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Browsing the "design" Tag

Retro Is High Design In Electric Two-Wheelers

October 31st, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Electric two-wheelers occupy an interesting space in 2018. Insufficient to replace motorcycles for long-distance touring, with all due respect for riders like Ben Rich and his cross-country trips, but with a rising urban demographic, they increasingly wrap the future in the skin of the past


Charging Your Electronics In A Rainstorm

May 25th, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Anyone watching Swedish scientist Anja Lund working out on an aerobic stepper recently might have thought it a strange way to get fit. She was stepping while holding a shoulder bag, its arm strap dripping with water. In this case, exercise was secondary to science. Lund wasn’t attempting to break a sweat — rather, she was trying to simulate a brisk walk in the rain


Architecting the Future Finalists in New York

June 7th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Today's email from the Buckminster Fuller Institute states that all events are free, however, reservations are required since seating is limited. To make reservations, BFI writes: “RSVP by email or contribute a suggested donation by purchasing a ticket here.”


Eco-Artist Creates 'Puff' Device to Monitor Car Emissions

November 23rd, 2009 | by Michael Ricciardi

Puff (a car exhaust monitoring device) is attached near the exhaust pipe of your vehicle. Its color changes dynamically, visualizing the amount of pollution your car is producing. Green indicates the lowest rate of pollution, red the highest. Karolina Sobecka, the artist/designer of Puff, explains: In this project, design is used as a strategy to explore the overlap between the material and immaterial worlds and spur discussion on the hidden social and psychological mechanisms behind the cultural use of accessories as 'objects to think with'...Amateur Human (the design project's official name) focuses on the environmental issues since we all are inadvertently becoming more eco-conscious whether we want to or not, and these issues seem both overwhelming and ambiguous


The Strandbeests Cometh

August 10th, 2008 | by Michelle Bennett

I came across these critters on Inhabitat and couldn’t resist. You can power homes, towns, and ships, and maybe planes [&hellip



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