Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

Bakus Table Mat: clever semi-DIY

Sunday, July 5th, 2009


A simple, elegantly designed stainless steel tray to be filled with your own, used wine corks. Then, replace the corks as necessary when they’re worn out. Such a lovely way of reusing… and extending the experience and memory from which the wine was enjoyed!

Learn more about the Bakus Tray by Ciclus via Wired

exhibit: Global Street Foods

Thursday, June 11th, 2009


yum yum! “Global Street Food” opened to the public today at Vitra Design Musuem in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Wish I could teleport there to see it!

“Global Street Food” is dedicated to the fascination with improvised kitchens in public places. Urban fast food stations navigating the contrast between pragmatic dilettantism and complexity in the smallest of spaces. Dornbracht presents a variety of street food kitchens from different areas of the world. An exhibition exploring the sculptural quality of authentic objects and their cultural identity.”

One of my favorite things about traveling is the local cuisine and street food, as this exhibit seems to address: understanding and embracing culture through its way of food and eating.

via Otto-Otto

Boxed Water is Better

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009


Boxed Water is Better rids the concept of plastic water bottles with renewable packaging and donates 20% of profits!

via CoolHunting

Taipei Night Markets

Friday, February 27th, 2009


The first of the many Taipei night-market stops was ShiLin Night Market… I didn’t even know where to begin with the overwhelming amount of Chinese food that, even with my being Chinese, was foreign. As you may know, Chinese food (along with language) is very regional and this is evident (along with Japanese influence) in Taipei.


links on Food-Related-Design

Saturday, February 14th, 2009


  • Paper Water Bottle… in response to American laziness? or truly an innovation with materials?
  • A blurb about the Paris de Chefs trade show: Simplicity and function expressed with inspiration from food
  • Check out Felix, a Philippe Stark designed restaurant in Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel

see previous set of links here

honoring Cyber-Monday: 2008 holiday gift guides

Monday, December 1st, 2008

Honoring Cyber Monday and keeping the economy stimulated…


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links on Food-Related-Design

Thursday, November 20th, 2008


preserve everyday

Monday, November 10th, 2008


Recycline, based in Waltham, MA, has a product line called “Preserve everyday,” designed in collaboration with Evo Design and PagePD. Products, which are made from recycled #5 plastics, can be found in retailers like WholeFoods, Target, and Trader Joe’s. Find one near you.

Who ever thought that recycled goods could be so colorful!?

Kor One: BPA-free Hydration Vessel

Monday, November 10th, 2008


My very own Kor One Bottle arrived in the mail this last week! Completely rethinking the ‘bottle’ and all for one-handed use. Not to mention it’s beautifully designed by RKS Design of Thousand Oaks, CA. I love it!

Listen to Eric Barnes, Founder of Kor, in collaboration with Ravi Sawhney, CEO of RKS Design, talk about design of their BPA free resuable WaterBottle.

Buy one for about $30.

Boston goes Green

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Some links in honor of tonight’s last night’s (I’m a flake sometimes!) GreenDrinks gathering:

  • LightsOut, conservation on for city’s tall towers

the Egg: a code to break?

Thursday, September 18th, 2008


Yup. A code to break.

-Egg Grade
-Free Range or Cage Free or Pasture Raised
-Vegetarian Fed

the whole article at New York Times
via BoingBoing and TreeHugger

transportation goes “Green”

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008


  • Boston Taxi’s will join San Francisco and NYC in going green by 2015. Read the report from the Boston Globe
  • Eating beef is good for the car industry?

As long as people are eating beef, there will be hides to recycle that would otherwise go into landfills. So one of the environmental benefits is seen right from the beginning, just in the fact that the leather you are sitting on is recycled product.

According to this article, the more beef we consume then the more environmentally friendly we are in regards to the car industry.

via Inhabitat and MichiganBusinessReview