Emerging Tech

Solar Cell-Coated Supertower to Be Higher Than Burj Dubai

We thought everything was bigger in Dubai. Santa Monica building designer Tommy Landau created a model for a 224-story supertower which could one day stand in Abu Dhabi. Hell, the model itself is almost as tall as a man. The structure, aside from far eclipsing the 2,600 ft. Burj Dubai, would be coated in solar cells which would allow the ...

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Super Mario Piranha Plant iPhone Case

Yanked directly from the screen of Super Mario Bros., the Piranha Plant iPhone case is made with a double-layer of Eco-felt, which is composed of 100% consumer recycled water bottles. Sold out for now, I’d keep an eye on Etsy to see if any more of these are put on the block. Just remember, you have to time it perfectly. ...

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Concept Shower Uses Waste Water To Grow Plants, Purify Remainder

The Phyto-Purification Bathroom and Shower concept uses your wasted water, unused and usually flushed down the drain, to help aid the growth of an organic system which purifies the water, right in your bathroom. The plants are organized in such a way that they aid each other’s growth and all play a vital role in the purification of the wasted ...

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iPhone Application for Managing Your Electric Vehicle

Nissan is geared up to release a collection of EVs on August 2, but they also have a trick up their sleeve which other companies haven’t managed to pull quite yet. Nissan will also be releasing an iPhone application which will help drivers manage their electric vehicle. The app will let the driver know how much power the EV has ...

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Pedal-Powered Monorail Saves Energy, Tightens Buttocks

If I didn’t live in a cardboard box I might consider installing some sort of monorail system which could easily transport me around my vast estate. Since I’m such an awesomely eco-friendly guy, my monorail system would be totally pedal-powered. No motor needed. The Shweeb is exactly that. An awkwardly named pedal-powered monorail system which simultaneously saves the Earth and ...

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McDonald’s to Offer ChargePoint Electric Car Charging at Restaurants

In another effort to win back customer trust, McDonald’s, which still remains tainted by science revelations, the much publicized “Super Size Me” documentary and their murder of Billy Mays via a full-on attack of the cardio-region, is planning to unveil ChargePoint electric car chargers, at least at one location so far. I’m not sure of of what the correlation is ...

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Record Table Made of Recycled Classic Rock Vinyl Records

There have been countless methods of recycling your old, abandoned, bong water-stained vinyl, but none that have integrated the actual casing and cover art as well. If you have such epic records as Led Zeppelin‘s IV, there is no reason NOT to show them off some how. BUGHOUSE designed this unique record table, which would fit spectacularly into your den ...

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“Remember… These Come From Trees” Stickers

I understand why people are up in arms about Earth’s trees being demolished. I’m pretty sure we need them for some reason, other than the fact that they look pretty. The thing that drives me nuts is that people bitch and moan, but don’t do a damn thing about it. These “Remember… These Come From Trees” Stickers allow you to ...

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Recycled Plastic Lampshade

Titled “The Renovation Lampshade”, this beautiful design is the creation of Daria Burlinska and Wojtek Traczyk. The team came up with the idea through cast off plastics and organic lines. I think it looks absolutely beautiful, though a bit like crumpled up paper in a waste bin. Link

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Pacman is Also Good For Lighting

The very Pacman-esque O! Cap is a eco-friendly bulb cap which provides a calming color and fragrance. The scented silicon O! Cap comes in an assortment of colors and fragrances including: orange with mandarin aroma, green with lemongrass aroma or purple with cherry blossom aroma. The scent is emitted after fake Packy is placed over an eco-friendly bulb. Screw the ...

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