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Smartflower Solar System

If you've already got solar panels on your home, good for you. You're part of the solution. But if you don't, you might want to check out the …

Solar Panels

GoBQ Grill

Try as they might, few portable grills are truly portable, thanks to rigid bodies, weighty construction, and lengthy cool-down times. The GoBQ Grill …

Packing

A Portable Washing Machine That Doesn't Need a Drop of Electricity

If camping seems like fun but you’d prefer if roughing it wasn’t so rough, the Drumi from Yirego is a compact portable washing machine that can clean …

Domestic Technology

Finally, Office Furniture for the Laptop Workforce

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.

When Spencer Staley started GoodMod—now a multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio, furniture repair outfit, and retailer—in 2002, he was operating from an antique mall, …

Furniture

The Greenhouse Just Got Smarter

An intelligent twist in a trend of urban microclimate gardens, the SmartGreenHouse helps users exercise their green thumb with almost any type of …

Greenhouse Effect

UNX2 Shoe by UNStudio

With footwear like this, it’s obvious that you want to make a grand entrance. Not just visually, because with heels like these, I doubt you could …

Art

Roll Tube Flotation Device by Chanyeop Jeong

The Titanic would have been a very different film if the ship had a Roll Tube. The device is a pretty inconspicuous looking contraption that holds …

Deep Sea

PIXEING by ShiftBrain Inc. and Uniba Inc.

Millions of tiny creatures live all around you – what if you could catch them, see how they look and how they behave? PIXEING is a magical tool that …

Insects

Matic Indoor Farm : Vertical Vases for Your Mini Indoor Garden

Inspired by contemporary modern lifestyle and minimalist lines, the Matic Indoor Farm has been created with the objective of delivering a more …

Gardening

The Airwheel: review

Price £649
Weight 10.5kg

Top speed 12mph

“Oh you are dead, totally DEAD! I am, I swear, actually going to kill you! I’m going to snap off your stupid metal pedals and I am going to use them to dig out your horrible little stupid annoying electric heart and then I am going to throw you into the canal! …

Unicycle

Fold-up kitchen perfect for tiny dwellings

Not everyone needs a gourmet kitchen to be happy, and as more and more people decide to downsize, Dizzconcept thinks they have the perfect solution …

OmniO Rider stroller can be worn like a backpack

OmniO Rider is a stroller which can be folded down and carried as a backpack, ready to be deployed when your tired toddler suddenly decides they …

Strollers

An Actively Transforming Table from MIT's Self-Assembly Lab

Welcome to the age of active furniture. For Salone del Mobile 2015, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is debuting a prototype for the first self-transforming …

MIT

I call this a School-Stool

As kids in kindergarten, we would place our chairs upside down on our desks at the end of the day. To make it easier for the cleaning staff to sweep …

Kids

Soma 10-Cup Water Filter Pitcher: Sustainable, stunning and now fit for a full household

Every so often a design for a common object resonates and forces us to rethink items often dubbed basics. The water pitcher is a common ware for interpretation, with memorable iterations by designers from Tom Dixon to Antonio Aricó. Fewer stunning designs in this category however incorporate …

Natural Resources

Buy: Fuga Bike Helmet

Closca won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award this year with its Fuga helmet. Not only is the Fuga safety-certified in Europe, Canada and the States, the helmet is super-convenient. The thin-shell design folds down—reducing its own space by 50%—meaning it can easily be stored in a backpack or …

Bottle Hanger : Redesigned Bottle Cap to Become a Hanger

Even a bottle cap can get redesigned to become more functional for user. Navid Vahidian & Soroush Vahidian have come up with a new bottle cap with a …

Industrial Design

Ergonomic Bumrest!

I’m convinced that beanbags are secretly really hungry monsters. I sit on them and within ten minutes, I’ve sunken in as if it were trying to swallow …

Biomechanics

Be-e Concept Electric Motorcycle by Bez Dimitri

Be-e is a concept of electric motorcycle designed in round forms to cover the batteries and the engine. The large volume body is very useful to hold …

Motorcycles

Camping lantern promises to create a force field against bugs

Using a butane cartridge and a compound derived from chrysanthemum flowers, this lantern might become your new best camping buddy.

Ah. You've arrived …

Outdoors

A Twist on the Folding Bike

Unlike other folding bikes with multiple sideways hinges, this innovative concept features one simplistic rotary mechanism that makes it possible to …

Folding

Elevate Portable Standing Desk to Improve Blood Flow and Strengthen Muscles

Elevate portable standing workstation was born out of the idea that the world might be a bit better if it was easier to stand at your desk while …

Blood Flow

Ice Ice Baby

Making ice cubes is a childish yet fun chore. The chore is the part where you fill up the ice tray. You always have to wipe up afterwards. Not only …

Ice Ice Baby