Environment

Pipe

Pipe

Regular readers of the blog will know that I like recycled materials. Especially if they are rough, untreated and turned into something new and a bit unexpected. Much like the candle holder Pipe by Malmö based Studio Tundra. The candle holders are hand-made in the UK out of vintage iron plumbing pipes and if you’re interested in buying one, you can do so here.

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Garant Såklart

Garant Såklart

Garant is one of Axfood’s (Willys and Hemköp) private brands. They have over the past year undergone a redesign and line extension. One of the new line of products is Garant Såklart, a series of eco friendly detergents, soaps and body lotions. Garant Såklarts packaging is designed by Bas Brand Identity who has created a lovely font heavy design that stands out and doesn’t look like a classic, boring eco brand.

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Black teas from Friggs

Black teas from Friggs

Swedish Friggs is mostly know for their health oriented products and herbal teas. They are now breaking their tradition of fruity teas (no pun intended) and releasing a line of black teas tastefully packaged by the design agency Public Speaking. The design is based round clean typography and simple symbols indicating the teas different flavors. The overall look has a retro feel and I like it.

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Van Hulsteijn

Van Hulsteijn

Van Hulsteijn might be one of the stranger bikes you’ll find on this blog. It has a uncompleted, velocipede look that scares me at the same time as it thrills me. I’m not sure if I would dare to ride it if I got the change, but it sure looks exciting, fast and cool. Lots of pics of the bike after the jump of course.

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Kings County Distillery

Kings County Distillery

It feels like moonshining and microdistilleries is fast becoming the new coffee roaster or microbrewery in the USA. One of these microdestilleries is New York based Kings County Distillery. In true DIY spirit Kings County Distillery keeps it simple, from the stock bottles to the minimal labels. Less is more and I think it looks great!

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PowerTrekk – Fuel cell charger

PowerTrekk – Fuel cell charger

PowerTrekk is a charger (external power source) for cellphones and other gadgets that are powered via USB. The charger gets it’s boost from fuel cells and you can more or less recharge your gear with just the help of some water. Perfect for that sailing cruise, trek or why not for a family in a third world country?!

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Frauscher 650 Alassio

Frauscher 650 Alassio

Frauscher has been building high quality boats and yachts since 1927 and the 650 Alassio is no exception. The elegant 650 Alassio is what Frauscher calls a elektroyacht and is as you might understand powered by an electric motor. But style and eco friendliness comes with a price when it looks as posh as this, 46 620 € to be more precise.

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Billerud FiberForm

Billerud FiberForm

FibreForm is a new interesting biodegradable and recyclable paper from Swedish Billerud. What makes FiberForm exiting, besides the eco-aspect of it, is its flexibility that makes it perfect for creating new and innovative packaging. I would love to work on a project that would allow me to work with FiberForm!

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Solar Serpents in Paradise

Solar Serpents in Paradise

Freeways are traditionally not very eco friendly and tend to produce nothing more than carbon dioxide. The city of Los Angeles got around 800 km of freeways and Swedish architect Måns Tham has come up with an idea to turn the freeways into green, energy producing networks than run throughout out the city by covering the roads with solar panels. If that isn’t enough Måns Tham suggests that algae ponds should be placed along the roads. Algae that cleans the car exhausts from carbon dioxide. The algae can then be harvested and turned into bio fuel. Information on how much energy the freeways could be able to produced can be found after the jump or at Måns Tham website.

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