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In The Bag! Wine In A Pouch Is Really A Thing Now, You Guys

Three brands get eco-friendly and fuss-free
Apr 15, 2014 1:00 pm

You know summertime's officially on the horizon when innovative new ways to drink outdoors start cropping up. From stackable single-serve wine glasses to wine sold in cans, now we've got wine in bags — pouches, to be exact. Eco-friendly and ergonomic, on top of being portable and fuss-free, consider these options a smarter, more adult take on those iconic silver Capri Sun packs. Think inside the pouch, after the jump. 

NYC: Oliver And Evan Haslegrave Of hOmE And The Tale Of Two Telepans

Two brothers. Two restaurants. Two designs.
Feb 6, 2014 11:00 am
telepan local photo

Only on the NYC design scene for about five years, Oliver and Evan Haslegrave of hOmE have left an an indelible mark on its landscape. Their growing portfolio of restaurants and bars reflect a distinct new wave of post-millenium-era design. Here, they talk inspiration and the design behind the new Telepan Local in Tribeca.

Check Out This Healthy Eats Vending Machine Made From Reclaimed Wood

The leanest, greenest automat on the highway
Dec 19, 2013 11:00 am

We've seen a number of vending machines that offer healthier food options than a bag of Funyuns — especially at schools and offices. But Chicago's Farmer's Fridge takes the trend of nutritious, fast and affordable food to a whole new level.  

Introducing The World's Greenest Wine Bottle (It's Paper!)

"Wine in a box" takes on a cool new form
Nov 7, 2013 12:00 pm

Would you be more inclined to drink wine from a box if it had a bottle's shape? Quality aside, the most compelling reason to consider a non-glass approach to wine packaging might be the production and environmental benefits. Meet another energy-saving concept: Paperboy Wine.

Solar Cooking, The Low-Tech End Of Slow Food. Here's What You Need To Know.

Cooking with solar power is the wave of the future
Oct 1, 2013 3:00 pm

Solar cooking represents the low-tech end of slow food, but comes with all of the same benefits: deep flavors and melt-in-your-mouth textures that turn cheap pieces of meat into delicacies and take vegetables past chopped salads. All about this thing you should totally do after the jump. 

Check Out These Biodegradable Eating Utensils Made From Vegetable Fats

High-concept, and good for the planet
Aug 12, 2013 10:00 am

Disposable forks and knives — even coffee lids — composed from biodegradable materials have been around for some time now, but never have we seen such a literal and artistic take on plant-based plastics. More after the jump.

Finally, A Fruit Bowl That Will Tell You When Your Bananas Are About To Go Bad

Hey fruit eaters, here's a prototype to watch for
Jul 16, 2013 10:01 am

Time to eat those quickly ripening peaches and bananas! As an effort to curtail food waste, London-based design student Jagjit Chodha developed a fruit bowl that changes color to tell when a fruit has become ripe — and when it's about to pass its prime. More info about this exciting concept after the jump.

Design Meme: You Can Now Grow Fish And Vegetables In Your Living Room

Fish farm meets aquarium. Talk about going green!
May 30, 2013 3:31 pm

Just when you thought you've seen it all. Local River is a newly desinged, at-home aquarium that will also provide you with a catch of the day. Are you up to it? Details after the jump.

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