Belgian design group Stal Collectief have designed ‘Koala 45‘, an over-sized hammock offering users an unusual meeting place to re-convene.
La mitica Graziella, l’unica ed originale bicicletta pieghevole italiana, ritorna sulle nostre strade grazie alla Bottecchia Cicli srl, storica azienda italiana riconosciuta a livello mondiale per la qualità e lo stile delle sue biciclette. Il profumo di libertà e l’aria sbarazzina degli anni ’60, oggi come allora, si rispecchiano nell’eleganza di questa raffinata bicicletta pieghevole.
Il nuovo modello conserva il fascino ed i valori che hanno contraddistinto la mitica Graziella, in un progetto made in Italy. Tecnologia e tradizione si fondono nel nuovo design che riflette l’anticonformismo ed il carattere distintivo del modello originale. Accessori raffinanti ed eleganti incontrano elementi hi-tech di ultima generazione per una bici dal carattere unico. La nuova Graziella, contraddistinta dal design inconfondibile del
telaio che reinterpreta in chiave moderna lo stile degli anni ’60, è disponibile in tre esclusive colorazioni: il Bianco Brigitte, il Blu Salvador e il Nero Passione.
La nuova Graziella si configura come un prodotto completamente nuovo ed innovativo grazie a design, alla componentistica ed ai suoi accessori tecnologici e fashion.
L’elemento distintivo, rimasto inalterato rispetto allo storico modello, è il visual con la “G” nella famosa forma esagonale, elemento che viene riproposto sul campanello, sulla sella, sui
cerchi e forgiato a rilievo sul telaio. Caratteristica particolare della nuova Graziella è il faro anteriore a led integrato nel telaio. La nuova Graziella si configura ancora una volta come un simbolo elegante e raffinato della creatività italiana, destinata ad entrare nella storia delle due ruote. Una bici fashion, con connotazione giovane e trendy, indicata per tutte le fasce d’età. La bici perfetta per tutta la famiglia; la degna erede della mitica Graziella degli anni ’60.
Graziella® è un brand della Bottecchia Cicli srl
Photos ant text courtesy by Gusella adv srl / CREATIVA/MENTE per Bottecchia Cicli srl
The arms and the hands are very important buddy! So.. consider this Chain Saw for dummies! Don’t make the timberland man if you aren’t!
WORX WG308 6-Inch 5-Amp Electric JawSaw with Extension Handle
-Electric pruner/chainsaw with extension handle for cutting extra-tall branches
-5 amp saw is powered entirely by electricity, with no gas, oil, or noxious emissions
-Enclosed jaw guard around chain keeps cuts focused and fingers safe
-Cuts limbs up to 12 feet high; easy-to-use single-bolt Auto-Tension system
-Bar measures 6 inches; 4-inch maximum cutting length; weighs 11.7 pounds
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Capolavoro ancora a firma Manoteca della nostra amica Elisa!
Un tocco di poesia illumina sempre il mondo del design quando si mette all’opera!
Siamo fieri di ospitare in anteprima esclusiva le sue ultime creazioni!
La linea di stupendi tricicli…
Triciclo rosso degli anni 40 con tanto di catena, luce mobile e rastrelliera per i libri. Come Il Fausto anche Il Gino (omaggio a Gino Bartoli) ha un filo lungo 5 metri, che permette di guidare il triciclo in giro per la stanza senza staccare mai la spina.
Triciclo di ferro con pedali, manopole e sellino ricoperti di pelle riciclata, luce orientabile e rastrelliera per i libri. Il Costante (omaggio a Costante Girardengo) ha un filo lungo 5 metri, che permette di guidare il triciclo per la stanza senza staccare mai la spina.
ELIOOO is an instruction book about how to build a hydroponic system to grow plants, herbs, or vegetables in your apartment, using IKEA components.
Interested? Pre-oder and support this crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo: www.indiegogo.com/ELIOOO.
The book will contain hand drawn illustrations, showing you everything you need to know about how to build and run ELIOOO step by step. It will be digitally printed in full color, measuring 21 x 14.5 cm with a soft cover with and 150-200 pages. It will contain instructions for about how to build and run six different types and sizes of hydroponic devices as described below and as shown in the prototypes depicted here. These may, however, look slightly different due to improvements and changes that are made after testing.
Source, preorder and support: Indiegogo
We really love Kara’s world!
“Kara loves to share her worldly objects she finds too; available from her unique vintage ‘Travelling Wares’ caravan pop-up shop and also her online shop. Full to the brim with both practical and beautiful old wares for the kitchen and home, sourced by Kara from far and wide.”
Look and shop http://www.kararosenlund.com/
and visit the site for caravan’s next location
Photos and text courtesy by Kara Rosenlund
The suspended Field is a spatial project related to our comprehension of nature, its resources and our attitude towards it. The men`s common perception of earth is defined by two paradoxical paradigms, one of earth as immobile mass of infinite weight and other as earth like a plain, two dimensional surface. Growing the fie ld, which is not tied to the ground, but floating on pulsating piece of textile in between closed walls, provokes both of those concepts. The “green” carpet undergoes the entire vegetative cycle, from sprouting to disintegration. The emergence of this artificial, yet live installation, puts the designer in a different context, in a position of a dedicated farmer. In this case, the skills are all about optimization of the density of sowing, the choice of the right sowing culture and determining the precise dosage of the irrigation. This process makes us aware of both the fragility and power of life. From one side, we witness the incredible fact that plants grow out of cloth, and from the other we face the fatal consequences of insufficient or over irrigation.
The installation was executed in the former slaughterhouse as part of D-Day festival of design.
More about Field
The ZBoard is the weight-sensing electric skateboard. Simply lean forward to go and lean back to stop. Leaning onto the front foot pad accelerates the rider to a top speed of 15 miles per hour and a range of over 5 miles**. Leaning back on the rear foot pad kicks in regenerative braking. The ZBoard recharges at any wall outlet with the included charger in 5 hours.
Info and shop http://www.zboardshop.com
Photos courtesy by © 2012 ZBoard – The Weight-Sensing Electric Skateboard.
“aye like Austria”: TEAM 7 regala 7 vacanze da 7 notti alla scoperta delle bellezze naturali dell’Austria
TEAM 7, l’azienda austriaca leader nella produzione di mobili in legno massello naturale, grazie anche alla sua grande passione per la natura ed in particolare per il suo territorio, lancia la promozione “aye like austria” che, in collaborazione con l’Ente Nazionale per il Turismo Austriaco, consente a tutto il pubblico di vincere 7 settimane bianche, per tutta la famiglia, con trattamento di mezza pensione e skipass compresi.
L’Austria, una delle mete turistiche più amate grazie ai paesaggi sempre diversi, le belle città e le offerte sportive, attira ogni anno milioni di visitatori. La sua natura incontaminata, fatta di foreste, laghi e montagne, conserva una valenza biunivoca: invita al relax ed al riposo ma sa anche stimolare la partecipazione attiva ad escursioni, discese su lunghe piste innevate nei mesi invernali o tranquille passeggiate nel verde nei mesi più caldi.
TEAM 7, l’azienda austriaca leader nella produzione di mobili in legno naturale, è molto legata alla sua terra che rispetta ampiamente: anche se in Austria il legno è disponibile in grandi quantità, l’azienda fa sempre in modo di non abbattere più alberi di quelli che potranno poi ricrescere; solo così anche le future generazioni potranno vivere e godersi la natura. Il rapporto responsabile con questo prezioso prodotto naturale si manifesta
anche in ogni singolo collaboratore TEAM 7 che, riconoscendo l’importanza della natura e dello stretto legame con la tradizione e la cultura del proprio Paese, lavora il legno con la massima attenzione e rispetto. In ogni mobile TEAM 7 è infatti racchiuso un pezzetto d’Austria.
TEAM 7 quindi, in collaborazione con l’Ente Nazionale per il Turismo Austriaco, ha deciso di lanciare la promozione “aye like austria”: 7 vincitori potranno godere di un soggiorno, da 7 notti in un Hotel 4* per due adulti e due bambini, con trattamento di mezza pensione e skipass inclusi, nella splendida cornice delle Alpi austriache.
Per partecipare al concorso, dal 1° Settembre al 31 Dicembre 2012, basterà rispondere ad una semplice domanda e compilare l’apposito form disponibile sul sito www.team7.at, oppure collegandosi alla pagina Facebook di TEAM 7 www.facebook.com/team7 o, in alternativa, compilando una cartolina reperibile presso tutti i distributori aderenti al concorso. L’estrazione avrà luogo a fine Gennaio 2013.
Un ringraziamento particolare a Sandra (BLU WOM srl ufficio stampa) per i testi e foto concessi gentilmente per Team7
The Sustainable Dance Floor™ is the first dance floor that captures the energy of dancing. The energy produced by movement is converted into electricity that is used to make the dance floor react to the dancer in an interactive way.
The floor provides a unique visual experience on every energy level, from ‘loading’ and ‘average’, to the maximum level of the evening: ‘ultimate high’! All visuals are a continuous real-time interaction between the clubbers on the floor, allowing every individual’s actions to contribute to the collective experience.
One of the most important aspects of the Sustainable Dance Floor is its feedback system: people dancing on the floor must understand that they are the ones powering the floor. The basic visual feedback are the LED lights in the floor; these light up when modules are being stepped on. The sensitivity and colors can be adjusted. Next to the floor, there can be two different feedback systems that provide the experience of the dance floor.
Short history outline
SDC started out as the upshot of a research project ‘When Nature Calls’ conducted by Enviu – innovators in sustainability and Architect Firm Döll. The result of the research project was the sustainable dance club concept, an idea that was officially launched in Rotterdam Club Off Corso in 2006 with the event ‘The Critical Mass’. At the end of 2007 SDC BV was realized with the founding of the organization and development of product prototypes. In September 2008 Club WATT in Rotterdam was opened as the first Sustainable Dance Club™ showcasing the earliest model of the Sustainable Dance Floor. In 2009 an updated version of the SDF was launched and transported all over the world for a wide variety of clients. Projects ranged from permanent installations at museums in Miami and Philadelphia to pop-up events around the globe in Vancouver(Ca), Shanghai(Ch), Salvador(Br) and Abu Dhabi(VAE).
Sustainable Dance Club™ believes that having fun and taking responsibility for our world should go hand in hand. We do not believe that profit should be the only focus of a modern society. We want to make the world a better place while having a good time and we want everyone to join us. Therefore SDC’s vision on sustainability reads: People, Planet, Party!
Our mission is:
‘To create personal experiences where sustainability and fun are combined. To inspire (young) people worldwide to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.’
for more info, visit the official site
DIY project, take some old wooden kitchen utensils, clean them, sanding e paint in some rainbow amazing colors!
Here with some interesting ideas of kitchen recycle from Freshome
Netatmo, a company dedicated to designing products that monitor the weather and
environment, unveils its Urban Weather Station, a new device specifically designed for
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that allows users to monitor indoor and outdoor environmental
elements including temperature, humidity, a i r p r e s s u r e , C O2 l e v e l s a n d m o r e .
The Netatmo Weather Station quantifies personal environments like the home and
office, and wirelessly transmits data through WiFi to the Netatmo App, which features an
intuitive, easy-to-read interface.
“Air quality and weather conditions are a daily concern for city residents around the
globe,” said Fred Potter, CEO, Netatmo.
“By integrating air quality sensors into an easy-to-use personal weather station,
specifically designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch we’re able to help users improve
their indoor wellness and adapt their outdoor activities – creating a better way of life for
With this WiFi connected Personal Weather Station, Netatmo also aims to create the
largest weather and air quality monitoring network ever established.
A key innovation in the station is its ability to evaluate indoor air confinement by measuring CO2 concentration. When C02 reaches an excessive level, the user is alerted directly on his or her iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and can take action like ventilating his or her home.
The Air Quality conditions reported by the Netatmo App also allow users to assess the
best times for outdoor physical activity, when to commute versus drive to work and more – all instances where Air Quality is of the utmost importance.
Photos and text courtesy by Netatmo (Photo: Masaki Okumura)
The 13th International Architecture Exhibition titled Common Ground, directed by David Chipperfield and … continua
Lapka is a tiny, beautifully designed personal environment monitor that connects with your phone to measure, collect and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings.It is highly sensitive and responds to the invisible world of particles, ions, molecules and waves, so it can analyze your surroundings and smartly combine the results into guideline values for your comfort.
More info http://mylapka.com/
Photos and text courtesy by © 2012 Lapka Electronics LCC
This device detects electromagnetic fields (EMF), which can be caused by electronic hardware, telecommunication transmitters, or nearby power lines.
It could, for instance, suggest a spot at home with the least electromagnetic pollution to help you place your bed, desk or yoga mat.
The temperature and relative humidity measurements of your environment are combined and compared with our knowledge base of official (and unofficial) comfort standards. This helps you understand and change your personal climate at any moment.
This part of Lapka is designed to look for significant quantities of nitrates in raw foods and drinking water caused by residues of synthetic fertilizers. It includes a stainless steel probe for medical accuracy and enhanced durability.
Professionally precise! It reveals highly accurate information about the radioactivity near you and explains in detail whether and how it might be affecting you. Each particle is counted… and is vizualized.
Do you like ‘glamping‘? This is your site!
Snow Peak’s journey began in 1958, when our founder Yukio Yamai, an accomplished mountaineer, created his own line of superior gear out of the dissatisfaction with available products. It is our birth place and our founders heritage that we look to when ever we sit down at the drawing board and create our next piece of outdoor gear.
Yukio Yamai had lived his entire life in Sanjo City, in the Chetsu region of Niigata Prefecture, which is also known locally as a hardware town. A range of mountains that rise up to an altitude of 1000m form a wall on the boundary between Niigata and Fukushima prefectures, and the rivers and streams born from the peaks and valleys, are the home of torrent fish, flow out to the East Japan Sea. This rich environment full of sea, mountains, and rivers naturally evokes a strong interest in the outdoors in the people who are born and raised there. It is this place that inspired Yukio, and to this day continues to inspire all of the products that come from Snow Peak.
Today we strive to create products that inspire people to enjoy the outdoors, we seek harmony between people and nature, and we look to manufacturer with such high quality standards that you’ll pass them on to the next generation like a great wrist watch. We are proud to announce the scheduled opening of our first USA retail store, set to open this Fall in Portland, Oregon. We will be proudly showcasing our entire product line as well as guest products.
Photos and text courtesy by © 2012 Snow Peak™
Imagine that everyone could be able to process his own organic waste at home…
The size of the landfills would be reduced and the resources employed to pick up and dispose the waste would also be diminished.
Nobody likes to have organic waste hanging around the house. It smells bad, is difficult to handle, and carries diseases with it. 0ver 40% of the waste we produce everyday, is of this type.
Imagine being paid for your trash instead of paying to get rid of it…
Easy Compost is a device utilized to process organic waste at home, especially in the city where space is very limited. Because not everybody has a garden to make compost the traditional way, it was designed to operate inside of the house, in the kitchen right where most of the garbage is being produced.
It does not need electric power or chemicals to operate. It is made with recycled plastic and needs no screws or other additional mechanical unions.
The waste is turned into a useful material that is good for the environment.
Users and the environment would benefit from the compost being produced, as it could be used at home or it could be sold as well, therefore being an incentive for people to recycle.
Photos and text courtesy by Marco Gallegos
In Italy we are full of old and used work pallets.
It’s not difficult find abandoned in industrial district or old market so this is a good idea for recycle them without big problems.
Take a saw or better a lazy chainsaw and cut it!
Enjoy this DIY idea.