Check out this concept for a skyscraper that grows taller as its inhabitants recycle

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Monday 14 July 2014

Designed by architect Thomas Corbasson, this organic skyscraper is pure genius. Inspired by the use of bamboo scaffolding in the far east, the building incorporates a permanent scaffold all the way through it’s frame, allowing it to be in a continual state if growth while also including an unusual. As it’s occupants discard paper, glass and recyclable plastics they are transported to the highest platform where there is a recycling plant. This cuts down on transport costs by having the means of creating building materials at the very site itself.

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These intricate paper sculptures by Rogan Brown are blowing our minds

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By Milo Sumner in New Art on Friday 11 July 2014

‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of a man of Imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’ This quote by William Blake is cited on the portfolio of Rogan Brown, a talented artist who specialises in the painstaking and arduous discipline of sculpting from paper.

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Botanical Cuisine: Raw, vegan delights in Melbourne

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Something that I’ve been really looking into lately is eating raw and vegan. I mean, I could never do it full time (I like ALL food way too much), but I think incorporating more raw and vegan products into my diet is a good idea. Luckily, there’s an awesome Melbourne company called Botanical Cuisine which […]

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SkinFare: organic skincare, so sweet you’ll want to eat it

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By Drunken Prayer in New Eco on Friday 22 March 2013

SkinFare is a small company out of Western North Carolina that makes an organic body care coconut oil stick in biodegradable paper packaging. It’s so good you want to eat it. They’re also on a mission: to get rid of single use plastic in the personal care industry. In a sure-enough short time they’ve created […]

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The Boy In The Box Breaks Free: art by Michael Carini

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Thursday 30 August 2012

Michael Carini’s creative visions illuminate the human condition as he delves into the uncensored depths of his mind and invites you to catch a glimpse of the other side. It is a journey depicted through weaving blasts of light, color, and energy trapped within the boundlessness of space. As his hands and brush create a musical dialogue and dance across the canvas, Carini describes his technique as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principals of equivalent exchange.

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Dreamy organic designs by Laura Williams

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By Michael T. in New Design on Wednesday 4 January 2012

Feathers, bubbles, fishes, raindrops: Laura Williams’ dreamy organic designs reveal a passion for sumptuous pattern that creates a wonderful underwater feel. Her work would make for dazzling wallpaper or fabric choices in public spaces – restaurants, clubs, hotels. Or even for one’s home. Hmm, now that I think of it, I believe I need to re-upholster my sofa.

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QMilch: a new fabric created from milk

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By Merzipan in New Fashion on Monday 21 November 2011

German fashion designer and scientist Anke Domaske has created fabric out of milk, called QMilch. It washes like cotton and feels like silk. It’s hypoallergenic, water-efficient to produce, and she’s getting ready to mass-market it using the organic milk that doesn’t pass Germany’s saleability tests. No wonder she’s getting innovation awards.

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Ethicool kids fashion from Danish label New Generals

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By Kids Fashion in New Fashion on Tuesday 12 July 2011

Danish kids fashion brand, New Generals, found themselves forced to invent a new word — ethicool — to illustrate their approach to kids fashion. In the world of New Generals, organic and ‘ethicool’ need not be beige and boring and cool fashion need not be rigid and cold.

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Salazon Chocolate is Spanish for salted

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By Zolton in New Food and Packaging on Friday 29 January 2010

Ok, so a week’s supply of American-made Salazon organic chocolate recently arrived in my mailbox, and it’s salty-sweet taste dynamic has had my eyes rolling around my head ever since. Who would have thought that chocolate could be so tempting. I mean, really? Now, I’ll take mine with an extra strong cup of Joe, thank […]

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