Design

Solar Powered Military Uniforms Get Ready

March 21, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists in the UK are working on a solar powered kit that could lessen the burden on soldiers and increase their mobility by 50%. The kit is designed by the Universities of Glasgow, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Leeds, Reading, and Brunel and funded by both the Ministry of Defense and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

GreenGlamGo Mobile App for Eco-Fashionistas

March 9, 2011 / No Comments

Aiming at fashion conscious-cum-environment enthusiastic people, here is a unique mobile app. Known as the GreenGlamGo, it is not only a smartphone app but also serves as a social-platform that brings to you a list of sustainable designers as well as retailers. Well, the app is compatible with Nokia models, exclusively Nokia’s new Symbian devices like the Nokia N8. The ...

Saffire Resort Displays an Exceptional Eco-Design

March 9, 2011 / No Comments

Saffire Resort, the newly built luxurious resort in Tasmania is a wonder in itself. The major building of the whole complex is made in the shape of a giant manta ray.

Up! Style Balloon House Takes Flight

March 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

This sure is  breath-taking stuff. A real-life version of a house was lifted skywards with the help of over 300 balloons. This is actually a real-life version of Pixar's animated hit film Up! This Up-inspired house was launched from an air field east of LA by the National Geographic Channel.

Taiwan’s Visitors’ Centre Pays Homage to Nature

February 22, 2011 / No Comments

Integrating nature, literally, with the architectural marvels, that is what could be seen at the Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. No wonder, how it won the first prize winner of the New Taiwan International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenged architects to design buildings integrating nature.

Nau iPad Stash Made from 100% Recycled Wool

February 22, 2011 / No Comments

Nau has come up with a brand new product, what could be referred to as an outfit for the iPad. Called the Pad Stash, the product is, in fact, the equipment that holds and keeps the iPad protected.

Eco Village Modeled on Coral Reefs for Haiti

February 17, 2011 / 1 Comment

Life is springing back to life in Haiti, so is the field of architecture. The most noteworthy thing in this regard is that Vincent Callebaut has succeeded in making a path breaking concept into reality. Callebaut has designed what known as the eco village in the country. The villages are supposed to be carbon neutral, thereby making it suitable for ...

Sustainable Ecopolis Plaza in Madrid

February 17, 2011 / No Comments

Well, this public facility, called the Plaza Ecopolis in Madrid, is simply an exemplary sustainable design. The structure, in a way, is also the perfect way to popularize the principals of green design.

Umeox Apollo Cell Phone is Solar-Powered & Runs Android OS

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

The new smartphone from Umeox that has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress currently on at Barcelona comes about as unique in various aspects. For us, the most striking aspect of the device is that it is eco-friendly to the core. The newly introduced Apollo Cell Phone which runs the Android OS is equipped with an array of solar ...

Fine & Fitted Bangles from Mango Tree

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

These sizzling bangles have on them the vibrant hues of almost everything on the planet. The hand painted ornaments are made from authentic mango trees. Founded by David Aviv and Helen Dukat, Mango Tree offers every single bangle beautifully carved and made into and exotic piece of art.