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Published on November 17th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill


New Blind Mimics Tree Leaves and Stores Energy

Imagine coming home from a long day at work on a summers’ day. You left that morning and ensured the blinds were down so you didn’t come home to a roasting-oven. You walk in the door and the sun is down outside, but inside, there’s a warm gentle light.

Welcome to a house with the Liteon Eco Leaf blind installed.

Replacing traditional blinds the Eco Leaf includes solar cells made into the fabric that recharge during the day while doing the job a blind is designed for; blocking out the sun. Come darkness outside though, the Eco Leaf emits ambient light, using energy it stored during the day and creating a stylish corner of your house.

There’s even a little corner on the blind which tells you the current room temperature, and can even allow you to check the weather and time, using E Ink.

Designed by Lim Wan Xuan & Tang Xueling Jane of XentiQ Pte Ltd, a production company.

Based around the idea of a tree leaf the blind allows ambient light to seem into the room during the day, but also gathers energy using photovoltaic cells that are built into the fabric. During the night leaf-shaped OLEDs light up the room.

Source: Yanko Design

Women’s Active Wear Brand Athleta Joins Gap Inc.’s Online Portfolio.

Women’s Health Weekly May 7, 2009 Continuing to expand its product offerings to customers, Gap Inc. (NYSE:GPS) announced that its newest brand, Athleta, is now available through the company’s online platform (see also Gap Inc.).

Athleta, a popular women’s sports and active apparel brand, takes its place as the “fifth tab” on the company’s unique Universality online platform, providing a shopping experience that’s simple, easy and convenient. Customers can now shop the Athleta brand alongside Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Piperlime – with one shopping cart and a flat shipping rate of $7. here athleta coupon code

“Over the past ten years, Athleta has evolved as a premier lifestyle brand with a strong following of loyal customers in the rapidly growing women’s active wear sector,” said Toby Lenk, President, Gap Inc. Direct. “We wanted to make sure we brought Athleta’s authenticity and distinctive appeal to life on our ecommerce platform, and we’re excited to unveil it today to the millions of customers that shop with us online.” Last year, Gap Inc.’s online net sales reached just over $1 billion. The company continues to improve customers’ shopping experiences through innovative technology improvements, such as Universality, as well as new brand opportunities, like Piperlime and Athleta. go to site athleta coupon code

Acquired by Gap Inc. in September of 2008, Athleta offers stylish and functional high-quality apparel for women for a variety of sports, including running, skiing, snowboarding, surfing and yoga. Customers can also continue to make purchases from the brand’s popular catalog. About Gap Inc. Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brand names. Fiscal 2008 sales were $14.5 billion. Gap Inc. operates more than 3,100 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Ireland. In addition, Gap Inc. is expanding its international presence with franchise agreements in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. For more information, please visit

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I'm a Christian, a nerd, a geek, a liberal left-winger, and believe that we're pretty quickly directing planet-Earth into hell in a handbasket! I work as Associate Editor for the Important Media Network and write for CleanTechnica and Planetsave. I also write for Fantasy Book Review (, Amazing Stories, the Stabley Times and Medium.   I love words with a passion, both creating them and reading them.

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