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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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Added by Design Probes Moderator 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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Added by Design Probes Moderator 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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Added by Design Probes Moderator 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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Added by Design Probes Moderator 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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Added by Design Probes Moderator on October 25, 2011 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

The Larder

The larder concept is a system designed to keep ‘living food’ fresh, by using natural processes (as opposed to dead food in the refrigerator). The larder consists of an evaporative cooler and vegetable storage system built into a dining table.



The…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on October 24, 2011 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

The Paternoster

The Paternoster is a concept for a domestic (or school) plastic waste up-cycler that uses mycelium to break down plastic packaging waste. 



In this design, plastics are ground into small chips and mixed with…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on October 23, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

The Bio-digester Island

The Bio-digester kitchen island is the central hub in the Microbial Home system. It consists of a methane digester which coverts bathroom waste solids and vegetable trimmings into methane gas that is used to power a series of functions in the home.…



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Added by Design Probes Moderator on October 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Microbial System Graphic

Before explaining all individual concepts, this infograpic shows how all concepts work together within a domestic setting. As you can see, the digester is the central hub turning human waste solids and vegetable trimmings into methane to power the stove, the gas lamps and the larder.…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on October 22, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Microbial Home

Our newest design probe will be on show during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven at the venue of Piet Hein Eek. The Microbial Home probe adopts a systemic ­approach to many…

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Added by Design Probes Moderator on October 20, 2011 at 2:34pm — 5 Comments

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