PSFK: Vertical Gardens. ‘He conducts studies in tropical areas, primarily on “understory” plants which receive minimal sunlight beneath the rainforest canopy, and can thus be presumed to grow in humid indoor areas where sunlight is limited.’
I love the attention that’s given to making tropical plants thrive with little maintenance in such high-tech environments. Do you think this is what Babylon was like? Only with less glass?
Cool Hunting: EcoForms. ‘For an eco-friendly alternative to plastic with a no-frills look, EcoForms are made from compressed grain husks with natural, water-soluble binding agents. No pollutants are used in the manufacturing process, all byproducts are recycled and at the end of their five-year lifespan, EcoForms will biodegrade completely.’
Not sure what stops them breaking down BEFORE the end of their 5 year life span, ending in a pulpy mess of plant and grain, but it’s a cool idea. Not that I feel like I throw many plant pots away.
Stormblade Turbine is More Efficient, Quietly Neighbor-Friendly – Gizmodo. ‘The prototype operates quietly in wind speeds from 7mph to 120mph, twice the range of conventional wind turbines, plus it’s a lot smaller and easier to maintain. Install two of them next to each other and they’ll look like a pair of eyes peering into the wind.’
Weird looking, but quiet and efficient. Like having a 747 bolted onto your roof.
Movies made into games are notoriously bad. Here’s a Flickr group of movies that people would LIKE to see made into games for the Nintendo DS…