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Window Socket - Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.
Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.
Bike transit + urbanism + coffee? Yes, turns out it’s possible to combine all of these wonderful things in a single creative act. The city of Zurich partnered with designers to deliver a drive-up (bike-up?) table for bikers to enjoy a cup of coffee without having to get off their ride. No need to find a place to lock up before heading inside.
As an added bonus: if you check in via Foursquare, a barista delivers fresh cup of joe right to your table (for free!).
Today’s class struggles are increasingly taking place in cities, says Marxist and social theorist David Harvey. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses how urbanization will play a key role in social conflicts to come.
With seven million people, Hong Kong is the 4th most densely populated places in the world. However, plain numbers never tell the full story. In his ‘Architecture of Density’ photo series, German photographer Michael Wolf explores the jaw-dropping urban landscapes of Hong Kong. He rids his photographs of any context, removing any sky or horizon line from the frame and flattening the space until it becomes a relentless abstraction of urban expansion, with no escape for the viewer’s eye. Infinite and haunting.
Editor’s Note: Co-signed.