COOLHUNT#25 Sustainability

What it is?

Growth Paper is paper where seeds are processed. If you don’t use the paper you can put it in the ground and the paper turns into a plant. The sprout is a similar product. The sprout is a pencil that wants to be an plant when it grows up. When it’s too short to use you can plant Sprout. These two products are examples of sustainability.

 

Why it’s cool?

Sustainability remains one of the biggest challenges. Striking trends of the moment are the products that literally carry a new life with them.  You don’t throw the product away but you put it in the ground so it can re-grow. This fits perfectly the trend sustainability.The simple things what we use every day can be re-used. Less waste and more green. Nature is important for everyone. With these products you can help the nature to keep clean. It is not only good for the environment it is also entertaining

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http://www.makebv.nl/

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/democratech/sprout-a-pencil-with-a-seed

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COOLHUNT#24 Sustainability

What it is?

Charge your phone while you’re walking? That’s possible with this chip, which you can put in your shoes. Just by walking your mobile phone battery will be charged. Anthony Mutua has developed this chip. The chip can be stopped in any shoe. Your mobile phone needs to be connected to your shoe with a cable. The chip will work for about three years.

 

Why it’s cool?

This trend fits the trend sustainability. You see more and more that energy generated in a green way. It’s very easy to use. Besides that you are helping the society to become more sustainable and also to get a cleaner environment. This chip is perfect for the person who travel and walk a lot and need to be connected. The only downside of this product is that when you will use this chip you need always a cable.

In the future it will probably be possible for anyone to create his own energy source.

Maybe we become the energy source by ourselves? No more cables but your own body as an energy source.

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http://www.extendlimits.nl/nieuws/artikel/je_mobiel_opladen_via_je_schoenen

http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Patent-agency-faces-cash-and-staff-crises/-/1006/1649860/-/8mj3fg/-/index.html

COOLHUNT#23 Sustainability

FreshWall

What it is?

FreshWall is a vertical garden in your home. With this FreshWall you can eat, breathe and enjoy the nature. With this wall you can make your own food and you make your indoor air cleaner. It looks awesome.

Why it’s cool?

Have you always wanted to make your own food? With the FreshWall it’s very easy. Vertical gardening is available to everyone.  All you need to do is put the plants into the specially made pot and add water to the reservoir. FreshWall is also economical and sustainability. Because you can re-grow the plants and you do it by yourself at home.  All your plants are self-made. FreshWall combines several new inventions to make the whole process easy and fun. The special watering system takes care of delivering the right amount of water for the different plants.  You don’t have to worry how much water you should give the plants. The system controls it. The plant roots pull the dirty air. Through this wall you create a cleaner air in your home.

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http://www.homechunk.com/9646/2013/03/18/freshwall-redefines-the-concept-of-growing-plants-indoors/

COOLHUNT# 22 Sustainability

What it is? 

Re Rag Rug is an experimental project, which runs from August 2012 to August 2013. This project is an idea of the designers Katarina Brieditis and Katarina Evans from Sweden. Their goal with the project is to make every month different rugs of recycled materials.  They also used various kinds of techniques, such as: plaiting, crocheting, knitting, macramé, rolling, cutting, appliqué, and embroidery

 

Why it’s cool?

This project appeals to me because it’s a temporary project. They make special rugs in a sustainable way. This sustainability is not only good for the environment but it is also special.  Who could say that his rug is made of “worthless” sweater? They use sweaters from second-hand stores that normally seen as “worthless”. This project can be seen as well in different ways. They help second-hands shops off from their crappy clothes and they make a new design of recycled materials.

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http://www.reragrug.blogspot.se/p/about-project.html

COOLHUNT#21 sustainability

Corky wireless mouse

What it is?

Corky wireless mouse is a mouse made for the computer. This mouse doesn’t need batteries or other energy sources. He works on kinetic energy. Every time you click, move or scroll the wheel it stores energy. In addition, the mouse is made of recycled plastic and cork. This is not only durable but also biodegradable. A computer mouse that is completely environmentally friendly.

Why it’s cool?

People today are always on the road and have often a laptop with them. The wireless mouse that knows everyone, works well until the battery runs out and you can’t do anything. With this mouse you have no longer this problem. Because this mouse is designed so that it stores all the energy you create yourself while your working. The mouse works always!! It is a product that causes to use less battery.  As we all know batteries are bad for the environment because they are difficult to degrade. This mouse is just good for the environment and it has a nice design. It is definitely an eco-friendly gadget.

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http://inhabitat.com/corky-mouse-generates-kinetic-energy-with-every-click/