The Sunset House Cabin Is Built Out Of Reuse, Reclaim, Recycle, Repurpose, Re-Everything!

The Sunset House - Reclaim, Reuse, Repurposed Cabin In West Virginia.The Sunset House is Jubbling at its most awesome. From Cabin Porn:

“The Sunset House in southern West Virginia was built by Lilah and Nick using lumber reclaimed from a barn on their property which was cut and milled from the land by the previous owner many years ago. All the windows are reclaimed from junkyards over their history of thrifting together.”

To view more images of the Sunset House, check out Old World Grange. [Cabin Porn]

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The Unnecessary But Still Lovable Smart Trash-Can That Autonomously Catches Trash.

The tech behind Minoru Kurata’s autonomous trash-catching Smart Trash Can is pretty cool. In a way, it pairs an Xbox Kinect with your trash can. Here’s how it works (DigInfo):

“”When you toss trash at it, a sensor detects the position of the trash, and sends the information to a PC. The PC calculates where the trash will fall, and communicates it to the can via wireless connection.”

Is it too much technology for tossing trash? Probably but the idea could be ported to another product that could help people reduce.

How about a smart trash can that threw back recyclables? (Easy for me to say – never could I do.) [DigInfo]

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Mini-Tables Made Out Of Wine Bottles And Scrap Wood From Tati Guimarães.

Empty wine bottle table.This is a project that even a non-DIY’er could complete. Designed by Tati Guimarães of Brazil, the mini-tables are made out of scrap wood and wine bottles. A nice bonus: the tabletops work as serving trays too. [Unconsumption]

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To Keep Future Energy Costs Predictable, IKEA Decides To Double-Down On Renewable Energy.

IKEA solar panelsIkea has always tried to simplify the furniture assembly process. Following that same path, Ikea is now working to simplify how they’ll get their future electricity by doubling their investment in renewable energy to $4 billion. From Ikea CEO and President Mikael Ohlsson (Bloomberg):

“I foresee we’ll continue to increase our investments in renewable energy… looking at how quickly we’re expanding and our value chain, we will most likely have to double the investments once more after 2015.”

Ikea’s goal is to get 100% of the power for their stores from renewable sources by 2020. Ikea’s stores currently get 34% of their electricity from 250,000 solar panels they own and from 126 wind turbines they’ve invested in. [Bloomberg]

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The Bone House In Texas Is More Jubbling Than We’ll Ever Be.

I’m not sure I’d want to live in The Bone House but the Jubbling is undeniable. Built by Dan Phillips and his team from Phoenix Commotion, The Bone House is constructed out of normally discarded CD’s, lumber, mirror pieces, bottle caps, grocery bags and of course bones. It’s part of Mr. Phillips’ effort to build low income housing out of trash. Throughout the video, you’ll hear a cat interrupting the interview by meowing. Obviously the cat has no idea how close it is to being incorporated into the house. [Fair Companies]

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The Edible ‘Bite Me’ LED Lamp From Victor Vetterlein Is Jubbling Squared.

Bite Me LED LampBite Me Lamp ingredients.Victor Vetterlein’s “Bite Me” LED desk lamp could be the stocking stuffer of the future. The edible Bite Me LED lamp is made out of biodegradable plastic derived from vegetable glycerin and agar (a gelatin made from sea algae). So if hunger strikes and your in a pinch, the Bite Me becomes the Eat Me lamp and can be consumed after you remove its LED light-source strip, clean it and then dunk it in water for about an hour. The Bite Me comes in 4 flavors – orange, cherry, blueberry and apple – and after a good soaking, your soon to be Ate Me lamp reportedly has the consistency of gummy bears. Is it a good idea to build consumable desk accessories? Jubbling thinks it should be mandatory. [Dezeen via Gizmodo]

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