Michael Tsinovsky Puts Arabic Into Israel’s Melting Pot

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Industrial designer Michael Tsinovsky brought together Israel’s many local styles in his ‘asli’ furniture design. When it comes to consumerism, local is almost always better for the environment and for the local economy.  Local is better when you’re buying produce at the farmer’s market, when you’re supporting local artisans and craftsmen, and when you’re purchasing […]

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More Sustainable Eye Glasses – Wood or Human Hair?

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If you think these sunglasses are made from tortoise shell, guess again. Accessories may be one of the most important places for an ecologically minded designer to start.  Accessories are the victims of quickly changing trends and fads, and so their unsustainable fashionable-ness makes their ecological sustainability greatly needed.  We’ve seen other green designers tackle […]

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Squeaky Clean Bath Tub Chair Design

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Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub (chair). Designers often talk about “clean” design, with crisp lines and an absence of frou-frou decoration.  But apparently there’s another kind of clean design – the kind that’s clean because it’s upcycled from objects formerly used to keep people clean, like a bath tub.  The Bath […]

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Modular Loop Chair Serves a Twelve-Fold Function

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The seven modular folds of the Loop Chair grant it a twelve-fold function. Modular: constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use. It’s the “flexibility and variety in use” part that makes modular design so sustainable, because if one item can be modified and serve a range of functions then you […]

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Finally, Eco Friendly Shoes for Men

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Finally, some eco-friendly shoes for the fashionable green men out there. We’ve seen an abundance of eco-friendly shoes here on Green Prophet of late – from Sharon Golan’s mix-and-match Shell 256 shoes to Daniela Bekerman’s “ze o ze” shoes that let you change the heels to fit your mood.  But what’s an eco-friendly man to […]

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Yoav Avinoam’s Sawdust Furniture Is Nothing to Sneeze At

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Avinoam’s sawdust benches and stools are made from the remains from someone else’s… well… benches and stools. The crunchy granola types out there may think of composting toilets right away when they hear the word ‘sawdust’, but not those eco-chic greenies out there.  Sawdust, a highly available yet often discarded material, is full of possibilities […]

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Jerusalem Festival of Light 2011 Brings Eco-Art to the Holy City

Echinodermus and Pissenlit–created by TILT. With towering trees made of light, flying acrobats, and psychedelic music, the Jerusalem Festival of Light seemed more like a big carnival for grown-ups than a forum for environmental art. Happily, many of the artists featured at the festival made sure to include sustainability and social responsibility in their designs. […]

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Israel’s “Green Queen” Royally Stamps Her Approval on Eco Design Products

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Royally save resources with Green Queen’s eco friendly design products. Green Prophet has encountered several green royals over the past few years, between Jordan’s Queen Rania helping organic farmers and lobbying for environmental education, and H.E. Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi (aka The Green Sheikh) penning a monthly column for this very site.  But there’s a […]

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Ofer Zick’s functional erotic art

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Medical device industrial designer creates eco-friendly Amazonian vibrators. Award-winning designer, Ofer Zick, didn’t intend to be a green advocate when he founded ‘ThinkingOfYou – Erotic Icons’, but his grown-up T.O.Y. provides sustainable pleasure nonetheless (see the box below to learn more about what makes adult toys green). As an industrial designer, his specialty is medical […]

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