Solar technology conquer the world of gadgets. We have seen a number of gadgets powered by solar energy. Sol Design Lab`s Solar Pump takes advantage of the accessibility of solar light and further promotes this new trend. Are you running out of power? Stop by the Solar Pump station, a solar charging station set up from a photovoltaic panel that forms shade for a sitting area created from recycled furniture.
These days we find TV screens everywhere. An innovative company Seura has came up with an idea to incorporate TV into a bathroom mirror. This patented technology uses the LCD screen that gets invisible when turned off. Who would not want to watch its favourite TV serie when brushing teeth.
This ambitious concept of Self Sufficient House by architect Iana Kozak should be build in the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Each house cell will be from 2 to 5 floors high. As the dwellings upon the trunk does not occupy a lot of space, it creates a free space for a parking or recreation. The outer covering is made of natural cellulose that can absorb and store woter. Double walls with a membrane enable to take advantage of hydrostatic pressure and provide a natural thermoregulation. A leaf-like structure that should cover each roof will produce oxygen and filter the air.
Rollerphone by Alexey Chugunnikov is not a phone. It features a cellphone, video and music player, online chat and an e-reader. With its high-tech retractable transparent screen it can unroll to tips of fingers, so it creates a perfect fit between ear and mouth. Who would not want to have a media center in its wirst.
Designer Pawel Grunert has recently presented its newest creation, the Nest Chair dubbed also SIE51 that will be officially premiered in Milan at Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011. The inspiration by a bird nest is evident and well done. It was handmade from stainless steel, so you can use this chair either inside or outside. I perceived the Nest Chair more as an sculptural piece than a seating, it reminds me more of a steel scrubber, to be honest. Wondering if it is comfortable, if anyone buys it, please let know!
In: clock design17 Feb 2011
The Solaris Series Concept Watches were designed by Olivier Demangel for Tokyoflash. Powered by integrated solar cells, they look like they just slipped off captain Krik`s hand. If you are wondering how to use these watches, you would be suprised how simple it is. Watches features colour LED display that indicates time in non-traditional but natural way by colour stripes or points that light up as time passes.
Connect Design came up with a fresh additions for any kitchen or dining-room – emboGarden Coasters. Two lines are available: “C line” is designed to protect table from stains. C-shaped individual coasters can be jointed together to form any curve and bigger mats. The othe “R” line is suitable for pots and dishes.
A group of designers Bi Zhao, Fengchi L, Meixian Su, Fengming Chen, Yuke Li, Jiamin Liang and Yujie Chen have probably passed a lot of time waiting for a metro train. They came up with an original idea how to utilize mechanical energy that is created while passing through rotating gates at metro stations, parks or elsewhere. They constructed a prototype of a three-roller mechanism dubbed the „Green Pass“ that allows to store and convert the energy created by paging through its turnstiles. The original, eco-friendly idea has already win 2010 Liteon Awards.
Mercedes-Benz has recently unveiled in Detroit the SLS AMG E-CELL, the brand new electric car of the next generation. Featured with 4 synchronous electric motors mounted next to each wheel, the SLS AMG E-CELL provides a great handling and can reach a speed of 130mph in 12s. The new Mercedes-Benz will be powered by lithium-ion batteries.
This minimalistic child`s riding horse get a name “Rocker” and was introduced recently at the “imm cologne” in Germany.
London designer from Doshi Levien about the Rocker: “While observing young children, we found that most things of interest to them are not figurative but everyday objects that are not intended for play! Children find their own imaginative purpose for any object already in the home. This observation prompted us to create a “Rocker” for Richard Lampert that is like a found object, an improvised ride. Moulded seat with solid oak rockers.”