While some cities may offer green beer or bagels to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Chicago takes it up a notch by transforming its river into an emerald stream each year. The Windy City resumed its annual tradition this weekend, which marked the 51st time the Chicago River was dyed green since the ritual's introduction in 1962.
Though the exact formula for the solution remains a Chicago secret, it is an orange dye used to turn the blue waterways into the magnificent green river that…
Most of us are used to sticking our plugs into electrical outlets, but what if we could use household plants as an alternative power source? Biophotovoltaics believes that this idea is well within our reach and created an innovative concept called the Moss Table. Energy is created through the process of photosynthesis, where electrons are captured through conductive fibers, and…
This is just the temporary video until he films the official one, but I quite love the typographic style and karaoke sing a long factor. It's such a happy sounding song despite the lyrics. I especially love the lyric "Guess he's Xbox while I'm…Continue
Added by Mia Hood on August 23, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Hold on tight and get ready for an incredible experience! Stargate Studios, a high tech production company, takes us on a crazy ride with their Virtual Backlot demo reel. Their Virtual Backlot gives filmmakers unparalleled access to any location through a variety of techniques that range from totally immersive sequences shot entirely on green screen to simple set extensions that marry with photography. Using their Virtual Backlot Library, they blend together hundreds of… Continue
Added by alice on December 27, 2009 at 10:59am —
What a creative way to send a serious message. As you may know, the African continent has the world’s highest number of child soldiers. UNICEF extracts many of these children from combat and reintegrate them into society. In order to rally support for this cause, UNICEF sent a package to supporters and potential sponsors. It was a familiar pack of plastic toy soldiers… Continue
Yarger | Strauss Contemporary in Beverly Hills is opening a solo exhibition of my work on March 26th. Proceeds will benefit Million Trees LA. Original art, as well as limited edition prints and posters will be available. If you're in the area check it out. Here's the gallery site.
As many of you have heard by now, right off the coast of Dubai, hundreds of artificial islands are being constructed to resemble the world. The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 2.5 miles off the coast. How does anyone imagine roaming from place to place?… Continue
How do you get me to watch yet another home decorating show (yawn) or pay attention to yet another yakkity yak about eco/green design? By hiring Entourage hottie Adrian Grenier (a.k.a. Aqua Man, Vinnie Chase) to host the TV show, of course.
The Show: Alter Eco The Network: Discovery Channel's brand new sister station Planet Green
"With the help of green guru Boise Thomas, sustainable style fashionista Angela Lindvall and eco-renovation… Continue
If you know the SiMonster, you know that I'd like to do my part for the planet, as long as I don't have to drive around in a shapeless, slow-ass tin can. I read a review once where the testers drove a Prius aggressively around a racetrack, resulting in dismal fuel economy of only 8mph. That would be me. I'd use the gas pedal like a toggle switch.
If you know the SiMonster, you also know… Continue
The Mayans and Egyptians constructed incredible feats of architecture able to weather the test of time, but they had no idea their pyramids would inspire the shape of the latest carbon-neutral super-structure to hit Dubai. Dubai-based environmental design firm Timelinks recently released some eye-catching renderings of the gigantic eco pyramid - aptly named Ziggurat - with plans for its official unveiling scheduled for the Cityscape Dubai event which runs October 6-9 of… Continue
The Scorpion, built by the Ronn Motor Company, does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of +200 mph, but gets approximately 40 mpg. It does this by using a Hydrogen/Gasoline blend as opposed to a hybrid system which relies on an electric motor. With the hydrogen on demand system, the Scorpion doesn't need the high pressure hydrogen tanks, but instead will use an onboard water… Continue