BlueFocus Communication Group to Acquire Majority Stake in Yves Béhar's Fuseproject

by , 07/24/14
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The Chinese brand management company BlueFocus Communication Group (BFCG) is set to acquire a 75 percent stake in the groundbreaking bi-coastal industrial design studio Fuseproject headed by Yves Béhar. Fuseproject is a full-service agency with a unique business model extending to a venture practice, and with a focus on sustainable design. BFCG, a $3.7 billion listed company, was described by Béhar as “an innovative media conglomerate that recognizes how important good design is to storytelling.” Following pending regulatory approval, Béhar will remain CEO of Fuseproject and the deal will allow the studio to scale up.

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Salvador Dali's Surrealist Elephant Comes to Life as a Steampunk LEGO Brick Creation

by , 07/24/14
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Korean LEGO artist Jin Kei has given life to one of the giant four-legged mammals from Salvador Dali’s painting “The Elephants.” The artist added his own steampunk twist to the building brick reincarnation, however, which sees the pachyderm infused with complex gears and elaborate mechanical joints. At an impressive 32 inches tall, this inspiring homage to Dali is full of other intricate details that you can only see on closer inspection.

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Israel's First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS]

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

by , 07/24/14
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One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the “Boogie Down Booth”—a 24/7, all-access Bronx-born music experience parked beneath the 2/5 subway station in the South Bronx’s Claremont neighborhood. The installation, illuminated by solar-powered lighting and directional speakers, marks the second prototype of public space reclamation project Under the Elevated. Throughout the summer, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy home-grown tunes set beneath the bustling sounds of passing trains at the Freeman Street and Southern Boulevard station.

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Mosaica: Chissick Design Creates Beautiful Coffee Table From Over Two Thousand Pieces of Salvaged Wood

by , 07/24/14

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Israel-based woodworker Eli Chissick just unveiled the Mosaica coffee table, his latest piece in his furniture collection made from beautifully fused together wood. Composed from 2,385 pieces of scrap wood and veneer collected from carpentries around the city, the textured coffee table shows off a varied gradient that includes oak, emboya, wenge, walnut, maple, and other species. Originally intended for waste, these scrap materials have been combined to create a famous mosaic composition.

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Artist Weaves Together Massive Basket-like Bamboo Tunnel for Australian Music Festival

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World's First Supermarket Completely Powered by Food Waste Rises in the UK

by , 07/23/14

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Proving that there’s life beyond the dumpster for wasted food, a U.K. store just became the first in the country to be totally powered by leftovers. The Guardian reports that a Sainsbury’s store in the West Midlands of the U.K. is set to leave the national power grid in favor of food power created through the anaerobic digestion of food scraps – via a partnership with waste recycling company Biffa.

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Levi's Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction

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Hundreds of Children Build Amazing Elephant Sculpture from 900 Recycled Plastic Bottles in the UK

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Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species

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Rainwater-Harvesting Vertical Garden Flourishes on the Facade of Barcelona's Raval Theatre

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Tiny Solar Shed Generates 100% of the Energy Needed to Run Historic Farm in The Netherlands

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Dine With Endangered Rothschild Giraffes at the Giraffe Manor Sanctuary-Hotel in Kenya

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe—A History of Water Quality

by , 07/23/14

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Our bodies are comprised of about 60 percent water, and to stay healthy, we need to drink 8-10 glasses of it a day—even more than that in summertime. But how safe is our drinking water? From lead paint in older homes to an overabundance of chlorine in a municipal supply, there may be many toxins lurking in the water we consume every single day, and it’s scary to think that monitoring water quality has only been happening for a little over a century! Read on to see how water safety has evolved over the years, and how you can ensure that your own drinking supply is clean and healthy.

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Stackable B-and-BEE Colonies Provide Sweet Shelter for Festival Goers in Belgium

by , 07/23/14

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Several companies and designers joined forces to design this fantastic stackable honeycomb shelter in Belgium. Appropriately named B-and-BEE, the shelter was developed specifically to provide accommodation during the country’s many summer festivals. Very easy to setup and stackable to four floors high, it has an incredibly small footprint but still houses over 50 visitors in king-sized beds! The cells can be installed in the middle of the action and the bed doubles as a comfortable lounge seat, giving the program great flexibility.

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Amazing Green-Walled Japanese Bathroom Answers Nature's Call

Amazing Green-Walled Japanese Bathroom Answers Nature's Call

Botanical artist Makoto Azuma recently teamed up with Naruse-Inokuma Architects to design a beautiful bathroom that is overflowing with leafy green foliage! The temporary space was…

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What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling Chandelier

What Can You Do with Old Incandescent Bulbs? Turn Them into a Dazzling…

The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago, and as we all swap out our old bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs and such, there are…

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Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

Affordable Solar-Powered Floating Village Planned for Edinburgh

While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they're just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are increasingly dotting the Thames in…

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Expedition Finds Permanent Plastic Islands Within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Expedition Finds Permanent Plastic Islands Within the Great Pacific…

Back in 1997 Capt. Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during a sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Since then, many have tried to reduce the size of the…

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Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an…

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted…

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