Moss graffiti is the eco-warrior’s answer to traditional chemical laced spray paint! Click the arrows to see Show Me How‘s illustrated, easy to use guide to making your own living, breathing work of art. Not only is Moss graffiti perfect for environmental messaging, it is also a fun form of guerrilla gardening.
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With the energy crunch around the corner, isn’t it nice to know that you can take your morning smoothie off grid!!
Created by Christoph Thetard the R2B2 is a multi-functional, pedal-powered kitchen machine that can be used for a variety of food processing tasks from blending to grinding coffee. The machine is powered by a rotating flywheel that when pedaled at 400rpm generates 350 watts of power per minute, enough to handle most daily kitchen tasks.
Yesterday I discovered natures most versatile energy source – potatoes. With a few tweaks your everyday carbo load can be turned into a super spud that can power an alarm clock!!
The Citrus Clock is an experimental timepiece designed by Anna Gram that actually runs on lemons! It works by using the same principles of electrolysis that is used in conventional electric batteries. The acid of the open-faced lemon interacts with the copper and zinc plug it sits on to create enough power to run the digital clock for a week or longer.
“This pedagogic project is a kind of shortcut intended to remind ourselves that nature, in spite of the various transformations to which we subject her, is still our direct energy source. ”
by ANNA GRAM’ [ florian dussopt + julie girard ] + Atelier Chauvet (cabinet maker) + Anthemis (electronic)
Found on SHFT
“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project – to create an revolutionary Invisible bicycle Helmet. Something no one had dared to create before.
Film by Fredrik Gertten
Seen on: Design Indaba
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Wonderbag where you save energy, time and money every time you cook!
Wonderbags are insulated, heat-retention cooking bags that enable energy efficient, fuss-free cooking from vegetable curries to simple rice and soups. In this video food writer Katie Bishop shows us how to cook a gourmet meal the Wonderbag way.
Starting 1 August 2012, Berlin based filmmaker Sam Muirhead will ‘live’ Open Source for a year – that is without proprietary goods, “using and creating only Open Source solutions for every aspect of life, from cutting videos to chopping onions”!
In this ultimate DIY maker experiment, Sam will “be testing just how far the open source idea can go in real life” and giving us a glimpse of the future that Linus Torvalds (founder of Linux) imagined when he said ”The future is open-source everything,”