Ana Lisa

 

Ana Lisa Alperovich is a trained eco-designer and sustainable culture producer from Buenos Aires. She received her BA Hons from Goldsmiths, University of London, a city where she spent most of her 20s and inspires her enormously. After gaining experience on designing public events for [re]design through England and China, she went back to her hometown to find out what was going on about her subject of study while she was away. Impressed by the creative use of local resources, her love for sharing knowledge and her belief in learning through experiences, she co-created the Sustainable Festival. A 4-day educational not-for-profit event dedicated to the celebration of emerging sustainable design practices, held at the luscious Botanic Gardens in the heart of Buenos Aires. Ana Lisa cannot help being an environmental activist and is interested on discovering new eco-design concepts and learning about the design of systems. She is a vegetarian who loves riding her folding-bike, playing hand-ball, japanese culture, making her own clothes, gardening and cats. She now works independently doing all sorts of things related to critical sustainable design thinking and practices: she is a consultant for big and small brands, a curator of exhibitions, workshops organizer and now a contributing writer for Inhabitat!
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Thomas Allen Turns Tired Pulp Fiction Book Covers Into Pop-Up Sculptures

Thomas Allen Turns Tired Pulp Fiction Book Covers Into Pop-Up Sculptures

Thomas Allen takes classic books front the 40s and 50s and gives them a new life by turning their tired covers into sculptures. Haunted Lady, I Married a Dead Man, Don't Crowd Me and Timbal

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Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Living Grass Walls Completely Cover the Interior of London’s Dilston Grove Gallery!

Dilston Grove -- formerly known as Clare College Mission Church -- is an Italian-style Grade II Listed Building that dates back to 1900. In the 1960s it was converted into a series of artist

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1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

Kjosk is a collaborative project that started when Rosmarie Köckenberger was working as part of the interdisciplinary creative team Balestra Berlin. Featuring an outdoor eating area furnished

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The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

Toronto-based Castor has come up with a radiant idea for reusing hundreds of burnt out light bulbs. The design team collected an array of working and non-working lamps and bulbs (all

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Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist Sculpture in Bristol is Powered by the Sun and the Wind

Ackroyd and Harvey’s Twist Sculpture in Bristol is Powered by the Sun and the Wind

When driving along a sprawling motorway towards the UK city of Bristol at night, a massive glowing helicoidal tower welcomes visitors and locals. Installed in 2008, the tower, called Twist, was

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Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

We all know that water is an essential part of our lives — we are about 70% water and we would die without it in a couple of days – but sometimes we just take it for granted. To

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PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

PHOTOS: 1910 Vacuum Cleaner Factory in Berlin Turned Into a Cool Caravan Hotel

Events organizer Silke Lorenzen and designer Sarah Vollmer wanted to create a fun, innovative and flexible accommodation space in their area of Neukölln. Aiming to preserve the inner beauty

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French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

French students Marianne Cauvard and Raphaël Pluvinage have come up with a fantastically weird project that uses agar-agar -- red algae -- jelly to create music. Dubbed Noisy Jelly, the

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Dala Furniture Recycles Food and Drink Packaging Into Luxury Furniture

Dala Furniture Recycles Food and Drink Packaging Into Luxury Furniture

Recently unveiled at Milan Design Week, DALA furniture is made entirely from a new material developed by German firm DEDON. Created by young American designer Stephen Burks, these brilliant,

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Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Hikaru Imamura’s ‘Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery’ Kit Delivers Warmth and Food to Earthquake Victims

Thinking beyond creating something flashy or fashionable, Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura designed the Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery; an emergency kit packed with essentials for earthquake

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Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Ukraine’s Unusual Friend House Hotel is Made From Clay, Reeds and Wood

Located near Orel's riverbank, 18-miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovsk, the Friend Hotel is steeped in a lush and green forest. Before its construction, Ryntovt Design did an extended

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Tokyo Zoo Project Maps Gigantic Animals in Tokyo Using Bike Lanes

Tokyo Zoo Project Maps Gigantic Animals in Tokyo Using Bike Lanes

Claiming to be “the world’s largest zoo”, the Tokyo Zoo Project offers a wild new way to cycle around the Japanese capital. The idea is that people request — through

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France’s Oldest Tree Sprouts Treehouse Chapels, Has Been Alive Since Louis IX

France’s Oldest Tree Sprouts Treehouse Chapels, Has Been Alive Since Louis IX

The Oak chapels are not your average tree houses - it's not known exactly when they were built, but they are estimated to be between 800 and 1200 years old! In the late 1600s the tree survived

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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out

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Timothy John Weaves Everyday Objects From Eco-Friendly Felt

Timothy John Weaves Everyday Objects From Eco-Friendly Felt

New Zealand-based designer Timothy John has created an entire collection of everyday products made almost entirely from felt. His Woven Collection includes a clock, two lamps, a table, and and

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Yukihiro Kaneuchi Creates Elegant Vases Using Sand From the Beach

Yukihiro Kaneuchi Creates Elegant Vases Using Sand From the Beach

Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi recently unveiled a series of sculptural vases made from local sand. Dubbed Sand Vases, the four flower-container designs consist of a mix of crystals,

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Glo-Bar Integrates Low-energy LEDs Into Bicycle Handlebars

Glo-Bar Integrates Low-energy LEDs Into Bicycle Handlebars

Designed to increase safety while cycling at night, designer Mitchell Silva created a clever light system that integrates LEDs into a bike's handlebar. Dubbed Glo-Bar, this simple idea consists

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Mosser Is a Simple Moss Terrarium for Your Windowsill!

Mosser Is a Simple Moss Terrarium for Your Windowsill!

Adding some peace to your everyday life could be as simple as owning a bit of moss in a jar. Dubbed Mosser, this quirky and cute piece of nature is really just a ball of moss living inside a

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Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

With the aim of blending the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush Architects designed this glowing glass home within a pine forest in Germany. Called Minimum

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Vietnam’s I Resort is a Beautiful Retreat Made Entirely from Natural Materials

Vietnam’s I Resort is a Beautiful Retreat Made Entirely from Natural Materials

The resort is located on a small hill near a river within a calm environment just outside Vietnam's Nha Trang city. Its round thatched-roof courtyard is used as a quite space and climate

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From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang Unveils Bamboo Paper Gú Chair at Milan Design Week

From Yuhang is a design collective based in China that applies local paper making techniques to furniture design. During this year's Milan Design Week they unveiled their Gú Chair, which is

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Zero-Energy Huginn & Muninn Sauna on Stilts Inspired by Norse Mythology

Zero-Energy Huginn & Muninn Sauna on Stilts Inspired by Norse Mythology

Huginn & Muninn means “Thought” and “Memory” - the names of two ravens belonging to the Nordic god Odin in Norse mythology. The legend describes how the Nordic god sent the two

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Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the

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REC Architects Build a Grass & Glass Modern Building in Mexico

REC Architects Build a Grass & Glass Modern Building in Mexico

A strage mix that works really well, REC architects´office block in Mexico is a modernist building with a twist. Mixing traditional biodegradable materials with sharp glass and steel,

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Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Kenji Huang Designs a Wooden Toolkit to Help Children Connect with Nature

Flooded with cheap plastic toys and electronic games, the world of children's toys is in need of stronger, basic designs. Created by Kenji Huang, a half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese

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Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon unveiled a beautiful array of designs at his MOST exhibition during Milan Design Week, and one of our favorites was his gorgeous golden Etch Light Web. An exploration of mathematics

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Jolan van der Wiel’s Fantastic Stools Defy Gravity at Milan Design Week

Jolan van der Wiel’s Fantastic Stools Defy Gravity at Milan Design Week

Jólan van der Wiel unveiled an incredible set of stools shaped using magnetic fields and the force of gravity at the Dutch 'Transnatural' exhibition during the Milan furniture Fair. The stools

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Joe Hogan’s Unconventional Biodegradable Containers are Made from Homegrown Materials

Joe Hogan’s Unconventional Biodegradable Containers are Made from Homegrown Materials

Weaving dry bark, willow, catkin and even lichen encrusted birch twigs, basket maker Joe Hogan makes contemporary organic containers with materials he finds rights at home. Based in Loch na

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Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Taking advantage of the renewable and biodegradable attributes of coffee, Spanish designer Raúl Laurí created an innovative, experimental and very cute lamp. Dubbed the Decafé Lamp, it is

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