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Adidas Saving Money by Treating Energy Costs Like VC Investments. Replacing fluorescent lights or sodium outdoor lamps with LEDs makes sense from both a conservation and an economic standpoint.

Adidas Saving Money by Treating Energy Costs Like VC Investments

While LEDs cost more upfront, their longer life span and energy efficiency mean the initial investment can be recovered in just a few years. After that, LEDs generate a positive rate of return, freeing up cash for other expenses. Such calculations, however, don’t usually sway chief financial officers, who often view capital investments outside their core business as distractions.

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Climate Change. Trends forecasting. Life in London with Rêve En Vert. The premiere online destination for sustainable luxury fashion.

Life in London with Rêve En Vert

Outside of that, I am very into yoga, exploring and wine. Rêve En Vert was born out of a love for sustainability and the very urban lifestyle I lead between living in London and Paris, the two cities I love the most. Yes, the Jungle in Calais was on fire. No, it is nothing to do with the Paris terror attacks. A huge blaze tore through the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais just hours after a series of attacks left hundreds dead in the French capital of Paris.

Yes, the Jungle in Calais was on fire. No, it is nothing to do with the Paris terror attacks

According to reports, hundreds of shelters were destroyed as flames took hold of the crowded camp said to be home to approximately 6,000 refugees. While many were quick to dub the fire a revenge attack following the harrowing events in Paris, Calais' deputy mayor Philippe Mignonet. refuted such claims. Speaking to Russia Today he said: That is two separate things, and the fire there has nothing to do with the attacks in Paris tonight An electrical wire is believed to be the cause of the fire, highlighting the danger of life in a crowded camp.

Others have taken to Twitter, outraged over the lack of press coverage of the Jungle fire: Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already. Great Scott!

Beware, there are fake BTTF Nike Air Max trainers with power laces already

It might have taken Nike 26 years to perfect the power lace technology shown in Back to the Future II in order to release working self-tying Nike Air Max boots, but it's taken a mere fraction of that time for fakers to replicate the system. In fact, the official sneakers won't even be available on a wider release until next spring (as part of an auction) but should you be interested in knock-offs, it seems you can get your hands on them now. Unauthorised versions are hitting the market, with Instagram user fake_education posting a small clip of the power laces working on a hooky Nike Air Max he discovered.

What's quite remarkable is that the power laces actually work quite well on the fake boot. Marchesa Spring/Summer 2016. Marchesa Spring/Summer 2016. Makeup at Elie Saab Spring 2014 Couture. Spattering activity at the summit lava lake, Kilauea. Lava flows in Hawaii. “The Door to Hell” in Turkmenistan. It’s been burning for like decades. It’s a real thing on this planet at this very moment. Abandoned church in France [2048x1365] by El Vagus. 22+ Reasons Why You Should Visit China. 12+ Beautiful Metal Firepits That Are Works Of Art. Light Drips From Trees In Long-Exposure Photos By Vitor Schietti. Beautiful Jewelry Made From Natural Objects Using Electroforming Method. Designer Kate Voilova and her husband, based in Kyiv-Ukraine, create beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry using elctroforming method -covering things with metal- specifically in their case, copper.

Beautiful Jewelry Made From Natural Objects Using Electroforming Method

They use real honeycomb, leaves -including mistletoe- and feathers with this method and combine them with other elements to turn them into unique pieces of jewelry. Their creations can be purchased in their Etsy shop, Galvanart. “For the years passed we learned to do it properly and on quite high level. Blooming Flavors Asuka Jewelry. Nature-Inspired Porcelain Sculptures Glow From Within. Ceramic artist Jennifer Jennifer McCurdy has been working with porcelain for over thirty years, creating swirling sculptures inspired by nature.

Nature-Inspired Porcelain Sculptures Glow From Within

Living on Martha's Vineyard, the potter strives to make her work reflect the beauty of life that surrounds her. Log Series Archive - Alison Moritsugu. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Birmingham City University - Sign In. PFW: Elie Saab - Gallery 1 - Image 7. Info <img src=" alt="7I7A2111" /> <img src=" alt="7I7A2274" /> <img src=" alt="Saab4" /> <img src=" alt="7I7A2436" /> <img src=" alt="7I7A2514" /> <img src=" alt="Saab16" />

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Get To Know: Grace & Thorn. Now more than ever it seems like Londoners are going green.

Get To Know: Grace & Thorn

And we’re not just talking about an increase in environmental awareness. No, we city-dwellers seem intent on creating green spaces wherever we can, which – due to a distinct lack of space – ends up being indoors. So it’s no surprise then that this season plants (especially of the succulent variety) have become downright trendy. Russia’s Patriotic Fashion Agenda. ST.

Russia’s Patriotic Fashion Agenda

PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia is going through its most patriotic moment in a generation. On the heels of armed intervention in Syria, Vladimir Putin's approval rating recently rose to a record 90 percent. At the best restaurants in Moscow and St. Petersburg, chefs now brag that they are revisiting traditional Russian dishes, using 100 percent Russian ingredients. Then they quickly add that the latter have been made a lot more common due to international sanctions against the country. In the realm of fashion, too, Russia is now showing a clear desire to back its local industry.

They include supporting and exhibiting very young designers, providing working space and offering subsidies to manufacturers for production. Russia's second largest city has so far been the centre of this new push, although Moscow remains the undisputed fashion capital. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Araida SS16. Markus Lupfer - Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear - London. Corneliani - Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear - Milan. Iris van Herpen’s astonishing designs don’t look like ‘clothes.’ They look like the future. Designer Iris van Herpen in the showroom in Paris during spring 2016 fashion week.

Iris van Herpen’s astonishing designs don’t look like ‘clothes.’ They look like the future.

Nature-Inspired Jewelry Summer 2013. Infinite Worlds. Odessey Elise Cakebread Textile Designer, Cakebread Studio Elise is a textile artist and designer working across both printed and constructed textiles. Her practice is driven by experimentation and exploration within traditional textile processes and techniques. Biofragility. Clothes dissolve on the catwalk at Chalayan SS16 show. Designer Hussein Chalayan's Paris Fashion Week show featured a catwalk shower that dissolved a pair of soluble outfits, revealing delicate garments underneath (+ slideshow).

The presentation of melting clothes was part of the Chalayan Spring Summer 2016 show, which took place in the Salle Melpomène at Paris' Palais des Beaux-Arts earlier today. Two models wearing white thigh-length jackets stood on small podiums within a large tray-like area in the centre of the catwalk. A low portion of ceiling was punctured by holes positioned above the models.

As water poured down through the gaps, the clothes began to disintegrate and fall away as if made from tissue. Video showing Hussein Chalayan's Spring Summer 2016 show The dresses revealed underneath were patterned with lines of thick black stitching and appliqué white petal shapes, each of which had clear jewels attached below. Nasa Mars announcement: Red Planet’s atmosphere was blown away by bursts of gas from the Sun, scientists suggest. Mars’s once hospitable atmosphere could have become so dry and cold because bursts from the sun that battered it during its early history, according to new studies released by Nasa. Measurements from Nasa’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) mission show that the atmosphere was ripped away by a huge burst of gas and magnetism from the Sun. The results of the mission bring far more detail to scientists’ understanding of how the Martian atmosphere changed during its early life. UK weather: Storm Abigail to bring a month's worth of rain in two days.

Storm Abigail is set to hit Britain earlier than expected, sparking warnings of lightning, 90mph winds and likely disruption to transport and power networks. And in a new set of warnings, the Met Office said a month’s rain could fall in less than 48 hours over the weekend, bringing flooding to some areas. Abigail represents a landmark for UK forecasting, being the first time a severe weather system has been given a name under the Met Office’s “Name Our Storms” project.

The Met Office’s severe weather warning for Abigail was updated on Thursday morning, bringing forward the expected start of the storm to early evening and including the Shetlands in an “amber” warning for wind. Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?

Warming set to breach 1C threshold. Image copyright Noaa Global temperatures are set to rise more than one degree above pre-industrial levels according to the UK's Met Office. Figures from January to September this year are already 1.02C above the average between 1850 and 1900.