leg once? Or maybe it was a part of a chair? Every one was previously something else but now it gained another life.

More: Re-turned - old wooden pieces brought back to life - dsgnrt - daily dose of inspiration! - find your inspiration! architecture, design and art daily!
Via Reddit.

Project: Re-turned
Designer: Lars Beller Fjetland

Re-turned is a project that uses leftover wood, turning trash into beautiful objects. Every object is 100% made from recycled wood. Maybe this bird was a table leg once? Or maybe it was a part of a chair? Every one was previously something else but now it gained another life.

More: Re-turned - old wooden pieces brought back to life - dsgnrt - daily dose of inspiration! - find your inspiration! architecture, design and art daily!

Via Reddit.

3:40 pm - Tue, Feb 18, 2014
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The Frankie pendant combines solid timber and felt to create a tactile and refined lighting system from a few simple components.
Ideal for both commercial and domestic applications this stylish and effective pendant can extend lengthways to provide lighting perfect for longer tables, bars and hallways.


Materials: American ash timber, recycled PET panel, braided cable.

More: Frankie Pendant - Products - Designtree

The Frankie pendant combines solid timber and felt to create a tactile and refined lighting system from a few simple components.

Ideal for both commercial and domestic applications this stylish and effective pendant can extend lengthways to provide lighting perfect for longer tables, bars and hallways.

Materials:
American ash timber, recycled PET panel, braided cable.

More: Frankie Pendant - Products - Designtree

12:20 pm
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Repurposed Cardboard in Posh Chair Shapes

Re-Ply works with … broken-down boxes that would otherwise be tossed in a garbage heap.


More: Re-Ply repurposed cardboard recliner by Dan Goldstein » Yanko Design
Re-Ply works with … broken-down boxes that would otherwise be tossed in a garbage heap.
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