Monthly archive November, 2008
Trash to Treasure, Jewelry Style

Trash to Treasure, Jewelry Style

Upcycling is a term that’s being thrown around quite a bit these days.  It’s a really cool concept… basically taking something that is not very useful and turning it into something very useful.  Veneer scraps are plentiful in the woodworking world… Contexture, a design studio out of Vancouver BC, has upcycled these leftovers to create...
Frosine is the Cosine of Stylish Glasses

Frosine is the Cosine of Stylish Glasses

How’s this for innovative reuse?  Designer Michelle Ivankovic collects used glasses from thrift stores (a plentiful resource as I’m sure many of you may attest) and sandblasts them to a uniform finish, thus creating the Frosine line for Umbra…. Second hand glasses can be as unique as snowflakes, from expensive crystal wine glasses to cups...
Droppin' Greenaids Like it's Your Job

Droppin’ Greenaids Like it’s Your Job

There are increasing numbers of options out there to replace those heinous plastic bags that bog down our fills… This is by far the freshest one I’ve come across.  Let me introduce you to the Greenaid, produced by design firm Lovegrove and Repucci. Open the Greenaid at your own risk… here’s what you might find:...
Masdar | The City of the Future, Starting Today

Masdar | The City of the Future, Starting Today

Chances are we’re gonna be hearing an increasing amount of talk about cutting carbon emissions and becoming energy independent…. These undertakings are quite hefty and can seem pretty overwhelming, if not impossible.  Lucky for us, we will soon have some shining examples to follow.  The United Arab Emirates Masdar Initiative is one such case study...
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