Theresa Harmanen

 

Swedish born designer and environmentalist with a strong belief that design has the ability to create a healthier, happier, more creative and equal society. Passionate about critical design thinking and working across several design fields such as sustainable design, responsible design and conceptual design. Other passions include photography, yoga, travelling and good movies.

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Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology.

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People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

What if you could listen to your favorite music on a stylish and environmentally friendly sound system that seamlessly blends into your home environment? That's exactly what the creatives at

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Formafantasma Unveils Craftica Collection Made From Recycled Fendi Leather and Natural Materials

Formafantasma Unveils Craftica Collection Made From Recycled Fendi Leather and Natural Materials

Known for their seductive aesthetics and unexpected investigations into materials, design duo Formafantasma was approached by Italian fashion house Fendi to explore leatherwork and other

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‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

Do you know where to turn if you have an idea that will make society better? We are many who dream of change in our society, but turning those dreams into reality might prove to be a tricky

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The Asthma Wellness Kit by Cenk Aytekin Makes Exercising Easier for Asthmatics

The Asthma Wellness Kit by Cenk Aytekin Makes Exercising Easier for Asthmatics

Did you know that almost 30% of the worlds population is currently suffering from asthma? Since the 1970s, the number of people with asthma has steadily increased, and it is estimated that by

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RIP ‘Lonesome George’: World’s Last Pinta Giant Tortoise Dies

RIP ‘Lonesome George’: World’s Last Pinta Giant Tortoise Dies

We're sad to report that 'Lonesome George', the world's last Pinta giant tortoise died last night at the young age of 100 in the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador. He was found dead in

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Starbucks Swaps Crushed Parasitic Beetle Food Coloring for Tomat-O-Red Dye in Strawberry Drinks

Starbucks Swaps Crushed Parasitic Beetle Food Coloring for Tomat-O-Red Dye in Strawberry Drinks

We were recently shocked to learn that Starbucks' strawberry drinks are colored with 'carmine' - a dye made from crushed parasitic beetles. Those of us on an insect-free diet can now breathe a

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Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

Portable Algae-Powered ‘Chlorella’ Pods Could Provide Fresh Air in Polluted Cities

By now you've probably already heard about (or even visited) "oxygen bars" - a phenomenon that first saw the light of day in 1996 in Toronto, Canada. Now imagine a future where you could enter

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WrecordsByMonkey Transforms Old Vinyl Records Into Groovy iPhone Cases

WrecordsByMonkey Transforms Old Vinyl Records Into Groovy iPhone Cases

Have you ever wondered where old vinyl records wind up when they aren't saved by DJs or 'wax' enthusiasts? Brooklyn-based WrecordsByMonkey offers one inspiring new use for dusty vinyl stacks

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House Like a Museum by Edward Suzuki is a Stunning Green Oasis Flooded With Natural Light

House Like a Museum by Edward Suzuki is a Stunning Green Oasis Flooded With Natural Light

The architects designed the rooms to face and have a view into the courtyard, implementing their vision of "going in to go out." Traditional Japanese architecture has served as inspiration with

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MZ Architects’ Rock Stadium is a Seamless Marriage Between Man-Made and Natural Elements

MZ Architects’ Rock Stadium is a Seamless Marriage Between Man-Made and Natural Elements

MZ Architects, under the direction of lead architect Marwan Zgheib, designed the stadium to maximize the use of on-site and local materials while merging landscape and architecture, creating a

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Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design

Andreas Kowalewski’s Wedge Side Table is a Genius Single-Material Flatpack Design

The Wedge side table by Amsterdam-based Designer Andreas Kowalewski is a clever flatpack design that is simple to build, store and transport. The idea behind this genious piece of green design

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Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has an amazing way of transforming everyday practical objects into designs with new meaning and expression. By filling glass jars taken from his grandmother's

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Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian-born designer with an eye for seeing poetry in everyday objects. Looking past the obvious function of a teapot, he created these fairytale-like Teapot Lamps. By

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The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

The Lichtbed is a Giant, Dreamy Shape-Shifting Daybed

Would you like a 'throne' of your own, or perhaps a fluffy picnic space? Lichtbed is an experimental project by architecture practice 51n4e and textile designers Chevalier-Masson and Julie

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45 Women Unveil Amazing LEGO Buildings at VisionLab’s PINKVISION Exhibit in Milan

45 Women Unveil Amazing LEGO Buildings at VisionLab’s PINKVISION Exhibit in Milan

LEGO is described in the project as "a game for everyone." As we've seen in other instances, in addition to this exhibit, the block is being used as an interesting medium for professionals to

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Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Lin Yu-Nung’s Inside Out Lamp Invites Playful People to Draw All Over It in Milan

Remember when your parents scolded you for scribbling on the furniture? You won't have that problem with Lin Yu-Nung's playful 'Inside Out Lamp', which actually encourages kids (and adults) to

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Transformations: RISD Students Recycle Everyday Objects Into Incredible New Designs for Salone Milan

Transformations: RISD Students Recycle Everyday Objects Into Incredible New Designs for Salone Milan

Iliahi Anthony's 'Infectious Cocktail Dress' uses clinical facemasks in a completely new way that challenges our preconceptions. Facemasks are normally associated with sterile environments, but

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