A German digital media student Dennis Siegel had created a devise that can catch electronic energy from thin air.
We are sourrounded by electromagnetic fields which we are producing for information transfer or as a byproduct. Many of those fields are very capacitive and carry more energy than requiered. The redundant energy can be harvested with coils and high frequency diodes. Accordingly to this I built special harvesting devices that are able to tap into several electromagnetic fields to exploit them. The energy is getting stored in an usual battery. So you can for example gain energy from the power supply of a coffee machine, a cell phone or the catenary of a train by holding the harvester directly into the electromagnetic field whose strenght is indicated by a LED on the top of the harvester. Depending on the strenght of the field it is possible to charge a small battery within one day. The system is meant to be an option for granting access to already existing but unheeded energy sources. By exploring these sources it can create a new awareness of the invisible electromagnetic spaces.
DMFD is a furniture design studio in NYC founded by Daniel Michalik. In this video designer Daniel Michalik explains how he is inspired by the scenery and how he feels about the material that he has come to be known for. click here to watch video .
GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent.This can light up 1.5 billion people that do not have electricity in their home. Contribute to GravityLight: lighting for developing countries, visit here .
The Brunch is a series of consumer products that celebrate the mundane. Bread Slicer facilitates even, uniform, precision – cuts. Toaster brings knowledge, skill and anticipation to the toasting of a slice of bread, set angle and force to exactly hit your plate. Cutlery perfectly aligned on Placemat is rendered invisible, the Holy Grail of table placement. Teapot records the height one is able to pour tea from. Milk and Sugar allow for meticulous taste.
002 |12.3 mm , tool for precise bread slicing
003 | 42˚ , 5.2 N , set angle and force to exactly hit your plate
004 | 67.4 cm, teapot records the height you are able to poor tea from
Rocking-Knit is a new interpretation of the rocking chair by ECAL. It offers its user productive moments of relaxation.
The to-and-fro movement of this armchair knits hats for the winter and requires no exertion whatsoever.
These funky tree lights were designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs, a furniture design firm out of Vancouver. Called Tree Rings the lights are made out of a beetle pine shell topped with mirrored Plexiglas that allows the embedded cool fluorescent light to shine through in the dark.