Meta MoCo This Week
by Harry / July 21, 2007

F3 Arquitectos' Casa del Bosque country house in Chile @ plataforma arquitectura.

+ Architect Michelle Kauffman's prefab mkLotus "will debut at this September's West Coast Green conference" @ Inhabitat.

+ University of Illinois' Solar Decathlon house, "meant to be a display to people that being comfortable and conserving energy aren't two different things, that we can build a house that requires only 10 percent of the energy a typical house today requires, build it with today's technologies and show that it saves money." @ TreeHugger.

+ Designer Scott Newkirk's contemporary, rough hewn 300 square foot off-grid cabin @ New York magazine. Via TreeHugger and materialicious.

+ Sustain's miniHome video makes it onto YouTube. Via materialicious.

+ Saw this in Milan, now watch the 'Corian Nouvel Lumieres' video, "a large-scale, realistic and innovative, multi-sensorial interior environment (with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living areas)". Via designboom.

+ PingMag interviews Artecnica founders Enrico Bressan & Tahmineh Javanbakht, "people need to understand why and what is important about making objects made by hand. But they do tend to cost more: It is a misconception that recycling costs less.".

+ Komplot's Nobody Chair Hay "is made out of recycled plastic water bottles using a manufacturing technique borrowed from the car industry."

+ Suprb graphics for the kitchen @ Cool Hunting.

+ Dornbracht re-thinks the bathroom with the Elemental Spa, including Corian encased fixtures, footwash basins and square copper tubs @ Trendir.

+ Neko Design's Orbit bracelet "is made of anodized aluminum with a web of silicone elastic. When worn, it appears to float around the wrist". Via DESIGNSPOTTER.

+ Vitra Design Museum MyHome videos, "Seven experiments for contemporary living. Interventions by Jurgen Bey, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Hella Jongerius, Greg Lynn, J├╝rgen Mayer H., and Jerszy Seymour.". Via Dezain.

+ Cup & Saucer sets by Japanese architects at include Jun Aoki's Tea for Two and Kengo Kuma's tsuki. Via Dezain.

+ Guillaume Delvigne's pixelated porcelain Lampe 72dpi for Industreal is one of three resolutions. Via The Style Files.

+ The Sasa Saddle Pail by Kitta Perttula is "both a seat and a container in one, you can relax as you pick blackberries and store them as you go." Via NOTCOT.

+ Bruno Christesen's Nutcracker for Menu, "the real genius of this nutcracker is the ribbed metal fitting on the underside of the dome that ensures that only a light tap is needed to split the shell.". Via Elmanco.

+ Nik Roope from Hulger speaks, listen to the Core77 Broadcast podcast. "Andy Polaine interviews Roope about Hulger's 'wear in, not wear out' motto and the need for a sense of wit and charm--not only in the design of physical products, but also digital services.".

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