Ocean plastic isn’t a problem that is spoken about too often even in the current climate of environmental preservation. Although it now seems to be a bigger problem than originally thought, ocean plastic affects every one, not only those living in direct contact with the ocean but also those indirectly connected to it too…..basically we eat food harvested from the ocean!
In between cooled lava flows, is the Kona Residence, this residence is the quintessential island house. The house id divided into two sleeping pods, with common areas, media, master suite and main living space, with a central axis that helps the house stay organised.
As well as being a pleasure to look at, the house is also environmentally friendly with 2 separate arrays of roof mounted photovoltaic panels to offset the residence’s energy usage, the choice of darker lava stone helps to heat the pool water via solar radiation, rain water collection and a redirection to 3 dry wells help replenish the aquifer that have been installed throughout the property. [Read more...]
If you live by the sea for any amount of time, you probably thought about learning to surf and if you aren’t chicken like me, you have probably at one time or another taken to the sea on a polyurethane or polystyrene surfboard. Surprisingly, the original surfboards carved in Hawaii, were made from local wood, like koa, so Capetonian surfboard company, Groundswell, aren’t that far off from the way surfboards were originally conceived. Pat has been making surfboards since 2007 and has listed Californian surfboard maker Jack Young’s book as a major motivation for starting this innovative company from his garage.