Designed by an Italian architect and fitted out by the inmates of a nearby prison, 28 Posti in Milan is a 28-seat trattoria, and showcase for the benefits of rehabilitation. All this plus pendant lampshades made in Colombia from reused plastic bottles and textiles.
You've probably heard about toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOCs) in paint. You're also probably trying to understand what's what—and which paint to go with. We can relate, so we decided to turn to the experts for help. Here's our report:
Are the containers in your recycling bin talking to you? In the last few years a lot of people have made attempts to give empty bottles a second life; one of the most artful we’ve come across is Alvaro Catalan de Ocon’s PET lamps made by wicker weavers in Colombia and Chile.
At first glance, the Just K house in Tübingen, Germany, might look like an architect’s folly. Closer scrutiny of this innovative, zero-energy design reveals a concerted and thoughtful method to the madness.
Do you like the convenience of a microwave but feel frustrated by the results? Or, do you loathe microwaves, but wish conventional cooking could speed up? In both cases, a speed oven might be the answer.
A New York couple trade their Tribeca loft for a Portland penthouse that they built atop a one-story industrial building. Their results: a solar-powered, net zero-energy loft that draws on local history for its design.