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Farms in the sky: fewer food miles, less waste, more jobs | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

Urban farming on rooftops has been gaining traction in cities around the world. Its rise can originally be traced to consumers’ increasing awareness …

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Dropbox

Singer Selena To Be Resurrected As Hologram, Produce New Music, Go On Tour

The family of the late singer Selena have announced their plans to bring the musician back to life through the use of a new hologram-like technology. …

Microsoft patent describes use of floating holograms to guide gesture control of mobile devices

A new patent suggest that Microsoft is thinking a lot about holograms these days.<p>The Patent Office published a new Microsoft patent application today describing the use of floating holograms to guide a user’s gesture control of a computing device. By device, this could mean a laptop, smartphone, …

Augmented Reality

Protest by Hologram

Last December, Spain’s conservative government introduced a law to curb public protests and squelch social activism. The Citizen Security Law—<i>la ley mordaza</i>, or the “gag law,” as it has come to be known—creates a framework of proscriptions and penalties in the name of public order: tens of …

Apple Buys Forests to Produce Sustainable Packaging

Apple is working with environmental nonprofit The Conservation Fund to buy more than 36,000 acres of forests in Maine and North Carolina, which the …

Sustainability

Sign the Petition

All life on earth depends on the health and vibrancy of the ocean. We, the Millennial generation, play a crucial role in changing the tide and …

Richard Hutten's Colorful Cloud Chair is Made From 545 Stacked Sheets of Wool

Dutch designer Richard Hutten just unveiled his new Layers Cloud Chair, which is set to debut at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. The chair is made …

Furniture

Sustainable "vertical city" envisioned for the Sahara

Bringing to mind XTU Architects' vision for a sustainable city in the Sahara, City Sand Tower is also best taken with a pinch of salt and is unlikely …

Sustainability

Will Apple's new complex really be the 'greenest building on the planet'?

At last year’s Climate Week conference, Tim Cook claimed the Apple Campus 2, set to open in 2016, will be “the greenest building on the planet.” But …

High-End Indigenus Planters are Made of Sustainably Sourced Materials

Design entrepreneur Peter van der Post developed Indigenus, a line of beautifully crafted high-end planters that can stand alone as works of art, …

Landscaping

Loft Living: An Energy-Efficient Oasis in Portland, Oregon

When J and J (who wish to remain anonymous) left the advertising world in New York, they headed to Portland, Oregon, with the aim of creating …

Lofts

The Architecture Of The Future Is Far More Spectacular Than You Could Imagine

"Every great architect is -- necessarily -- a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age."<p>Those are the words of one undeniably great architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, whose visions of harmonious design and innovating urban planning amounted to his own brand of …

Seaweed and paper combine to create furniture

Designers Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt have used a new material made from seaweed and paper to create a chair and a collection of pendant lamps.<p>…

Wearable Tech....The Future of Health?

Wearable technology is all over the news these days. Whether it is the announcement of Apple’s watch or Google Glass possibly making a comeback, it’s …

Wearable Tech

The Wearable Solar Project

The Wearable Solar project has been presented on the 14th of June 2013 in Arnhem, The Netherlands during the MoBa 13, the biggest Fashion Bienalle in …

3D-printed “Cool Brick” cools a room using only water

Emerging Objects, frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D-printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes …

3D Printing

Forget Wearables — Here's the First Real 'Thinkable'

The hot tech category of wearable devices is not only way too broad, it’s too stressful to even think about. Should you strap on a Jawbone Up or a …

We Can Design the Future of Wearables for Social Good

By 2018, more than 100 million wearable technology devices will be sold, but few will be used in 'developing countries.' The past decade has seen the proliferation and miniaturization of technology interventions--from laptops to cell phones and tablets--in international development. With wearable …

Why the future of sustainable fashion needs to be design-led

Style is supreme in the world of fashion. Ethical companies must recognise this and focus on innovation to make sustainability on trend<p>Ten years ago, a definition of sustainable fashion by a high street shopper might have included the words hemp, natural and definitely organic. I too would probably …

Proof That Sustainable Fashion Found At The Mall Can Be Beautiful

We've been told before that good things take time. But, if that notion is true, H&M hasn't heard it. Or, at least, they're willing to prove …

Best Hanging Planters: Flora Grubb, M.F.E.O. & 6 More

Spring is a natural time to get into the garden, and if you are an urban dweller without a plot of land, bringing the outdoors in with mobile plants …

The Urban Death Project: Designing A Better Way To Die

With her Urban Death centers, Katrina Spade wants to create a more environmentally sustainable way to die. Morbid or brilliant?<p>In her thirties, Katrina Spade* started thinking about death. She wondered what her parents would do with her body if she were to die and realized she had no idea. In …

Stella McCartney's vow to help Vivienne Westwood become a sustainable fashion designer

Dame Vivienne Westwood was in the audience taking notes as Stella McCartney gave a talk in London, offering advice on how to be a sustainable - and vegetarian - fashion designer<p>It's time for the fashion industry to confront a few home truths. That's what Imran Amed, the editor in chief of the …

Stella McCartney

World’s Tallest Buildings Will Purify The Environment

Two of the world’s tallest buildings will purify the environment.<p>China is home to more cities with a population over 10,000,000 than any other …

Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

1/7<p>Re-Generator Skyscraper eVolo Skycraper Competition 2015<p>The cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper co-exists with the natural environment and helps in …

Boxed Water is Better: Paper Packaging Beats Plastic Bottles

[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ]The brand tells you what it is in bold minimalist script: better, but more specifically, its …

Sustainability

Business of Fashion Special Spring 2015 Print

The “Business of Fashion” Special Edition Spring 2015 print issue addresses seven problems in fashion identified by the publication’s staff. …

Stella McCartney

12 Ways The 'Law Of Attraction' Can Improve Your Life

The law is simply this: We attract whatever we think about, good or bad.<p>Oprah is a fan of the law and devoted an episode of her show to how it could change lives.<p>Whether or not you believe in the power of the universe, there is scientific research that proves the effects of positive thinking.<p>We've …

Happiness

How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …