Posts Tagged Innovation

High Efficiency Electric Panel Wall Mounted Heater

ecoheater  High Efficiency Electric Panel Wall Mounted Heater

ECO-heaters are wall-mounted electric convection space heaters that use less than 1/3 of the energy typical space heaters use. An environmentally-responsible alternative to 1,500 watt space heaters, an ECO-heater heats a 120 square foot space using only 400 watts. ECO-heaters are less than 24″ square, and are mounted 3/4″ off the wall to create a convection heat channel. The air between the wall and the panel is heated and rises, drawing cool air from the floor, thus silently circulating warm air throughout the room. ECO-heaters are easy to install, can be painted to match any décor, and plug into a standard outlet.

ECO-heaters are UL listed and International Safety Standards approved.

Available through, Ace, Blish-Mize, Bostwick-Braun, Do it Best, Handy, HDW, House-Hasson, Orgill, True Value, and United Hardware.

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Airtrax – Omni directional high tech wheels can move sideways and backward at the same time

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aitrax cobra

Airtrax make a range of warehouse vehicles that use a unique, omni-directional wheel. Controlled via a joystick instead of a wheel-and-pedals, the Airtrax system allowing the vehicles to move forwards/backwards, side-to-side or rotate within their own length.  Watch Video

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Watercone Solar Still – solar seawater desalination good drinking water

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watercone drinking water

Solar thermal desalination – front and forward technology to generate drinking water, based exclusively on salt water and solar energy.

The Watercone® is a solar powered water desalinator that takes salt or brackish water and generates freshwater. It is simple to use, lightweight and mobile. The technology is simple in design and use and is discribed by simple pictograms. With up to 1,7 liters (nearly 2 quarts) in 24h the Watercone® is an ideal device to cover a child`s daily need of freshwater. UNICEF: “every day 5000 children die as a result of diarrhea coused by drinking unsafe water”

Philosophy of the Watercone® concept:
„Many peripheral, de-centralized small units will ensure a better supply of freshwater than one central big generator. If the big one fails, there is no water generation for anyone. If a small one fails, the other ones still keep on working.“

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The stool headstand is based upon the principal of a skipjack

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The stool “headstand” is based upon the principal of a skipjack and offers dynamic seating. Headstand turns the common ludo-pawn upside down in a surprising manner due to a unusual balance point. Not only a stool but also an object.

Source:  Qed Design

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Spaghetti Bench by Pablo Reinoso

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spaghetti bench

Spaghetti Bench by Pablo Reinoso

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Unusual Swimming Pool in Dallas Texas

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Hotel Joule; Dallas, TX
For the urban exhibitionist (or voyeur, as it were): this Starwood Luxury Collection property (new to the Lone Star State, too!) has a sky-high design-y spot for some memorable dips: guests can go for a swim in this outdoor rooftop pool which partially hangs off the side of the building — eight stories up. And, yeah, it has plexiglass sides, too.
Rates start at $229 in the summer.

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Unusual and Creative Bookends

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Unusual and Creative Bookends. Source:  Where to Buy

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Heatherwick Studio Rolling Bridge in Grand Union Canal London

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rolling bridge

Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge is located within a new residential, office and retail quarter set around part of the Grand Union Canal.

Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on one bank of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self.

Twelve metres long, the bridge is made in eight steel and timber sections, and is made to curl by hydraulic rams set into the handrail between each section.

The Rolling Bridge opens every Friday at noon and won the 2005 British Structural Steel Award.

Source:  Heatherwick

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Rippling ribbon staircase – not your normal design

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ribbon stairs

ribbon stairscase

The concept of a delicate rippling ribbon was chosen in view of the exposed position of the staircase in the main living area of the house. The staircase is constructed from 10mm thick sheet metal. Pairs of adjoining steps connected with an oblique external side joist form a bracket anchored in the wall. Each of the brackets is constructed as a rigid frame. The higher steps bear mainly drawing forces, while pressure is transmitted through the lower steps.

Source:  Staircase

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