Portable Wind Turbine

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There are quite a few portable solar power solutions on the market, but ones that harness wind for energy are much more scarce. That is why the new device called Trinity is pretty unique. It was designed by the firm Janulus from Minnesota and will be available on the market as soon as the company collects enough investor funds to begin large scale production.

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By |September 30th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Prefab Apartments for the Homeless

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The Y:Cube, a prefab modular block of apartments has just been completed in London. It will provide comfortable and affordable units for the city’s homeless. Being modular and prefabricated offsite, the constructions costs can be kept low, so the rent will be about 65 percent of the market rate for similar apartments. (more…)

By |September 29th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity

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On the whole, dishwashers are better than hand washing dishes when it comes to water efficiency, though it is harder to figure out which method is more energy efficient. The new dishwashing device called Circo Independent, designed by Chen Levin, takes electricity needed to heat the water out of the equation, making using it a pretty sustainable choice.

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By |September 28th, 2015|Green Tech|3 Comments

A Vacation Cabin on Wheels

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Getting out of the city and back to nature is something most city folk want from time to time. Such getaways can take a lot of planning, but there are countless choices out there. Hristina Hristova, a designer from Bulgaria, has just added one to the mix. (more…)

By |September 25th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Store Repurposes Car Windshields in a Unique Way

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Recycling old cars into something useful again requires some out of the box thinking, which is exactly what Holland-based design firm Superuse Studio did. They repurposed 350 disused car windshields (along with a lot of reclaimed wood) to create the interior for a shoe store in The Hague.

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By |September 24th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Great Modern Spin on the Yurt

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The yurt has been around for a long time, which makes sense since it is a pretty good design for a shelter. Freedom Yurt-Cabins, based in Aurora, Colorado have recently unveiled a modern take on this classic, which includes energy-efficient windows, good insulation and a real front door.

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By |September 23rd, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments