I’m usually against modifications in classical instruments, but this piano is amazing!
The lines flow perfectly, even when the piano it’s open. Totally awesome!
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The RATP Bus Centre, by Emmanuel Combarel Dominic Marrec Architects (ECDM), it’s located in the suburbs of Paris. It accommodates 300 buses and 800 bus-drivers passes through the building every day.
The building it’s entirely covered with corner-rounded concrete, that gives the impression of the street just turning into a wall.
Boneco com uma lâmpada no lugar da cabeça. Pode ser pendurado no teto ou na parede.
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Touting itself as the world’s first interactive furniture, the Daywriter (as the name suggests) is used for displaying messages during the day. But the story gets brighter with the Nightwriter. This one is like a florescent glow-in-the-dark type of board. Scratch on the words and watch them glow! Naturally you can erase all your messages and get creative everyday.
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Making use of omnipresent but wasted potential energy sources is what the green movement is all about. The SONEA, designed by Jihoon Kim, Boyeon Kim, Myung-Suk Kim, and Da-Woon Chung, makes use of one of the most annoying, otherwise-useless forms of energy out there: noise. Think about how much noise there is when you walk out into a crowded city street at any given moment of the day. And it’s all for naught. Imagine if there was a reverse speaker of sorts that was able to capture all that wasted noise and store it as usable energy. The SONEA design uses a noise capturing surface paired with a sonic electric tranducer that converts the noise energy into electricity, which is then stored via an electric cell module. The device’s rating is 30 watts per 1 captured decibal.
The folks from Mintpass have created an innovative ShakEnergy battery concept that uses a human element to maintain their charge. With five components inside that include a rechargeable nickel metal hydrate battery, a shaft, a coiled bobbin, a spring-loaded coil-magnet and a rubber shock-absorber, the ShakEnergy’s innovation is that all it needs is a vigorous shake to charge itself. The ShakEnergy battery has about half of the charge of a normal AA NiMH and can also be used with a normal charger. We’re craving for a set already, but so far, there’s no info concerning a release date.
A bit simpler than the touchscreen B-Touch Braille mobile, the Tactility features a Braille keypad to help blind users make phone calls. As mobile phone technology gets more and more advanced, it threatens to leave out blind users who have obvious obstacles when navigating through complex menus and advanced keypads. On the other hand, the simple, Braille-based interface would certainly be much quicker and easier to use than most modern phones. The concept designed by Siwei Liu also includes a ring on the bottom so that users could hang the phone around their neck, having it accessible at all times.
Rain power, baby. The LightDrops umbrella transforms the potential energy of falling water into electrical energy by using a PDVF conductive membrane. This electrical energy then powers an array of LEDs, making the umbrella glow bright in the dark. Designed by Sang-Kyun Park, the LightDrops Umbrella is both stylish and energy conscious, a symbol of all the power in the world that we can harness if we put our minds to it. Beyond the symbolic, we have to admit– this umbrella looks nothing short of fresh.
“All our materials are reclycled.” Shame it needs an entire label to say that.
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