Battlefield-large.jpg from moltee.com. Victorian Organ Command Desk & Steampunk Home Tour. You'll recall I recently visited the Steampunk home of Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum.
During that visit Bruce showed me a partially finished project that I decided really needed a story of it's own when it was completed This is the "Victorian Organ Command Desk" that Bruce commissioned. It's made from bits and pieces of Victorian detritus that Bruce had collected including the carcass of a 19th century pump organ. All of the major components are in fact authentic Victorian antiques, period reproductions, or salvaged items. You'll note the organ pipes mounted on the wall behind the console. It took 6 months to build using four different crafts persons to design the desk, restore and modify the antiques, and install the computer systems. The gorgeous clock face on the 'dashboard' is flanked by 6 LCD digital picture frame displays that featured rotating images of Bruce's friends and family. USB and card media readers are available on the right side of the burl walnut dashboard.
Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki & Yanko Design. In 2020 We Can Wear Sony Computers On Our Wrist Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen.
Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Earmarked for the year 2020, features like a holographic projector (for screen), pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible. Ten years from now is not too far away, so how many of you think we’d be buying such gadgets? Designer: Hiromi Kiriki. Solar-Powered Glass Road Could Melt Snow Automatically - FoxNews.com.
It’s being called snowmageddon – and for good reason. Snow and ice are wreaking havoc all across the United States with record wind chills and more precipitation than Siberia on a bad day. If your commute is taking three times as long as it usually does, go ahead and blame the archaic highway system.
That’s right. In the 1950s, the idea of paving America with black asphalt seemed like a good idea. Now, 60 years later, we’re still using it -- and still sliding all over the road. UnTime Clock Concept by Pushkar Ingale & Yanko Design. Once Upon an UnTime Telling time requires a very basic and ubiquitous skill but what if the whole concept were completely redesigned?
UnTime explores hours and minutes as two counter-turning discs that are every bit as accurate. It’s actually very easy to read – if not easier. It’s just a small learning curve. We can imagine some really interesting watches with this dual-dial design. Pouring Light Lamp by Yeongwoo Kim & Yanko Design. Pour Me Some Light Human actions play such a significant role in design; it’s either evident in the form or in the function.
In the Pouring Light, the action is evident in the form and is delightfully executed as well! With the motive of giving off “an emotional flow of light”, the lights linger on with a mesmerizing effect thanks to the use of phosphorescence in the “water” part. Star Trek Ren. NESTREST - Architecture Linked - Architect &Architectural Social Network - StumbleUpon. Doesn't that picture look so peaceful and inviting?
I think I'm in love. That dangling, serene little pod is a NESTREST, designed by Paris' Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety. It's described as an over-sized bird's nest that's perfect for relaxation, meditation and open-air conversations. And if you love the design, but dangling in the air isn't your thing, NESTREST is also available as a standing lounger. Eco Coke by Andrew Kim & Yanko Design. Getting All Square with Coke Alright eco-force!
Get ready! It’s time to turn Coca Cola into…whaaa? An Earth-friendly means of distributing 20oz of soda! Coke’s always been a sort of futuristic thinking brand, but this would be a big fat huge giant leap forward in the right direction if I do say so myself. I’ve overexcited myself. I need a cool, refreshing Pepsi. While I write this: The cap is 25% slimmer than the current 20oz bottle, and 27% more efficient because of its drastically reduced footprint. Modern New Home in Old Stone Church. From the outside it appears to be just the same as any other unassuming old church, however take a look inside and this place of worship has been turned into an ultra modern family home.
Based in Utrecht, this small-church renovation features a series of levels within the existing large and awe inspiring space. The mezzanine represents a partial reversion from the building’s last design iteration, and (as the plans above show) is less intrusive than it might appear. Underneath the upper floor mezzanine lie the bathrooms, bedrooms and a personal study, which provides the churchs inhabitants with privacy. None of these newly-created rooms, however, would be difficult to remove should anyone seek to fully restore the space at some point. Strand Craft 166 - Gray Design - Visualization and Concept Design from Eduard Gray.