April 21, 2009 Leave a comment
March 30, 2009 Leave a comment
Eelena Ccorchero is a fashion and interaction designer with a fine arts background and specialist knowledge in smart textiles. In this collection she has combined solar technology with whimsyical vintage-looking textiles to produce interactive accessories which appeal to the earth-conscious, high-end fashion market. See more at designboom.
February 9, 2009 Leave a comment
Tweet-a-Watt is one of entries to Inhabitat’s Greener Gadgets Competition. It is an open source piece of hardware invented by ladyada, and you can make it yourself to monitor and publish your daily electricity useage to Twitter.
Get green and gloat about it!
November 6, 2008 Leave a comment
This short article on the Drapers website drew my attention to the launch of carbon footprint labels for consumables like food and clothing.
A quick seach reveals more articles: carbon foot print labelling in Japan, on Walkers crisps, and by Tesco. The Carbon Trust (http://www.carbon-label.com) tries to explain further, and you can calculate your carbon footprint. (http://actonco2.direct.gov.uk/index.html)
October 24, 2008 Leave a comment
Chris Jordan is an environmental artist who depicts consumerism and waste statistics through photography. This article on Inhabitat.com contains a video speech from the Greener Gadgets Conference of Jordan explaining his motivation and techniques for creating these wall-sized images. His work is astounding and the statistics are shocking enough, but seeing the statistics in a visual representation is stomach-churning.