[CC] Electronic harvester

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A German digital media student  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.

source:visualnews

The Exploded Portraits of Lola Dupré

Lola Dupré, a young artist who is currently working in Glasgow but is soon to move to the south of France, is using those basic elements in order to pay homage to the work of famous artists like Man Ray andVermeer. Lola, who defines herself as a collage artist and illustrator, caused a big buzz with her recent works that could be defined as kaleidoscope explosion portraits.

source:Hi-fructose

 

Espresso Solo

Israeli designer Shmuel Linski created a conceptual project called Espresso Solo, the conceptual product features metal working parts and a concrete case.
The espresso machine makes only espresso: short and long. The design process begun in choosing the material: I choose concrete. I had a vision: concrete in the kitchen, not only as a wall or decorative part, I wanted it to be a desirable consumer product. The contrast between the roughness, massiveness and hardness of the concrete and the fine metal parts, which are dealing with the coffee preparation process, was very challenging and interesting for me.
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source:designmilk

Green Pedestrian Crossing created by Jody Xiong

Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints trees leaves installation environment China advertising

The China Environmental Protection Foundation developed an outdoor campaign, displayed on the street, to creatively promote this message. They decided to leverage a busy pedestrian crossing; a place where both pedestrians and drivers meet.

The campaign involved laying a canvas 12.6 metres long by 7 metres wide on the ground, thus covering the pedestrian crossing with a large leafless tree. On either side of the road, beneath the traffic lights, were placed sponge cushions soaked in green, environmentally friendly, washable paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing, they stepped on the green sponge, thus leaving green foot imprints on the canvas of the tree. Each ‘green’ footprint on the canvas looked like leaves growing on a bare tree, which made people feel that by walking they could create a greener environment.

The ‘Green Pedestrian Crossing’ was carried out across 7 thoroughfares in Shanghai. The campaign was then extended to 132 roads across 15 cities in China, with a participation exceeding 3,920,000 people.

Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints trees leaves installation environment China advertising

Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints trees leaves installation environment China advertising

Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints trees leaves installation environment China advertising

Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints trees leaves installation environment China advertising

Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints trees leaves installation environment China advertising

source:colossal

FOLDITURE LEAF CHAIR BY ALEXANDER GENDELL

Folditure Leaf Chair by Alexander Gendell

Sweet design of comfortable folding chairs that store within 3/4″ of space!Design by architect Alexander Gendell, is perfect for small dwellers or people who want to have extra seating on hand. The folding chair is the ultimate in space saving in that it is super slim in design (when flat) and hangs up in a closet with its convenient hook.

Folditure Leaf Chair by Alexander Gendell

Folditure Leaf Chair by Alexander Gendell

Folditure Leaf Chair by Alexander Gendell

source:designmilk