Archived entries for environmental

Pee to Fertilizer

 

Pee at the Ars and Electronica Festival 09.

Pee at the Ars Electronica Festival 09.

Rich Bubbly Fertilizer

Rich Bubbly Fertilizer

This was one notable souvenir from this year’s Ars Electronica Festival and I didn’t expect my urine sample can be so endearing to me. But give it to artists Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray and they’ll chemically transform any summer-grass smelling urine into rich bubbly fertilizer for your household plants. The drink.pee.drink.pee.drink.pee project takes on an epic challenge to curb pollutants  in our urine from getting into out waterways. 

Ideation through design

Savio Alphonso knows that our environment is in a state of peril. As a responsible designer, he responds to these issues by ‘creating a series of universal pictographic symbols to raise consciousness about the environmental issues facing our global community.’
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Greenhouse

The perfect daily reminder to a less wasteful life, the Greenhouse, was designed by Swedish studio JANTZE BROGÅRD ASSHOFF, which creates useful products with a poetic soul and playful character (perhaps as playful as their name…)
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Brand Next

In the Store for Tomorrow, you don’t pay to get; you give to get. You do not need any cash; instead, you are required to commit to an action. Time, ideas, skills, effort and content are the currency.
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Held in London and New York, Brand Next revolutionizes the way we think and buy by helping us to do more and better, and we are very proud to announce that former fabricanti Bethany Koby and dearest Michael Ciancio are part of it. Great job guys!

Tenebrously green

We do have to think about recycling…
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Earth Day

Very inspiring images of our Mother by Linda Plaisted.
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Earth Hour

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“Earth Hour” has just kicked off, a project by WWF to raise awareness about global warming. At least 371 cities and towns, in 24 timezones around the world have pledged to dim their lights at 8pm local time (29th March).
Learn about how you can participate in Earth Hour, and the Earth Hour Movement at their website.
WWF’s “10 things to do in the dark
Fabricanti “10 things to do in the dark” (PG13 edited):
~ Play “Murder in the dark”
~ Stargaze with friends, point out fake constellations and see if they notice.
~ Candlelit activities
~ Colour in a colouring book by intuition
~ Look for a light switch
~ Fumble and stumble
~ Skinny dip in the sea
~ Play “Hide and Seek”
~ Moonlight massage
~ Glowstick activities
~ Play “Guess what/who this is”

Typolution

Typolution is a story being told with letters, but no words.

Minimalist typographical animation made in France with an environmental theme and sounds by Ratatat.
Brilliant!

Smart packaging

UK based Traidcraft, set up in 1979 to help fight poverty through trade, have a new inspired packaging for their tissues.
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The transparency of the polyethylene is used to let the paper below provide the white.
Sustainable and smart design.

The Naked Truth

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed.
Six hundred people shed their clothes as part of an installation by Spencer Tunick on a glacier in the Swiss Alps to bodily cry out for help against a planetary emergency: global warming.

Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable. If it continues at its current rate, most glaciers in Switzerland will completely disappear by 2080, leaving nothing but valleys and slopes strewn with rock debris.



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