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    Tody the crawling robot helps keep your walls clean

    robo-squidThings that crawl around are generally never helpful, particularly if they manage to crawl up your walls too. Stuff like this is best placed in a horror movie, right? Here’s a wall-crawler you’ll fall in love with though, simply because it has no fur, no spindly legs and promises to keep your walls clean. Called Tody, this device is a squishy dust-busting robot cephalopod that’s capable of cleaning away cobwebs and dust. Designed by Turkish designer Rana Alper, the robots four “limbs” each sport 22 steam nozzles, 29 vacuum nozzles and thousands of tiny adhesive pads.
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  • Palazzo Italia building sports a web-like green façade

    smog-1There is a reason no one around has commissioned Spider Man to design a building off-late. If they did, the Palazzo Italia is probably what they’d get at the end of it all. Designed by Nemesi & Partners, the building’s façade is constructed of nearly 100,000 square feet of special air-purifying cement, made by Italcementi. The building sports a photovoltaic glass roof that produces solar energy and the entire structure also manages to capture pollutants and purify the air.
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    Tribe Studio helps store bicycles in a Sydney home’s ceiling

    bicycle-pulley-system-1One of the great things of owning a bicycle is the fact that parking that darned contraption isn’t half as difficult as parking a gas-guzzling V6. Keeping this in mind, Australian architects Tribe Studio managed to use the atrium of a home in Sydney for an extraordinary bicycle-parking space! The Studio extended the House Bruce Alexander and added a new volume made from masonry, timber and supporting structural steel columns. This enabled the architects to create a pulley system that literally helps users to store their bicycles in the ceiling of the house!
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    Listen to sounds from afar with the Binaudios

    binaudios-1Have you ever looked at a rock concert from a distance far away, dearly wishing you were present at the spot, swaying to the music? We know we have, just a few weeks ago when we weren’t allowed to gatecrash at a local gig. For times as such, Thinking Digital Arts paired artist Dominic Wilcox and creative technologist James Rutherford together to create this one-of-a-kind contraption called the Binaudios. The name’s a mashup between the terms “binoculars” and “audio”, if you haven’t figured that out already, and the device works just as its name claims it to. The Binaudios enables users to listen to sounds from afar!
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    The Dream Cars exhibit boasts incredible concepts hailing from the decades gone by!

    1970-lancia-stratos-zero-f3q-darkSo you think the Lamborghini Aventador and the BMW i8 are the only cars that’ll never grow old with time, despite the changes in the world of automotive design? Well, get a hold of this! Atlanta’s High Museum of Art has on display 17 concept cars from the past that’ll leave you jaw-dropped and with trembling knees. The Dream Cars exhibit, as this showcase is being called, sports concept cars from as far down history’s lane as 1932!
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    Mehdi Ghadyanloo paints oversized murals on building facades in Tehran

    playful-murals-1After growing wearisome looking at uninteresting and not-so-catchy facades of structures around him, Iranian artist and designer Mehdi Ghadyanloo came up with a fantastic way to brighten up walls in the city of Tehran! With aide from his mural-painting company Blue Sky Painters, Mehdi has begun transforming boring and dull building facades into works of art. Most of these oversized paintings are surreal and will make passersby stop and stare.
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    The Fragrance Lab creates personalized perfumes based on people’s traits

    fragrance-lab-personality-perfume-1And just we were beginning to imagine that personalized phones, number plates and towels were all we’d get for our bucks, we stumbled across this brilliant and somewhat narcissistic new innovation by The Fragrance Lab. In collaboration with design studio Campaign, The Future Lab, and Selfridges, these folks have managed to create perfumes customized to suit your personality!
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    The Container Bar is exactly what its name claims it to be!

    shipping-container-bar-1Whoever said shipping containers are destined for the trash probably wasn’t thinking hard enough. What we’ve got here is a perfectly great way to use a shipping container to make evenings worthwhile! Say hello to the Container Bar in Austin, Texas, a bar made from recycled shipping containers by North Arrow Studio and with Hendley | Knowles Design Studio! The project took three years to complete and is now one of the best places in Austin to grab a frothy glass full of goodness.
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    Mini unveils mini mobile homes for mini vacations

    mini-1BMW’s British automotive marque, Mini, has just proved that small is indeed quite big, so long as you don’t ferry everyone in your family around wherever you go. The automobile manufacturer has just unveiled a line-up of Mini variants that are the “World’s Smallest Luxury and Versatile Home on Wheels”. With three models to offer, that include the Mini Clubvan Camper, the Mini Cowley and the Mini Countryman ALL4 Camp, the automaker has cleverly packed in nearly all the essential features of a full-sized RV in the back of a compact car!
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    Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen creates solar-powered dresses

    solar-dress-1We’ve always fancied solar panels, but we’ve never thought of wearing these as a fashions statement before. Behold, the dress that charges up your gadgets with green juice and promises to grab eyeballs, at the same time! Designed by Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen, this experimental line of clothes harnesses the power of the sun using integrated solar panels and are capable of charging devices like smartphones.
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