Indian school girl develops pedal-powered washing machine, which runs without electricity

Pedal-powered washing machine Remya Jose

In rural India electricity is a scarcity, and a person’s ability to afford a washing machine is rare. In order to solve these problem to an extent, Remya Jose, 14-year-old school student from Kerala, has developed a pedal-powered washing machine, which doubles as an exercise machine. The washing machine has a very simple design. It comprises of an aluminum box containing cylinder made from iron mesh. The metal cabin is connected to a bicycle frame (pedals, and seat included), which makes it look and function like an exerciser. Read More…

Protect your wall plugs with adorable miniature Shoji screen outlet covers

shoji-screen-outlet-covers

If you want to add an Asian flair to your home décor, often Shoji screens are the first thing that comes into your mind. A typical Japanese Shoji screen includes a translucent washi paper in a frame made of wood. However, the screens don’t only serve a decorative purpose. They can be used in a variety of practical ways throughout your home such as space dividers, or as window treatments to maintain privacy. But, a Japanese designer has used them in quite a unique and cute way. He has created miniature Shoji screen outlet covers which hide the electric outlets when not in use.

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Lightweight and comfortable wooden folding chair by Pawel Kochanski

Wooden Folding chair by Pawel Kochanski

The most exciting folding chair for me has been the Doppel Gan Gar C1-71 folding chair. In comparison, it is really lightweight and portable. This folding chair here, designed by Polish designer Pawel Kochanski may not be anywhere close to the C1-71 in size or portability, but it is certainly more compact when folded, than other wooden chairs you must have seen. A result of thorough understanding of comfort and functionality, this folding chair is made as a transport seat, which can be lugged around easily by anyone. Made only in 15mm thick plywood, and despite its uniqueness, the chair is extremely comfortable. Surprisingly the chair’s dimensions are in comparison with a person’s ergonomic requirements and the dimensions of hand luggage (so it can be easily carried). Read More…

Multipurpose Moire lamp by Marc Sarrazin can be used on table, floor, ceiling or wall

Ambient lighting is so much important to maintain good mood at home. You can make sure lighting is correct to your mood by ensuring you have the best kind of lamp at home. We have seen some exciting collection of lamp shapes out there, but none as extremely adaptable as the Moire lamp by designer Marc Sarrazin for Petite Furniture. Designed in textile mesh, with polyester covering on steel frame, the Moire lamp be placed on the floor, on table or can be suspended from the ceiling or wall. The lamp is provided with a pair of power cables and other essential accessories for its multi-utility.
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Couple converts additional garage space into a small family home (Video)

Small home

We all shun small living spaces just because we are so much fascinated with big, lavish homes. Suggesting that small spaces can make great home, Carige Walters, a bar and restaurant designer by profession, along with wife Jennifer converted some part of his garage (of a new home they shifted to) into a small home. Technically speaking, the 150 square feet area converted into a home is a carport, which has been full time home for Walters’ friend for good one year. The self-made studio apartment of sorts comes complete with a small kitchen and bathroom. Keeping with the midcentury modern aesthetic, the living room and bedroom is one open space (without partition), kitchen is without a countertop, while the bathroom has double shower and water heater. (See video below) Read More…

EcoMow self-powered robotic lawnmower uses trimmed grass pellets for fuel

EcoMow lawnmower

Innovative new age lawnmowers have made trimming the yards an enjoyable experience for most homeowners. But for us, who are still not satisfied with the mowers we own, Jason Force, student at George Mason University along with his team has designed the EcoMow Harvester, a completely autonomous, self-powered robotic lawnmower. Unlike anything ever seen before in the lawn, the EcoMow is born out of the willingness to stop the grass clippings from landing in the landfills. The self-powered robotic lawn mower is designed to use the grass it cuts as fuel. Interestingly, the EcoMow is also built-in with a GPS system which allows the mower to move about autonomously. Read More…

Belgian businessman converts 100ft water tower into amazing family home

water tower home

What do you do when you want a 360-degree view of the world around you from your terrace? Well, if you are Belgian businessman Patrick Mets, then you buy an old water tower and convert it into a 100ft high single family home. Pretty bored by is average home, Mets hired Brussels based architecture firm Bham Design Studio to convert a useless water tower (simply known as Chateau d’eau) into an amazing home for himself. The tower originally built back in the late 1930s was completely overhauled from inside and outside.

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Yoder Smokers Frontiersman BBQ smokes meat for a hundred people

Yoder Smokers Frontiersman BBQ

Yoder Smokers Frontiersman BBQ smokes meat for a hundred people Smoking meat for a large gathering is always a concern, especially if you’re someone who often has hundreds of guest coming home at once. Yes, none of us have such a large community knocking at the doors, but still, if you want a BBQ to smoke your neighbors in envy the Frontiersman is your sure shot pick. Created basically to meet demands of competitive cooks and caterers, the Frontiersman BBQ is Yoder Smokers’ brainchild. The most incredible smoker, the Frontiersman features a gigantic 2000 square centimeters cooking surface. Read More…

Book-shaped Muji MJFSP-1 Bluetooth speaker is ideal for any office

We are not really sure what’s with the book-shaped products being manufactured off late? Just yesterday we acquainted you with the smartphone-controlled home bar, and here is a Bluetooth speaker that looks almost like a stack of books (placed horizontally). Developed by Japanese consumer electronics manufacturer Muji, the book-like Bluetooth speaker MJFSP-1 can hide easily amid books or boxes of files on the desk or on the bookshelf revealing its identity only via its yellow digital clock display. Read More…

Brando’s Air Quality Tester Alarm Clock helps you breathe easier at home

Brando Air Quality Tester Alarm Clock

The idea behind air quality monitoring at home is to protect everyone from harmful air pollution. Indoor air pollutants are around us consistently, but often they go unnoticed, but believe it or not, monitoring air quality can help you breathe easier at home. To help you monitor air in an all new manner, Brando has unveiled Air Quality Tester Alarm Clock, which displays indoor temperature and humidity in addition to displaying time. The Air Quality Tester Alarm Clock features unique indoor air quality tester, which gathers indoor air quality levels and displays them as Excellent, Good, Moderate or Bad.  Read More…