CrunchGear posted about a concept product which would generate a virtual bike lane using lasers attached to the riders own bike. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Inhabitat today is reporting The super sized green future city in the middle east, Masdar, is breaking ground on the largest solar plant in the region. The solar plant is expected to reduce 15,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The city is being designed by Foster + Partners which have a goal to design the worlds most sustainable city. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
New York Times today is reporting on a new poll that suggest Americans are less concerned with Global Warming and environment issues.They are preoccupied by the economy and the election of President Obama. Lets hope this effect doesn’t last. The worst thing we could do now, fall back into a non progress position about the environment and the business and technologies we need to become a green planet. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
New York Times today is reporting on a new study that finds rising tempatures and drought are causing trees in the West to die at more than twice the pace the did a few decades ago. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
I don’t read Popular Mechanics very much, but seems like they are dabbling in green topics these days. Which is great, really, but they always seem to have a little edge about the subject. This latest green article is about a Monster Size Adobe semi-green house, which is the show case house at the New American Home Show. Popular Mechanics writer Harry Sawyers, doesn’t like the house, not because of the green details, but simply because it’s a bloated 8,000 sqft home, advertised as green.
I think Harry is missing the positive side of the bloated house. Yes, it’s big, fancy, expensive, but how is that any different than all the other bloated houses out there? At least now people who own a house like this, also want to buy green mass amounts of Green Stuff. See what I mean? More they want Green, the faster we all head to a green future, in our stylish, fancy, super green, petite houses. So, more power to the bloat house people! Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Interesting development closer to home: Sander Architects, the architecture firm we co-live (share office space) with and whose beautiful Canal House we use as our Studio for G Living Live, has taken their G building ideas and entered into the Leed Residential program. One of the firm’s residences, The Fin House, yet another Venice Canal house, was accepted into the pilot LEED program for residential architecture. This is the program by which LEED will develop their list of criteria for residential projects.
Greg Reitz, Green Building Advisor to the City of Santa Monica, is the consultant on the project.
As you might have guessed, a Monkie like me has no real life. Which means, I don’t go out parting with friends, chat on the phone or even leave the building for more than a few hours a week. My idea of getting out is jumping on my electric bike and going to the farmers market to pick up 60 pounds of veggies to juice. For the most part, I pretty much stay glued to my eco steelcase Think Chair and stare at my three 30 inch Apple Cinema Displays. Which means I am always checking out what itunes is giving away for free and lucky for me, they give away some good stuff.
The latest gem found was a music video by the artist named Lykke Li. The song is called I’m Good, I’m Gone. The video is a bit odd, but in a good way. The entire video moves in this choppy rhythm, which seems to just an extension of how the artist herself moves on stage. Checkout both the video and the interview below.
G Living | Fashion turns our lens on British Fashion Designer Katharine Hamnett, and her extensive history of using style to spotlight world issues. She has a flair for building content into fashion, and using her connections to some of the hottest models in the business to promote them. These organic cotton SAVE THE FUTURE tanks have been seen on high profile models such as Lily Cole, Naomi Campbell. With Hamnett’s help issues such as child labor, blood diamonds, and pesticide use in the garment industry have captured public interest and concern.
Why is Europe so far ahead of the US in their re-thinking of urban environments? Maybe it’s because most of our cities grew up in the automobile era while Europe’s major cities have been around for millennia. But even that difference can’t explain why the best new green ideas come from Europe – take Madrid’s air tree for example.
The “tree” looks a bit goofy, like a giant glass hollow Slinkie. But don’t let its looks fool you. It’s designed to be a heat sink for major cities, providing cool places on ordinarily heat-absorbing stretches of pavement. It provides shade, and the air temperature differential creates a light breeze. It also provides free electricity to the grid (from an array of solar panels) and the real trees enclosed in the glass structure absorb CO2 and produce oxygen.
Eco-Dome has made living in a bag something to be happy about. Check out this video by Eco-Dome. They make homes using nothing but a long plastic bag and some sand. Detailed images after the jump.
Yes finally Range Rover has woken up and is playing with the idea of to be green! This is great news for someone like me, who needs a quality vehicle to haul around all my photo gear, but hates the idea of driving a 12 mile a gallon vehicle.
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Madonna is still a material girl after all, People Magazine writes, when they covered her Very “Un-G” custom fake eyelashes made from mink fur and diamonds. No we are not joking, this is a new trend coming to us from the trendy makeup company Tokyo Lash Bar and the makeup artist Shu Uemura’s.
People Magazine goes on to say the Not So Material girls can opt for the synthetic fiber and crystals version. I think this is pretty good advice even for the not so soaked in money types. A single pair of the mink eyelashes cost a whopping $10,000 plus they are only good for 5 to 7 times.
Even the green minded Oprah Winfrey seems to be hitting the mink eyelash trend according to New York Times “ Oprah Winfrey makeup artist Reggie Wells, ordered 200 pairs after he heard about Madonna, said Peter Malachi, assistant vice president for Shu Uemura public relations.”