Plant-covered buildings are taking over and we’re not complaining! Both beautifully designed and eco-friendly, Jean Nouvel has released plans for a 90-metre-tall hotel in Sao Paulo’s historical district that will have plants and trees growing from each terrace, mimicking the environment around it. Scheduled to open in 2019, the hotel will contain both guest rooms and apartments, and even luxuries such as three swimming pools and a spa.
Portable chargers are great for peace of mind whilst on the go – unless you forget to charge them. XDModo have fixed this by creating a device that uses solar energy, so you can charge wherever and you’re not draining any of the earth’s resources either. The ‘Window Solar Charger’ sticks to glass so it can soak up the maximum amount of energy possible, or it also has a handy kickstand. Pretty essential for festivals and holidays!
This colourful explosion of everything ‘peace and love’ has been in existence since 1973 when Hotel Club Punta Arabi offered the hippies a chance to sell their handmade products. Since that very day, the Hippy Market has flourished into a must see destination. The market is full of beautifully handcrafted organic and eco-friendly products. With an abundance of vistors, colourful stalls, live music and food this gem has and will continue to run every Wednesday in Es Canar, Ibiza.
A self-sufficient camping tent, what’s next? Winner of the coveted Red Dot Award and conceived by a group of Korean designers, this outdoor camping tent includes a Solar-Air Tube system that captures the energy from the sun, to not only use within the tent as electricity but also to help keep the tent heated in the winter or cool in the summer. And if that wasn’t enough, the sound drum function can filter in all the sounds from nature… hmmm.