Similar to the self-balancing scooter, the Hovertrax features a platform that connects two electric motor-powered wheels, which use gyroscopes and accelerometers to keep users upright. After stepping onto the vehicle, users lean forward to start moving. The platform is split into two, enabling users to turn by putting greater pressure on one side than the other. The batteries that power the device allow riders to travel at up to six miles per hour for around four miles. Without handles users can step off the machine at any point and at nine pounds in weight, the vehicle can easily be carried by hand or in a backpack when not in use. The video below shows the Hovertrax in action:
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Melo Meditate is a shot drink; it is the opposite to the standard energy drink.
Melo contains fruit juices, herbal extracts and natural grape flavouring.
The creators believe that the ingredients in Melo Meditate work to reduce stress, enhance mood and help you focus. We combined three traditional herbs and our favourite fruit juices with the aim of combating everyday stress (without drowsiness).
The creators are currently initiating a funding campaign on indiegogo.
Slovenina designer jurij lozi? has developed ‘musguard‘, a simple, removable bicycle fender that be easily rolled up and stored onto a bike frame or in one’s pocket when not in use. weighing just 35 grams, the portable mud flap requires no tools or special mounts for installation, keeping the visual aesthetic minimal and clutter-free. die cut from a strong, resilient and recyclable polypropylene (PP) plastic sheet, the construction features a unique folding system for stability and firm fit, adapting to most frames – working best on bikes without a rear brake.
Last week London-based GrowUp unveiled their small urban farm, which produces sustainable vegetables and fish through vertical gardening and aquaponics.
The greenhouse will produce vegetables that will get all the necessary nutrients from waste water from fish tanks situated bellow. The nutrients are meant to fertilize the plants and in turn the plants purify the water. With a footprint of only 14 square meters, the GrowUp Box can produce around 60kg of fish and 200kg of salad each year.The GrowUp Box will be hosted this summer by the Bankside Open Spaces Trust at the Marlborough Playground on Union Street in Southwark and will be open to the public from the end of May.
The Table for Two idea by Daniel Liss is so simple and ingenious, it gives you the ultimate “why haven’t I thought of it” moment. The piece is a desk for two by day and a dining table for six by night. In a cramped urban setting where kitchen, dining room, living room and home office are usually the same room – an item like this is an instant hit. “The users can benefit from the large surface area when the table’s lids are folded down, while allowing for two individual working spaces when folded up into a divider and slid together,” – Daniel explains. Aside from its multifunctional goodness, Table for Two features ample storage, enough for a power source and all your working paraphernalia.
Japanese design studio Nendo designed a simple wooden storage shelf with circular-shaped glass discs that serve as the doors. The design was inspired by “the historical practice of cutting sheet glass from glass discs” and the resulting transparent discs retain that beautiful, handmade quality about them.
The discs rotate in the shelf’s slots when you use the finger-sized handles to move them. The glass has bubbles and depressions in the surface that help distort the objects you place on the shelves behind them.
The shelf was part of a larger exhibition called “Glassworks by Nendo” at the Dilmos Gallery in Milan.
The Dotonburi Canal is already known for swimming-only by the occasional Hanshin Tiger fan, who are known to take a dip when the team wins a championship. The area has already undergone a massive rehabilitation, turning the disused waterfront into a sprawling boardwalk meant to attract local families. Cafes, bars, souvenir shops and food stalls have popped up along the once desolate canal, inviting visitors of all ages to walk the boardwalk.
The Dotonbori pool is thought to be the next step in revitalization, staking the district’s claim as a welcoming, family destination. The Dotonbori River Poolside Avenue firm was formed on April 1 to help the project move forward. The firm estimates the project at around million, that they say will be raised privately. Once opened, the seasonal pool will cost around -15 for admission, and be open from June to September, with special programming offered throughout the season.
Ogilvy France and Ogilvy Asia-Pacific joined forces to make a can that splits in half for Coca-Cola, the most literal extension of the brand’s global “Share Happiness” concept. The split-can design is admittedly pretty cool, although sharing a Coke with anyone who isn’t a germaphobe is already pretty easy, so this is a solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist. It does make Twix look even worse for their infamous “Two for me, none for you” campaign back in the day, though.
Using a radically different inflation technology, the Windcatcher air pad inflates in seconds without using any power or requiring any pumping. It even deflates instantly too.
The secret behind the Windcatcher’s amazing speed of inflation is its ability to leverage the awesome properties of air. When you blow into the Windcatcher you create a stream of fast moving, low pressure air. Because it has a higher air pressure, the surrounding air is sucked into the low pressure air stream. As a result, the air entering the Windcatcher is at least 10 to 15 times greater than the air you expelled from your lungs.