Friday, 2 April 2010

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Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 08:51 AM PDT

The Solar Pebble is a solar powered lamp targeted for use in rural Africa, as a humanitarian product, and at home in the UK as the perfect gift. The LED Solar Pebble is powered by batteries that are charged from the sun via a small, efficient solar panel. It can also charge mobile phones and other devices. The versatile ratchet handle allows the product to be carried and angled when standing or suspended. On the go? Just strap it onto a backpack for daytime charging.

Designer: Adam Robinson for Plus Minus Solar

Solar Pebble - Solar Powered Lamp by Adam Robinson for Plus Minus Solar

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New Meaning To Front Wheel Drive

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 08:46 AM PDT

I can already hear the keyboards of thousands of readers tearing into this concept so lets just step back and embrace the idea for a minute. The TAA concept car was designed with older people in mind, hence the retro styling. It evokes various eras gone by but quickly grabs you by the ankles and drags you into the future with it’s non-existant rear wheels. It’s all front wheel drive and gyroscopes to stabilize this electrically powered beast. Could such a concept work? I wouldn’t mind going for a spin.

Designer: Antonio Sunjerga

TAA Concept Car by Antonio Sunjerga

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Stale-o-meter

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 01:00 AM PDT

The Foodmer is kinda like a stale-o-meter that will tell you how fresh or rot your food is. Tupperware and Seal containers have spoilt our habits a bit. Even I have a tendency to pre-cook, chop and store my veggies and fruits. Normally I'm not the sorts to let my veggies go stale, but you can't expect everyone to be diligent and keep a track. If nothing else, the red warning strip will remind you to consume the contents before they spoil. Preventive measures I suppose.

Designer: Yeom Ha-na

Foodmer Food Expiry Reminder System by Yeom Ha-na

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Three Ear Components

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:18 AM PDT

One, two, three, and you’ve got an elegant solution to hearing loss. Very pretty in each! First you’ve got the hearing devices themselves, one in each ear, two, you’ve got two rings, one ring on each finger for manual volume adjustment control, three, the charging and display case. All of them together create “El,” also known as “El-Egance.” Now you will be excellent, and if I might say so myself, I’m quite surprised this doesn’t also have an mp3 component. Maybe version 2.0!

Ryan Kirkpatrick’s more concerned about those who have a hearing loss, moreso than those who wish to blow their ears out with music. So!

We’ve got the design of these lovely things: it’s a move away from the desire to hide the hearing aid. Kirkpatrick notes that hiding the earpiece often comes at the expense of the technological componentry (like maybe it’s not so good.) Instead the “El” is large enough to contain state-of-the-art technology.

In functionality and form, you’ll notice of course those rings just as much as the earpieces here. Look at them! They’re gorgeous! This first version is cast of Argentium Silver, but of course in the future gold, platinum, and set-in stones like diamonds and such are possible.

The earpiece features 20 millimeters of space between the microphone and the reciever to reduce acoustic feedback and “the microphone is positioned in such a way as to utilise the natural function of the pinna and achieve best directional sound.”

And the recharger? Man. That allows these devices to operate without having to replace the batteries.

Designer: Ryan Kirkpatrick

El-Egance by Ryan Kirkpatrick

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Table of Expandability Deluxe

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:10 AM PDT

It is so deluxe man, so deluxe that it expands to great proportions. Such greatness it has, in fact, that 18 pieces become one in the folding. This table is made not only to transform awesomely, it’s made to save space and be the centerpiece of the room. Fourteen of the 18 pieces are on top. The last four are the legs. At the moment it’s white, in the future, maybe a bunch of colors will be on there. Like 18 different colors, I’m thinking. Something for the ever-expanding hipster market, yes?

This table’s made by Sigrid Strömgren and Sanna Lindström whose first collaborative project with each other is, in fact, this table. Watch their careers with great interest if you dare, they’re both Swedish freelance designers, so you know they’re going to make what’s great.

Designers: Sigrid Strömgren & Sanna Lindström

Grand Central expanding table by Sigrid Strömgren and Sanna Lindström

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Oh Sucha Simple Bench

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:02 AM PDT

So you are just totally tired of all those wild and crazy pieces of furniture, ya? You’re thinking that why in the world would you make a bench like a banana when you could just as easily sit on a log? Well that’s a silly thing to say, logs get all icky when it rains out. But! What if you make a bench of metal and sealed wood? That’d be alright, right? Yes totally. Let’s take a look at this, the “Hover Bench” from Kristoffer Kjær.

Designed to be unique and luxurious with a sustainable history. It’s got vertically positioned lamellae to sit on, all of them originating from old Dutch colony houses in Indonesia. Fun! Each of them have been cut from century-old teak trunks (like lock trunks, ones you put your sewing supplies in, not the trunks of trees.) These pieces of wood have been sawn up and treated with oil.

And so, it is lovely. And simple. And unique.

Designer: Kristoffer Kjær

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Hover Bench by Kristoffer Kjær

Friday Giveaway: WIN The Storage Cubes Collection From Way Basics

Posted: 02 Apr 2010 12:00 AM PDT

This is the day and age for eco modular furniture that provide simple solutions for your home. Who wants the hassle of building stuff or commissioning a carpenter when life can be made easy with Way Baiscs! DIY is in & we are endorsing it at the YD Store as well. So here's the deal, Fan Way Basics on Facebook and leave them a comment on what new product you would you like to see Way Basics develop, to make your life easier. The most innovative suggestion will WIN The ENTIRE Storage Cubes Collection!

More On Way Basics

Way Basics is everyday simple solutions for better living. It’s eco modular furniture, bookcase, and organization for your home, office, living room, bedroom, dorm, or closet. Perfect solution for your books, toys, crafts, displays, and more! The Storage Cubes are made from patented zBoard material and takes nothing from the environment. It is over 60% lighter than wood engineered boards, and is just as strong. Completely modular and easy to assembly, Way Basics requires no tools, no hardware, and no headaches. Simply peel the adhesive strip, stick the boards together, and you're done.

*The Storage Cubes Collection Includes:

Storage Cube Plus | 3 Shelf Eco Friendly Storage | Storage Cube

Contest Closes: 4th April, 11:59 pm PST

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