Tag: eco

SKY ORCA

Check out the designer dirigible. Known poetically as ‘Manned Cloud’, it is a flying hotel proposed by French designer Jean-Marie Massaud. The serenely-shaped 210 metre-long airship (reminiscent of a whale) was developed with ONERA (the French national aerospace research body)….

OBJECTS OF DESIRE (+ PERFORMANCE)

The French designer Mathieu Lehanneur has produced his series of ‘energy objects’, intended to monitor how much energy one is consuming in their home. Simply known as ‘Efficient Home’, they look like a set of letters from the alphabet, small…

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Glass Box EcoHome

Although a ‘glass-home’ doesn’t sound very eco-friendly the Dutch architect Paul de Ruiter has made it just that! In the form of a glazed-box, one half of this home sits above the landscape and the other half remains buried underground….

A BULB TO ATTRACT ATTENTION

A London company called Hulger have temporarily stepped-out of designing their unusual phone to work on a designer light-bulb. Named the ‘Plumen‘ bulb, they have designed a product that has arguably been touted as the World’s first ‘designer bulb’! This…

UAE ECO-RETREAT

The architectural firm known as Baharash Architecture has designed a luxury private eco-retreat in the Liwa oasis, United Arab Emirates. The retreat is for one of the highest-profile individuals in the Emirates. The design brief had several concerns that had…

Open Source Chair Design

Designers ‘Studio Swine’ have posted this movie! The movie reveals how waste plastic can be converted by fishing trawlers to form chairs for fisherman on the boats themselves, during their voyages! A companion manual has also been produced showing the…

Single Charge = 30HRS+

In order to bring power and light to undeveloped communities across Nicaragua, Voltaic Systems have partnered with non-profit organization Fabretto on a dynamic and meaningful social Kickstarter project. Together, they have revealed their latest and greatest invention. Called SHINE, it’s…

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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…

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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…