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Rains and Wood Wood collab to tackle the motherland’s rainy weather

Rains and Wood Wood launch a new wet-weather capsule, with each brand’s respective signature silhouettes fused together to handle the drizzly Danish climate. The collection consists of unisex raincoats, drawstring bucket hats, and a shoulder bag, all produced with waterproof materials. 

The capsule uses a color palette of charcoal, off white, and hints of transparency. The collaboration also throws in some meteorological facts about Danish weather. The logo of the collection tells us that it rains 179 days a year, with a total of 746 million raindrops all together. You can argue that a rainproof collection comes in handy. 

The Rains and Wood Wood collaboration launches on Thursday, September 17th in all Wood Wood stores including woodwood.com, as well as select Rains stores and rains.com.

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These wooden charging stations embody the electric mobility experience

Danish architecture firm Cobe has unveiled plans to build new ultra-fast charging stations at 46 different locations all over Europe. The wooden tree-like structure that builds up the charging stations is a refreshing take on the gray and dull gas station that we are used to today. Because of their modular concept, the stations can vary in size and dynamism depending on where they are installed. Two vastly different stations have already been built in the Danish towns of Fredericia and Knudshoved for drivers to charge their EVs.

The charging stations will pop up in Scandinavia to start with, and you can’t say it isn’t on track with the region’s progressive mindset. In Norway, 60% of all newly registered cars are either pure EVs or plug-in hybrids. Sweden ranks number three on countries with most electric cars per capita, and Denmark is seeing a reduced overall carbon emission, many thanks to the introduction of electric vehicles.

— Electric vehicles are the way of the future. With our design we offer EV drivers a welcome break and an opportunity to recharge mentally in a green oasis. The energy and the technology are green, so we wanted the architecture, the materials and the concept to reflect that. Hence, we designed a charging station in sustainable materials placed in a clean, calm setting with trees and plants that offer people a dose of mindfulness on the highway, explains architect and founder Dan Stubbergaard.

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Apple to build the world’s largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark

At 200 meters tall, the never seen before turbines are expected to produce 62-gigawatt hours each year — energy enough to power almost 20,000 homes. The sky-high turbines will be put near the town of Esbjerg, and will support Apple’s 45,000 square meter data center in Viborg. All the surplus energy created from the turbines will go to the Danish electrical grid.

— Combatting climate change demands urgent action and global partnership and the Viborg data center is powerful proof that we can rise to this generational challenge, explains Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives.

This is one step in the right direction for Apple’s plans to become carbon neutral across its entire business by 2030, announced last month. Transitioning all of its European-based suppliers to renewable power is a good start, as Apple wants every Apple device sold to have net zero climate impact.