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i used to be a wine barrel

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Floating serving platter by Geut Gonen

hi, Smiley here! the making of wine is not the green-est process in the world, but winemakers around the world are attempting to do their part and change this.  one way people are ‘greening’ the wine industry is by producing organic and natural wines – this means the facilities may use recycled water and solar power, etc.

Chaise lounge chair by Sagi Benshalom,

in order to bring attention to this issue, people are also tackling the wine barrels when i visited Napa ealier this year (see my travel post here), we learned how much expertise it takes to actually make a wine barrel, and how much they effect the wine you’re drinking.  everything from the actual wood used to make the barrel, to the way it’s roasted effects the way the wine tastes.  the industrial design department at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) is now challenging designers to find ways to upcycle these wine barrels…

Chess board by Einav Ben Asher,

the exhibition featured 11 students work and gave them a chance to explain their projects to the audience.  TheI Used to be a Wine Barrel” exhibit took place at the Tel Aviv Port.

– smiley

images via the artists, greenprophet

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