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Doconomy launches credit card with a carbon-emission spending limit

Designnicole ziziComment

“Swedish fintech company Doconomy has launched a credit card that tracks the carbon dioxide emissions of purchases, and caps the climate impact of users' spending.

The DO Black credit card directly connects our consumption to the impact it has on the planet, in a bid to encourage us to actively reduce our carbon footprint each day.

Users can make their daily purchases with the DO card, tracking the carbon emissions associated with their spending via the DO app.

The app uses a calculation system called the Åland Index to measure the CO2 produced with every transaction, and allows users to put limits on the climate impact of their spending”

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“Those who sign up to DO will receive access to a free savings account that helps them understand their carbon footprint, learn about UN-certified climate compensation projects, and discover investment funds that have a positive impact on people and the planet.

The card itself is made of bio-sourced material and is printed with Air Ink – an ink made from recycled air pollution particles, namely the unburned carbon soot that comes out of car exhaust pipes, chimneys and generators.

Source: Dezeen

Upcycling Lifeguard towers into winter swingset for Toronto's frozen beaches by WMB Studio

Art, Design, Architecturenicole ziziComment
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This is a Sling Swingset designed by WMB Studio. “Part of the annual Winter Stations project that transforms lifeguard stations on Toronto’s Woodbine Beach, the Sling Swing was one of five selected designs and revises the idea of a relaxing summer deck chair into a wintery piece of public art. Following the competition theme of ‘warmth’, its swathes of bright orange canvas are suspended from a grid of steel poles that encompass the station and create twenty-one ‘slings’ in which people can swing, huddle or simply sit and contemplate the sea view. When unoccupied, the loops of fabric sway in the breeze to create a highly animated, vibrant weather van. ”

Source: uk.askmen.com

Women-only Working Co-Working Spaces As a Statement for Gender Equality

Design, Architecturenicole ziziComment
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Women-only co-working spaces are opening across the world. In effort to push for gender equality. Workspaces and clubs geared towards women, like Seattle's The Riveter, Toronto's Make Lemonade, London's AllBright and New York's The Wing, opened. Spaces are changing the way business women work. The founders say these spaces allow for "women to thrive in a often male dominated space."

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Stine Mikkelsen premieres Granite and Tin sculptures in Miami

Architecture, Design, Textilesnicole ziziComment

Stine Mikkelsen, a Danish Textile Designer created a collection of impressive furniture pieces. Mikkelsen used a crushed granite, melted tin and torched rope to create this collection. These pieces are based on objects found in her hometown of Marstal, located in Denmark's Baltic Sea islands.

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https://www.dezeen.com/2017/12/26/tactile-monoliths-stine-mikkelsen-furniture-aybar-gallery-miami/