Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Take a look at this ingenious solution to lighting the inside of windowless rooms in poor Philippino neighbourhoods, and remember this the next time you are in a big box megastore where they choose to pay for electricity rather than pay to clean windows, because they think its “cheaper”. Surely we could do better:
6 thoughts on “Philippino Ingenuity”
Thanks an amazing and ingenious idea! (what do they do when it rains?)
Laura – I believe they seal the bottle to the metal sleeve, then seal the metal sleeve to the roof so it doesn’t leak.
Hi. I was surfing and chanced upon your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts and just love the photos. I just thought I’d let you know that it’s Filipino and not “Philippino”. 🙂
A Filipina in NJ
Thanks for comments. I know… I keep forgetting to change the spelling. Have to remember to say “Filipina” too, when its appropriate! Glad to hear you enjoy the blog. I was just out at the Tondo dumpsite today and took photos. I will do a post on that shortly.
Amazing. And amazingly beautiful when all hanging together as in the Yahoo interview.