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Family builds self-sufficient floating home
Over the last twenty years, a Canadian family have assembled a floating home made up of living quarters fortified by greenhouses.
Bompas and Parr's breathable cocktail cloud leaves visitors in high spirits
Meteorology and mixology collide in Bompas and Parr’s latest project, Alcoholic Architecture, a bar with an intoxicating atmosphere.
The Lalela Project pits art against poverty
A Western Cape-based non-profit organisation empowers impoverished youths through art and music.
Bionic Lenses, the next step in eye treatment
A Canadian optometrist and inventor is on the precipice of producing a bionic lens that could revolutionise eye treatment.
Flo, the solution to the menstruation taboo in rural communities
A team of students have designed an efficient, eco-friendly way for impoverished adolescent girls to manage menstruation.
Abstract_ turns what you feel into what you wear
A team of creatives have designed a clothing concept that allows the wearer’s feelings and facial expression to play a role in the creation of a garment.
Poop water project makes great strides in Senegal
A US engineering company have launched a pilot project in Senegal that turns human waste into water.
Maria Magdalena van Wyk: The beauty in line drawings
Cape Town based graphic designer Maria Magdalena van Wyk creates complex art using intricate lines of ink.
Fashion designer adds another dimension to garment design
A Taiwanese-born fashion designer has established a 3D-weaving method to create futuristic sculptural garments.
Biofuels company Fulcrum powers aircrafts with household garbage
The largest producer of aviation biofuels, Fulcrum BioEnergy aims to provide an alternative to petroleum by converting household garbage into jet fuel.
Chronicle releases scientific guide to Marijuana
Marijuana is no longer associated with stoners, proves Chronicle with the release of “Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana”.
Origami-inspired shelter a turning point for military, disaster relief efforts
A team at the University of Notre Dame have designed an energy-saving military shelter based on the ancient art of origami.
Sweat wearable combines tech and body
A researcher has designed a textile coating that analyses the body’s sweat content to warn against dehydration.
Creative, eco-friendly packaging with Cleva Lapie
Look good and save the world, says planet-friendly company I Scream & Red as it launches its new multipurpose product, Cleva Lapie.
Innovative milk carton designed to combat Sao Paulo water crisis
Design students in Sao Paulo, Brazil have designed a milk container that radically reduces the costs of recycling traditional milk cartons.
Cape Town’s Hotel Verde wins double platinum with innovative green design
Hotel Verde was awarded a second LEED Platinum Green Building Certification for its ongoing commitment to running an environmentally friendly hotel.
Conservationists call on Coca-Cola to save the planet
An independent group of altrulists have asked Coke to pump its three billion dollar yearly advertising budget into saving the planet.
Ejector bed literally launches you out of dreamland
YouTube star and engineer Colin Furze has built a bedframe that rockets you out of bed before you get a chance to hit the snooze button.
Eco-friendly food carts on the move in the US
MOVE Systems have designed a food cart that aims to cut harmful emissions by 95 per cent, and they'll be populating the streets of New York soon.
Mumbai's iconic cabs used to showcase emerging designers
Young designers are using Mumbai's taxis to take art to the people with the Taxi Fabric project.
Le Dessien empowers women through educated fashion
Socially minded fashion label Le Dessien raises money to help underprivileged girls pay for an education.
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