Post-Revolution Development in Egypt Destroys Popular Red Sea Dive Spot

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The revolution in Egypt has left a power vacuum that is allowing unchecked development to take over a once thriving, quiet dive spot. Apart from the Egyptian revolution itself, a powerful culmination of civil disobedience that roused thousands of somnambulant citizens from decades of political apathy, it’s still hard to see in what way this […]

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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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Breathtaking Jaffa Flat by Pitsou Kedem Celebrates Israel’s Creative Side

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In times of political madness, we have to remind ourselves of the many Israelis who pursue peace and beauty, like Pitsou Kedem. We don’t usually comment on Israeli politics because there is already so much rhetoric floating around the media machine, but Thursday’s attacks and counterattacks in Southern Israel and Gaza really make us wonder […]

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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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Saudi Adds A Splash Of Green To Royal Weddings

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Green is the new gold: Saudi solicits sustainable designs for its Royal Wedding Hall. Known worldwide for their obscene oil wealth, Saudi Arabia has invited international architects to submit sustainable designs for Riyadh’s new royal wedding celebration hall. The brief calls for a regal building that props up the country’s historic legacy without creating a […]

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Bedouin Home-Spun Woolen Rugs On Show In Milan

Bedouin women from Israel are getting a name for themselves at the furniture fair in Milan, where their home-spun woolen rugs are on proud display as a prized example of high-end sustainable design. The Eindhoven designers BCXSY teamed up with SIDREH, the non-profit organization behind Lakiya Negev weaving to create these one-of-a-kind products.

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Aya Kaya Has Fun With Sustainable Design

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“When you truly ‘listen’ to the material you will find so many possibilities!” says Aya Tager of her green designs. Lots of designers, including designers living and working in the Middle East, like to play with trash.  Lebanese fashion designer Ziad Ghanem likes to play with trashed clothes, and lots of Israeli designers are rethinking […]

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Ecoist Accessories Make Eco-Friendly Egoists Look Good

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Ecoist: an individual that lives a modern, eco-minded lifestyle.  (Don’t forget chic.) When it comes to upcycling discarded products or industrial scraps, designers often turn to making fashion or home accessories.  They are fun to make, and allow people to feel creative and less wasteful in their accessory choices.  Here on Green Prophet we’ve already […]

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This toothbrush is a miswak

Lebanon Graphic Designer, Leen Sadder, shares with us the design and environment issues behind 'THIS Miswak', an organic and toothpaste-free toothbrush that's also a Muslim tradition. Check out what Leen has to say to critics in this exclusive Green Prophet interview.

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Grow A Flower In Your Worn Out OAT Shoes

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Reconciling nature and fashion with a new generation of biodegradable shoes. We’ve seen some pretty interesting shoes on Green Prophet, such as these tongue shoes from Israeli designer Kobi Levi and these nature-friendly vegan shoes, but we would never have thought about sprouting new life from smelly worn shoes. OAT Shoes from the Netherlands did, […]

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“Mayslits Kassif Architecture” Takes Coveted European Landscape Architecture Award for Tel Aviv Port

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For the first time in history, Israeli architects who designed Tel Aviv’s Port took best design at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture Awards. The port of Tel Aviv had been an abandoned concrete pile for years before Mayslits Kassif Architecture turned it into one of the most hopping spots in Israel’s seaside city. Every […]

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