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  • Endangered Species A-Z Graphic Poster

    Environment, Communication Design

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    Original Post: Inhabitat 01 November 2007

    With thanks to Ariana over at Inhabitat for posting up this Alphabet of the Endangered Species poster! Designed by North London design and illustrator duo, Present&Correct the chart “aims to raise awareness of the flora and fauna in the UK and to do it in a fun way that is appealing to both children and adults.”

  • SpudWare Cutlery made from potatoes

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    Original Post: Inhabitat 13 Oct 2007

    Say goodbye to plastic cutlery and hello to SpudWare—cutlery made from 80% potato starch and 20% soy oil that’s just as heat resistant and every bit as strong as plastic cutlery. The kicker? It biodegrades in just 180 days! SpudWare can even be washed and reused, so you can eat your potatoes with potatoes for months to come. Read More >>

  • HEINEKEN WOBO: The brick that holds beer

    Environment, Environmental Design

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    Original Post: Inhabitat 11 Oct 2007

    Upcycling is a 21st century term, coined by Cradle to Cradle authors William McDonough and Michael Braungart, but the idea of turning waste into useful products came to life brilliantly in 1963 with the Heineken WOBO (world bottle). Envisioned by beer brewer Alfred Heineken and designed by Dutch architect John Habraken, the “brick that holds beer” was ahead of its ecodesign time, letting beer lovers and builders alike drink and design all in one sitting. Read More >>

  • APTERA Diesel-Electric Hybrid Car On Sale Now!

    Environment, Industrial Design

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    Original Post: Inhabitat 09 Oct 2007

    The Aptera (Greek for “wingless”) is an environmentally-friendly car that’s as clean and green as it is fantastically futuristic. The three-wheeled hybrid, which offers an all-electric or plug-in hybrid option, isn’t just a concept- you can reserve your own with just a $500 deposit. Seating 2.5 with plenty of room for luggage, the Aptera can get up to 230 miles per gallon at 55 miles per hour, and has an (electronically limited) top speed of 95 mph. Plus, it’s just so darn cool looking, we can’t resist the arthropod automobile aesthetic.

    The two engine options are eco friendly- you can choose from an all-electric or plug-in hybrid version. The all-electric is powered exclusively with batteries, to last approximately 120 miles. At night you simply plug the Aptera into any standard 110 volt outlet and in just a few hours you will have a fully charged vehicle. The plug-in series hybrid is powered by an electric drive train, assisted by a fuel efficient gasoline powered generator, stretching the travel range significantly further. In typical driving you may achieve over 300 miles per gallon and you will have range far beyond any passenger vehicle available today.

    The design of the Aptera includes all the standard features, including airbags, a rear view camera, GPS navigation, and a CD/MP3/DVD player. It also includes a RFID key fob to start the car, and a solar assisted climate control system. The approximate cost of the Aphera...

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