The Solaris Kitchen($TBD) designed by Italian company Ernestomeda. It is a simple and great design, I loved its water pipe protection design, like the human skeleton. It brings you the European modern design. In the Solaris the seamless Corian material is use to create a smooth streamlined worktop with an integral backsplash.
The Naked UNbrella is Eco-Brolly umbrella design. The Naked UNbrella sported newspapers as the canopy for your umbrella skeleton, making your umbrella. It looks green, designed by Shiu Yuk Yuen. It is smaller than a normal umberra, but you might find a newspaper anywhere? It is pocket size, lightweight aluminium, suitable for Britain, where the weather is unpredictable, especially for Central Londoners, where free newspaper is available. For them who have the habit of reading newspapers everyday.
The LED Bench($TBD) from Frellstedt, a German company. This Light Bench features use the LED tech, it can be lighted in different LED colors. Choose from a fixed hues set or a predefined set of changing colors. Relax in your favorite atmosphere by letting the Light bench smoothly transition from one hue to the other. The bench is weather resistan, you can use it at indoor or outdoor. It also can be operated by a remote control(On, Off, Color?). Its LED lighting tech, let it use 95w electric power.
If you want to wake up in a different way? This Mr Clock Radio($TBD) features can perform 50 Wake-up Shows from a gentle voice to a shouting drill sergeant. (Check out see the video of this clock in action). And It is also a AM/FM Tuner, react to light or motion even play music via Ipod and MP3 player.
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Another save space appliance. The Team ToasterCoffee Breakfast Set($40) features takes two of the most commonly used kitchen appliances in one. Electronic controls with LED light make it easy to toast bagels, favorite waffles and pastries right out of the freezer, coffee maker with a reusable coffee filter.
If you feel you house has not enough windows, see this project. The Living Room House by German Seifert Stoeckmann. It located in a historic district of Gelnhausen, Germany. It Clad with a powder-coated-aluminum skin, included 52 windows in this house, amazing! The bedroom hangs in a sliding drawer that can be opened over the street for alfresco sleeping, very cool design. As Seifert explains, the house responds to the exterior environment in a way that's akin to breathing.
The Digimech-Clock by Duncan Schotton. "The sliders are gradually cranked up in accurate time. Upon reaching the last number (e.g. the 9th minute) the same servo disengages the ratchets 'stopper' and the slider then falls to the first number again. The slider positions are controlled by 3 JR servos which are regulated with a PIC16F628 microcontroller. Each servo interacts with a ratchet and pawl which are linked to the pinion which drives the slider mounted rack." Check out see the Digimech clock in action.
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I love this hanging chair - Eureka($2,316) from Property. Made of bamboo and rattan with removable uphostered seat cushion. Designed by Giovanni Travasa. Available in different colors. Property (14 Wooster St.), a modern furniture store in the Soho neighborhood of New York.
Italian architect David Fisher designs first rotating skyscraper, the Dynamic Tower. The Dynamic Tower offers infinite design possibilities, as each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving shape that introduces a fourth dimension to architecture, Time. The Dynamic Tower is environmentally friendly, with the ability to generate electricity for itself as well as other buildings nearby making it the first building designed to be self-powered, it achieves this feat with wind turbines fitted between each rotating floor. An 80-story building will have up to 79 wind turbines, making it a true green power plant. The Dynamic Tower is also the first skyscraper to be built entirely from prefabricated parts that are custom made in a workshop, resulting of fast construction and of substantial cost savings . this approach known as the Fisher Method, also requires far less workers on construction site while each floor of the building can be completed in only seven days, units can also be customized according to the owners needs and styles. The first two towers are to be built in Dubai and Moscow. Completed building in Dubai by the end of 2010. Pre-sales for at least part of the $700 million cost of building the 80-storey skyscraper.
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The geart Dry Dishes and Grow Herbs with Dish Drainer design from students at Holon Institute of Technology in Israel. And this Dish Drainer design - Ran Shnaper by student Ran Shapner. A geen and cool idea, I like this design, and you can also grow your own herbs in this Dish Drainer. Cool!
Cocobello is a modular cabin whose functionality and flexibility allows it to serve a variety of purposes. It can be used as a showroom, workplace, press cubicle, mobile living space or artist's studio. The module consists of three interlocking elements, which can be moved apart horizontally and vertically to form a two-storey studio unit. The "Cocobello" module is defined as a Fliegender Bau ("flying building") and is thus permitted, as a temporary structure, to stay in place for up to 5 years; a veritable plug-in. More pic download this Pdf.
If you have experience found a toilet when you are in the outdoor? Shit Box(GBP 16; about $30) is a lightweight portable cardboard toilet, made specifically for outdoor use. The box pops up from a convenient 14inch flat pack to a rigid, reusable, comfortable toilet. Each box comes with ten degradable poo bags. [Thanks, Little Jack]
The green power, you can get free electricity by this Xantrex Xpower Solar Powerpack. It's completely self-renewing, which included a detachable 5-watt solar panel that charge the power pack's 10 amp-hour battery. It included two 120-volt AC outlets(Cool!), one 12-volt DC socket and one USB port. You can use it charge 13-inch color TV, laptop, iPod and cellphone... It is portable, weight nearly 18 pounds. It features you can take more than 45 hours to fully charge via its 5w solar panel. With a full charge, 5w Cordless telephone can run at 13 hours, 25w Laptop for 3 hours, 45w 13" TV for 1.3hours. More info download its manual. You also can check out it from the Amazon for $142 price tag. Perfect for outdoor using.
The LapDome($80) let you see the screen under the strong sun rays. This laptop computer CARRY CASE transforms into a sheltered, darkened work environment. It offers privacy, security, and protection from the elements, but most of all, computer screen visibility outdoors in the daytime. It features carry your laptop and backpack fastened together to count as ONE BAG while traveling and fit the most 17-inch laptops. The cool geek, you can use in the summer!
"Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131(AUD 3,204; about $3,400/2night Sole Use) offers immersion in the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with 5-star plus luxury and private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock)."
I love this Repabad's Ovalis bath($TBD), pretty! The curious supporting brace creates the illusion that the bathtub is floating in mid-air!(Cool!) And the brace is available in glass or wood. The dimensions are 185 x 95 x 46cm, with a base length of 135cm.That means you can add up to 170 litres of water and totally immerse yourself. If you prefer, the Ovalis can come with an optional whirlpool facility. The taps are centrally located so as not to interfere with your relaxation.
The Lilypad is a project for the Climate Refugees - A Floating Ecopolis For Climate Refugees. It is a solution for the water rising, each floating cities designed to hold around 50,000 people. Lilypad travels on the water line of the oceans, from the equator to the poles following the marine streams warm ascending of the Gulf Stream or cold descending of the Labrador. And it is a a prototype of auto-sufficient amphibious city. It enables to live in the heart of the subaquatic depths. It also feature with green technologies(solar, wind, tidal, biomass), the double skin is made of polyester fibres covered by a layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) like an anatase which by reacting to the ultraviolet rays enable to absorb the atmospheric pollution by photocatalytic effect...
I love it, pretty and cool! The Droog's Salad Sunrise Oil and Vinegar Bottle($42) utilizes the properties of oil and vinegar. The oil will naturally float on top of the vinegar, so there is no need for two separate containers. The result is a single vessel with two tubes. As you pour the vinegar and the oil on your salad, you can observe them parting. A clever design. Designed by Arnout Visser.
The Tre Table Multi Function Table($100) is Multifunctional design, can be used as a coffee table, end table, computer desk, or a dinner tray / laptop stand. Available in natural walnut veneer, black or white. when it used as a mini desk for the laptop, I doubt where I can place my mouse, but still cool.
I love this Lacquer Docking Station($50), simple and elegant. Wood construction with a glossy lacquered finish. A space-saving way station for cell phones, digital cameras, blackberrys, mp3 players and their charging kits. Hinged back holds a surge protector, cords and plugs; rear cutout feeds cords to an outlet. It also has a large drawer stores notes, pens and more.
I love this simple Bureau(EUR 1,095-1,465). By designer marina bautier. Made from soild wood, this desk offers an effective workspace in the domestic evironment. A metal plate when folded down conceals personal items such as a laptop, and when lifted, its magnetic surface allows posting memorantdums or personal documents, On the left, a drawer organises work material. Clever construction allows for geometric simpliclity without interruption.
A fun idea, not the concept, it is a product from Japan. The Air-Conditioned Bed($400) from Kuchofuku. Using extremely quiet dual-fans at the foot of the bed, cool air is pulled in from behind your head and circulated through the soft membrane which also acts as an air-cushion to support you. An old news, but really cool!