WOOBIA WOODEN FLOOR LAMP | BY ABADOC

If natural organic interior is what you are striving for in your home and feel the best when in and around one, have a look at what a Polish design studio ABADOC has in store for you – alder wood and stainless steel floor lamp called Woobia. The studio designers say that Woobia lamp “was inspired by a children bow which one of our colleagues manufactured out of a wooden branch for his younger son”. …

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PHONEBLOCKS SMARTPHONE

Designer Dave Hakkens is the mastermind behind the Phoneblocks – a modular, customizable phone. This is most definitely one of the best ideas regarding smartphones since their emergence. Let’s see what all the fuss is about. Dave Hakkens’s starting point was the fact that our fragile phones today often get broken and tossed away but usually just one of the components is broken. The other reason we get rid of our smartphones quickly is that …

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IKIES TRADITIONAL HOUSES IN SANTORINI

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In the village of Oia, Santorini, on the edges of the caldera cliffs the Ikies Traditional Houses are located. It’s a very special kind of a hotel, due to its location, small size and various amenities which it offers to the fortunate visitors. With their whitewashed domed roofs and deep blue doors and shutters, Ikies Traditional Houses from the outside may look pretty simple, but that certainly does not diminish their minimalistic beauty. This complex …

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Gateshead Millennium Bridge | Tilting Bridge in England

The Gateshead Millennium Bridge connects the south bank of Gateshead’s Quays and the north bank of the Quayside of Newcastle across the River Tyne. The design seems pretty simple and yet very elegant. The bridge is consisted of two stylish curves, one of which serves as a deck for pedestrians and cyclists, and the other one supports the first one. The architects, WilkinsonEyre.Architects received numerous awards for this bridge including the 2002 Royal Institute of …

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Bicycle Designed for Armless Man – ‘Inspiration on Wheels’

One of the best quotes by Nick Vujicic, a motivational speaker who was born with a rare disorder characterized by absence of all four limbs, goes like this: “For every disability you have, you are blessed with more than enough abilities to overcome your challenges.” This couldn’t be more true for Michael “Mike” Timble, a 27-year-old from Pittsburgh, who was born without arms, but has bravely refused to succumb to his disability. Since no obstacle …

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THE Q CAMERA

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It was about time for somebody to come up with an idea of how to provide an instant connection between a camera and social media. Queue the Q Camera! This “first ever social camera” (to quote its designers), enables you to immediately upload every photo you take to a social medium of your choice via a SIM card which you simply slide in. Alternatively, your photographs can be automatically saved to your personal online archive, …

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SOLARMONKEY ADVENTURER | BY POWERTRAVELLER

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The SolarMonkey Adventurer is a new product by Powertraveller. So, if you are a person with a developed adventurer’s spirit, and addicted to new technologies at the same time, this little gadget surely is a must-have for you. The SolarMonkey Adventurer is a portable charger powered by solar energy, collected with the help of 2 solar panels, with integrated 2500mAh lithium polymer battery. Even though it consists of two solar panels, it weighs only 265g …

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GOSUN SOLAR STOVE AND COOKER

When it comes to cooking, GoSun Solar Cooker is pretty close to being the ultimate tool. You do not need any kind of burning fuel, it costs just $179 on their Kickstarter page and, as the headline says, it can heat up the food up to 550° F fairly quickly. In addition, you do not need to perform any careful adjustments regarding the angle to the sun which is a tremendous differentiating quality. This was …

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Rainbow Stairs in Istanbul by Huseyin Cetinel

The civil activism in Turkey is taking on a new, artistically colourful dimension. Although, street demonstrations are still very much “the weapon of choice” in this Islamic country (remember the recent protests against the development project at historical Gezi Park in Istanbul), a 64-year-old retired engineer from Turkey by the name of Huseyin Cetinel inadvertently became an overnight hero of the civil rights movement. How? By simply painting 145 steps of the street stairs that …

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Waterworld Hotel in Songjiang Quarry in China

It is absolutely no wonder that this project by the Atkin’s Architecture Group has emerged victorious in an international design competition since it is not easy to imagine something that is more stunning than the Waterworld Hotel in Songjiang, China. It is planned to be placed in an astonishing quarry that is filled with water blending with the quarry more construction-wise than visually. Still, this amazing mix of ultra modern luxury and seemingly untamed nature …

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