Using Soot to Make Printer Ink

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Printer ink is what companies selling printers make the majority of their profits on. Now MIT graduate Anirudh Sharma has come up with a way to make this ink by “repurposing” pollution. Right now, ink that we buy in printer cartridges is basically just carbon black color mixed with a variety of chemicals, and Sharma has come up with a way to replace the carbon with the soot that pollutes the air in many developed and developing cities.

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By |November 5th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Tallest Modular Building Going up in NYC

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Apartment prices in New York City are skyrocketing, with demand still driving the prices up. To help alleviate this problem, the architecture firm nARCHITECTS are in the process of constructing a modular building, which will feature only very small apartments. (more…)

By |November 4th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

New and Super Efficient 3D Printer

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Using 3D printers to construct concrete houses is eco-friendly and very efficient, so it’s a real shame it is not yet used more widely. However, there are a few people making real breakthroughs in this field. One such is Nikita Chen-yun-tai, an engineer from Russia, who has recently built a 3D printer called Apis-Cor. (more…)

By |November 2nd, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Sustainable Rooftop Living

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Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

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By |October 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Camping on the Water

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Wouldn’t it be great, if you could pitch a tent on a lake or river, and let it rock you to sleep? I know I’d love that, so I think this floating pod designed by Daniel Durnin, an artist and designer from London, is simply awesome. He is calling it the WaterBed and it is light enough to be towed on the back of a bicycle.

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By |October 29th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Modular Shipping Container Home

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Lettuce House was built in China in 2014 by the architecture firm Sustainable Lifestyle Lab. Despite the rather funny name, the house is all about being sustainable. It was built out of repurposed shipping containers, is modular, has a roof garden, and even features a sophisticated waste management and water collection system. (more…)

By |October 27th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments