Tag Archives | Recycle

…Narwhal recycles neckties?

Narwhal

Narwhal Co. takes gently used, vintage neckties, and recycles them into handmade, one of a kind accessories, including wallets, iPod covers, iPhone covers, wrist wear, clothing, and even custom orders if you know exactly what you want.

Since each item is unique, you’re guaranteed not to see another just like it. Plus, since they’re made with recycled materials, you can feel good about your purchase’s effect on the planet.

Sounds good to me!

[Narwhal Co.]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…Recycling is good for the planet?

Recycling

If you recycle (and you should), then you probably separate out what’s recyclable from what’s not, put both on the curb, and never think about it again.

But what happens when you recycle?

How does it work? Is it worth the effort? Is recycling waste just going into a landfill?

The Economist decided to tackle all these questions and more, and put together a great piece called The Truth About Recycling.

    If done right, there is no doubt that recycling saves energy and raw materials, and reduces pollution. But as well as trying to recycle more, it is also important to try to recycle better. As technologies and materials evolve, there is room for improvement and cause for optimism. In the end, says Ms Krebs, “waste is really a design flaw.”

[The Economist – The Truth About Recycling]

…You should do something for Blog Action Day?

Blog Action DayToday is Blog Action Day, which means that fifteen thousand blogs with a combined total of twelve million readers are going to be publishing posts about the environment.

Since I’m always down to support a good cause, I’m going to participate by giving you DYH’s Simple Rule To Live By: Do Something.

Being green doesn’t have to be a life changing decision. You don’t need to sell your car and buy a Prius; you don’t need to sell your Prius and buy a bike; and you certainly don’t need to recycle your bike and start walking everywhere; you just need to do something.

That’s because I believe that if everyone did something, then everything would change.

Why?

Because even small changes can make a difference.

Change a few light bulbs. Take a shorter shower. Recycle more. Drive less.

There are a million different things that you can do, so you just need to start doing them.

The key is to start small.

Soon, that single bulb will turn into a home full of CFLs, that shorter shower will turn into thousands of gallons of saved water, and that parked car will turn into a healthier you.

So just remember: Don’t try to change the world by yourself; just do something, and the world will follow.

[Blog Action Day]

…Apple is getting greener?

A Greener Apple

Apple is going green. In response to criticisms about their environmental practices and progress, they’ve laid out their plans for the world to see (an unusual move for Apple because “it is generally not Apple’s policy to trumpet our plans for the future”). By removing toxic chemicals from their products, and recycling the rest, they hope that a greener Apple will be a pioneer for a greener future, and I say that there’s nothing wrong with that.

[A Greener Apple]

…It’s Stockpile Saturday: Link Fest #1?

Tea Bags

The New York Times wrote a great article about the changes that tea is going through lately in response to its surging popularity.

[New York Times – Tea’s Got A Brand New Bag]

Bibi iPod Cover

Designers Laura and Paulina make these Bibi iPod covers that turn your little guy into a little monster.

[E-Mail For Information: laurenandpaulina@hotmail.fr]

[Via: Gizmodiva]

Netdisaster

Netdisaster lets you unleash some fury on the web. Try it out on DYH.

[Netdisaster]

[Via: Mobile Whack]

Park At My House

ParkAtMyHouse.com lets users let and rent parking spaces that would otherwise go unused.

[ParkAtMyHouse.com]

[Via: Autoblog]

A few brave and lucky hackers made a homemade flamethrower out of a toy water gun and some wiper fluid (and some stupidity).

[Via: Clip A Day]

Urban Monarch and Modern Drunkard put together two great guides about how to score free drinks when you go out. Put down the credit card, and slowly step away.

Drinks

[Urban Monarch – Drink For Free]

[Modern Drunkard – The Fine Art Of The Free Drink]

[Photo Via: marc_l’esperance’s]

Smells Of The City

Gawker put together a great map that documents the smells of the New York City subway system. Care for a tour?

[Gawker – New York City Subway Smell Map]

ThrustPac

The ThrustPac straps to your back and “converts horsepower to thrust to push you on any of your favorite devices”.

[ThrustPac]

[Via: Sci Fi Tech]

Finger Artwork

Funny Cool Stuff created 10 different finger themes that you can use when you want to decorate your digits.

[Funny Cool Stuff – Finger Artwork]

Popular Science has a ‘hands on’ with the Dyson Airblade, a 400 mph hand dryer.

[Popular Science – Dyson Airblade]

Alang India

Alang, India is famous for one thing: Recycling cruise ships. Peter Knego got a chance to visit the ship graveyard, and the pictures are breathtaking.

[Peter Knego – On The Road To Alang]

[Wikipedia – Alang]

[Via: Neatorama]

Map Of Springfield

MapOfSpringfield.com has created a huge map of the town where The Simpsons live. Google Maps, eat your heart out.

[MapOfSpringfield.com]

PingPongPixel

PingPongPixel is an interactive art experiment that uses colored ping pong balls to create giant images.

[PingPongPixel]

[Via: Josh Spear]

WhirlyBall

WhirlyBall “combines lacrosse, hockey and basketball with bumper cars”. Can sports get any better than that?

[WhirlyBall]

[Via: Dethroner]

Traffic Ticket

Lifehacker put together a great guide on “How To Beat A Speeding Ticket (Or At Least Better Your Chances)”.

[Lifehacker – How To Beat A Speading Ticket]

Meet People Drink Identifiers

Meet People Drink Identifiers from ATYPYK make the task of keeping an eye on your drink a clever conversation starter.

[Meet People Drink Identifiers]

[Via: Better Living Through Design]

Toyota wants to know how personal your car is with their Human Touch ad. It’s kind of creepy though.

[Via: Autoblog]

Tampon Crafts

Tampon Crafts turn that time of the month into an excuse to craft.

[Tampon Crafts]

[Via: Dethroner]

Soundbomb

Artist Felix Beck created a non-visual graffiti project called Soundbombs, “innocuous-looking 6-inch plastic shells that broadcast short clips (lines from Shakespeare, flatulence, or anything else you record) to unwitting passersby”. He doesn’t sell them, but instead takes applications, and prospective users must tell him where they will use it and how much they’re willing to pay. Get loud.

[Soundbombs]

[Via: bookofjoe]

Pepsi Sense Ad

Pepsi created an ad for the new Black Cherry French Vanilla flavor that included three senses: “sight, sound and scent”.

[Via: MIT Advertising Lab]

Orange

Sodium Laurel Sulfate, and ingredient in toothpaste, blocks sweet sensors on your tongue, which explains why orange juice tastes so bad after you brush.

[ABC – Why Does Orange Juice Taste So Bad After Brushing Your Teeth?]

[Photo Via: Strelitzia]

Cheeseburger

Information Architects put together a great read about interface, with a focus on the McDonald’s Cheesburger, the iPod, the Nintendo DS, and Google.

[Information Architects – The Interface Of A Cheeseburger]

Tide Chandelier

Stuart Haygarth created the Tide Chandelier out of man made debris that washed up along a stretch of the Kent coastline. “The sphere is an analogy for the moon which effects the tides which in turn wash up the debris”.

[Stuart Haygarth – Tide Chandelier]

[Via: MoCo Loco]