Ecclectic electricity: Algae-powered lights

Ecclectic electricity: Algae-powered lights

CFLs and LEDs not quite green enough for you? Solar panels too rigid and unforgiving? How about illuminating your living space with living creatures? Algae has long been used to produce biofuel and clean water, and now it is finding a brand new application as a light...

Grassy gadgets: Bamboo and design

  Here at Bambu Batu, we figure we know bamboo pretty well.  Yet, even we were surprised to see the incredible gadgets out there that are incorporating bamboo into their design.  Able to be as versatile as the minds behind these beautiful and objects, bamboo is the...

In the spotlight: Luminous bamboo panels

Artist Jeff Dah-Yue Shi of the Dragonfly Design Center has a bright idea for bamboo. Literally.  His modular LED and bamboo veneer lights can be used as a building material that can transform flat walls into geometric mosaics.  Both energy efficient and sustainable,...

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