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Crossing Australia in a Kite-Powered Car

Crossing Australia in a Kite-Powered Car

A pair of German “extreme sportsmen” recently crossed Australia in a lightweight car powered by a kite. Engineer Stefan Simmerer and television host Dirk Gion partnered with industrial group Evonik…


Snug – Coco Twig Furniture

Snug – Coco Twig Furniture

This coco twig furniture collection by Snug is inspired by sun-soaked beaches and lazy afternoons. This amazing low-profile, Lo Rider collection features a very casual, “cushioned” look that sits directly on the floor. Not only are there no legs,…


GigaOM TV rides Brammo’s Electric Motorcycle!

GigaOM TV rides Brammo’s Electric Motorcycle!

On this week’s episode of GigaOM TV’s Green Overdrive video show (where if it’s green, [they’ll] drive it) [They] take Brammo’s Enertia electric motorcycle out for a spin (follow link to more videos and models). Here are the basics on the Enertia for commuters looking for a greener ride: It costs roughly $8,000 (with subsidies it can get down to […]


Recycled Porcelain Tile by Fiandre – silky look

Recycled Porcelain Tile by Fiandre – silky look

This recycled porcelain tile by Italian company Fiandre proves that, when it comes to sustainability and style, you really can have your cake and eat it too. The Series 100 porcelain tile is an understated, contemporary collection available in…


“THIS toothbrush”: Twig tooth-cleanser by Leen Sadder

“THIS toothbrush”: Twig tooth-cleanser by Leen Sadder

At the School of Visual Arts, Core77’s own Allan Chochinov challenged students on his 3D Design course to redesign the first thing they threw out after class. Finding herself chucking an empty tube of toothpaste, Lebonese design student Leen Sadder sprang into action, busily researching the history of toothpaste and its relationship to the toothbrush.  [more via Core77. View original […]


Fisker Karma | Plug & Play

Fisker Karma | Plug & Play

By the time former BMW designer Henrik Fisker took the wraps off the Fisker Karma—his low, sleek, plug-in hybrid sports sedan—in 2008, the media frenzy for more celebrated future electric drive vehicles was already in full swing. But Fisker’s company kept its head down. They kept moving forward with development, signed up dozens of luxury-car dealers (most now carrying the […]


Eco-Design from Colombia: Cyclus Bags

Eco-Design from Colombia: Cyclus Bags

Another piece of animal-inspired design, this one based on an anteater: The Pangolin line of bags uses recycled inner tubes to recreate an armadillo-like shell, which hinges open via chrome pivots and latches shut with magnets. [more via Core 77. See original post] It’s manufactured by Colombia-based Cyclus, a company pushing the eco-design philosophy on several fronts. In addition to […]