RITI Printer turns old coffee grounds into sustainable ink

If you are one of those ardent ecology supporters, who love sipping hot beverages (coffee or tea) at regular intervals, here is a concept that will definitely attract your attention. Designer Jeon Hwan Ju has designed an innovative printer that turns your old coffee or tea dregs into sustainable ink source for your printer. Dubbed the ‘RITI Printer,’ the unique printer swaps harmful inkjet cartridges

February 3rd, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

Innovative Bicycle Security system doubles as billboard

With no proper licensing and unavailability of apt bicycle parking slots, bike thefts have become a common snag nowadays. However, designer Grant Howarth has popped up with an innovative design called ‘Bicycle Security’ that not just provides a proper parking place for your bikes but keeps them safe from burglars and other roadside damages as well. A recent entry at the RSA Design Directions Competition,

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Loon: Solar-powered pontoon

As sustainability is becoming more a part of mainstream culture and the masses hugging an eco-friendly lifestyle, environment supportive transportation has turned into a growing area for designers worldwide. Snatching a leaf from the thought, a bunch of designers at Aptera has come out with a solar-powered boat that is not just eco supportive but its pontoon shape also looks pretty decent. Hailed as ‘Loon,’

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Non Literal Phone: Is it a phone or a sculpture?

Nature with its huge storehouse of floral species not just makes the earth a beautiful place to live in, but it is also a vast source of inspiration for people, especially designers and artist, around the globe. And the latest design, named ‘Non Literal Phone’ by designer Anton Webb is one of those creations that are entirely enthused by the natural environment. Inspired by the

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GreenLight: Lighting solutions go greener

People with apartments that are devoid of natural light are presented with a very interesting catch-22 situation. On the one hand, switching on lights is a necessity and on the other all those emissions do not go well with the modern zeitgeist. The easier way out is obviously to switch over to those super-efficient lights. And the difficult way is to get a prescription for

February 2nd, 2009 0 comments Uncategorized

OCE electric car concept is top-notch

One Common Energy is an intriguing description of a concept car; shorten it to “OCE” and it becomes even more intriguing. Korean designer Yongbang Ho has envisaged an electric car that is quite revolutionary in function but one that retains simplicity in its form. This vehicle runs on OCE – a smart energy system wherein every car part runs on the same type of smart

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Convivial: Outdoor lounge unit lets you enjoy nature without any hassle

If lounging on a terrace or in the garden is your preferred way to shed off your hectic work schedule, then reclining on a beach or a ski location will simply be an out of the world experience. However, it’s not always easy to move your bulky lounges outdoors. Introducing the new product series, Convivial Products, German manufacturer VIAL GmbH has popped up with an

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G-1: First ever glass top pool table in the world

This is one pool table that you don’t come across everyday. Brainchild of Craig Nottage, who designed it as an assignment during his industrial design courses at the University of South Australia, the G-1 Glass top pool table displays an innovative amalgamation of style and technology. Replacing the traditional slate or cloth surface, the revolutionary pool table boasts a patented transparent resin-playing surface, the Vitrik,

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Hulme CanAm offers an exotic ride with incredible power

Combining the raw look of a F1 car with dramatic design and customary craftsmanship, Auckland entrepreneur Jock Freemantle collaborating with New Zealand's Massey University has come up with a radical car that promises a thrilling driving experience. Called Hulme CanAm, after renowned New Zealand F1 champion, Denny Hulme, the high performance car is scheduled to launch (limited edition) in 2010. Generating power from a hand-built

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Granite phone: Good looks, great design

Nature and designers seem to have a very close association, as most innovative designs and artistic creations in one way or the other takes inspiration from vast storehouse of the nature. Taking inspiration from a polished river pebble, designer Sachin Mistry has designed a unique cellphone that looks to explore how plastic can be used in an aesthetic manner. Named ‘Granite,’ the concept phone is

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