French design studio Faltazi has developed a plug-in funnel to upcycle urine and bring an eco message to summer festivals. Their solution to the problem of peeing al fresco is l’Uritonnoir, a hybrid of a urinal (“urinoir” in French) and a funnel (“entonnoir”) that plugs into a straw bale to make your very own urine upcycling factory.… read more »
natural resource management
Japan is an incredibly dense, urban country, with little room for sprawling farms, and more than half the country’s food is imported from other countries. But new methods of urban farming—in places like an underused semiconductor factory and on train station roofs—are helping offset that.… read more »
The future of furniture might also be the future of food. Or is that the other way around? Designers are increasingly turning to microalgae, which is effectively a “liquid plant,” because it can be suspended in fluid and utilized as a design material as well as harnessed for its food production qualities.… read more »
This is the description of a dream come true of the off-the-grid, urban, tiny house adventure of Rob Greenfield.
It is a voice and example for those who wish to simplify their life and learn to tread lightly on the earth while leaving a positive impact on humanity.… read more »