Oragami pots expand with growth

If you’re someone who enjoys healthy growth via indoor plants, you’re well aware of the messy chore to continually re-pot those plants. Here’s an interesting invention: A planter that grows as your houseplants do. This pot, GROWTH, is from Studio Ayaskan, and uses origami-based geometry which will transform to accommodate the growth of the plant

How a billion dollar startup moves offline

Online shopping is expected to reach half a Trillion dollars this decade. Everyone thought brick and mortar stores would be replaced by online shopping, and yet real retail shops bring in 10 times what online stores do. Here’s an interesting profile of two entrepreneurs who started thier venture from a New York apartment, hoping to

Off-grid living is still a thing

Whether for financial or environmental reasons, the trend of “off-grid” living doesn’t seem to be diminishing. There have been an explosion of blogs and reality TV shows these past several years dedicated to living off the electrical grid. Three years ago a survey showed that 1.7 billion people in the world live off the grid.

Eco-friendly leather: Made from mushrooms!

Leather is great, but it’s a resource–intensive product that many would rather avoid, for environmental and animal safety reasons.  Here’s the story of how one company – MycoWorks – found a solution in nature. The company created a leather-like product grown rapidly from mycelium and agricultural byproducts in a carbon-negative process. In other words: Mushrooms!

Shoes of the future?

Here’s an interesting product I think is long overdue: Shoes that wrap around your feet like socks, and allow you to walk comfortably on hard or rocky surfaces. The brand name is Furoshiki: For about $110 you can get this innovation from Vibram. The Japanese company states: The concept for this type of footwear was