Ignore the green-washing moniker, the "green" in Design Hara's Green HTPC simply refers to the re-usability of the components that make up this handsome handcrafted PC case, and really is as green as an aluminum can in reality. But from the perspective of design, it's a winner, surely as nice as anything we'll see at CES in the next few days and reminds us of the last heydays of warm, wood clad components last seen in the 70's.
The Design Hara’s green HTPC's handsome looks stem from the use of cypress wood from Italy or rose wood from Canada instead of the typical metal or plastic casing; if that still doesn't seem plush enough, natural sheep leather for the front is an additional option finish. Another applaudable detail is the construction of the components connected within; the whole machine was designed for easy dismantling when the machine gives up the ghost for recycling. Now if they could only reduce the amount of eWaste in regards to toxic materials, but we think designing any machine with recycling machine is always a great option.
The Design Hara Green PC is powered by an Intel Core2Duo processor with 4GB of RAM, internal Blu-ray drive and a fairly roomy 1TB hard drive, making this a solid living room machine to provide entertainment and gaming options, complete with HDMI and DVI output to connect to your HD display. Now if we could only find pricing (looks like the Design Hara site has been overwhelmed with interest, thanks to Gizmodo's post!)