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Trendspotting - Your guide to latest trends

29-07-2008 Taking Wine to New Heights

Serve the wine a little differently with Strange Carafes. Designed by French sculptor Etienne Meneau, the intricate vessels are made with borosilicate glass in limited editions consisting of shapes which resemble the

circulatory system, the roots of the ice cream to fit ideally in your ice cream cone. At an affordable price, the Scoop and Stack allows you to enjoy the most out of your ice cream experience.

 

Picture from: www.wrapables.com

18-07-2008 Builders go Green

A new series of magazines aimed at the ‘green builder’ are taking the print world by storm, such as the Green Builder and Green Building (British and German) magazines. These magazines provide the best industry and margin:0; environmental news concerning the building business, focusing on residential sustainable development. Their content includes recommendations and padding:0; features on products, practices and border:0; new ideas, as well as innovating profiles on subjects like the carbon neutral home and outline:0; DIY Solar projects. Check them out for some useful environmentally friendly ideas.

 

 

Picture from: www.greenbuildermag.com

18-07-2008 Friendly Kiosks

Giving a successful conference or presentation may be the deciding factor in securing a better employment position. With this in mind Friendlyway created their new touch screen kiosks, the Friendlyway Imagine 32. Specifically designed to maximize team-oriented face to face communication, the table contains a central glass, touch sensitive top, allowing easily accessible control over presentations and font-size:100%; applications. The table also comes connected to a highest level of performance, multimedia computer, guaranteed to deal successfully with sophisticated media presentations. The Friendlyway Imagine 32 is the ultimate aid to an accomplished conference presentation.

 

 

 

Picture from: www.friendlyway.com

15-07-2008 Peg Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Interactive art reaches a whole new level with Daniel Rozin’s ultra cool peg mirror. Made of various materials like a cluster of pegs, the pieces show the reflection of anyone who stands in front of it. This new take on reflective art creates an illustrious effect with 650 circular wooden pieces cut on an angle, casting shadows by twisting and vertical-align:baseline; turning. Forming a circle around a small camera in the middle, the mirrored image is offset by Rozin’s software and background:transparent; reflected in the moving wooden parts, giving a whole new meaning to digital objects.

 

Picture from: http://www.smoothware.com/danny/pegmirror.html

10-07-2008 Ikan can do the job for you

Chances are that when you’ve shopped for groceries before you’ve forgotten to buy something you need. The home countertop unit Ikan solves this annoyance. When throwing away used items simply scan the barcode with the Ikan. It is then stored in your online shopping list, which you can print as a shopping reminder. The Ikan also allows you to tell it items you need that have no barcodes, such as fruit and vegetables. Environmentally friendly, when you scan your items it tells you whether they are recyclable or not. It’s smart, efficient, and green way to grocery shop.
 

Picture from: http://ducttapediva.blogspot.com

08-07-2008 Pint-sized Paris

The south of France now hosts a Paris of its very own. Gerard Brion has created a ‘mini’ version of the city of love, using discarded concrete blocks, soup cans and body { baby food jars to construct the Eiffel Tower, L’Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Coeur and overflow:hidden; the city in general. His masterpiece can be found in his garden in the southern French village of Vaissac, which has become quite the tourist site. Gerard crafted his pint-sized Paris over 15 years, ensuring the most picture-perfect imitation.

 

Picture from: www.thesun.co.uk

04-07-2008 Vocab game aids charity

FreeRice.com has come up with both an educative and charitable way of helping people. For every word that a person gets correct by playing the site’s vocabulary game, 20 grains of rice is donated through the UN Food Program to help end world hunger. Countries that benefit include Bangladesh, Cambodia, Uganda and recently cyclone devastated Myanmar.
The site is literally donating hundreds of millions of grains of rice daily, making a huge difference to helping those less fortunate. Try out the vocab game and do your part to help end world hunger.
 

Picture from: www.freerice.com

 

04-07-2008 Setting up Camp with Loftcubes for Tents

Welcome to every nomad’s dream. As we restlessly move from place to place, occupying a lot more space than ever before, the German creators of the Loftcube Project have finally found the temporary solution for those who want to live comfortably on the rooftops of the world. Customised to suit varying personal taste, each living unit has four window spaces measuring a total of 7.25 x 7.25 metres. Inside the cube the layout is designed to save space and the windows give a panoramic view, making the abode seem much larger. It takes about two days to install the Loftcube, providing the ultimate in transient living and a cosmic rooftop community to boot.

 

Picture from: www.loftcube.net

01-07-2008 Memories are made of this

There is nothing like the smell of an old, treasured book. Why settle for bland book covers when you can stare at the classics every time you pick up a treasured journal from the shelf? Ben Mason and Natalie Crupi are the creative brains behind Rebound Books, which takes the hard cover from beautiful abandoned novels, filling them with 100% recycled, tree-free denim off cuts and scraps. Each journal is handmade, unique and assembled with lots of care and affection, bound with strong wire for the finishing touch. These one-of-a-kind collectables can be found in Melbourne markets or ordered online from the site.

 

Picture from: www.reboundbooks.net