This submission is really interesting, Bell&Bell spice container from Minwoo Lee. As you can guess the design of this container was inspired by a hand bell, beautifully translated into dining table accessory. You can use Bell&Bell as salt and pepper container where each set consists of 2 containers that have been carved with “salt” or “pepper” labels. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on your food as if you ring a hand bell, pretty cool, huh?
The new conceptual torch light designed by Slovenian designer Tilen Sepic, is something that has been picked straight out of the sci-fi movies. The whole idea of the concept as per the designer is to produce a working light without the hassle of shadows being reflected in the object. The device is supposed to be worn like a glove around the wrist and the light is emitted through the white LED which is a part of the device. The device also includes a battery pack with the light being transferred through the attached optical fibers to a specified location. Just point at the location and you will see light!
Wondering where to recharge your electronics while you are out with your friends? Worry no more! The new MIT SOFT Rockers serves as an exceptional charging station disguised primarily as outdoor rocking loaf furniture. The SOFT Rocker is unlike other hard urban infrastructure, where it leverages its surroundings in a dynamic manner using human power of balance in order to create a synergetic 1.5-axis 35-watt solar tracking system. Run any USB device, charge your cell phones and have good time with your friends under cool lighting loops especially at nighttime for social gathering.
The SOFT Rockers takes the shape of a leaf-like loop. It has been designed in such a way to adapt to the latitude plus sun angle of several sites using parametric design software as well as automated fabrication on a frivolous Kuka robotic arm. Combining scientific and low-tech design strategies, SOFT Rocker generates electricity, however, engages the body and as well works as excellent furniture by hand. It recasts power generation chiefly as an integrated and widespread public activity instead of a centralized, peculiar off-site project of engineering.
SOFT ROCKER TEAM Sheila KENNEDY, MIT Professor of the Practice of Architecture
James BAYLESS, UC MArch 2014, KVA Intern
Kaitlyn BOGENSCHUTZ, UC BS Arch 2013, KVA Intern
Wardah Inam, MIT PhD Candidate 2015, Electrical Engineering
Jungmin NAM, GSD MArch 2009, KVA Designer
Shevy ROCKCASTLE, MIT SMarchS 2011
Phil SEATON, MIT MArch 2012
Matt TRIMBLE, MIT MArch 2008, RADLAB
Adnon ZOLIJ, MIT BS 2010, Electrical Engineer Vicor, Inc.