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Èter: El cinquè element
L’element èter, anomenat akasha en Sanskrift, es descriu com el material que omple la regió per sobre de l’esfera terrestre. La paraula en si prové del grec homèric i significa “aire fresc”, “pur” i “cel buit”. Es creu que és una essència pura que els déus respiraven en lloc d’aire.
La ciència medieval i la química es van mostrar molt interessats en la complexitat de l’èter. L’element és invisible i no es pot mesurar de cap manera. Això fa que es creuen diferents opinions individuals sobre l’element: sobre com es comporta i el que és l’èter exactament. A diferència de l’aire, amb l’èter podem veure com afecta el nostre entorn.
Aether: The fifth element
The aether element, called akasha in Sanskrift, is described as being the material that fills the region above the terrestrial sphere. The word itself derives from Homeric Greek and means ‘fresh air’, ‘pure’ and ‘clear sky’ and it was thought to be a pure essence that the gods breathed instead of air.
Medieval science and chemistry were very interested in the complexity of aether. The element is invisible and can’t be measured which leaded people to have individual opinions about the element, how it behaves and what aether exactly is. Unlike air we can’t see how aether affects our surroundings.
Interview of the bamboo bike winner
Our bamboo bike contest winner is very happy with her new bike. We interviewed her and she told us what happened after she won the bike and how cycling on a bamboo bike has been influencing her daily life since then.
What was your first thought when you heard you won the bamboo bike?
It was a wonderful surprise because cycling is my primary means of transport and the bamboo bike seemed like such a nice and conceptual object and I never thought I would own one.
Why do you like using a bike for transport?
I do not only like the bike but I love it! It represents the archetype of how mobility is driven by muscular power, it is silent and it allows you to enjoy unusual perspectives of spaces. In essence it is a means of truly free and democratic transport in all senses, in addition to being fast, lightweight, environmentally friendly, efficient and sustainable.
La filosofía de home on earth
Home on earth es una empresa que valora la sostenibilidad, el cuidado del medio ambiente y que plasma en sus productos una combinación de ambos y una elegancia de diseño. Si quieres saber más sobre nuestra filosofía, sólo sigue leyendo.
Uno de los factores clave en home on earth es la naturaleza y el medio ambiente. La naturaleza es un gran recurso para la inspiración, en todos los aspectos de la empresa. Incluso, en los primeros instantes de planificación y diseño de un nuevo producto. La mayoría de los productos están fabricados a partir de materiales naturales como el bambú, el mango, el coco, la lana, la madera de canela, el cáñamo y el algodón orgánico.
The home on earth philosophy
Home on earth is a company that values sustainability, green care and combines this with the elegance of Nordic design in its products. Do you want to know more about our philosophy? Then just keep on reading.
One of the key factors at home on earth is nature and the environment. Nature is a great resource for inspiration in all aspects of the company, even at the first steps of planning and designing a new product. Most of the products are also made from natural materials like bamboo, mango, coconut, wool, cinnamon wood, hemp and organic cotton.
Our cooperation with the association Estel Tàpia, Barcelona
Estel Tàpia is an organization formed in 1984 and is set out to help those who are socially excluded on a high level. For more than 20 years the organization focused on escorts and citizens who suffered from a substance abuse. When the economic crisis hit in 2008 the focus was changed to long-term unemployed people and citizens with mental disabilities.
In Barcelona many of the spaces for the people with mental disabilities have closed, and therefore there is nowhere to go. Estel Tàpia opens up for those with mental disabilities so they can socialize and be creative.
The people who come to Estel Tàpia worked with industrial manipulation, samples and small objects before, but after these jobs were moved to other countries without the same level of work protection, Estel Tàpia again needed to adapt. Now they mainly work with fabrics.