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    Recycled plastic wood furniture by Jason Miller redefines vandalism

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    At some point in life most of us have deliberately or instinctively scribbled on to the government property like table tops and park benches. Waiting for the lady of your life, you would have etched her name on to the bench to demonstrate your passion. Bring back those memories to life with the tables and benches from “I was here” collection. Designed by Jason Miller, this line features a Side Table ($650), Bench ($1600) and a Dining Table ($2,000). Crafted out of “graffiti-proof” recycled plastic wood, the furniture sports all sorts of random New York graffiti carved into the top of them.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 7, 2009
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    Green Bible preaches holiness in an eco-friendly manner

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    We bought your attention to the green personality of the Pope and the Nuns. Also the most eco-friendly and energy efficient Church found a mention on Greenlaunches. Treading on the green religious route, today we pause to read about the eco-friendly Bible. The holy book is printed on a recycled paper with soy ink. Sporting a sustainable beige linen cover embossed with a green picture of a tree, this Green Bible covers the Old and New Testament inside. Highlighting the need to accept green as the new holy shade, this eco-friendly Bible has all text that mentions something about the environment printed in green. This has led to over 1,000 green colored verses throughout the Bible.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 7, 2009
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    Queen of England switches over to biofuel powered Bentleys

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    With the media monitoring every move of theirs, it is difficult for the Royal family to keep the glare of publicity at bay. However it’s the green limelight that they won’t mind basking in. The latest from Buckingham Palace is that Queen of England is going to ride in biofuel powered Bentleys. The Queen has given a nod to replace the engines of the two state limousines with more eco-friendly engine that can run on plant-derived fuel. And this ‘flex-fuel’ system will also allow the vehicles to run on conventional petrol. Priced at £10million each, these majestic vehicles will not leave a trace of carbon footprint when powered by the vegetable fuel. Such a new powertrain will also offer a 40 per cent fuel economy improvement by 2012. Three cheers for green royalty!
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    Posted in Other Stuff on January 2, 2009
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    Eco-friendly UniKeep line from Univenture will show up at CES 2009

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    Even before the CES 2009 opens up, the blogosphere is buzzing with the news about the stuff that will be seen at the exhibition. Today it’s the Univenture that is come under light as it is going to launch its new retail line of UniKeep solutions at the most awaited consumer fair. This award winning inventor and manufacturer of a robust line of eco-friendly packaging, media and document storage, presentation and direct mail products has come up with a green solution for disc packaging and storage. The eco-friendly UniKeep line is crafted out of 100% recyclable polypropylene, plant-based, and recycled content materials. Consumers can also watch out for the Enviro Disc Wallet that is manufactured of up to 85% recycled content. Easy on environment, the company also claims that these products will be easy on user’s wallets too.

    Posted in Other Stuff on January 2, 2009
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    Eco-Ferragamo bags from Salvatore Ferragamo to sport an eco-friendly style

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    And here’s some green stuff for the eco-fashionistas who wouldn’t want to trade in their haute couture lifestyle to soothe their eco-conscious. Salvatore Ferragamo has unveiled a new line of handbags for the spring. Aptly named, Eco-Ferragamo, the line consists of environmentally friendly bags. These eco-handbags are dyed using tannins derived from tree bark. Crafted out of such metal free colored leather, the bags are lined with handwoven hemp too. Though green at heart, these biodegradable and water resistant, uber chic fashion bags don glamorous shades of tobacco brown, lemon yellow, and grapefruit pink. For $1,190 to $1,890, dangle one on your shoulder to prove that green stands for high-end fashion too.
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    Posted in Other Stuff on December 31, 2008
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    A rodent powered eco-friendly paper shredder

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    Instead of getting rid of rodents, why not employ them for an eco-friendly task? Tom Ballhatchet from London has precisely done that and is boasting of the most unusual paper shredder. He has come up with a hamster powered paper shredder for an industrial design project. With an aim to address issues like identifying fraud and recycling, Tom borrowed his friend’s hamster to power his eco-friendly paper shredder. It works on simple principle: The rodent has to run flat out for 45 minutes to shred one sheet of A4 paper. This shredded paper in turn becomes the fresh bedding for the helpful pet.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 30, 2008
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    Spreading the Holiday Cheer!

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    Christmas is here and we want to wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday. Spread the jolly cheer for the moment…
    In our effort to bring you the best, we started two new blogs this year, Designlaunches.com and Greenlaunches.com and we are glad that they are being received so warmly by you.
    The future holds a promise of success.
    Striving to keep you abreast with latest in the field, the team hopes to embark on a literary feast and bring to you more new blogs to read.
    Till then, have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 24, 2008
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    Recycled Santa sits on the head of dometic tools

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    Mr. Charlie Huie is up to some fun since years as he carves Santas into just about anything that will sit still long enough. And his trademark is the Santa handles of old tools like tack hammers, sink plungers, old-fashioned potato mashers, and the like. Recycling tools and other old wooden handled household items like iron and rolling pins, this fellow is certainly smitten by the Santa’s charm.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 22, 2008
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    ECord – An eco-friendly cord that brings energy leakage to light

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    What’s that one thing that stands true for economy, electric, energy, and environment? ECord is the correct answer! Conceptualized to protect environment by efficiently reducing energy waste due to the ‘Standby Power’, ECord simply indicates the wastage by changing its color. Sporting a patterned new composition on its PVC covering, it goes from invisible to detectable mode when the specific range (from 1 to 15W) of current is passing through it. And if there is any loss due to standby power, noticeable pattern appears on the ECORD surface.

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 22, 2008
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    Eco-gift: Vaccum Engine Car toys with alternative fuel

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    If the engineer inside you is toying to work on some noteworthy object over the weekend, or you simply want to buy an out-of-the-ordinary gift for your smart teen, then Vaccum Engine Car is the thing. Japanese hobby kit maker, Gakken, is out with a set that allows you to build your own vacuum car engine. Of course for $210, you cannot get a real hybrid car to zoom off in an eco-friendly style, but certainly a DIY eco-toy-car for green playtime. Sporting an aluminum body, iron shaft, brass valves, plastic steering wheel and a seat too, this vehicle feeds on alcohol fuel. It boasts of a real eternal combustion engine that takes about two hours to assemble without any special tools. Simply hit the gear and watch it go! Don’t miss the video after the jump…….

    Posted in Other Stuff on December 22, 2008
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