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OTRA NATION

An alternative to Trump’s Mexican wall has been proposed! Known as ‘Otra Nation’ it has been designed by the Made Collective (Mexican & American Designers & Engineers). The proposal is being called a ‘shared co-nation’! Its land would extend 1,200…

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Living Tables

If you purchase a plant-filled Living Table, it will surely green-up your home! This low-maintenance planter system was designed by Habitat Horticulture who have been sensitive to producing an attractive yet manageable system that even a naïve green-fingered beginner could…

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e-waste

Most people who have been living through the digital age by now have an electronic graveyard! Think of all the new and/or updated phones, TVs, desktop and laptop computers, game systems, CD players, printers and portable drives to mention but…

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Stickbulb

RUX Design Studio have designed an innovative and diverse modern LED lighting fixture they call ‘Stickbulb’. The fixture is made locally in New York from material reclaimed from the city. The design innovation lies in the interchangeable wooden LED ‘stick…

ON AUTO-PILOT

If ‘Auto Blog’, the United Arab Emirates Roads and Transportation authority are to be believed, then Dubai is aiming to launch ‘air-taxis’ by the middle of 2017. They tested their ‘Ehang 184’ at the three-day World Government Summit lending the…

Mecanoo Green Roof

Working in collaboration with the local firm Martinez+Johnson Architecture the Dutch firm, Mecanoo have collaborated on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C, aficionados will know it was originally designed by the modernist master Ludwig Mies van…

Self-shaping Shelters

The architect Haresh Lalvani has turned his design intentions towards emergency-shelter design and is aiming to create a biomimicry-based system imbuing shelter structures with the capacity to shape themselves! As co-founder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures, Lalvani…

Gone in 60 seconds

The GeoOrbital bike wheel offers a new take on bicycles! With this item, one can cleverly swap ‘only’ the front wheel of a bicycle for it to become electric. The wheel itself is battery-powered allowing your bike to become electric…

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Prefab Rules

The New York-based CDR Studio Architects have designed a prefabricated backyard retreat. Known as the Dragonfly Pavilion it can be found in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. It has been constructed from sustainably harvested mahogany in combination with recycled aluminum to…