May
28
The Drumi Washing Machine Works Without Any Electricity

If you live alone or you don’t have a laundry room, a compact washing machine could be a great idea for you. What if in addition to being compact, the machine worked without any electricity? You couldn’t get any more practical and economical than this new washing machine we are about to show you. The Drumi  is a compact portable washing machine created by Yirego – a Canadian company focused on creating unconventional and sustainable household products. Well, how compact are we talking about? It is only 56cm tall and has a capacity of 5 liters of water, so you can only wash up to seven garments in it, or up […]


May
28
Take a Look Inside George Lucas’s New Museum

Author : Lara Lopes, 28 May 2015

Take a Look Inside George Lucas’s New Museum

George Lucas, the legendary creator of Star Wars, has decided to donate $1 billion of his best goodies and house them in the Lucas Museum for Narrative Arts. The museum won’t just have Star Wars collectibles inside. It’s expected to house memorabilia from some of the world’s best films and filmmakers along with a lecture series featuring some of the most prominent movie industry figures of our time. Image by Joi from Wikimedia Commons After some debate, Lucas chose Chicago as the home of his museum, and the city plans to construct it near Lake Michigan as part of the city’s […]


May
28
Land Rover design Rugby World Cup Special Edition

Author : Allison Blackburn, 28 May 2015

Land Rover design Rugby World Cup Special Edition

A special edition version of the Land Rover has been designed by the SVO team to take the Rugby World Cup on a 100 day tour around the UK along with Ireland. The vehicle has been kitted out with a special climate controlled glass case which is going to house the Webb Ellis Cup for fans of rugby to see. [Image Courtesy of Land Rover] The glass case has been treated with anti-glare glass and has been specifically designed to make sure that it doesn’t get condensation or fog in the interior to spoil the view of the cup. It […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The modular phone case that adds all the accessories you need

It has been said that Project Ara from Google is the future of mobile computing. For those who don’t know what it is, it is a modular smartphone that can be adapted to suit the needs of everyone. Now someone has come up with the idea of taking Ara and putting it into a phone case. [Image Courtesy of Nexpaq] Nexpaq have taken the Project Ara idea. The idea behind it being that there is a base of a phone in a skeleton that comes with slots so that people can add it a touchscreen, processor or whatever they want. […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Farthest hoverboard flight gets new world record

Everyone likes the idea of a hoverboard, which was made famous by Marty McFly in Back to the Future movies. However up to now we haven’t managed to see the tech arrive. There is the Hendo magnetic hoverboard of course but this can only be used on a special surface. Things may be about to change though as an inventor from Canada has designed a propeller based hoverboard and set a new world record. [Image Courtesy of Guinness World Records] Alexandru Duru has managed to travel 275.9 metres on the hoverboard he designed over a period of 12 months. He […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

This Climatic Table Regulates The Room Temperature Without Electricity

We all know the huge responsibility we have in saving energy nowadays, therefore it’s very common to look for new technologies and ideas that help us in being environmentally friendly. Consumers are increasingly demanding products that are not only efficient but sustainable as well. The ZEF Climatic Table is a promising piece of furniture that fits perfectly into this trend, and it’s only the first piece of the ZEF – Zero Energy Furniture line. Created by Parisian industrial designer Jean-Sébastien Lagrange along with engineer Raphaël Ménard, the ZEF Climatic Table reinvents one of the first human creations: the table. Except this one goes far […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Gris Water Saving System Is Low-Tech And Cost Effective

Developing countries that suffer from water shortage have inspired lots of new technologies recently. The newest one was invented by designer Alberto Vasquez who developed a simple and efficient system to collect all the water you use during a shower. The water collector, which he named Gris, is extremely low-tech and therefore, low-cost and accessible. Born from a Hungarian father and Colombian mother, Vasquez was inspired by the scarcity of water in some Colombian communities, having spent years of his childhood in South American villages, which allowed him to see the importance of saving every drop. An efficient yet simple way to reduce water waste is […]