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New generation flower power

The Dutch Advisory for the Landscape asked designers to come up with a new generation wind-turbine. One Architecture, Ton Matton and NL architect (collectively known at 100MW Mountain) did just that with this bouquet of “flower power” windmills. Via: Ecofriend

Green Design

We were notified by Mark Batty Publishing that they have a new book out, called and all about Green Design. Here’s what they have to say about it:

Green Design colorfully documents the rising trend to create and market new
and innovative products that help consumers downsize and upgrade their
lives. Through a carefully chosen selection of green toys, objects, fabrics,
paper and alternative energy sources, the photographs and articles in Green
Design illustrate what happens when green-minded lifestyles meet
well-designed, high quality products. Many of the examples in this book show
how successful business plans can flourish when ecological and social
responsibility are core considerations.

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Verde by Gwendolyn Davis: The Green Standard for Jewelry

Mention ecologically sustainable and socially responsible practices in industry and consumerism these days, and the subject typically turns to autos, energy sources and construction. Why worry about an inconsequential thing like an earring or a wedding band? According to designer Gwendolyn Davis, who has just launched Verde, her eco-friendly fashion jewelry line, worry we should and must. For her, the fact that the production of one gold ring can generate 20 tons of mine waste is cause enough for worry and reason enough for a grass roots reform movement in the 40 billion dollar jewelry industry.

Following the precept of Gandhi, “Be the change that you want to see in the world”, Ms. Davis has dedicated her life to introducing a little change in the way we think about and create fine jewelry and other luxury items.

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