grown built a forest as part of their Gardens by the Bay development. The Supertree Grove opened on the weekend with 18 supertrees made of concrete, steel, and over 160,000 plants growing on them. Up to 16 storeys high, the trees harvest solar energy to light up at night and will also work as air exhaust receptacles for the conservatories below. Visitors can walk a 128-metre long path between the trees and dine at the bistro atop a 50-metre supertree.
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I am not a water connoisseur. But for those of you who are, check out the Eau Good water bottle from the Anglo-Swiss outfit, black + blum. It uses Binchotan-active charcoal – also known as white charcoal – to purify tap water and make it taste better. The charcoal from Japan has a porous surface that allows it to absorb chemicals (like chlorine), smells, and pollutants, while releasing minerals to balance the pH. After six months in the bottle, the charcoal has other applications. Use it as an odour-absorber in cat litter, laundry baskets, shoes. Crumble it into your potted-plants for mineral nutrition. Or use it as a humidity-absorber in wardrobes.