For all you eco-geeks out there designer Karin Ehrnberger and interaction designer Loove Broms from Interactive Institute, Sweden have come up with what you call the right picks to lead a sustainable life without making any compromises on style! The Aware project comprises a series of household products that highlight energy consumption in your lodging.
Consisting of six objects, a clock, light switch, chandelier, radiator handle and two lamp designs, this Aware project simply makes people aware of their energy consumption, asking them to pay their contribution in lowering it as far as possible!
•The Aware Laundry Lamp: Aims to encourage people to hang-dry their clothes as opposed to using a tumble dryer, one of the greatest consumers of energy in the home.
•The Aware Chandelier: Explores the aesthetic qualities of compact fluorescent light bulbs.
•The Energy Aware Clock: Displays household energy consumption in real-time and allows comparisons with the previous day’s consumption
•The Aware Puzzle Switch: A light switch that aims to encourage people to turn off lights by exploiting our “built-in desire for order.” The puzzle only appears complete when in the off position.
•The Aware Handle: Radiator handle with teeth in the surface designed to be more comfortable to use when decreasing temperature than increasing.
•The Share Aware Lights: Series of portable and radio-controlled lights which divide a fixed amount of energy between them, as one light is made brighter the other lights in the series dim for compensation.
A little change in picking up stuff for your home can make you a proud contributor in saving the planet Earth. Go green without making a sweeping change in your lifestyle!