Craft & Design Energy & Sustainability

Elsa Zaldívar just won a Rolex award for her work turning loofahs, a sponge-like cucumber that I thought grew underwater but apparently doesn’t, and recycled plastic into a sustainable building material:

You can read more on the awards page here. I eagerly await the promised how-to video; any readers able to find her specific recipes or more details about the project would be greatly appreciated!

(via Worldchanging)

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Luke Iseman makes stuff, some of which works. He invites you to drive a bike for a living (dirtnailpedicab.com), stop killing your garden (growerbot.com), and live in an off-grid shipping container (boxouse.com).

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