Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 11/12/2012 - 12:56
Flashkus is a recyclable cardboard flash drives that comes in easy-to-use strips. This concept is by Russian-based design studio Art Lebedev.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 05/12/2012 - 08:47
Land artist Michael Grab creates astonishing towers and orbs of balanced rocks using little more than patience and an astonishing sense of balance. Grab says the art of stone balancing has been practiced by various cultures around the world for centuries and that he personally finds the process of balancing to be therapeutic and meditative.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 12:30
The "Tree Tents" by Luminair is a sustainable spherical tent that can accommodates 2 adults. Its 100% waterproof exterior, which is made from high density cotton canvas fabric, is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round use.
Submitted by Bonthom on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 12:23
“Fast Track” is a 167 foot long trampoline track that was installed in Nikola-Lenivets park in rural Russia for the Archstoyanie art festival. It created by Estonian architecture firm Salto Architects.
"“Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant to its surroundings. “Fast track” is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and percieving the environment."
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 17/10/2012 - 08:19
Optical illusion at Paris Town Hall.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 05/10/2012 - 15:32
Andrea Rekalidis‘ design, Plant The Fence, takes the iconic picket fence and scales it back to be almost sketch-like. At first glance, it looks like a graphic cartoon drawing of a fence but then you realize it’s actually a real fence. In place of wood, a row of metal gridded “planks” line up to be planted directly in the ground or into pots.
Submitted by Bonthom on Fri, 28/09/2012 - 10:07
The Ukraine Tunnel of Love, which used to be just another train rail section, is now one of the most romantic spots on Earth.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 26/09/2012 - 10:46
A long time ago, in a terrarium far far away, Yoda hung out on a tiny version of Dagobah just being tiny and awesome. But if you want that to happen all the time, in a terrarium that’s close close by, you just have to buy one from The Wonder Room etsy shop. Each terrarium is created by Minnesota based artist Tony Larson and measures about 5” tall. Larson’s shop also includes other cool terrariums with tiny dinosaurs and sasquatches and unicorns and stuff in ‘em. But just FYI, they’re not actual living tiny Yoda’s and Bigfoots in these glass bubbles—I learned that the hard way after I kept leaving pizza bites in the terrariums and nobody ate them… except for hundreds of ants. Which is actually pretty dope because now I have an awesome terrarium AND an ant farm.
Submitted by Bonthom on Wed, 26/09/2012 - 10:37
The LifeStraw personal water filter, designed by Vestergaard Frandsen, allows users to drink water safely from contaminated water sources. LifeStraw is ideal for campers, travelers and hikers who may be drinking from rivers or lakes and are unsure of the water safety. It is the most advanced personal water filter available today. LifeStraw surpasses EPA guidelines for E. coli, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium oocysts, rigorous standards for water filtration.
Submitted by Bonthom on Tue, 25/09/2012 - 10:14
BioLite makes clean burning wood-fired cooking stoves that also generate electricity (video). The technology is designed to improve the lives of the 3 billion people in developing countries who must prepare meals over wood cooking fires. According to BioLite these wood fires generate 1 billion metric tonnes of CO2 emissions and cause 2 million premature deaths each year. BioLite stoves convert some of the fire’s heat into electricity with a thermoelectric generator. The electricity powers a fan that enables a more efficient, cleaner burning fire that requires 50% less fuel, and reduces smoke by 94% and carbon monoxide by 91%. The generator can also charge a mobile device via USB (cell phones are increasingly available and important in the developing world), or power an LED light. The HomeStove is currently only being distributed in pilot programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. CampStove, a smaller, more portable stove designed for campers, is available to purchase online. New York City-based BioLite was founded by Alexander Drummond and Jonathan Cedar.