Green Scene

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

Fish farm meets aquarium. Talk about going green!
May 30, 2013 2:31 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.

Introducing The Incredible, Edible...Spoon?

Biodegradable utensils made from corn flour
Apr 23, 2013 10:31 am

We've been seeing all kinds of compostable and biodegradable new products entering the market, but nothing quite stands up to a spoon you don't even have to discard. Instead, you eat it. Huh?

Design Meme: Living, Breathing Dining Room Tables

Talk about going green: these tables support plants
Mar 14, 2013 3:46 pm

Well this is something we weren't expecting. Dining room tables tend to be modern, contemporary or classic, but we've dug up five that are best classified as green. Why? Well, they have things growing in, on, or around them for one thing. 

Here's One Solution To Fast-Food Packaging

An edible fast food wrapper gets a try in Brazil
Dec 22, 2012 12:02 pm

Call it wrapper's delight for lazy eaters and mother earth. This Brazilian chain's campaign gimmick may also mean a longer-term sustainability initiative. 

Design We Are Feeling: Pedal-Powered Coffee On The Go

The Velopress is a coffee machine on wheels
Dec 7, 2012 9:01 am

Velopresso is a pedal-powered mobile coffee-maker that requires no electricity. The custom-made bicycle can switch between gears that power the bike or drive a coffee grinder. Its award-winning designers are looking to develop this as a sort of eco-friendly coffee truck on two wheels. Read on for all the details and photos.

Culinary Misfits Create Beautiful Meals From "Imperfect-Looking" Ingredients

Don't hate on a carrot just because it looks funny
Nov 6, 2012 3:31 pm

With all the food that goes to waste in the world, it's crazy that vendors would toss a perfectly edible carrot just because it looks like something out of a Tim Burton film. Because beauty is in the eye of the beholder, one German catering company is making extraordinary meals from gnarly-looking ingredients.

Design Solution: Grow Your Own Avocados

Just add a seed and water in the Avocado Incubator
Aug 31, 2012 9:01 am

Love avocados but hate breaking the bank to spring for the pricy produce? Product designer Andrew Mitchell has developed an avocado incubator that allows avocados to grow from a single seed.

What's That Smell? Not Your Compost Heap.

Japanese bokashi composting leaves the stink out
Jun 12, 2012 4:01 pm

With gardening season comes the pressing, almost consuming urge to compost. No? It smells, you say? Well thank the Japanese for bokashi composting (and kewpie mayo), cause your fertilizer costs and subsequent odors just dropped to zilch.


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