FC: Vanessa is a Sweetie!
1: 100% organic cotton, using processes like staining fabric with tea and discarded coffee grinds and using low-impact dyes for hints of color. Alabama Chanin work towards building a sustainable business. | Eco-fashion designer Linda Loudermilk is trying to raise awareness about water issues with her lovely water droplet necklace. Made from reclaimed silver, the old-fashioned faucet with a single glass drop of water encourages people to think about how vital water is to human life. With your purchase of the water droplet necklace, a generous donation will be made to the YEW Foundation to support organizations with clean water initiatives.
2: This 5 story facility sweeps a wooded corner of the School of Art, Design and Media (at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore) campus with an organic, vegetated form that blends landscape and structure, nature and high-tech creativity. | Peligrosa - all designs use sustainable and certified organic materials. | The "world's greenest office building" to be built in the run-down area of Gennevilliers in the outskirts of Paris. The office block will be branded Energy Plus. America's Rocky Mountain Institute, the prestigious environmental think-tank, is advising on Energy Plus, and the project was endorsed by former US president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last year. The proposed building, which will be more than 70,000 sq m and house up to 5,000 people, will produce enough of its own electricity to power all the heating, lighting, and air conditioning required by tenants. It will also generate carbon credits which it hopes to trade for money in the future. The Energy Plus building will generate its own electricity by having more solar panels on it than any other building in existence, while its cooling system will take water from the nearby river Seine and pump it around the offices. And by using a cutting-edge form of insulation, they hope to be able to get the amount of electricity consumption per square metre of office space per year down to 16 kilowatts, the lowest in the world for a building of its size.
3: Nick Foley's Pear Light - Custom made from hand-forged steel, this tree of light comes bearing fruit with rechargeable LEDs that allows you to take the lights with you down dark hallways. Once “picked” from the tree, each pear stays illuminated for about an hour. To bring it back to life, just place it back on the tree, where it will recharge for your night-viewing pleasure. | London boutique electronics company Hulger is trying to re-invent the fluorescent lightbulb and create art out of utilitarianism with their evocative “plumen” designs. | SIGG water/drink containers.
4: Made of recycled toys which are bonded together and then coated in a High Gloss polyurethane laquer.
5: Beau Soleil 100% bamboo shirt-dress.