International beverage maker Diageo seems to be taking the “drink responsibly” warning to heart with this move to reduce plastic waste. Diageo, the manufacturer behind popular booze brands like Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys and Guinness, has paired its latest range of premixes with flavoured, edible and “sustainable” straws. Single-use plastic is the target of their latest tasty innovation.
Everyone’s turning into a multi-tasker these days – fire hydrants included! Dimitri Nassisi, an industrial design student at ECAL in Switzerland, has come up with a fire hydrant design that’s also a drinking fountain for humans and animals. The design, called the Drinking Hydrant, features a blue colour scheme, a lengthened body, two spouts, and a two-way switch that lets users trigger either the spout for human consumption or the spout that pour water into a dog bowl for pet consumption
Garden pests make otherwise enjoyable gardening frustrating. Whether it’s snails taking over your lettuce or aphids sucking on your roses, a pest infestation is definitely disappointing, but it’s not a reason to reach for harmful, toxic sprays. The sprays might eliminate the pesky culprits, but they are harmful to you and the environment.
And the home can be yours for US$416K (AUS$563K). On the Danish island of Læsø, you can find a house with a very peculiar roof made from 32 tons of seaweed.
This cutting-edge kitchen knife proves there are no limits to what you can create using recycled objects. Japanese YouTube channel ‘Kiwami Japan’ has consistently gone viral for making videos of knives made out of different materials – including aluminum foil, pasta, and even rice. More recently, the artist used recycled plastic from Coke bottles
Now that the high temps have really kicked in, it’s hard to remember that this is the season everyone longs for during the darker, colder months of the year. If your home doesn’t have A/C (or you are choosing to leave it off as much as possible) you can feel stuck, especially when it comes to getting a restful night’s sleep. READ MORE »
I live in a one bedroom “garden” apartment, which means that I get to have my own front door, porch, and small strip of flower bed.
Only one percent of Australia’s diverse grasslands that existed in 1788 now remains. The installation Grassland Repair at Venice Biennale 2018 hopes to help change that. Curated by Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco+Wright Architects , the installation features 10,000 plants, including 65 various grassland species, effectively turning a pavilion into a green setting
Essential oils are natural mood boosters you can use in a variety of ways at home. Choose your favorite scent combinations, and bring a little aromatherapy to your daily routine with these nine projects. You’ll feel better for it
For over a thousand years, Samurai warriors have lived their lives according to the strict ethics and code of the bushido (the way of the warrior). Trained as officers in military tactics and grand strategies, they did everything from protecting farmers to serving the noble. And now they pick up rubbish