Tuesday, 28 February 2012

ECO-Friendly Alpine Pods

The pods were designed to support trekking and skiing expeditions, but they still look like a spectacular place to spent some time (even if just to admire the views).
Each pod is built off site, and airlifted into place by helicopter. They're also completely self-sufficient the photovoltaic film on top provides all the necessary energy. Finally, each pod is made of ecologically certified materials and is designed to leave no footprint  when it's time to move, the pod is just lifted away again.

John Yates ODEChair

Many solid, old-fashioned rocking chairs are constructed to last for generations. Yet since often these chairs are very clunky and inelegantly designed. Jolyon Yates' Series 3 ODEChair which comes in two alternatives, the Savannah Rocker III and Ocean Rocker III— re-imagines the classic rocking chair in a way that satisfies our eco-conscious and design-savvy inclinations.

Yates creates such pieces while keeping earth-friendly, using renewable birch from Scandinavia and low-impact glues and finishes. It's the new, old-fashioned rocking chair; and you'll be happy to have it last forever.

Moss Mats, Grass Beds and Green Walls

This bathroom mat starts with an imputrescible foam called plastazote. Several types of moss are implanted in the cells of foam (a total of 70 pieces measuring 2.4 in. each) and live happily there as long as you shower often enough to get keep it moist while you towel off.
Its designer, Nguyen La Chanh, from Switzerland, says the mat is very relaxing and needs little care.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Queen Elizabeth II & Family Royal Tea Bags

German design shop Donkey Products created a set of tea bags fit for the times. Scalding world leaders and members of the royal family has never been easier with their appropriately named series of Democratea and Royaltea.

Five royal tea bags in the form of HM Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla, Prince William and Prince Harry, celebrating queen's diamond jubilee.

Swarovski crystal stair case on the Champs Elysee

One of the visits in Paris was to the Swarovski store on the Champs Elysee. This staircase definitely makes your eyes sparkle when you look at it.