Intended towards older riders ranging between 50 to 70 years, the “ONUO” by British designer Isaac Barrett is an electric tricycle to cover short distances for everyday shopping, providing a clean alternative to fueled vehicles. Integrating a trolley capable of holding about five shopping bags, the trike concept utilizes maximum space whilst minimizing the efforts on part of the user. The trolley freewheels at the rear to slide in the generous space (480mm) between the rear wheels of the tricycle. In order to familiarize the user with the design, the motion of loading the trolley is similar to the belt connecting supermarket trolleys.
There is no connecting axle between the rear wheels to utilize maximum space, while the frame adopts a forked frame inspired by motorcycle swing arms, which gives it a sporty yet elegant side profile. Featuring the frame and wheels finished in carbon fiber, the trike generates power from a battery pack, which hooks up to the brushless hub motor in the front with a connecting wire, to move at 15mph. The battery utilizes Carbon Nano-tube technology, which can store 100 times more energy than standard lithium ion batteries.
In short, the ONUO is essentially an electric scooter, with the throttle controls on the handlebar, as the dynamo between the pedals store kinetic energy to help regenerate the battery.
Developed for Philips, the “Senseo Tide” by Norwegian designer Sverre Wiik Øberg is a coffee dock that provides “hot and sustainable coffee in just one-two-three.” Based on a sea tide, the flow-through-heated coffee maker fills the cup with water and a coffee-pad on top of the machine/dock, where it is heated and brewed back in the cup, as the water level rises during high sea tide. Presenting a refreshing design to the conventional home appliance, the portable coffee machine brews your cuppa coffee in a grand style.
We have tried and done everything within our means to ensure proper waste disposal. Yet, something remains amiss so that big or small garbage cans over-flowing with rubbish remain a constant eyesore. One designer in particular Jan De Paepe became so determined to resolve the problem that he developed HYDE. The dustbin is fitted with a little scale which weighs the amount of waste thrown inside. Once the bin has received maximum tolerable amount of waste, another mechanism helps the sturdy smart looking dustbin close its lid softly and hide from the users, thus making them search for another dustbin to dispose of waste.
Cheers Jan De Paepe
That it isn’t functional is the only breather, else this exceptionally designed steampunk gun has really nasty surefire looks. Another astonishing reliever about the seemingly deadly weapon is the fact that its’ made entirely from house hold scrap and no heavy metal. Meticulous detailing gone into creating this killer marvel makes it hard to singly distinguish each and every scrap content. The waste material used includes toilet paper rolls, luggage tag straps, copper craft wire, toothpaste lids, a light-up spoon, ink pen, a broken needle threader, and many more household objects usually discarded as rubbish. Above everything else the copper color paint lends life to this lifeless creation which only makes the owner feel proud by its possession.
Despite being ergonomic and lightweight, you cannot hold and work on your iPad in one position for longer period without tiring your hand or lap. Providing a solution, American designer Dean Heckler has developed a stand dubbed the “@Rest for iPad” that turns your tablet into a regular PC, so you could work nonstop in the living room, kitchen and at workplace. Made in powdercoated steel, the new iPad stand supports your Apple tablet at angles ideal for the side table or countertop, for surface-facing holes enable you to bolt it to different surfaces. Measuring 8 x 6 x 4 inches in dimensions, the @Rest is available for $59.
Skateboarding on streets or a marketplace may look an effortless and entertaining task, but when it comes to riding, rather controlling the world’s largest skateboard, the fun factor just takes form of a thrilling experience, taking the breath out of the rider. This is exactly what happened when the California Skateparks brought the world’s largest skateboard to the Camp Woodward in Pennsylvania, and took it out for a breathtaking ride with campers. Check out the video, to see the enormous skateboard on a suicidal ride, after the jump.