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Stahl Firepit at SOAPSTONE ICE CREAM BOWLS - SET OF 2. Nest Rest: Huge Hanging Birdhouse-Shaped Hut for Humans. Tree house meets bird house, with a dash of hammock thrown into the mix.

Nest Rest: Huge Hanging Birdhouse-Shaped Hut for Humans

While it is not large enough to house the amenities of a true tree home, it is certainly a step up from a simple outdoor couch or recliner – and can be hung at a variety of heights. The resemblance goes more than skin deep, with a woven wood-like structure that parallels the way in which nests are built in nature. ? The result is a semi-enclosed, seclusion-granting space to relax that nonetheless breathes (though, to do so, sacrifices potential rain protection). Almost as neat as the organic design by Dedon itself are the suggested implementations. Some are a bit fanciful, but others seem realistic assuming you have access to a large and sturdy tree. Bizarre & Stylish Steampunk Creations. Tapi by Dreamfarm. MOSS Modular Speaker System. The Moss is a modular speaker system that has the ability to be flexible.

MOSS Modular Speaker System

In other words, you can arrange the layout of the speaker into a number of different forms depending on the purpose. Florian Brillet and David Letellier are the masterminds behind this new speaker concept. Unfortunately, there are no details about the product so far. [Florian Brillet] Innovative, Reusable "Replenish" Spray Bottle Could Disrupt Home Cleaning Market - Environment. We love to tout sustainability in the consumer sector, but of the 60 billion pounds of plastic discarded annually, only 7 percent is recycled—meaning that billions of pounds end up in landfills.

Innovative, Reusable "Replenish" Spray Bottle Could Disrupt Home Cleaning Market - Environment

That said, recycling shouldn't be our only objective; the other Rs (reduce and reuse) should be our primary targets. That's where Replenish comes in. The company rightly describes its new spray bottle as a "disruptive" product: Its reusable spray bottle is made of a sturdy, durable PET-1 plastic, meaning you don't have to replace it (though every part of it is recyclable). At the bottom of the bottle is an interchangeable "twist-on concentrate pod. " To use it, you simply attach the pod to the bottle, flip it upside down, squeeze the pod until the internal measurement cup is full, and add with water.

"When you buy a spray bottle of normal household cleaner," says founder Jason Foster, "you're basically paying for water and plastic. Unique Wineglass. Posted on December 28, 2009 by saya Uh…who would ever suppose that the odd item is actually a wineglass?

Unique Wineglass

And what is more surprising is that the wine doesn’t spill out at all. You know why? Bizarre and Unusual Product Designs. Ten Steps to Becoming the Designer You Want to Be - design mind on GOOD. 15 Best Places for Designers to Get Free Stock Photos Online. I’m not sure if you’ve ever had a look at the prices on some non-stock photography sites (pictures of Gummy bears for $769.00 anyone?)

, but they reach far beyond the budget of the typical designer/developer. However, many places online allow you to obtain high-quality stock photos for free, giving the average starving artist a chance to create wonderful works of art/design without having to use next month’s rent on stock photos. In this article, we review the 15 best places to free stock photos online for designers. Note: Although these sites feature free stock photos, you should read the terms, limitations, and licensing of each work that you use; read the fine print! Dedicated free stock photo sites 1. stock.xchng stock.xchng is all free, all the time.

One of the most popular paid stock photo sites – iStockphoto, sponsors them. Aimed at: Web designers and web developers, illustrators, print designers 2. The Green Geek. An Idea Can Change Your Life. Blog. Japanese Village Embarks on Ambitious Zero Waste Campaign. A small Japanese village recycles everything under the kitchen sink to reach 2020 zero waste goals I recently came across an amazing article in the UK Guardian that discussed the very big environmental goals of a very tiny village in Japan. The village, known as Kamikatsu , has a population of a little over 2,000 residents, but all of them are involved in Japan’s latest mission to have a zero waste environment by the year 2020. In 2008, the Japanese government created “ Japan’s New Action Plan for Accelerating the Establishment of Sound Material-Cycle Societies Internationally through the 3Rs .”

In shorter terms, it was called “Japan’s Plan for Zero Waste.” Under this plan the residents would have to follow the 3Rs: reducing, reusing and recycling every single household waste. Creatives grow better in the South West. Sticklebook. Philippe Starck: Why design? Don Norman: The three ways that good design makes you happy. Disappearing Doorknob Concept. Innovative door handle system, designed by Arnaud Lapierre, promises to ensure your privacy by hiding the knob when the door is locked.

Disappearing Doorknob Concept

Doorknob Condition uses clever pulley system that retracts the exterior door knob when pulled from the inside. Also check out: Gun Shaped Door Handle. Nokia Morph Concept (long) Quotes on Design.