Wednesday, December 30, 2009
If the objective here was to create a cooler version of roller skating/blading for the 2010's, I'd consider this a flaming failure. If, on the other hand, the objective was to design a big, gawky pair of skates that make people ask "What are those? And what went wrong in your life to convince you that wearing them in public is okay?", then mission accomplished.
Monday, December 28, 2009
The beauty of a creation lies in the efficiency and sincerity in which it is completed. Now, take Henrik Toth’s sidecar for instance, the sincerity and the magnificence of the contraption is good enough for just anyone to classify this as the best sidecar in the world.
A project to build the country's first wave power station off the coast of Oregon is finally moving forward. Wave power company Ocean Power Technologies just signed a contract with Oregon Iron Works to start building 10 buoys, with the first one to be deployed a year from now off the coast of Reedsport.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Toyota Industries Corp. has developed a new charging station for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that is powered by solar energy. The municipal government of Toyota City has adopted the stations and plans to build 21 stations at 11 places.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
As if it wasn’t bad enough you had to reach for a sticky note every few minutes in order to remember something, this cleverly designed memo pad also reminds you that you’re probably going to lose your hair, in addition to your memory, as you get older.
Monday, December 21, 2009
We spend at least one-third of our lives in our bedrooms and bathrooms, yet the design of these essential domestic spaces is nearly always an afterthought. But smart, sleek design can transform an otherwise bland room into a relaxing space that packs in as many features as possible without visual clutter