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The relevance of beekeeping
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Geoffrey Bickford Nov 15, 2011.

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Patrick G. Lynch commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post Urban Beehive
"In order to make this work, you would have to be able to disconnect the hive portion from the wall with the bees still enclosed in the plastic bubble, take it outside to open and inspect, maintain or harvest the combs.  (People with even the…"
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"Is work on the Biotower ongoing? If so, where is the work being done and by whom? I worked on an expert system-based monitor and control product for aquaculture systems in 1986. Is there a contact for this project for co-development opportunities?…"
Feb 18, 2012
Nescio replied to Design Probes Moderator's discussion Living off the grid? Could the Microbial Home probe be a feasible future for us?
"I wonder whether this concept was based on actual research and is therefore ready to implement in a real home? Don't misunderstand me: I like the idea very much and I am impressed by the design of the individual parts of the Microbial Home, but…"
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"I need one, where can i find these lamps in México?"
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Kimberly J. Valley commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post The Apothecary
"Not unlike the evaluation you receive from your loving pet when he/she smells your breath, etc.  I have always felt this behavior was a friendly look at the state of the organism. "
Jan 16, 2012
Brent Turner commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post Microbial Home Coverage
"I'd give props to inhabitat.com also, as that's how I've com across the Phillips Design content. Really enjoy the modern compactness of designs as well as extreme functionality."
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ismael abu zayyad commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post Urban Beehive
"it's wonderful if it is all ready in the market how i can get one and how it cost? nice very nice and Creative "
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Drew Johnson commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post The Filtering Squatting toilet
"The apparent claim that squatting has a causative relationship to decreased colorectal cancer seems dubious at best.  Remember that correlation does not equal causation.  Most places where squatting toilets are the norm have significantly…"
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Drew Johnson commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post Urban Beehive
"I only have limited experience keeping bees as a hobbyist, but I've got to agree with Jamie K. This thing looks beautiful but has some serious concept flaws related to actual bees and beekeeping... As mentioned by CharBee there appears to be no…"
Dec 16, 2011
Adam Miklosi commented on Design Probes Moderator's blog post Urban Beehive
"I love the concept and the design, I have just one practical question: Should I drill a hole on my window if I would like to use it?"
Dec 10, 2011
yuriy replied to Design Probes Moderator's discussion Living off the grid? Could the Microbial Home probe be a feasible future for us?
"Required bacteria of different species working with peat, the goal of creating a new world without officials, green homes in the swamps and forests. LEDs plus bacteria replace the traditional way of life. Thanks for…"
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Microbial Home Coverage

After a crazy busy presentation at the Piet Hein Eek venue during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (which was amazing!), we generated a lot of feedback on the Microbial Home probe. Meanwhile on the internet there has also been some great coverage by a lot of our favourite blogs: Dezeen,…

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Posted on November 4, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Bio-light

The bio-light uses different biological technologies to create ambient light effects. The concept explores the use of bioluminescent bacteria, which are fed with methane and composted material (drawn from the methane digester in the Microbial Home system).…

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Posted on October 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Filtering Squatting toilet

A waste separating squatting toilet that filters effluent while channelling excreta to a methane digester in the Microbial Home system.



The squatting toilet incorporates a handrail to support a person (and improve comfort)  in the…

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Posted on October 27, 2011 at 12:03pm — 2 Comments

The Apothecary

The Apothecary let’s you analyze the state of your health using 4 diagnostic tools that analyze breath, tongue, skin and eyes. These tools help inform you of the state of your health and in particular your health balance. Breath and saliva testing show the state of intestinal flora…

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Posted on October 26, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Urban Beehive

The urban beehive is a concept for keeping bees at home. The beehive is designed to allow us a glimpse into the fascinating world of these industrious creatures and to harvest the honey that they produce.



The design of the beehive is…

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Posted on October 25, 2011 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

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At 1:39pm on May 25, 2011, Fons Sweegers said…

Hi Eric,

Het heeft ff geduurd om te reageren omdat ik sinds dit weekend in de US zit voor een klus.

Ik ben sinds maart in dienst bij Philips als consultant innovation & creativity bij Innovation Services, het vroegere AppTech.

En jij? Wat doe jij voor leuke dingen? Ik dacht dat jij bij een grafisch ontwerpbureau werkte.

 

Grtz Fons

At 6:01pm on November 8, 2011, Maurizio Montalti said…

Dear DesignProbes Team,

I must say that the complete project, Microbial Home, is really aesthetically well-executed and also it is really interesting as a tool of communication to the wider public, showing a systemic vision and connecting concepts;

if not that i felt absolutely upset and somehow annoyed, about finding in your concepts, the ideas already explored by other researchers and designers. Particularly I refer to my case, by looking at the design which you named "the Paternoster"...i was quite shocked about finding such idea in your project/proposal, as it is very very very similiar (the idea, the components, the organisms, the process...) to a project I previously realized and that is still exhibited, since last June, in Naturalis, Leiden (see http://www.mauriziomontalti.com/officina_corpuscoli/system_synthetics.html and also http://www.mauriziomontalti.com/officina_corpuscoli/the_ephemeral_icon_menu___maurizio_montalti.html).

And the funny thing is that I even got in touch with you earlier, because I would have loved to collaborate with you, being part, as a freelancer, of your design-probes team; and I sent you information about my projects and my reserach. Not only I never got a direct reply from you (if not just a general one from Philips), but I see afterwards, that you're exploiting somebody's else (mine) reserach, without even giving any credit to it, and without even trying to get in touch with me. That's why here I write you to express all my disappointment about such behaviour, and , confident that you will get in touch with me at some point (hopefully soon), I hope it was maybe just a very unlucky "coincidence".... looking forward to your response!

All the best,

MM

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