Car-Shaped Bike Rack Reclaims Parking Spaces for Cyclists

October 11, 2010 by  
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If you’re a cyclist in the city you know how frustrating it can be dodging cars or even trying to find a place to lock up your ride! In a world where automobiles have taken over the streets, we were struck by the irony of this ingenious car-shaped bike rack by Ilian Milinov. A shortlisted entry in Designboom’s IIDA Competition , the Car-cycle Rack takes the shape of a car silhouette to show onlookers how many bicycles could fit in the space reserved for one vehicle

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The Coral Reef Light is an Ocean Inspired LED Lamp

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Two of the best ways to keep your energy bill low is to stick with LED bulbs and to only use as much light as you need – simple enough ideas, no?

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Flowing Marine Research Center Inspired by Tsunami Waves

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An international design competition for a marine research center in Bali, Indonesia gave firm solus4 an opportunity to study and architecturally interpret the structure of tsunami waves. Designed for a site 150 meters off the shore of Kuta beach, their Marine Research Center is a fluid structure that minimizes its impact upon its natural aquatic environment. The 2500 square-meter facility is designed to be extremely energy efficient while providing visitors and scientists with a direct connection to the the ocean.

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Liquid LED Lights Made From Recycled Plumbing Hardware

October 11, 2010 by  
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These beautiful light fixtures by Tanya Clarke are made from recycled pieces of plumbing hardware that have been retrofitted to spout a “drip” of glass illuminated by LED bulbs. Called Liquid Light s, the series of conversation starters are custom-built and “create a visual reminder of the precious commodity that water is and our need to protect this natural resource.” The glass drops are hand sculpted and an assortment of cool found objects are used to add even more visual interest to the fixtures

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Tower House in Chicago Raises the Bar for Small House Design

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This little house in Chicago was designed to offer big views while maintaining a high degree of energy efficiency throughout the year. The project takes all the living spaces, stacks them up, and caps the home off with a sweet rooftop deck

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