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Plastic-Free Water: TAPP Water’s Compostable Faucet Filter

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Sustainability in Your Ear — Tapp Water’s Biodegradable Water Faucet Filters Slash Plastic Pollution

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A Cork Floor for the Sagrada Familia, Visited by Millions Each Year. (Photos)

Photo credit: Wicanders

Finally, the inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is done. The church, set out to build 125 years ago and expected to be finished in 2026, attracts millions of visitors every year. This is no surprise due to the breathta…

Sonno, The Slow Alarm Clock Lets You Sleep The Hours You Need

For those of you who seriously want to (or are able to) join the Slow Movement, the designers at Ham&Cheese in Valencia have just created an alarm clock that might help you become s l o w. Sonno, a beautiful wooden device lets you sleep the hours you…

Greek Company Gives Pay Rises to Employees That Protect the Environment and Themselves

Image credit: Coco-mat

Recently I met the Spanish partners of Coco-mat, a greek company that makes sleeping products out of natural materials. The products are fantastic; made in Greece from renewable materials such as wood, wool, cotton, sea grass, …

Cheap, Biodegradable Carpeting Eliminates Latex, Cuts Energy Consumption In Half

Photo by the-specious via Flickr CC

Carpeting may be something we give little thought to, but the ubiquitous floor covering is actually a serious environmental problem. Not only are toxic chemicals often used in the making of most carpeting, they are…

Organic Beeswax, Play Dough Tea Cups From Chile To Reflect On Our Relationship With Objects

Photos: Paula Alvarado.

With the goal of investigating the emotional attachment of people with objects, Chilean designer Mariana Tocornal experiments with biodegradable materials such as beeswax and play dough in these haunting and “not conventionall…

Wood Design from Spain: Fab Lab Houses, Wooden Islands and Spanish Guitars – Part 2 (Photos)

Image Credit: Vicente Guallart

Last week I posted a stunning wooden bicycle, and the beautiful heritage of wooden ceilings in Andalusia from a series of wood design from Spain that Confeadera put together. Other works include the Fab Lab House, some …

The Bioplastic Revolution: 9 Crazy, Cool Products Made from Plants Not Plastic (Slideshow)

Photo: Cereplast

The world’s addiction to plastic is filling up landfills, clogging the oceans, and even becoming a food source for birds — but finding another material that’s as durable, heat-resistant, light, and useful hasn’t been easy.

One alte…

Wood Design from Spain; Bicycles, Trees and Heritage – Part 1 (Photos)

Image Credit: Confemadera

After the beautiful Xylophone of the Forest I shared with you last month, I came across a selection of amazing wooden designs from Spain, both century-old and brand new ones. Confemadera put together an impressive selection…