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Truss Me!

Trust Me With This Truss-Me!


Truss Me Collection

Designer: Sandeep Sangaru @ Sangaru Design Studio

Here bamboo has been manipulated with using its inherent tensile strength and mechanical properties in such a way that load-bearing but light-weight engineered craft solutions emerge.

Truss-Me collection by Sangaru Design Studio is a unique, innovative approach to bamboo craft. It is hand-crafted and sustainable.


Truss-Me collection is based on a system where split and laminated bamboo module which acts like truss; is used. And it is Best of Best award winner @ Red Dot Awards : Concept 2009 too.

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At 25, Hara Villa!

bedroom hara villa

Hara Villa

Architect-Designer: Pinakin Patel

Is this India’s first prefab green villa, made to order and limited edition!

India’s design icon Pinakin Patel completes 25 years of design this year and to celebrate he has come up with Hara villa and various exotic collections.

But why is he so affable? With no design background his creativity started in the era when Indian design scene was either completely ‘desi’ or mad about ‘foren’. He created desi-modern and his blend became magical and iconic.

Pinakin’s signature villa – Hara (hara means green in Hindi) villa is a fully furnished wooden villa that can be bought for plug-in living.

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Paper Pebbles

table on pebbles

Agua table

Designer:  Domingos Totora

And yes these boulders or pebbles or stones call it whatever; are made of  recycled cardboard!

And who says recycled designs are not visually stunning!

The designer, Domingos Totora‘s passion for natural and sustainable ways turns his products into pieces of art.

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A Courtyard Office

a Courtyard Office, an Elephant Village, a Garden Wall House, a Street in Attic!

What are these? And who can think of these types? I say only the one who is deeply rooted in building economically as well as socially sustainable lives! Rahul Mehrotra a veteran in Indian architecture scene is this person, I am going to talk about on this Environment day.

courtyard office

Architects: Rahul Mehrotra Associate Architects

How spaces can be used, how a courtyard can be used.

courtyard houses, seen many but this is a courtyard office.

(Coimbatore, India)

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What a Lawnscape!

lawnscape by sam gensberg


Designer: Sam Gensberg

When functionality marries green –  imagine the result – obviously stunning. Extend your lawn, create your lounge and then merge both, you have this beautiful lawnscape!

Young designer Sam Gensberg from Philadelphia has a passion for sustainable design and graphics.

See here his other innovative and creative designs.

Toothbrush – Baby and Bamboo

If you want to start first thing in the morning with small eco steps …

Tokyo based Japanese company Fine has come up with two simple yet incredibly functional and green toothbrushes: Baby toothbrush – Posy ring-shaped toothbrush and Bamboo toothbrush – FINE eco 41.

posy baby toothbrush, Fine company ltd

Posy toothbrush

Designers: @ FINE

(Have you already started suffering from “why I didn’t think this before” syndrome like me!)


This ring – round shape of baby toothbrush has amazing functionality:

Toddlers are already familiar with this shape.

Children get used to brushing their own teeth (and that too happily!)

Has a safe design with a short neck and a ring-shaped grip.

Round shape prevents the head from reaching child’s throat.

The handle is too big to go into the mouth of a child, up to three years of age.

But is designed so that the back teeth can still be brushed.

Ring-shape of the toothbrush has an external diameter of 6.4 centimeters and the neck region is only 2.6 centimeters long.


Materials used are Polypropylene handle and Nylon bristle

Suitable for children aged 1 to 3 years.


Designers: @ Fine Company Ltd

You may even be using a bamboo toothbrush holder but have you heard of a bamboo toothbrush?

Fine Company Ltd. has showcased this bamboo tooth brush at Eco-Products 2008 Exhibition in Tokyo.

Made of bamboo and plant origin resin this toothbrush has increased durability, heat resistance but decomposes with zero carbon footprints.

The natural resin is made from bamboo fibers developed in Shizouka Prefecture.

In 2000 Fine Company Ltd has also introduced Epoch: 21 – an environment friendly toothbrush made of lactic acid-based biodegradable resin.

(images and info courtesy : Fine )