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wicker-covered car by ojo obaniyi

21 Jan

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“Nigerian artisan ojo obaniyi from ibadan has applied his skill in weaving in an unusually creative way to advertise his business.Obaniyi, who has practiced the craft for 20 years, has covered the interior and exterior of his volkswagen pickup with raffia palm cane, including the entire car body, the wheel caps, chairs, steering wheel and dashboard in an effort to attract attention from passersby. obaniyi says of his handiwork: ‘I wanted to prove a point that it is not only the educated elite that can make positive changes in society. we, the artisans also have talents to effect a change and make a positive impact in the society. that is why I decided that I too must do something that will make people to recognize me and know me across the whole world and by extension prove to the world that african and indeed the entire black race have very talented people.”

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Colored glasses for AOC by Hans Hollein

21 Jan

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“The idea came very quickly — while I was talking on the telephone”

“The AQQ Index is not to be thought of as an end, but an arrow that points.

The arrow points happily.

A photograph of a piece of furniture is not a piece of furniture; the same
is true for painting, sculpture, architecture or whatever. ”

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Colored glasses for AOC by Hans Hollein

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Sunburn Monitor Wristband

14 Aug


Developed at the university of strathclyde in glasgow for intellego technologies, a ‘sunburn monitor wristband’ is able to help prevent over-exposure to the sun by indicating to users when they have been exposed to a certain amount of UV radiation. The monitor works by changing from yellow to pink, acting as a visual reminder as the risk of contracting a sunburn increases. the system operates through an acid-release agent which picks up ultraviolet light and a dye which responds to pH levels in the indicator.

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Scent Capturing Postcard Printer

13 Aug

China-based designer Li Jingxuan, has conceived a ‘scent capturing printer’ concept for sony that analyzes certain smells coming from foods, and translates them into a postcard. The system works using an ‘electronic nose’, a sensor that samples pattern recognition to generate and characterize odors. The printer would then simulate these captured fragrances by mixing aroma based inks stored within the device and transferring them onto a special photo-paper stock modules. once printed, the user would peel a flap on the back side of the image to reveal the captured scents. The project adds a new dynamic perspective in communicating through interactive postcards, where the idea of sharing and capturing certain moments in time becomes highly enjoyable.

Li Jingxuan’s ‘scent capturing printer’ project took part in the 2012 sony student design workshop.


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1959 Aston Martin DBR1 1:1 Scale Le Mans Replica by Evanta Motors

8 Aug

1959 Aston Martin DBR1 1:1 Scale Le Mans Replica by Evanta Motors

Arriving on a parts tree that measures 6.35m x 3.30m, a hand made 1:1 scale model of the 1959 Aston Martin DBR1 le mans winning car is produced by Evanta Motor Company based in hertfordshire, england. Built using a replica of an injection molded sprue for model parts, each component is individually labeled and placed within the container, as if you could twist it off for assembly. used within the collection is an entire DBR1 body finished in an original aston martin californian sage green lemans color-way, a full set of four 16″ wire wheels outfitted in dunlop racing tires and a 15 inch ‘mota lita’ wood trimmed wheel. also included in the kit is a pair of replica aston martin racing seats using the correct leather and weave, a machined aluminum gear knob and lever, and a full dashboard finished in textured satin black and assembled using smiths gauges and period switches.

The model series pays tribute to its drivers carroll shelby and roy salvadori, and its chief engineer ted cutting. this one of a kind collectors piece comes with an authentic signed aston martin cap by both drivers salvardori and shelby.








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Solar Powered Roadways by Scott Brusaw

7 Aug


“American electrical engineer Scott Brusaw has developed a system of solar powered roads as an initiative to change the face of national highways. His project ‘solar roadways‘ aims to re-purpose existing concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with solar road panels. He is currently introducing the technology in driveways, bike paths, patios, sidewalks, parking lots, playgrounds, before integrating them onto public roads.

Aside from providing sustainable transportation solutions, the concept will provide socio-economic advantages in all aspects of daily life. The roads are capable of directly inputting energy into the power-grid through photovoltaics, which if realized, could power an entire country from the generated electricity. since our current power grid is based on centralized power stations, and distribution is handled through transmission lines and relay stations, the ‘solar roadways’ would replace coal- and nuclear-powered electricity generation plants by transforming the road into a self-contained energy source”.

“In a future filled with electric vehicles and this new technology, cars will be able to virtually recharge anywhere and small businesses would profit and benefit by going off the grid — eliminating a monthly electricity bill, and attracting customers through the installation of EV charging stations. the intelligent road system will provide a clean form of renewable energy, while implementing safer driving”.

Challenges associated with extreme winter climates will also be resolved, where an implementation of embedded heating within the design will eliminate ice and snow buildup. Cities will no longer have the expense of snow removal and the problems caused by the chemicals used to maintain clear roads. Conditions along with power and data delivery.

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Glowing Angler Fish Bicycles byGroup D Collective

1 Aug


During the annual VIVID sydney light event, group d collective, an australian multidisciplinary studio, built multiple illuminated ‘Angler fish’ to take part in the festival. the glowing structures are in fact bicycles that were able to be ridden around the city, creating a colorful aquatic spectacle to adorn the grey urban landscape. The three deep-sea creatures were fabricated with custom frames that then had digitally-printed lycra and chiffon skins pulled tightly over. The radiant purple, blue and green tones coordinated well with the theme of the vibrant carnival, bringing a marine glow to its audience.





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Sushi Bazooka Shoots Instant Sushi Rolls

25 Jul


“The ‘sushi bazooka’, offered by japanese distributor strapya, is a plastic device that makes perfectly rolled sushi. The three piece unit works by simply filling each half of the tube with rice and other ingredients, where they are compressed
using a cylindrical plunger”.


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Concept Instaglasses 2012

6 Jul

“Many people use Instagram. They all love the effects, and every one of them loves to take pictures and to share them with their friends. Wouldn’t it be great to capture your everyday life, your entire life, through beautiful filters? The design concept can give the appearance of glasses.

You activate the glasses by pushing “Insta” and option to choose between different filters. Are you enjoying a moment? Just take a picture with your glasses and upload the image straight to Instagram”.








By Markus Gerke

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