Author Archives: Kunwari

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No Waste

The ubiquitous grocery store is pretty much the same wherever you go. There are however occasional exceptions to this rule, and this store in Berlin, Germany is one of them! The name of the store is ‘Original Unverpackt’ and it’s…

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15 FANS

Integrating alternative energy sources into our own homes remains confusing. The ‘Wind Cube’ concept from designers Liao-Hsun Chen and Wen-Chih Chang is an interesting and pragmatic solution to convert your home with the help of solely a simple screwdriver! These…

ENERGY MIRACLES

Bill Gates describes what he thinks are the most viable energy options to drive our planet’s future. Hang in there…this TED talk starts to grab you when discussing ‘TERRAPOWER’ and ‘LIQUID NUCLEAR’. It lays out the current status of world…

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Designs on Climate Change

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, coastlines everywhere are still rising. Melting polar ice-caps continue to bring elevated water levels and along with it a future where more and more cities are expected to be submerged. Architects, urban planners and designers…

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Future Wearable Gadgets (super-cool)

It’s great news that self-powered wearable gadgets are beginning to appear more frequently. Here are some of the coolest for the near future we hope can catch-on! The biKini by Andrew Schneider The biKini uses soft conductive thread and photo…

Nebia Shower Spray Saves Gallons

It’s 2015, California has once again found itself without water. With 40 million inhabitants, any shortage issues need to be taken seriously. Now NEBIA (a local San Francisco based start up) is making a significant contribution to the issue. They…

South Korean Eco-Urban Planners

In South Korea, city planners should surely be praised for being ‘eco-conscious’ when it comes to Urban Design. They have created a 20 mile solar path connecting the two South Korean cities of Daejon and Sejong. The path linking the…

Fracking!

It seems in the news lately everyone is talking about ‘fracking’. We now have invented this new method of energy extraction to help us tap additional World resources. But what exactly is ‘fracking’, who invented it and how does it…

SHAPESHIFTER

Chao Chen is a Royal College of Art in London. Whilst undertaking his MA in Design, he was inspired by an ordinary ‘pinecone’ he saw in Hyde Park. It prompted him to layer together a veneer, some fabric, and a…

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The Cultivator (solar meat printer)

The Cultivator uses solar energy and a 3D bio-printer to make functional (and tasty) meat. It does not incur the typical costs associated with meat production i.e. land space, transportation, refrigeration etc. It supports in the creation of small amounts…