Sep
15
You could have your H2ome on a coral reef

Author : Allison Blackburn, 15 September 2014

You could have your H2ome on a coral reef

While we have heard about underwater rooms in some of the big hotels around the world, a company called US Submarines Structures have taken things even further by offering underwater homes, called H2ome. They even have all the luxuries that you would get at a 5-star hotel. [Image Courtesy of US Submarine Structures LLC] H2ome allows those with enough money, to live in a home spreading out over two floors that are submerged and offers 340 square meters of living space. The home can be accessed from the shoreline on a private pier and down a central elevator or spiral staircase. […]


Sep
15
Must See: LumiLor lets you paint with light

Author : Alyn Wallace, 15 September 2014

Must See: LumiLor lets you paint with light

U.S. based company, Darkside Scientific, have developed a new interesting way to paint with light. Their patended and trademarked LumiLor is a technology that lets you add a glow in the dark effect to complex surfaces that lights up when a current is applied. This means there is no fade and it can be controlled to flash, strobe or produce patterns. [Image Courteys of Darkside Scientific] The Ohio based company has developed the electroluminescent coating over the past few years but unfortunately you can’t just buy it off the shelf as applying the paint requires some training in order to […]


Sep
14
Australian Cliff House concept has its owners over the edge

Author : Allison Blackburn, 14 September 2014

Australian Cliff House concept has its owners over the edge

In many places around the world, land for building homes is scarce. In Australia, Modscape has come up with a new and different concept for home construction. They have designed a concept for a home with the name of the Cliff House and it hangs on the side of a cliff over the ocean. [Image Courtesy of Modscape] The Cliff House concept came about from Modscape who were designing a home for a couple that wanted to build on land they have in Victoria. The architects took inspiration from barnacles and how they cling onto the hull of a ship. [Image […]

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Designers Create a Perfect Butter-Spreading Knife

A project on the crowd funding website Kickstarter is melting many hearts on the internet. Called “The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp”, it consists of an innovative knife that facilitates easy removal of the butter to spread on bread. The idea is to prevent the butter from getting stuck in big chunks on the knife, making it difficult to spread them onto the bread. It seems that the creators of the product, identified on the website as an Australian group called DM Initiatives, hit the target and won a lot of people who are bothered with this problem. That became obvious when, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Teufelsbrücke aka The Devils Bridge in Switzerland

There are numerous bridges around Europe that are given the nickname of the Devil’s Bridge. This is often due to the fact that they were built under challenging conditions or they are treacherous to cross. The bridge in Switzerland known as the Devil’s Bridge spreads out over the Schöllenen Gorge in the Reuss valley and is a wonderful piece of engineering. [Image Courtesy of Flickr] The legend has it that it was so hard to build a bridge here that a herdsman made a wish that the devil would make them a bridge. So the devil being the devil, made […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

The new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge comes with curved display

More details are surfacing on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge lately with critics from the likes of Tech Radar and CNET getting the chance for a hands-on review. Before getting into the standard details and comparisons of mobiles thesedays one new feature does give this device an edge – its curved 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The screen curves away like an infinity pool at the right hand side of the device and offers a place to display notifications, shortcuts and other apps and widgets, all while not having to leave your current app or page. Currently the strip can offer such things […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Mexico Will Build The Most Sustainable Airport In The World

Projects for the creation of mega-airports are growing, each one trying to be more sustainable than the other. Recently, the studio Foster + Partners revealed that their project will be the most sustainable international airport worldwide, located in Mexico City. Winner of an international competition, the project was developed to meet the requirements of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum. The airport construction would resort to a exclusive pre-manufactured system designed for fast construction and minimal waste. Despite the enormous inherent ecological footprint, the airport will have a single and compact terminal encased in glass and steel so that […]