Monday, 5 November 2012

Parking the Car in the Livingroom

"Millionaires park supercars in their livingroom.
Supercar owners living in an exclusive high-rise apartment block can now park their beloved motors from their - LIVING ROOMS. Hamilton Parks in Singapore is a brand-new 30-storey development where flats cost between £6 and £15 MILLION. But with parking in the city limited, the skyscraper designer came up with an innovative way of parking some of the planets fastest cars. Residents simply drive their 200mph motors into a biometrically-controlled lift at the base of Hamilton Parks on the city's swanky Orchard Road."


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Apple Ring by Victor Solo

This Gadget is unique because its has great concept of Bluetooth ring which has designed by Victor Solo. This ring connectivity with wireless bluetooth of your ipad and iphone. After connected you can play songs, volume control up and down, skip music, and with play and pause function controls on the ring. iRing features as a touch sensitive functions strip.
The below image show that how its will look on finger .
Via: well done stuff

Friday, 24 August 2012

Hover Bike by Aerofex Corporation

Flying cars and most other futuristic modes of transportation promised by science fiction have been a long time coming, but we do have a prototype "hover bike" now. Manhattan Beach, California-based Aerofex Corporation has been developing this vehicle for a while, but recent test-flight footage shows it in action.
Apparently this bike of the future, which uses two ducted fans, is controlled simply by the riders' natural sense of where to lean. It doesn't look like the world's most agile or stable mode of transportation, and it's obviously not as efficient or clean as the bike of the present, but it does look like fun. Now we just have to think up a use for it.

Source: GOOD

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Seaside T07 Bathtub

One of the best designs for the bathtub: "The Seaside T07, designed by Giovanna Talocci, is the very first bathtub for the living room. The jet blower bubbles generate natural emotions. Mood lighting, a waterfall and soft cushions complete the experience of total relaxation. "

Source: teuco

Monday, 30 July 2012

Open Space, Simple and Efficient

Designer: EOOS, Vienna
Team: Gernot Bohmann, Harald Grundl, Martin Bergmann
Manufacturer: Duravit

"Open Space stands for the transformation of a high-quality corner shower into a discreet wall covering that conceals tap fittings and showerheads to optimum effect. Two glass doors – either translucent or mirrored – are fitted into a brilliant chrome frame. After taking a shower, they can simply be folded against the wall to create additional space.
"Our design goal has been space easing in the bathroom. If you do not want to use the shower, it’s gone. If you want to use it, it’s there," says Martin. The everyday sight of an empty shower is washed away. In its closed state, Open Space is merely the projected shadow of the stall on the wall. This creates peace and smoothness in the bathroom."

Source: Eoos, Azure Magazine

Friday, 27 July 2012

New Logica, A New Kitchen System

Italian firm Valcucine has introduced a new kitchen "system": Logica. They had revolutionised ergonomics by presenting the Logica System in 1996 with its 80 cm depth and equipped back section, removable jumbo drawers and wall units with Ala and Aerius lift-up doors. Now Valcucine is presenting the new equipped back section. As they explain in their website: "The back section is capable of containing and concealing, when necessary, all the kitchen equipment: the dish-drainer, weighing scales, small appliances, removable cooking receptacles, bottle-racks, power sockets, a monitor, a kitchen roll holder, the tap, hooks for utensils and even a cooker hood.
Everything on hand, everything tidy in an instant."

Design by Gabriele Centazzo


Monday, 23 July 2012

One Liter Limited Rationing Faucet

This elegant 1 ℓimit faucet encourages — and even enforces — water conservation by giving you less water to use. The design relies on the simple principle of “what you see is what you get” — the faucet fills the attached glass tube with exactly one liter of water for washing hands, and it needs to be turned off again before it will recharge. The brainchild of designers Yonggu Do, Dohyung Kim and Sewon Oh, the faucet is a clever bit of stingy design.
We love how the 1 ℓimit faucet makes the user re-consider a resource that they might otherwise take for granted. It takes a tremendous amount of embodied energy and resources to source, heat and purify water before we put it back into the environment. Leaving a water-saving faucet on for one minute will use over 7 liters of water, much of which is unnecessarily wasted.

The consequences are not as severe as the Poor Little Fishbowl Sink we featured, but the faucet may certainly try your patience — if you are not mindful of your water consumption you’ll have to wait for it to fill again. Perhaps the visual reference of a liter of water will encourage users will appreciate how much water they use when not paying attention. Even better, users will see how little water they really need to get the job done, although it may not be as warm as they would like it. If you’re going to be frugal why not do it in style.


Monday, 11 June 2012

Robots That Fly… And Cooperate

An interesting TED talk By Vijay Kumar on flying intelligent robots that can build and cooperate.

Archdaily reports: "In continuing with our coverage of the research of the GRASP Lab based out of the University of Pennsylvania, this recent 2012 outlines some of the unique opportunities that can be explored and possibly implemented in the near future with robots that fly. From an architectural and construction perspective, a wide variety of tasks can be accomplished. While still only on a small scale, the demonstrations in the video showcase a myriad of diverse abilities that are achievable.  The quad rotor robots are able to navigate complex geometry through the use of onboard laser scanners and cameras. The video also demonstrates the ability of these robots to work together in swarms for tasks such as assembling a scale building based on a programmable blueprint. Watch the video to see what the future may hold for a fully automated construction site."

Source: Archdaily

Friday, 8 June 2012

Locus™ Workstation from Focal™

"Sitting disease is epidemic. You spend a third of your life at work, behind your desk and on your butt. Studies have proven that many small movements throughout the day lead to better health and that being upright is better for you."
"Martin Keen, founder of hybrid footwear brand , started working at a standing desk years ago. But Keen says he tired easily, and eventually found himself leaning against a makeshift seat. An industrial designer by trade, the entrepreneur began designing a workstation based on his ad-hoc prototype.
He unveiled his upright workstation at ICFF earlier this month. Focal incorporates a small bench into the traditional standing design, not unlike drafting tables used by architects and engineers. The small leather seat is more for leaning than sitting. It tilts downward at an angle that makes it tough to totally rest, and it pivots with your movements, improving balance and, ostensibly, focus. The station’s plywood and aluminum desk is attached at its base to a footrest that tilts up towards the user for support.
The combination encourages a “natural, neutral posture,” explains Keen. “There is a place between standing and sitting where our body wants to be.” Does it make you move enough to counter Sitting Disease? We shall see: Keen says he is working with an ergonomist to study exactly how the seat affects your well-being."

Sources: Focul Upright Furniture, fastcodesign

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

DEQUE, A New Design in Using Water

A new way of defining the bathrooms is designed by Sieger Design for Dornbracht.
What you can find in their website:
"The distinguishing feature of Deque is its severe design language that reduces to the flat, wide spout. The new, low fitting lies close to the basin, directing attention to the essential element of this series - the presentation of the water.

The striking thing about Deque is contrast: firstly between the gentle waterway and the severe shape of the fitting and secondly, between the emphatically planar spout and the cylindrical control elements, a discontinuity of form that is particularly evident in the single-lever mixer.
Product design: Sieger Design"

Monday, 4 June 2012

Bowfell House by Hubbard Architecture

Bowfell House is located in Windermere, Cumbria, England and is designed by Hubbard Architecture.
More info from their website:
"The initial brief for this project was to create a four-car garage, with office/playroom accommodation above, in the grounds of a Pattinson house built in the 1890's. The built scheme satisfied this brief- along with an additional major extension in the style of the original house, and a contemporary extension with an indoor pool and sauna! A large kitchen and master bedroom suite were created in the house extension. This extension adapted details from the existing building and reused architectural features. The gable elevation adjacent to the pool features original quoins and sandstone window surrounds. The pool building has a sedum covered flat roof, visible as a fifth elevation from the bedroom suite. The property enjoys magnificent views to the lake and the height of the pool and external terrace were carefully considered to take maximum advantage of this aspect. A new entrance drive was formed to access the property and extensive landscaping works create an open and unifying feel to the grounds."

Bowfell House

Bowfell House

Bowfell House

Bowfell House

Bowfell House

Photographs are by Wojtek Gurak.
Source: A Daily Dose of Architecture and Hubbard Architecture

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Bathroom Furniture By Nuvist

Here is one of the most beautiful WC pan designed by Nuvist. It's interesting how the clean line and color in this piece suggests purity and cleanliness, some essentials for the bathrooms. As they explain in their website:
"At this level, after we have designed Charme bathtub, Pare and Monotip washbasin, we wanted to complete the bathroom furniture series with Denovo wall-hung wc pan design. 
So we also wanted to stick to the previous design formations and keep the specific formal language. Curvilinear geometries allow us to design blending smooth continuous form in the three dimensional space. This continuous form provides ergonomic quality. And also we wanted to use new advanced technologies for the toilet seat cover part. We have designed full or semi-automatic cover system to open or close the cover part. So Denovo will be ergonomic, functional, singular and clear."


Monday, 28 May 2012

Small Kitchen Idea

"This beautiful and smart kitchen design is made by Fevzi Karaman a designer from Turkey, Ankara who made the kitchen cupboard “silverline” which won a prize at a contest student. The colors of the kitchen pechues with a green apple that gives a sacred Deco touches to the kitchen. The modular furniture is very advanced with a work plan to be drawn into a table. This kitchen design is very clever, and when is not used as a kitchen it can be a sleek piece of furniture."

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Source: freshome

Friday, 25 May 2012

Bent Hands Clock By Giha Woo

Up Up to now, we were used to contain single time in a watch. However, it is possible to see the global time at a glance by differentiating the size of the circle. The edge of the angled hand which was designed out of the attachment that the hands of the watch are usually straight shows the times in each country. It implicates the message that the world is moving together without break even though they are living in a little bit different time frame.

Each city on the clock is represented by the dot on the hand. For example: London is furthest out from the center, so the dot at the end of the arm is the one you want to look at to find out which hour it is. Wellington is also furthest out, so it’s the same time, but while London is in the AM, Wellington is in the PM.


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Villa Chi in Phuket Island, Thailand

Villa Chi 2 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand
"With an extravagant design and inspiring opulence throughout, Villa Chi is one of the nine exclusive accommodation units making up Cape Sienna Resort, a holiday retreat located in an area known as Millionaires’ Mile on Phuket island in Thailand. Perched above the sea, on a spectacular rocky ground, the villa offers great views and a high level of privacy.
Villa Chi 1 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand
The interiors of the mansion showcase a variety of modern elements, mixed with decorative items inspired from the local culture: “a bold black and white theme is enhanced with Asian design details including Buddha statues and Apsara dancers reminiscent of an ancient Hindu temple. Each of the three bedrooms is an ultra private oasis with generous sea views, king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms, two with double jacuzzi bathtubs. Romantic movie nights can be enjoyed in the master suite, which features a large, retractable LCD projector screen“.
Villa Chi 3 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

Villa Chi 11 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

Villa Chi 5 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

Villa Chi 9 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

Villa Chi 13 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

Other features of the villa include a generous swimming pool with sea vistas, a spa, a fitness center, yoga and Pilates sessions.
Villa Chi 8 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

Villa Chi 7 Opulent Villa Chi on Millionaires’ Mile in Phuket Island, Thailand

In case you are planning an escape in Thailand, here is where you can book a stay at Villa Chi, with prices ranging from $1,150 to $2,300 per night."

Source: freshome