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We all know alkaline batteries are really bad for the environment if you don’t dispose of them properly. The right thing to do is send them to special recycling centers but hundreds of tons end up in landfills where their toxic innards seep into the earth. Perhaps a good solution is the Energy Seed, an LED lamp post powered by trashed alkaline batteries.

The idea is to encourage people to throw their batteries away into the Energy Seed. There’s a slot for nearly every size battery. The unit combines any left over juice from all the batteries to power a super efficient LED ring.

Of course once the bins are full, we’re left with the same original problem. Somebody has to collect all those spent batteries and recycle them.

Designer: Sungwoo Park & Sunhee Kim

 

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zaha hadid’s mobile art pavilion has found its permanent home outside of the institute du monde arabe in paris
after a world tour – inclusive of new york, tokyo and hong kong – that began in 2008. donated to the institute by chanel,
the unit will aid in the development of broader cultural programs at the center and will host exhibitions that showcase
the talent of designers, artists and architects from arab countries.

conceived through a system of natural organization, the structure is shaped by both functional and conceptual considerations.
fluid geometries and organic lines compose a continuum of fluent and dynamic spaces, where oppositions between light and dark,
interior and exterior and natural and artificial are manufactured. undulating surfaces and flowing volumes converge,
constantly redefining the quality and experience of each exhibition space, while guiding movement throughout.

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She is talented, she is georgeous. She is the new promess in the make up industry en Chile. Camila De la Porte aka Mila.

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spanish architecture studio espai MGR‘s ‘habits make us blind’ is a photographic series of work which addresses
the vacant lots in downtown valencia, which they pass everyday.

architects’ own words:
‘…like an invisible metastasis generated in the heart of the city and extending to all its arteries. neighborhoods that,
although having huge potential, lay unused, not promoting a good means of sustainable development.
we recognize this as a typical theme in the central neighborhoods in valencia. sometimes, the tourists are the city’s
inhabitants pay attention to the issue at hand for a moment because secondary problems stemming from those spaces
implied affect us directly. however, in most cases, they are only a part of daily way of life. this photographic body of work
aims to call people’s attention to these neglected spaces. it demands the recreational use of these vacant lots as seen through
the eyes of a child, by filling them with impossible constructions, surrealistic installations in line with the problem. (…)’

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This a new kind of post. It’s a post about this amazing blog I found surfing the net a few moths ago. Im not going to talk much about it, cause I want you to see it for yourself.

But I can say to you that Neil Pasricha was it’s creator. Starting from really tiny things that he enjoyed in life, he created a whole world of things that happen to everyone in the world. The awesomest and simplest things.

1000 Awesome Things is just a time-ticking countdown of 1000 awesome things. Launched June, 2008 and updated every weekday.

Some thoughts and reviews from around the horn:

“1000 Awesome Things might be described as optimism for the rest of us. Sunny without being saccharine, it’s a countdown of life’s little joys that reads like a snappy Jerry Seinfeld monologue by way of Maria Von Trapp.” – The Vancouver Sun

“Neil Pasricha is the guru of small joys.” – The Toronto Star

“None of what Pasricha shares is philosophical or heady. Similarly, his style is not a pontification on a single universal truth on how to live a more positive life, regardless of one’s personal circumstances. It’s absent of prescriptions that assume only changing the way we think will result in better outcomes. He merely brings to life — and reminds us about — the small occasions that will likely have you saying to yourself, “yes, that is so right. Why didn’t I think of that?” Pasricha doesn’t mandate a way to live well. In many simple ways, he just reminds us that we already do.” – The Huffington Post

“Pasricha finds fun in frustrations, going from grit to wit.” – Publisher’s Weekly

‘cité de l’océan et du surf’ a project by steven holl architects and brazilian born artist and architect,
solange fabião is now complete. set to open in june 2011, the museum intends to raise awareness
of oceanic issues and scientific aspects of the surf and sea. the facility, located in biarritz, france,
is the product of a 2005 international competition for which the collaborative project won first place.

inside, the convex structures and contouring ground form the main exhibition spaces.
positioned underground, the vast but enclosed volumes look to project the feeling of being immersed
underwater. rising ceilings and strong curves develop the overall character and define the program of
each area, which range from exposed gathering places to exploratory installations.

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