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Energy Trumps Cards

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Deck of cards offers vital environmental info for designers and consumers $20.00

London-based creative studio Agency of Design sweeps the table with these new Energy Trumps cards, spotted on Inhabitat. The deck of 45 cards acts as a visual tool for understanding the environmental properties of different materials. Equally relevant for both designers and consumers, the cards present key environmental info for each material, including embodied energy, embodied water,......read more

Eat LACMA: The Food Pyramid

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Artist collective Didier Hess designs and builds a food pyramid/fish taco farm on the LACMA campus.

In this Eat LACMA episode, we hang out with art collective Didier Hess, the founders of LA-based design group Materials & Applications. The architects and designers by training — and uncategorizable visionaries in practice — designed and built a totally eco-friendly hydroponic tilapia farm (complete with a water pump powered by solar panels) on the LACMA grounds. Dubbed by the......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-4-11

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Mountaintop mining, Volt vs. Leaf, vintage babes in nature, and more.

Electric Avenue: The race for electric car dominance is underway, and GM is emerging as the early front-runner. According to CNN Money, since production began last November, U.S. sales of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid are three times that of the all-electric Nissan Leaf. On the strength of those numbers, GM is planning to roll out the Volt to all 50 states by the end of the year. Material......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-29-11

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Whole Larder Love is the best food foraging blog ever, Alternative Apparel hits the street, ants make rafts to defy floods, and more.

Foraged Food Porn: Thanks to Cold Splinters, we just discovered our new favorite food blog. Whole Larder Love comes correct with "thrilling yarns of cooking, hunting, fishing, and harvesting" from Ballarat, Australia. Beauty photos! Re Up Gang: Looking to build green? The Design for Reuse Knowledge Exchange is the online encyclopedia of materials reuse. Good resource. Eco Brick and Mortar:......read more

AgBag Backpack

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Stylish, functional pack created from upcycled agricultural materials $110.00

As an seasoned farm worker, Sean Coronis has plenty of experience with "drip tape," a plastic ribbon used extensively in irrigation systems. After learning how to weave Adirondack-style backpacks using reed, he decided to do the same using repurposed drip tape. The results are gathered under the AgBag Project banner, and include this attractive, functional backpack. With a canvas flap that......read more

Hoptu Laptop Sleeve

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Eye-popping MacBook protection in upcycled neoprene $32.00

Neoprene, the spongy Dupont fabric commonly used for wetsuits, has become a ubiquitous go-to material for gadget-protecting sleeves and cases. And for good reason: it's rubbery, light, and flexible, so it makes a perfect cocoon for laptops and tablets. Looptworks intercedes in the waste stream of wetsuit production, taking leftover Neoprene scraps to make gadget sleeves in a variety of......read more

Heritage Baseball Glove Billfold by Coach

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Leather from vintage baseball mitts upcycled into limited edition wallets $348.00

Coach returns to its baseball roots with this limited edition, handcrafted billfold, made with leather sourced from vintage baseball gloves. Part of Coach's Baseball Heritage Collection, the billfold adds a dash of sophistication to the rugged, sturdy leather from which it is made, with hand-turned edges and reinforced seams ensuring it'll last another century. The billfold comes stamped and......read more

Bowling Arm

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Discarded cricket balls upcycled into chunky leather bracelets $44.00

From the cricket field to your wrist, these Bowling Arm leather bracelets make creative and colorful use of expired Australian cricket balls. We may not understand cricket, but upcycling we can always get behind. The Bowling Arm project is the brainchild of Aussie industrial designer and artist Simone LeAmon, under her O.S. Initiative studio umbrella, through which she designs......read more

Captain's Chair by Environment

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Classic university-style seating made of upcycled wood $345.00

The limited edition Captain’s Chair from Environment offers a handsome splash of color and a vintage vibe for any sort of room. Made from upcycled wood, the Captain’s Chair is available in solid tones or -- our favorite -- racing stripes. ...read more

Elliot Travel Kit

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Upcycled rubber travel companion from Alchemy Goods. $32.00

The upcycling champs at Alchemy Goods have concocted another winner with the Elliot Dopp Kit, "a sophisticated travel companion suitable for carrying your essential grooming tools and accoutrements." Constructed from old inner tube rubber, this virtually indestructible bathroom bag will handle potential spills with no problems. Thoughtful details include a shiny bicycle valve zipper pull. A......read more

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