Recycle Plastic Bottles, Use as Lightbulbs

Via Fast Company: Students at MIT, in an effort to design lighting solutions for homes not connected to the grid, developed this brilliant new “lightbulb,” made only of a used plastic bottle, water and bleach.

The simple technology can be installed in less than an hour, lasts for five years, and is equivalent to a 60-watt bulb. It works simply: The water defracts the light, letting it spread throughout the house instead of focusing on one point. The bleach keeps the water clear and microbe-free.

Watch the video on how this works here

Read more:The World’s Cheapest Lightbulb Is Made Of Just A Plastic Bottle

Office Architecture That Inspires Creativity

Innovative Ad Agency Sid Lee‘s new Montreal office is designed to inspire free-thinking and creativity, with its open, mutable spaces, walls that can be scribbled on, long corridors for impromptu brainstorming sessions, and its provision of healthy breakfast and free yoga and Pilates classes!

It never ceases to amaze me how ostensibly innovative companies expect their employees to work in perfectly uninspiring digs. For all their “out-of-the-box” thinking, they still think it appropriate to stuff their creatives into office cubicles or, worse still, station them at long, sterile white desks, where all accessories are kept at right angles.

That’s not the case at the Montreal office of Sid Lee — an ad agency with clients such as Adidas, Cirque du Soleil, and Fatboy — where you’ll find a mishmash of boldly designed spaces that are reinvented every few months. The office is essentially open-plan, with as few walls and closed doors as possible for encouraging collaboration and the impromptu sharing of ideas, whether passing each other in a long hallway or sitting at the communal lunch table.

Read more: In Sid Lee’s Free-Form Office, The Walls Are For Scribbles