Pollinate by Anna Garforth
A spring inspired typeface
Anna Garforth explores life and time around us via nature. Her social commentary turns green, experimental and playful.
Via her unique art:
Her typography grows!
She talks in mossy numbers!
The new economics is defined!
Or dried & pressed flowers speak the language of beautiful spring typography!
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’30 years coffee table’
Designer: Ernesto Garcia
How much time you take to make a coffee table?
If your answer is – a week or a month – it is wrong.
How old is your coffee table?
And if you say something like – I bought it a year ago. Then again you are wrong.
Wait and think.
Think about time taken in a human process and time taken by a natural process!
Look at the tree rings used in this coffee table, count them and then answer.
You are right this coffee table is 30 years old! The tree was 30 years old!
The designer Ernesto Garcia raises these questions and wants to establish your lost connection to the nature via this ’30 years coffee table’.
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Solar Power Generating Bali Net Zero Hotel Resort 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.
Designer: Jiwon Choi
Using industrial material student designer Jiwon Choi creates a flower package which simply acts as recyclable container.
This paper vase is created with Dupont Tyvek waterproof paper.
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Poetry In Pottery Literally!
‘The dream’ jar
By Noelle VanHendrick and Eric Hendrick @ Zpots
Your precious dreams are for keeps!
After Diwali one could say Indian festival season is over but in my heart their is still festivity, some singing left! I want to sing this poems! These poems in ceramic are created by artists Noelle VanHendrick and Eric Hendrick.
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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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