Sudoku Toilet Paper
Black Toilet Paper
Origami Toilet Paper
Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper
Greenpeace Toilet Paper
Valentine’s Day Toilet Paper
Money Toilet Paper
Alessi Handheld Vacuum
Computer Mouse Vacuum
Tango Autonomous Vacuum
Vacuum Shoes Concept
Food Sealer Vacuum
Top of Tyrol
Iguazu Viewing Platform
Willis Tower Skydeck
5 Fingers Viewing Platform
As environmentally friendly CFL bulbs are becoming the norm, the old fashioned light bulb that everyone in the last few generations grew up with is becoming even more appealing for reuse. There are a surprising number of ways to recycle used bulbs and creative folks continue to push the limits.
It’s quite easy to core away the end of a lightbulb and create a unique mini-vase for flowers or plants. Since the end of a light bulb is metal, there are a million different ways to anchor it in place (or hang it for a beautiful effect).
A DIY terrarium is a lot less intimidating when it’s the size of a light bulb. Add a stabilizing element to the bottom of the bulb and create half a dozen mini ecosystems to add some green without taking up much space.
Light bulbs are an ad designer’s dream. As such a huge part of our culture, they have a lot of thoughts, movements, and feelings associated with them; this makes it really easy to make a statement about the environment, power, brilliance, and reinvention with just a small amount of photoshop work.
Color Picker Chameleon Pen Copies Colors
Write Through Water with Wet Surface Marker
Chromopen: Point & Shoot Tablet Pen
Construct-Your-Own Pendragon Pen
Inka Pen with a Pressurized Ink Chamber
Inkless Beta Pen Writes with Metal
Sharpie Liquid Pencil – No More Broken Pencil Lead
Constrained Ball Drawing Aid
LED Pen Ruler Traces Distances
Spiral Chamber Holds Double the Ink
Pen + Sprayer: Write on Your Hand, Peel it Off
Continuous Pencil Never Ends
In southern Chile, a waterfall erupts repeatedly and predictably from the top of a mountain, to the delight of the people sleeping, dining and relaxing inside that mountain. It is the Montaña Magica Lodge in the middle of Huilo Huilo nature reserve, and a stay there is a strange experience unlike any other.
The hotel is built to look like a natural mountain, with boulder-like contours and plants growing up over the exterior walls. Unlike any mountain found in nature, however, this one is dotted with arched windows all along its several tiers.
At scheduled intervals, water gushes forth from the opening in the top of the mountain. It washes down over the sides, gushing over the windows and creating quite the lovely spectacle.
The lodge’s entrance can be accessed on one side by a long suspended bridge, giving visitors a stunning view of the surrounding nature preserve and providing the perfect exterior vantage point from which to watch the display of rushing water.
Inside, the rooms are decked out in natural wooden planks and rustic accents. The subdued beauty of the hotel’s interior reflects the peaceful natural setting in which the hotel sits – surrounded by incomparable sights and amazing experiences.
British designer Dominic Wilcox created these ‘No Place Like Home’ shoes with LED lights in the toes that will guide you to your destination.
One of the shoes has a GPS chip embedded within the sole and an antenna in a red ankle tag. You just plug a USB cable into the sole before you leave, plotting the location of your destination on a map using custom software.
The location data is uploaded into the shoe, and the LED lights on the left shoe point the wearer in the right direction. “The progress bar starts with one red light at the beginning of the journey and ends on the green light when you arrive,” says Wilcox. “The correct direction to walk is shown by the illumination of one of the LED’s on the circle. I chose mini LED lights as they needed to be visible outdoor in sunlight. There were other alternatives like digital displays but given the distance from the eyes these LED’s seemed the best option.”
The shoes are currently on display at the London Design Festival. See more photos and a video of the shoes in action at Dezeen.
One of the world’s most amazing materials wasn’t created by nature – it was invented by a couple of scientists who made a silly bet. In 1931, Samuel Stephens Kistler and Charles Learned wanted to see who could replace the liquid in jellies with gas while causing no discernible shrinkage. Kistler wound up with an incredible substance with extremely low density, amazing strength, and unparalleled thermal insulation.
Aerogel can be made from carbon, silica or alumina, though all of them have similar properties. They feel like unbelievably light Styrofoam, but it is strong enough to hold up impressively heavy loads
Aerogels can also be used for chemical spill clean-ups, thermal protection for divers, residential roof insulators, and as thickeners in paint and cosmetics. With more applications being discovered every year, it seems likely that aerogels will become one of the most significant inventions of all time.
Nelly - internet marketer loving design