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Bamboo Blossom

blossom mirror

Blossom mirror frame by Prachi Mahapatra

A very clever and simple use of bamboo stripes; reminds me of Yulia Brodskaya‘s paper illustrations, with equally stunning effect.

The “Blossom” mirror frame by NID student Prachi Mahapatra again throws a challenge of ‘why didn’t I think of this before?’

You can see Prachi’s portfolio here.

Luxury Resort’s Zero Carbon Footprints

Solar Power Generating Bali Net Zero Hotel Resort And Spa

bali net zero hotel and spa

Bali Net Zero Hotel resort and Spa

Architects-Designers: Christine Hadiningrat and Richard Sauter

Christine Hadiningrat in collaboration with Richard Sauter founder of Sauter Carbon Offset Design present the Bali Net Zero hotel resort & spa, the first zero carbon 5 star hotel in the world that’s also a solar power generating plant for the local community.

Acting as a power station during the day, the surplus energy that is generated by the hotel’s solar panels which collect more than double the required amount to run the hotel, is sold to neighbors. By generating and selling this surplus electricity by day, the hotel is able to offset the electricity they will consume from the grid by night.

The Bali Net Zero hotel resort & spa generates 2.5 mws of electricity a day from its solar cell array to maintain a zero carbon status. Solar panels which have a 25 year warranty will be deployed as an integral part of the cascading roof on 4 floors. The costs are worked out in a manner so that the cost of the entire solar power generating system will be recovered in less than 3 years.

Check solar hybrid vessels and all other green projects by Richard Sauter here.

How To Recycle Anything

gas stove clock

stove top clock (materials: old stove parts, clock mechanism)

Designer: Gurit Magen @ Juck+ion

We dump them as junk, the designer give them a second chance. A unique piece is created with a pinch of humour and we start thinking about this everyday object. Designer Gurit Magen @ junk+ion gives us a complete lesson in how to recycle anything and everything!

New designers @ DesignTide Tokyo 2010

fruits and vegetable storage

Fruit and vegetable storage

Designer: Megumi Ito @ I2A3

To eat more fruits and vegetables store and display this way! Don’t hide and huddle together everything in baskets!

DesignTide Tokyo 2010 has kicked off today and I2A3 design group is one of the young designers’ group showing at Tide.  Three designers from Sweden Linda Thuresson, Cecilia Granlund and Megumi Ito  work separately but show together as I2A3. These designers believe in sustainability and green design and this is their first exhibition together.

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