Walking House to take to the streets

by Edwin

Buying a house is one of the most important investment decisions one can ever make, but apart from a trailer, how many of us own homes that can move about? The Walking Home concept is one of the more interesting ones we have come across lately – this is actually a modular dwelling system that allows one to live a peaceful, nomadic life by going through the city’s streets or …

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Recycled Drink Bottles turned into lighting

by Ally

What appears to be just a very chic and modern light is actually an eco-friendly pendant light.  It uses old water bottles to create the light, which after you know that, it’s quite easy to tell.  The light is currently being exhibited in a competition at the Ideal Home Show London.  It’s trying to win concept of the year, but it is up against 25 other designs.  The great thing …

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The retro Philips Digital Camera doubles as webcam

by Ally

One of the downsides of a digital camera, is it seems like they don’t look nearly as fun as the retro cameras out there.  Well Philips apparently agrees, because they’ve decided to come out with a digital camera featuring a classic retro design.  It’s obviously smaller than the original retro cameras, so it will be a lot more portable while still holding to that retro look.

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Efergy Elite helps reduce carbon footprint

by Edwin

In an effort to reduce your overall carbon footprint on this earth, why not take the unconventional route of checking out which appliance in your house is the biggest culprit? The new and improved Efergy Elite electricity monitor allows you to take control of your energy bills while saving you money in the process. Using a small unit that hooks up to your electricity meter and a portable handheld device, …

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Scosche SolCHAT

by Mark R

I think we all know that what the world needs now, is solar power, sweet solar power. Yeah, I probably shouldn’t be stealing old classic songs and adding green messages to them, but what the heck, it is quite true. Scosche has recently unveiled a new solar-powered endeavor with the SolCHAT Bluetooth Speaker phone. It is designed to be used in the car, so you can chat and drive without …

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LEDs that could run on mud

by Mark R

Dutch designer Marieke Staps may have figured out a way of saving energy by harnessing the power of mud. The picture that you see here is the power source for this soil lamp. It uses a chemical reaction of copper, zinc, and the moistened mud to power a single LED. I suppose this uses the same principle as plugging tiny electrical units into potatoes for power. You will notice that …

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Apartment sized solar cells could be a boom in the inner city

by James

The advantage that houses in suburbia have over apartments in the City is that homeowners can install solar panels on their rooftops to save money on the every rising cost of electricity. Some can even take surplus energy produced by their solar panels and sell it back to the electric company at a tidy little profit. Most apartment dwellers don’t have that option as they don’t have a rooftop with …

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Rent a scooter gives a new take on public transportation

by Ally

A greener and cost effective way to transport people is always an important issue.  Well this design was entered into the Australian Design Awards competition.  It’d be great for heavily trafficked tourist areas or just spots where a lot of people tend to go on foot.  After a while, walking can become tiring when you’ve got a long walk.  Plus these scooters will get you there slightly faster than they …

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