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Manufacturing Company creates unusual aquarium, which is able not only to decorate the bedroom, but also create a real interior, where it will be cozy and comfortable. Constructive solution of this aquarium is impressive. Based part of his soars in the air and relies on bedside tables. Can you imagine, what a unique look and what kind of atmosphere around you, when you wake up in the morning and see the amazing pictures, floating fish, and all that be in the aquarium. Besides, it is so interesting in terms of a nightlight. It’s amazing, is not it? 


YO! Home at 100% Design

London Design Festival: the family home of the future will feature mechanised floors and furniture that emerge from walls, floors and ceilings at the touch of a button, according to Yo! Sushi and Yotel founder Simon Woodroffe

A master bedroom can be lowered down over the sunken seating area of the living room, while a breakfast counter slides out from the walls of the kitchen and a dining table folds up from the floor.

Rooms can be reconfigured using sliding partitions, giving residents the option of an open-plan layout.

“Since the invention of the city centre apartment, we’ve never really re-invented it,” said Woodroffe. ”YO! Home is that new invention. Twelve moving parts drawing on the mechanics of stage scenery allow the transformation of an eighty square metre space, the size of a one bedroom apartment, into a much bigger home.”
Theatre and exhibition specialists were brought in to assemble the moving mechanisms, which give the apartment two bedrooms, two living rooms, a cinema, an office, a kitchen and dining room, a bathroom and a wine cellar.

Woodroffe previously launched the Yotel concept at 100% Design in 2007, and has since opened a flagship branch in New York’s Times Square.


BMW i Pedelec Concept

BMW i has come up with an innovative two-wheeler, which acts as the perfect complement to the BMW i3 Concept and adds a new and convenient layer to personal mobility, particularly in urban areas. The new BMW i Pedelec (Pedal Electric Cycle) Concept is a compact bicycle fitted with an electric motor that tops up the rider’s muscle power with an extra dose of torque.

And that means the rider can get to other parts of town even more quickly and effortlessly – and without breaking into a sweat. The BMW i Pedelec Concept can be folded up almost in the blink of an eye and, handily, there is room for two of them in the boot of the BMW i3 Concept. Plus, their batteries can be recharged while they’re in there.

Like the BMW i3, the BMW i Pedelec Concept is a thoroughly high-tech form of personal transport. Advanced componentry – such as disc brakes at the front and rear, a three-speed gear hub integrated into the motor, a lightweight frame made (like the BMW i3 Concept) from aluminium and carbon fibre, a torquey electric motor complete with electronic management system and high-performance battery, and a clever folding mechanism – make this motor-assisted bicycle an extremely practical transportation solution. As well as its impressive riding and packing characteristics, the BMW i Pedelec Concept can also be converted in a matter of seconds to offer a handy pushing mode, which allows it to be rolled and steered and therefore taken on public transport at no extra cost, saving the rider the effort of having to carry it around.
Because the electric hub motor only assists the rider’s pedalling up to 25 km/h (16 mph), the BMW i Pedelec Concept does not need to be insured or registered, no licence is required to use it, and the rider does not have to wear a helmet. Depending on the nature of the route, rider’s weight and degree of motor assistance utilised, a full battery charge will give a range of 25 – 40 kilometres (16 – 25 miles). Under braking and when riding downhill, the hub motor acts as a generator and supplies the battery with energy. It takes just four hours – or 1.5 hours on a quick charge – for the empty battery to be fully recharged, either from a domestic plug socket or inside the boot of the BMW i3 Concept.
BMW i Pedelec Concept: specifications
Length1,480 mm
Wheelbase1,080 mm
FrameAluminium and carbon fibre (50:50)
BrakesHydraulic disc brakes
front and rear
GearsThree-speed gear hub
Weight>20 kg
Electric motor42 V hub motor
250 W/20 Nm (15 lb-ft.)
Motor management systemElectronic, via torque
(pedal torque > motor torque
Battery42 V lithium-manganese (LiMn) battery
Charging time1.5/4.0 hours
Range25 – 40 km (16 – 25 miles)


Concept solar powered car, features a dimpled roof to reduce drag and boosts car efficiency

French designer, Dimitri Bez has proposed a solar-powered concept car that showcases dimples, inspired by golf balls.
The  car concept immitates the surface of a golf ball and optical cavity of its unique material. The car’s unique roof design reduces drag of the vehicle just like a surfboard or a golf ball and at the same time, promotes the efficiency of the solar powered vehicle, even on a cloudy day.
The car’s dimpled roof reduces heat transfer, allowing the vehicle to conserve solar energy.


The Cartier ID Two Concept Watch, a pure R&D timepiece not intended for production, is billed as the world’s first energy-efficient watch, which may initially sound odd as it has a mechanical movement, no batteries involved. The story is, while other mechanical watches waste 75% of their energy overcoming air resistance, the ID Two is 50% more efficient than the lot because it operates in a vacuum. The case, fabricated from a block of transparent ceramic crystal, has only two parts, crown and back, that are vacuum-sealed (no screws!), with 99.8% of air particles removed. Nanoparticles, carbon crystal, energy-storing springs for the first time ever made from glass microfiber (a cooler way of saying…fiberglass), not metal, a manufacturing tolerance of 1 micron (0.001 mm)—exotic materials and extreme engineering describe this ground-up design through and through. It is shockproof, lubricant-free, and never in need of adjustment. A stunner, right? The future of mechanical watchmaking…now!

2012 Acura NSX

Acura chose Detroit to unveil its mid-engine hybrid NSX sports car, the 2012 Acura NSX concept car. Honda confirmed that although branded a ‘concept’ at the Detroit motor show, they fully intend to put this 2012 Acura NSX concept model into production, so the hype can begin now for future potential owners. The 2012 Acura NSX is slated to be built in Ohio and features the super hybrid all wheel drive system that Honda has pioneered.

Styling wise, the new Acura NSX combines sporty and exotic design cues into a single package, some may even say that certain elements remind of BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car. If you’re looking for Honda contract hire in the meantime, then now is the time to get in before the 2012 Acura NSX release date comes by.

One thing you should notice about the car is that all 2012 products are assembled manually by craftsmen Acura, so you can be sure that it will be assembled correctly. The 2012 Acura NSX not only has a beautiful exterior and interior design, but the car is also equipped with many modern automobile technology and a lot of fancy features, 2012 Acura NSX in fact, the first car that is able to offer an original VTEC or also known as variable valve timing and lift electronic control system. VTEC is capable of delivering this car with the high end and low end torque, in addition to the innovative system.

2012 Acura NSX engine

The NSX that never came to fruition was a V-10-powered, front-engine, very expensive supercar of a different feather. The NSX Concept we see today is something that, while still high-tech and innovative, is far more production-ready and likely to see relatively widespread sales, as Acura intends to build this NSX for sale sometime in the next three years.

Powered by a direct-injection VTEC V-6 engine paired with a Sport Hybrid drive system that uses a pair of electric motors at the front combined with a Bilateral Torque Adjustable Control System and a dual-clutch gearbox-mounted electric motor, the NSX’s mid-engine, SH-AWD all-wheel-drive layout is borderline supercar territory in specification, not far off Porsche’s 918 Spyder. In fact, Acura is calling the NSX Concept a supercar, though in modern parlance, it’s likely a few hundred horsepower short of the appellation.

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Future Cook from Electrolux (+VIDEO)

Electrolux has created an interesting futuristic kitchen concept, Future Cook. This smart counter is in fact an interactive unit that comprises a preparation area, induction cook top with integrated food processor and a washing area. The user will be able to add some peculiar features to the workstation like nutritional content of food, electronic recipes, and what not.

Gradually Unfolding Architecture: Gorki House in Moscow

Gorki House was designed by Atrium and is integrated in a beautiful natural environment atop of a hill west of Moscow. The architects were commissioned to design a contemporary residence for a young couple and their kid, while maintaining a good relationship with the surrounding pine forest landscape. The building features generous windows and a large number of terraces which make it connect well with the outdoors. Its shape is highly original, consisting of a clever and appealing game of volumes which seem to gradually unfold. According to Arch Daily, the interior design follows the “patterns” of the exterior, as “public zones flow into private areas and vice-versa”. The rooms are airy and spacious, featuring contemporary furniture arrangements and inspiring decorative details. Have a look at the architecture plans at the end of the post for a general view and let us know what you think of this project. [Photography @ Yuri Palmin, Anton Nadtochiy]

Jaguar XKX concept

Jaguar XKX concept is a new generation electric roadster by design studio Skyrill and Marin Myftiu, inspired by the legendary Jaguar E-Type (1961-75).
“The XKX Jaguar is a new generation electric roadster, aimed at pushing both performance and power efficiency to a new level. This concept tries to revive the glorious design lines of the brand, combining fresh solutions, a unique, new aerodynamics, tailored around the electrical elements of the power system as well as cutting-edge energy feedback.”

The aerodynamics of the concept car was designed in a new innovative way, the side deflector intakes of the front were made broader, so a much larger amount of air does not get stuck by the engine, instead, it flows behind the front wheels.
One of the main characteristic feature of the Jaguar XKX is the totally disappearing side mirrors. At about 1cm thickness, the mirrors perfectly fit the shallow hatch made in the door piece when the car is stopped and they unfold again in working position when it’s turned on.
In addition the body of the XKX is covered by a layer with microscopic ripples of piezoelectric cells, which, stimulated by the pressure of the air flowing over them.

Electric Highway of The Future (video)

The eHighway concept is the electrification of trucks and select highway lanes via overhead electrified wires similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets. However, personally I do not believe this will be widely used as inductive charging also known as non-contact charging will gain ground. At least I hope it does because having wires all along highways seems so primitive.


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