Recycled newspaper Flip-Flops

June 25th, 2011 - 
 

Newspapers and magazines are for sure the most recycled items in the world. The image above shows a simple, clean cut, elegantly designed, and handcrafted flip-flop named Paper flops. 
Except the paper used, the flip-flops are made also from coconut husk and palm tree root, rubber and shells. Paper flops are composed of about two pounds of recycled newspaper.They are very stylish and in the same time
eco-friendly and as it seems they last long due to the thin natural rubber coating that is laid on the surface of the flip-flops against the rain. Design made in Indonesia. You can buy them with about 26 € a pair. I think I know what I would wear this summer 🙂 Via
here.

The living raincoat design, an idea of Airi Isoda

June 25th, 2011 - 
 

Airi Isoda created a special coat made from recyclable high-density fiber, Tyvek and silk  that allows wheatgrass to grow in it.  “I thought, why not water plants with rainwater if you’re going to be out in the rain getting wet?” she tells EcouterreAiri Isoda works in a collective of designers and multi-disciplinary creatives.
They are inspired and they have knowledge in fields like architecture, fashion, textile materials and design. In particular, Airi Isoda has a bachelor in architecure ans she worked in Los Angeles. She confesses that she was
inspired by art and fashion and also she is concerned about landscapes. The design below was created to make the most of every rain. You will feed the plants in the same time you walk the street. The recyclable Tyvek material allows water vapor, but not liquid water, to pass through. Via
Greendiary.