Charge Your Battery While Biking With reCycle

Every gadgets on the market today require energy or power to make it work. The challenge of this design is to find a way to harness this energy. ReCycle targets the wasted energy that is generated while riding a bicycle and empowers consumers to not only consume, but produce. Kinetic energy produced while biking creates an electric charge which charges a lithium ion battery. This battery can be removed and used to power a variety of electronics.

The battery is inserted into the charging unit and captures the kinetic energy (normal movements) created while riding a bike. There are minimal amount of mechanical fasteners to allow for each assembly or access to the internal components.

Any electronics that need to be charged or powered can be plugged directly into the battery. The simple aluminum construction allows for easy access to the internal components for repair or upgrade

recycle wasted energy

recycle wasted energy for charging lithium battery

recycle wasted energy while biking

Designer : Evan Grant

Vertical Farms in NYC from Work AC

Let’s bring farm back to the city, I guess that what Work AC thinking when they were asked by New York magazine to create a dream up proposal of NYC. We really like the idea of vertical farm, food being grown right in the city, urban farming. “We are interested in urban farming and the notion of trying to make our cities more sustainable by cutting the miles [food travels]” said Amale Andraos, co-principal (and wife) of Dan Wood (also co-principal) from Work AC. Underneath is what appears to be a farmers market, selling what grows above. Artists would be commissioned to design the columns that hold it up and define the space under: “We show a Brancusi, but it could be anyone,” says Wood.

vertical farm in NYC

Source : New York Magazine

Digital Cutting Board with Flexible LCD

This concept came from Nardo Design, a high tech digital cutting board with LCD that will display cooking instruction, you don’t need extra space for magazine, or laptop, just download your recipe and voila …  this board will display it for you. What’s eco friendly with this concept ? Nardo said all the components are created from environmentally friendly materials, including the lead and bromide free circuit board and non-toxic chromium handle.

eco friendly digital cutting board

eco friendly digital cutting board

eco friendly digital cutting board

Designer : Nardo via Got2BeGreen

Oceania Eco Friendly Fridge with Chic Design

Oceania fridge is a smart and innovative concept by Tez Patel. This fridge is designed to use bio degradeable eco friendly materials in the fridge’s construction also the absence of CFC that eats away our ozone layer. Besides green technology in the fridge, Patel didn’t forget the importance of design, this fridge consists of drawers which can be pulled out easily with transparent front makes it easier to view what’s inside the fridge.

Oceania fridge features RFID tags which can tell you when your foods will expire, an alarm to warn you if you mistakenly put hot foods in the fridge. Smart fridge for smart house.

oceania fridge green technology

oceania fridge eco friendly technology

oceania fridge green technology

Designer : Tez Patel via Hometone

iWood Aviator Sunglasses

How to protect your eyes from the sun without harm our planet. iWood aviator sunglasses can solve that issues. With its retro style, you can choose from in a variety of woods, very stylish. This aviator sunglasses are handmade from harvested wood, and the temple and lenses are imported from Italy. Completely hypoallergenic and 100 percent UVA/UVB lenses to protect you from the sunlight, yet without exposing you to anything else harmful.

iwood sun glasses

via TheGreenLoop

Solar Powered City Concept

In the future, perhaps we’ll see this solar powered environment as the result of today’s energy saving campaign. MoSESS (Movement sensors energy saving system) is the technology that can detect movement to provide illumination from big solar panel throughout all night. All objects that are part of this concept are connected to each other by an underground connection and also to electric grid which enables sharing of leftover energy in cases when this is needed.

Public facility such as telephones, ATM, internet services, bus stop will consume less energy with the help of solar cells, I can imagine that we live in such a futuristic way and at the same time help to our environment.

futuristic street with solar panel concept

solar cells street concept

Solar street stand booths are popular way of shopping. They can sell and show different kinds of things ranging from food, clothes, souvenirs to information pamphlets and ads. These street stands consume electric energy for illumination, refrigerators, cooking…etc. Solar panel stores electric energy in batteries that are placed in the storage box. Solar street counters are independent from electric company network. They can be easily moved and placed into different locations by trucks (and small transportation wheels underneath the construction of the counter itself). The possibility is endless if we truly want to save our earth, including this futuristic concept from Nikola, anything is possible.

solar street concept

solar street future city concept

solar powered street concept

Designer : Nikola Knezevic

Toyota Hi-CT Hybrid Concept Car

Toyota Hi-CT hybrid concept car offers an enjoyable vehicle with weird looking design, but according to Toyota’s team of young Japanese and European designers, this is the reflection of what a cool and great vehicle should look like. The idea behind this hybrid concept car is the theme of “unbalanced”, creating something that make people stop and take a good look.

The Hi-CT is a plug-in hybrid with a 1.5L motor and uses lithium-ion batteries, which are located underneath the floor of the vehicle in order to maximize the interior space of the car. While it looks quite boxy and big, it is in fact quite small. The entire vehicle is 3.3 meters long, 1.6 meters wide and 1.7 meters high. It is, effectively, a cube on wheels. Due to the tiny size, it can only carry two persons. However, being a �lifestyle� car, there�s enough space inside it for everything that an active user or two could need. The rear trunk can be modified so that surfboards, bicycles and camping equipment can be carried around for those days where you need to get out to nature.

The interior looks futuristic, I don’t really care anymore about the outside look. Those young designers surely think outside the box when they designed this car.

toyota hi ct

toyota hi ct concept

toyota hi ct hybrid concept car

toyota hi ct car concept

From Toyota via Inhabitat

Toto Neorest AH Hybrid Toilet

Toto has designed a new tankless toilet type called Neorest AH which can save quite amount of water while you’re flushing. Hybrid Neorest AH uses water from both a toilet tank and an external water supply line. This hybrid toilet is claimed to use just 5.5 liters instead of 13 liters that the conventional pots use. Neorest AH also features technology that can help to warm the toilet seat, it also has auto clean water system, what can you ask for more ? You can see it in action at Japanese Design 2008 Innovation which will be held in Milano from April 16th to the 20th this year.

toto neorest ah

toto neorest ah green toilet

toto neorest ah environmentally friendly toilet

Source : EcoFriend

Environmentally Friendly Bamboo Flooring by Smith and Fong

Smith and Fong earns FSC Certification for its bamboo flooring and plywood product which mean they use bamboo as main materials without resulting in deforestation and biodiversity loss. Bamboo is quickly renewable, no argue in that, but we need to make sure that the company has the certifications to tell if their main materials which is bamboo came from sustainable sources.

bamboo flooring

bamboo environmentally friendly flooring

Designer : Smith & Fong via [TreeHugger]

Veolia Project Bathroom Focuses on Saving Water

Veolia project bathroom is an urban concept bathroom which designed for someone who loves luxury but with a green inclination. Thomas Nicodeme has designed a waste management in your bathroom in association with Veolia, a multinational French company focuses on water and waste management services. Take a look at this design, there are two cylindrical columns contain a podium that houses a basin, you can step in for a shower in one of them, and the other is for others to answer when nature’s call. I guess that the water used for shower and wash users hand in the basin, once again used to flush the toilet.

veolia project bathroom

veolia project eco friendly bathroom

Designer : Thomas Nicodeme via BornRich


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