September 12, 2008
Remember when it used to be a sign of chic-ness to drink bottled water? These days, everybody who is anybody is doing their best to avoid adding plastic bottles to dumps. “But I’m still chic,” says this diva in distress…”Oh what to do?” KOR ONE to the rescue! More than a re-usable thermos-type contraption, this baby is a “personal hydration vessel” – and she’s gorgeous! Quick, get your eco-chic butt over to KOR ONE and see how for only $29 you can be the first rich kid on your block to have this sleek, BPA-free un-bottle. If Brad Pitt liked the Prius, he’s going to love KOR ONE. Only he won’t be sacrificing a thing by getting this green-water drinking device. None of us will. Fashion meets function. Me likey.
August 16, 2008
Derbi has a sweet little bike in the works. The DH 2.0 could be described as a motorized mountain bike. Its name Derbi means DERived from BIcycles, and the DH suggests the design is derived from Down Hill bike racing. The frame is completely minimalistic which keeps the weight down to only 88lbs! The DH 2.0 is powered by a 100cc air cooled 4 stroke engine. It features; underseat exhaust, inverted fork, and an air monoshock rear suspension. There is no word on pricing or availabiltiy yet. You can go to Derbi and take a survey about this bike. See full specs and more photos.
May 29, 2008
Daniel Schipper designed this lightweight greenhouse for people in urban areas. It has a frameless modular construction and is made of recyclable plastic. The Folding Greenhouse is small enough to be stored almost anywhere. Its too bad there is no info on production nor pricing. Best bet might be to try and make one yourself. See more photos.
January 21, 2008
We have seen plant walls in the past but none on this scale, available to general consumers. This stylish indoor Living Wall Planter is a dramatic home accent made of white cedar, and black HDPE plastic and steel. It is available in both a wall mounted ($190) version or free standing ($170) version with wooden legs. Upkeep on these plants is very simple, just water though the top reservoir and any access water is collected on the bottom tray.
January 4, 2008
You know you have thought about it… powering you things from water or hydrogen. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies has made that into a reality. The HydroPak ($400) is powered by disposable cartages ($20) which are activated by water. It features a common AC outlet and two USB connectors to charge or operate low power devices. All providing infinite shelf life and enough energy to recharge an average notebook computer 8 to 10 times. My favorite part about this is that it can run indoors with quiet operation and zero harmful emissions. The HydroPak will be available the second half of 2008. [via]