Design

Nature Rescue: The Art of Saving the Environment

January 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Finnish artist Ilkka Halso takes a view of the "journey" of nature, from a self sustained process to something which has to be protected now. And his art does carry forward the message in a very thought provocative manner. The central theme of his "Restoration" series is healing and rescuing our natural environment.

Whale Shaped ‘Physalia’ Could Clean European Rivers

January 11, 2010 / No Comments

The Physalia is a whale-shaped design from Vincent Callebaut Architects, who envision it to navigate and clean European rivers, making the water potable. This floating behemoth would be 80 meters in length, 14.9m wide and 11.4m high, accounting for a surface area of 2000 square meters.

Mobile Phone Concept Runs on Sugary Drinks

January 7, 2010 / 1 Comment

This concept mobile phone from designer Daizi Zheng would help in greatly reducing electronic waste, and even bring a smile to the faces of cola manufacturers, if it ever gets built, that is. For its power, the mobile phone utilizes soda, or any other kind of sugary liquid that is rich in carbohydrates. A bio battery is what makes this ...

Artificial Tree to Generate Energy From the Sun and the Wind

December 23, 2009 / 2 Comments

As industrial design goes, the Solar Tree offers a lot of goodies and apparently, without much of a trouble. Designer Matthew Seibert's artificial tree can tap into natural resources and draw power from the sun and the wind.

Chinese Make Christmas Tree From 1000 Beer Bottles

December 21, 2009 / 2 Comments

The huge Christmas tree in Shanghai, China, has a green look but that's only because it has been built out of Heineken beer bottles that have lent their hue to the tree so well. The huge tree has been created out of a thousand beer bottles, and we guess it would love to be a part of the celebration, as ...

Singapore’s Bay South Garden to be the Largest in the Country

December 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

The designs for Bay South have just been released - it's a massive botanical preserve, which also features the tall solar trees which were also announced recently. So far, this appears to be Singapore's largest gardening project, and it's being met with great anticipation.

Sensitile Terazzo Tiles Bring LED-Lit Style to Your Floor

December 21, 2009 / No Comments

LED lights are finding their way into our households in more and more items. While Sensitile isn't exactly an example of green technology, it's still a curious insight into the future of LED lighting. Those fibers have the capability to be lit from any source - even a solar one. They transfer light around the panel's surface randomly, causing interesting ...

Sky Runner: Korea’s Pedal Powered Airplane

December 18, 2009 / No Comments

The Korean Air Force Academy, South Korea has developed a pedal powered airplane. Named the Sky Runner, the plane has a very lightweight construction, and weighs in at a mere 39.9 kilos. Made of glass fibers, Styrofoam and plastics, Sky Runner has a wingspan of 30 meters.

GE Wants a Greener Santa, Designs a New Sleigh

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

General Electric, the thoughtful corporate behemoth, has decided that Santa's centuries old sleigh is needs change for the modern age, and that it needs to get more environment friendly. Keeping that in mind, they have designed a new sleigh for Mr. Claus, and this one has the goodness of modern technology, and no boot space to carry all those gifts ...

Rinspeed May Unveil “Train Compatible” UC? Concept at Geneva

December 16, 2009 / No Comments

Rinspeed has a history of bringing oddly fantastic and interesting concepts to the Geneva Motors Show. The next year's show may see the unveiling of the strangely named UC? concept, is a small electric car that could hitch a ride in the train. Measuring just 2.5 meters in length, the electric car has about the same dimensions as the Smart ...