Emma Linney

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Dilapidated Concrete Shack Transformed Into A Beautiful Preschool Building

It’s usually much easier to knock down an abandoned building and construct something entirely new. What’s rarer–but more environmentally friendly–is to rehab that decaying architecture into something that’s useable again. The annex for the joint head start/preschool programs of Guarderia Ecologica …

Architecture

The Psychology of Color Pencil Set

Insisting that not only children should relish the joy that is a box of sharp color pencils, The School of Life has released a lovely set—albeit a somewhat grown-up version. The 12-piece The Psychology of Color pencil set spans the regular hues, but instead of being labeled with the brand or the …

Psychology
Times Square

Grit: Furniture Made with Sandpaper

Israeli industrial designer Avi Fedida created Grit, a furniture series that’s inspired by the natural wear and tear caused by time.<p>When designing …

Furniture

LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating Has Some Serious Untapped Potential

"Everything can be a lamp with LumiLor," writes Darskide Scientific, the company that developed it. LumiLor is a patented coating that glows when a …

Nanotech

How Might We Grow Plants In Space? - The Fox Is Black

I’ve never stopped to think about how we might grow plants in space. I’ve only really thought about those enormous geodesic domes that you see in …

NREL Uses Corning's Flexible Willow Glass to Develop Cheap, Efficient Solar Shingles

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently announced that it is using Corning’s thin, flexible Willow Glass …

5 Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Improving Indoor Air Quality

<b>"If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath." ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation</b><p>As humans, we take our air and breathing for granted. Each time we breathe, we give our lungs and heart the air they need for circulating our blood to keep us alive. The quote …

The Squirrelz: China's First Upcycle Design Shop Takes Root in Shanghai's Eco Village

Eco-conscious design has yet to win over China's mainstream consumer market, but The Squirrelz, a green multi-brand store and China's first upcycle …

Solar Seoul Shows How Eco-Friendly Cities Can Work

SEOUL -- It is a welcome development that the U.N. Climate Summit has created a forum for major cities of the world to share their best practices and discuss better ways to respond to climate change. Through this forum of exchange and cooperation, world cities can get closer to achieving the goal …

Artist Carol Milne Knits with Glass | Colossal

<p>When first contemplating these glass sculptures by Seattle-based artist Carol Milne, your imagination runs wild trying to figure out how she does …