As much as we love the look and utility of wooden cutting boards, they can cause cross-contamination no matter how hard you scrub. These flexible, biodegradable bamboo sheets can be disposed of after usage. They also have a self-stick backing to keep them from sliding.
A versatile and elegant folding laptop stand crafted from bamboo. It works as a flat or angled stand for elevating your computer, and doubles as a lap desk with a built-in mousing surface or as hard surface for sketching.
MakeLab’s skateboard design combines bamboo’s strength with the stiffness of fiberglass and carbon fiber. The result is a fun, responsive deck whose manufacture provides job training and increased employment in the Alabama black belt.
An unusual vehicle made from sustainable materials, designers Kenneth Cobonpue and Albrecht Birkner’s car would have a woven skin, replaceable after it biodegrades. Not the most practical concept, but still visually striking.
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