Sink and Toilet in one
November 25, 2010, 11:52 am
Filed under: biomimicry & Ecology, interior design, Product Design | Tags: , ,

The Roca W + W (wash basin + water closet) is as eco-friendly as it is good looking. Designed by the Roca Innovation Lab and Italian architects Gabriele and Oscar Buratti, the W+W fuses a washbasin and lavatory into a single piece and applies new Roca “Reusing Water” technology. This new technology reduces water consumption by 25% when compared with standard dual-flush toilets by re-using water from the washbasin to fill the lavatory cistern. It also employs for the first-time an automatic cleansing system which prevents bacteria and odors from entering the water cistern.

via:: Roca


Record Sleeve is also Player
June 24, 2010, 12:57 pm
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A record player created from a piece of corrugated cardboard that folds into an envelope. Once assembled, a record can be spun on the player with a pencil. The vibrations go trough the needle and are amplified in the cardboard material. The players were sent out to creative directors across North America as a creative demonstration of GGRP’s sound engineering capabilities.

via:: adsoftheworld

Trasformabili – Convertible Clothes
June 24, 2010, 12:21 pm
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Moreno Ferrari’s pioneering Transformables collection for CP Company of Italy features garments that convert into, for instance, inflatable armchairs, a kite, or a tent.

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User Friendly Paint packaging
June 24, 2010, 11:35 am
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The title might sound ridiculous, but think about what happens when you’re painting. You’re pouring the paint out of the bucket into a small tray, which you use to evenly distribute the paint over your roller. The pouring process is always messy and the tray has to be cleaned afterwards. Dutch design company Flex came up with a solution for Flexa (a Dutch paint brand): a paint bucket of which the lid becomes the tray. So no need to pour the paint and no cleaning afterwards; you just close the lid. Even a mundane product category as paint offers possibilities to improve user friendliness; as was also proven earlier on with the easy-white paint by Histor.

via:: uselog

June 24, 2010, 11:08 am
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Bilibo is a new kind of toy – the elementary shells leave room for the child’s imagination. instead of imposing a specific play pattern, Bilibo is open for a wide range of interpretations and encourages the children to invent their own games, to play and have fun in an active and creative way. Indoors and outdoors. In the sandpit, at the water or even in the snow. Bilibo is full of surprises…

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Staircase = storage
October 27, 2009, 7:10 pm
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Why didn’t I think of this? If you’re having some stairs constructed why not consider this. Each step of the stairs is also a drawer. Handy and hidden, a great storage idea. And yes I am a sucker for multifunctional objects.

via:: apartment Therapy