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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Compact plastic water tank home you can pull with your bike

A design company from New York have come up with an alternative home that is made from water tanks that have been recycled. The Taku Tanku is a tiny home which can be pulled along by a bicycle and it has a bed and a desk inside. It is a very basic home, more of a shelter really, as it has no bathroom or plumbing. [Image Courtesy of StereoTank] The tiny house was made of 3,000 one litre water tanks, all of which have been connected using a ring of wood that frames the entrance way. The house is only […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Windowless Jet Gives You a 360-Degree Panoramic View

Those who often travel by plane know that except for landing and taking off, looking out the window can get quite boring after hours of seeing nothing but clouds. To solve this problem and make flights a bit more interesting, the French company Technicon Design thought of a stylish solution. Presented at the NBAA business aviation show in 2013, and winner of interior design at the International Yacht & Aviation Award this year, IXION is a simple but innovative concept of a plane without windows, but giant panel screens. The IXION windowless Jet concept is an aircraft without any windows […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Swimarium could have you swimming in virtual reality

If you have a passion for scuba diving you surely have wanted to dive at the Great Barrier Reef but you might not all of us may have the cash to spare. Well OVA Studio has come up with a great idea that could allow you to do it – in virtual reality that is. They have designed a concept called the Swimarium that comprises of LED screens which have been placed around a large swimming pool. This creates an immersive experience that would allow you to go diving anywhere in the world. [Image Courtesy of OVAStudios] “It is a design […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Customuse offers 3D printed customised guitars

If you buy a guitar then you will be purchasing the same guitar that millions of people around the world have bought. Your only other option has been to pay out many thousands of pounds to have a guitar custom made. That is until now. Thanks to 3D printing technology a custom made guitar comes as a fraction of the cost that it used to do, courtesy of  Customuse. [Image Courtesy of Customuse] The founder of the company got the idea for his company after his girlfriend had been unable to find an affordable customised guitar for him as a […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Eco-Friendly Camp Stove That Charges Your Electronic Devices

If you enjoy camping then you definitely know how difficult it is to make a fire or even carry small gas canisters so you can cook your food. With that in mind, BioLite have just launched a camping stove with an innovative differential; it’s fueled by firewood. The appeal of the new product however is not only that: it still gives you power to charge small electronics and gadgets such as a cellphone, MP3 player, GPS and others, while preparing your food at camp! The company says that the invention doesn’t allow the fire to spread, in the way a […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 furniture designs inspired by nature

Three artists have taken ideas from the natural world including meandering rivers, deep blue seas and carved terrains and have sculpted furniture from these ideas either by hand or using precision laser machinery. So check out these 10 furniture designs inspired by nature. The Greg Klassen River Collection [Image Courtesy of Greg Klassen] Pieces of timber that had been discarded with naturally wavy edges that were thought to be too imperfect to be used have been taken by Greg Klassen and turned into furniture resembling watery landscapes. They have been aligned perfectly and then joined with blue/green glass that transforms […]