Crisp, Sparkling Bottled Air

Crisp, Sparkling Bottled Air

I remember as a kid watching the comedy farce SPACEBALLS with Mel Brooks and cautiously giggling at his environmental joke, as he cracked open a can of “Perri-Air” to get a quick oxygen fix while on his off-world colony. A lot has changed since those innocent 80s I suppose. Like referring to the 80s as “innocent” or how we made jokes about our dwindling oxygen supply here on Earth. Well, it’s 2010 people and clean oxygen levels on this planet have moved from the comedy realm, straight into tragedy.

0 Designer: designaffairs STUDIO

Bus Handles as Fine Music Power

Bus Handles as Fine Music Power

Power up! While you’re jamming on down 1st Avenue, swinging from the bus poles on those hangers they’ve got there, what kind of power are you generating? I mean other than your body heat (everyone knows this is a whole lot of energy due to The Matrix, of course.) But what about that swing power? What about your whole body weight pulling down on that pole? We’ll whatddya know, here’s a project dealing with just that. It’s the “More+” bus handle and it’s going to power you up to Crazy Town.

0 Designer: Junjie Zhang

Bike Stockholm City

Bike Stockholm City

Iconic bikes ho! Look at these pretty little things, they are so stylish! You will be the looker of the whole world on your new bike with these babies, babies! This is the Stockholm line of bikes for Italian bicycle manufacturer Abici. The thing that makes these bikes unique, as if you needed another reason to own such fantabulous two-wheelers, is their color. Each of these four tones has its own iconic Stockholm building counterpart. There’s yellow, red-orange, white, and blue. See if you can pair them up!

0 Designer: Note Design Studio

Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

Solar Pebble Powers Africa And The World

The Solar Pebble is a solar powered lamp targeted for use in rural Africa, as a humanitarian product, and at home in the UK as the perfect gift. The LED Solar Pebble is powered by batteries that are charged from the sun via a small, efficient solar panel. It can also charge mobile phones and other devices. The versatile ratchet handle allows the product to be carried and angled when standing or suspended. On the go? Just strap it onto a backpack for daytime charging.

0 Designer: Adam Robinson for Plus Minus Solar

A More Powerful Lock

A More Powerful Lock

Not even a lightsaber could bust it. This is the “Energy Lock” from designer Young Suk Kim. Alas it is not the kind of lock you keep your bike secure with, instead it is for your plug-in objects around the house. This project goes by the name “Energy Lock,” and it’s about to totally change the way you plug in your coffee maker at night. Or VCR, if you’ve still got one of those, maybe your computer you keep hooked up all night, basically everything that sucks power while you’re not using it.

0 Designer: Young-suk Kim

Eggy Furutistic Wheels

Eggy Furutistic Wheels

It’s the egg on wheels. Inspired directly by Peugeot egg-car, GM’s P.U.M.A, Toyota’s I-real, Honda’s U3-X personal vehicle, and of course, my favorite, a penguin! The “Gentoo” concept car takes its form inspiration from the Gentoo penguin, a cute and lovely and environmentally friendly little thing. The idea of this car is just that, to be cute, to be really nice to look at, and to be nice to the environment: the Gentoo uses no fossil fuels at all.

0 Designer: C.Rameshkanth

Getting All Square with Coke

Getting All Square with Coke

Alright eco-force! Get ready! It’s time to turn Coca Cola into…whaaa? An Earth-friendly means of distributing 20oz of soda! Coke’s always been a sort of futuristic thinking brand, but this would be a big fat huge giant leap forward in the right direction if I do say so myself. It’s a design for a much more reasonable, smart, ergonomic, and gosh darnit, it just looks lovely. It’s so green, it’s 100% plant based. It’s made out of greens! And it’s much more stackable. And cooler!

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Shadow Walls and Sunshine

Shadow Walls and Sunshine

If you’re heavy into design, like you’re an addict, you basically can’t stand to see much in your environment that ISN’T put in place by a human being, you’re basically guaranteed to be at least generally alright at both interior and exterior design, the arranging of elements in your environment. And if you are, and you’re a generally make-your-own-profit sort of person in our modern world, you also like to find ways to conserve energy and make things less expensive for yourself. How about harnessing the sun for all of this?

0 Designers: Drzach & Suchy

Massive Agricultural Urbanism

Massive Agricultural Urbanism

One of the biggest challenges in architecture is to create homes that provide more than just shelter. We’re on a slow march of strip mining our resources so the question is, can a home benefit the community and in turn, the environment? Agricultural Urbanism is a proposed residential project that combines thousand year old terrance farming with modern construction.

0 Designer: Greg Chung Whan Park

The Underwear Washing Machine

The Underwear Washing Machine

Reusing water is what’s best for underwear. And if you don’t wear underwear, you probably know someone who does. Seriously basically everyone wears underwear. And most of those people have clean underwear on, or at least underwear that was clean when they put them on. Why? Because they ALL use this machine, every single one of them. It’s called the “Mr. Klein” and it uses reused, reusable water.

0 Designer: Yoon Kisang

One Ring to Green Them All

One Ring to Green Them All

How many of you are swanky enough to have a tree stump on your wall? Well you’re in luck! Because here’s another one! This one’s made to keep tabs on your environment, air pollution style. The basic concept here is lights and filters. As this device sits on your wall, showing you with conveniently lovely lights how dirty your air is, it also does a small degree of filtering that same air to keep your home nice to breath in.

0 Designers: Park Jun Seok and Kwon Hye Rim

Bike to the Izzy

Bike to the Izzy

Plastic for the shizzy. This bike right here is made of plastic, and it’s made for the city. Immediately I’ve got to tell you my favorite part – the frame is recycleable. That means that when your frame gets a bit banged up but your wheels are still ready to go, you’ve got only to turn it in to the store for a new one! Inexpensive, lovely greenery.

0 Designer: Omer Sagiv & Uri Sadeh

Ambient Lights Get Powered By Nothing

Ambient Lights Get Powered By Nothing

Well almost nothing. Here’s how the deal works: you have a multiple socket strip and probably using up all the sockets to power your gadgets. Its switched on and you keep forgetting to unplug or switch off the unused gadget from the strip and waste energy. With the Saving Energy Multitap, the so called wasted energy is no longer wasted….it gets sucked up to power this set of cool looking touch-sensitive ambient lights on the wall. The job of these ambient lights is to subtly remind you that you need to power off buddy!

0 Designers: Dong Hoon Han, Hwa Yong Shin & Dong Jin Shin

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