Design

Bring Home a Bird Nest Bed for Your Kid, and You Too

March 15, 2012 / No Comments

Ever wanted to curl up in a nest and fly off to your dream land? Your can now fulfill your dream by just buying your own ‘bird’s nest bed’. An amazing creation this one is, indeed. The beautiful nest bed has been conceived and put to shape by the O*GE Creative group. The venture is as part of their ‘creating ...

BioLite Intelligent Stove Charges Your Gadgets While Heating Up a Nice Meal

February 16, 2012 / No Comments

Being stuck in the wilderness along with your devices that are going to fail because there is just no way to charge them back up is a common camper nightmare. But to save the day, BioLite is here with their new intelli-stove. The campstove features a thermoelectric system that will transform part of the heat of the fire into electrical energy ...

iBamboo Speaker Docks Going Plastic

February 2, 2012 / No Comments

Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree, the manufacturers and designers of the original iBamboo speaker dock, have unveiled a new line of speaker docks called the Urban. The most significant aspect about them are that they are created from recycled plastic. Mass production hasn't been started yet, but soon will. The iBamboo works in the same way as many non-powered iPod and ...

Honda E-Canopy Trike Launched at Tokyo Show

December 5, 2011 / No Comments

Honda is keeping their unveiling of concepts at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show going – and the latest we get to see is a Hoveround-ish scooter. Sitting on three wheels, the E-Canopy concept could be used for personal transportation or short-travel delivery excursions. However, it looks more suited to sitting around inside a department store and waiting for an overweight or ...

Panasonic Energy-Efficient LED Bulb Looks Like an Incandescent Bulb

November 16, 2011 / No Comments

With the government already in a stalemate between energy efficiency and utility standards, it seems that Panasonic has come forward with a solution. They have revealed a high-tech LED alternative that looks similar to the age -old incandescent bulb. Though Panasonic’s new LED bulb avatar resembles the old-fashioned bulb with a clear glass and visible filament, it will have improved power usage ...

E-volo All-Electric, Manned Copter Makes First Flight [Video]

November 4, 2011 / No Comments

Today’s prototypes might be the popular technology of tomorrow. One of such promising innovations is the E-volo, an unconventional multi-copter technology that has evolved of late. This all-electric flying technology apparently has a potential future.The sixteen-propeller machine was flagged off for its first ever manned flight in Germany earlier this week. This brand new machine hovered over the field and flew ...

Tropism Well by Poietic Studio is a Generous Water Fountain [Video]

September 27, 2011 / No Comments

The Tropism Well is a public drinking fountain which has been designed by UK-based Poietic Studio. The new fountain, which gently pours water into your glass or bottle, will not only quench your thirst, but also please your eyes. The Tropism Well, which gives us memories of Dadaist sculptures, is part an art installation, and part a functional object. The fountain ...

Whittier Organic Food Center Towers Flip Greenhouses Vertically

September 26, 2011 / No Comments

The Whittier Organic Food Center for Los Angeles, which “flips” greenhouses vertically, is a state-of-the-art food production testing and learning facility. It recently took top honors in the Cavin Family Travel Fellowship. As you might know, organic food centers and community gardens are becoming ever so popular everywhere. But the required large area for greenhouses creates so many problems. That is where ...

NASA Green Flight Challenge Gets Google Sponsorship

August 3, 2011 / 1 Comment

Yet another competition that would exhibit the ultimate in creativity is coming your way.  The contest will showcase ideas in the aircraft designing domain by the CAFE foundation (Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency).  Google will be sponsoring the NASA Centennial Challenge flight competition known as the Green Flight Challenge (GFC). The competition will start on September 25 and will run through October ...

Zero-Waste Garments Take Shape Sans Any Stitch

August 3, 2011 / No Comments

We have witnessed landmark cloth designs in the past. Fashion designers don’t seem to have to set boundaries for their creativity when they play with fabric, needle and thread. Jungeun Lee, a textile student from the Royal College of Art, has thought ‘out of the box’ to initiate a new style in cloth designing. She has changed the scenario altogether and ...