These designs are straight out of students’ project books!
Want to plant a love seed
Gro, this miniature greenhouse is the simplest and cutest I have ever seen. It reminds me of my 5th grade life-science book from school days.
Sweden’s Beckmans college of design student Caroline Wetterling has developed this amazing green beauty. In Caroline’s words Gro’s pod-like container recreates the protective and nurturing atmosphere of a greenhouse. The shape is derived from the cocoon – the organic container reminiscent of a seed. The greenhouse can host the three initial stages of a seed’s development, from seed to shoot to the development of true leaves. Plants like Forgetmenot, four-leaved clover and wild strawberries have enough space to flourish inside the capsule.
In the bottom of the capsule, a set of bars is placed to keep the right level of moisture in the soil. The spout acts as a ventilation hole – it allows for oxygen to come in, condensation to come out, and keeps the proper temperature inside the capsule.
The top part can be removed and used to water the seed.
That is indeed clever!
Track me right
Another student from Beckmans, Fredrik Paulson has this light fixture to offer. It is programmed to follow the sun during the day to gather energy.
Visit his own workshop site here for more intelligent designs.
I am obsessed with nanotechnology. I dream of a home where I would be running everything with the help of this technology. I would let you in for a secret dream, I infact marry nanotech to quantum physics and believe me! their are magical instruments which when and as needed change shapes and functions. But these are too distant dreams. As nanotech machines are steadily becoming a reality can I have this air purifier as my first nano machine? The germ guardian has developed this personal air purifier. It is like a necklace .
It uses negative ions to force away various pollutants. It uses rechargeable lithium batteries.
The site says you can” wear it on airplanes, buses, elevators and more. I want to try this in Mumbai’s traffic jams. The price is $39.99. Are there any free trials?
The element of constant fun is necessary for us as we struggle with a difficult boss, traffic or kids’ studies everyday. I wonder why very few people try fun things in there decor. It certainly is no easy thing to achieve a comfy, elegant as well as fun decor style.
If I had such a hallway I would tempted to put things straight or make a comment every time I walked by.
I was setting up my new home. In Mumbai space is at premium. Still I wanted a swing in my living room.
I spent days planning as to which corner to put it as a swing needs a lot of space. At one time I wanted to give up the idea and exasperatedly asked my husband what to do. Should I adjust anyhow or ?
His reply was an eye opener. He said a swing gives you another dimension of space and time! Don’t you want to experience it.
happy ever after
Swing by Viteo
Yes, Indians , from generations knew the pleasure of swinging. Specially a Gujarati ( a state of india) home will not be complete without a jhulo or hinchako( swing).
Certain parts of India even celebrate onset of rainy season with “swing day ” ceremony.
silver foil covered jhoola
These are traditional and new age swings. It sure is a seat which puts you at another level. Go swing away!
When I saw this photo I immediately fell in love with this hippo roller drum. It is such a simple design and most probably I will never use it. But for the poor millions of this world and my country this is a design which lifts the load out of thier lives.
This step towards a more sustainable lifestyle is created by an architect and artist from Slovenia , Marjetica portc.
Few other people are also involved in thinking about “the other 90% of the world (Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, NY ) ” and are making similar efforts. Designers P J and J P S Hendrikse have designed this Q drum.
It is not a pillow but a glass plate! Yes this stunning piece is from artist Jeri Goodman via The Guild. Now San Francisco based Jeri’s work You can see here too. Feel inspired. It can be an amazing pillow too. Ok I will include this in my DIY. I will bring it here soon if completed successfully.