30 August 2012
29 August 2012
Toilet Bike Neo by TOTO

Akiko Matsuyama Who is employee of Japanese toilet maker TOTO gets on a “Toilet Bike Neo” displayed at its showroom in Fujisawa, near Tokyo. The company rolled out the eco-friendly three-wheel 250cc motorcycle with a specially customized toilet-shaped seat that runs on bio-fuel from the discharge of livestock or waste water. (Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)
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25 August 2012
Kenguru Car for Wheelchair Users

Kenguru is the first electrically powered car which designed particularly for wheelchair users. Development of technology makes our lives easier. This car is what we all have been wating for. By using this car wheelchair users can get about town without assistance.

  • Environmentally friendly – completely GREEN car delivering long awaited mobility solution for wheelchair users
  • Driven directly from a wheelchair – access is via the rear-opening tailgate and steering is by motorbike style handlebar  (joystick option will be available in time)
  • Your own wheelchair is secured within the car by an interlocking device
  • The current design allows parking rear end to the pavement for easy access and it is an ideal solution to drivers who only undertake journeys to local shops and services
  • Because of its weight the Kenguru is classified as a scooter and therefore only a scooter driver’s licence is required to drive Kenguru

Via: kengurucars.com
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23 August 2012
Creative Color Changing Pen Design

If you are artist or designer who works with colors you know that perfect coloration is found in real-life objects. This creative pen is designed by Jin Sun Park. It allows you to scan any color you want and then turn around and draw with it.

There is a color sensor on the top of the pen registers to create your desired color.

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22 August 2012
Liquid Image Ego Camera

Liquid Image’s  Ego HD video camera can be turned into a Wi-Fi hotspot for live streaming to computers ,mobiles and tablets.
You can use on to various sports equipment such as bikes and helmets.It has  a multi-directional mounting system. You can even position the camera.

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The Igloo Village of Hotel

In winter Igloo Village Kakslauttanen offers a possibility to enjoy a range of unique winter recreation activities like spending a night in a snow or glass igloo, dining in a snow restaurant, admiring ice marvels in the Ice Gallery or getting married in our highly popular snow chapel. Igloo Village lies in a close proximity of Kakslauttanen, just on the other side of the spring. There are 20 glass igloos, 60 beds in snow igloos and an one of a kind glass kota. The snow restaurant provides seating for 50-150 people. Igloo Village is open each year between December and January depending on the weather conditions and stays open until the end of April.

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17 August 2012
BMW Isetta

The Isetta is an Italian-designed microcar built under licence in a number of different countries, including Spain, Belgium,France, Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Produced in the post-World War II years, a time when cheap short-distance transportation was most needed, it became one of the most successful and influential city cars ever created. Because of its egg shape and bubble-like windows, it became known as a bubble car, a name later given to other similar vehicles.

The BMW Isetta was in 1955 the world's first mass-production 3-Litres/100km car. It was the top-selling single-cylinder car in the world, with 161,728 units sold.[wiki]

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Rotating Domespace by Solaleya

Designer Patrick Marsilli proposes a revolutionary solar structure. Domespace's unique system and design allows for the entire structure to rotate. This enables you to orient your home's windows to either face or oppose the sun anytime you want in order to passively balance the internal temperature and reduce energy consumption.
This feature also permits a change of scenery any time you wish.

For more information: solaleya.com
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15 August 2012
A Flueless Ethanol Fireplace by Vauni

Vauni's flueless ethanol fireplace gives so much more than simply a fire without a chimney. Our philosophy is to unite tradition with contemporary needs. Just as the old wood stove spread warmth and was a fine gathering-place, a flueless fireplace from Vauni makes the same contribution to a present-day room.

Via: vauni.com

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11 August 2012
The Pearl by Solaleya

The Pearl designed by David Fanchon. His aim was a truly optimized passive solar structurewith numerous advantages:
  1. Energy efficiency

  2. Protective
  3. Balanced and convivial

Source: solaleya.com

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10 August 2012
09 August 2012
Mirrorcube Treehotel

Mirrorcube offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience nature on nature’s terms, without compromising on design or comfort.
The exterior creates a feeling of space and weightlessness. By reflecting its surroundings, Mirrorcube remains more or less invisible wherever it’s mounted.
The interior is light and fresh with a strong focus on the warm shades of the wood. The many windows enable a spectacular view of the surrounding area and create beautiful natural light.

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06 August 2012
Butterfly Lamb

This light came from the idea of folding a piece of paper. The function of its adjustment of light and the space created by that are a result of simple action of one surface (the panel) being divided by two. The two panels with slight shifts to each other at its closed position remind a user to open this object up. This light gives the poetic theme to the space like a butterfly flying around with silence.

Via: vinta.jp
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05 August 2012
10 Powerful Car Designs

A collection of  10 Powerful Car Designs

We’ve always been a fan of cars so its almost everytime enjoyable to look at custom and concept car designs online. We all like to see where car designers think automotive styling is going. Unfortunately most concept car designs become much more boring looking when they go into production, but as the years go by, car designs do seem to get closer and closer to what we view as futuristic looking now. Anyways here are some cool new car designs  from the design community.

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