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‘Chikuno Cube + House’ Charcoal Filter Cleans the Air Without Chemicals or Electricity
Posted By Helen Morgan On June 7, 2012 @ 3:40 pm In Air quality,green gadgets,Green Products | No Comments
Japanese designer Satoshi Umeno  has created a beautiful wooden air purifier that looks like a miniature house. Dubbed the Chikuno Cube + House , the design consists of an all-natural wood base and a honeycomb cube of bamboo charcoal that cleans the air and freshens your home without the use of chemicals or electricity.
The Japanese have traditionally used charcoal – a product we usually associate with dirty outdoor grills  – as a natural filter that absorbs impurities in air and water. It’s the same principal behind Brita pitchers and Bobble Bottles , although Satoshi Umeno ‘ air cleaner uses a big block of aerated activated carbon. The block is created through a controlled burning process – pieces of charcoal are slowly heated in an oxygen-starved kiln until they become carbon.
+ Satoshi Umeno 
Via Spoon&Tamago 
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 Chikuno Cube + House: http://www.chikunolife.com/new.html
 outdoor grills: http://inhabitat.com/world-bbq-built-from-areused-metal-globe/
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