Design

ZBoard Skateboards are Powered by the Foot

February 19, 2013 / No Comments

Skateboards are now days used as a means for short distant travel. If one finds balance on a skateboard, it becomes extremely easy to glide on it. So what’s new about the new arrival on that terrain. Christened ZBoard, this one is a weight-sensing electric skateboard that can be rode simply by leaning forward on the front footpad. The board ...

Hushamok Hammock Offers Womb-like Security for Newborn Babies

January 17, 2013 / No Comments

A peaceful sleep is the first wish of any mother of a newborn baby and the Hushamok baby hammocks offers the same for you and your baby. An alternative to the traditional baby bassinet, the new Hushamok organic baby hammocks offer womb-like security and feeling to the newborn. Its natural swinging and rocking motion induces sleep in babies and gives ...

Osaka Streets See Old Phone Booths Turn Goldfish Tanks

October 5, 2012 / No Comments

What do you do with the trash-worthy telephone booths? You obviously hurl them in the dumps, right? Think again, as did the Kingyobu group on Japan. What they have done is turn old phone booths into fish tanks. A great idea, indeed! Today in many cities, phone booths have been disappearing as most people prefer to carry cell phones. The Japanese ...

Recycled Bottle Caps Turned into Design Material for House Beautification

September 18, 2012 / No Comments

Thousands of pieces of waste that would otherwise be obstructing waterways of Siberia have been turned into beautiful and attractive construction material. Olga Kostina, a resient of Kamarchaga village in Russia, has collected old bottle caps to decorate her house. She has decorated her house with them in vivid attractive patterns. This bottle cap house is drawing people and the media ...

Roof Top Villas Built Atop Green Roof Shopping Mall in China

September 4, 2012 / No Comments

In order to tackle the urban heat island effects, New York has been promoting green tops all through the city. But the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan, China has taken the idea of green roofs a step further by developing villas atop a green roof shopping mall. Zhuzhou has been engaged in a mission of greening its infrastructure after it was ...

New Bladeless Wind Turbine is Bird-Friendly

September 3, 2012 / No Comments

There are no two arguments about the fact that wind turbine is an efficient way to capture wind and generate clean energy. However, they may pose a threat to flying birds and bats. The three blades, that are the feature of the wind turbines, could critically harm birds. Eighty-nine-year old military veteran Raymond Green has come out with a new design ...

Animal-Figured ZOOlamps to Light up Your Home

August 14, 2012 / No Comments

One way to add more fun to your interiors without compromising on your commitment to the environment is to use ZOOlamps. They are not ordinary lamps; they are animal-shaped bulbs which could definitely turn your home into a glass menagerie. The ZOOlamps are designed by YellowOffice. These bulbs are handmade in Italyby skilled craftsmen. Each one of the lamp is blown ...

New LED Lights Recreate Sun’s Healing Effects

July 27, 2012 / No Comments

Years of research has given us many lighting solutions. From older incandescent  bulbs to the modern LEDs, we have managed to extend our day. However, all these lights are artificial and they emit, what researchers call, cold light. They don't have sunlight's soothing effect on our senses. That could change soon. For the first time, Italian designer Stefano Pertegato has created ...

Make a Foot-Powered Washing Machine from Recycled Stuff for Just $4 [Video]

July 20, 2012 / No Comments

Life in the developing world has its own advantages and that include access to clean water, electricity and appliances that make our lives a whole lot comfortable. The conditions are just the opposite in many parts of the developing world where people have to work hard for even the most basic of facilities. People living in the rural parts of Africa ...

Recycled Bicycles Turn Pretty [Video]

April 3, 2012 / No Comments

The bike is the one awesomely simple commuting vehicle ever invented, and indeed it is the most efficient one. As if to rewrite the whole concept of designer bikes, Slovenian phone company Orto has just released a video titled, ‘Making of Orto Bikes’. 'Making of Orto Bikes’ briefly documents the progression of 20 artists turning 20 tattered cycles into art within ...