Now you can wrap your hands around a steaming mug of your favorite coffee drink with your personal computer. “Yuno” a touch screen display wrapped around the mug. If you are a computer savvy and you bound yourself to a desktop early in the morning to check your blog, then this Yuno – Coffee mug will act as your own personal PC.
Check all the latest news, e-mails, or any other important information on your breakfast table. Yuno is a regular coffee mug but it can be of great help for any professional business man who is always in a hurry. You can carry this mug along with you anywhere you want. This mug can instantly display your current chosen screensaver or picture. I don’t think any other device is capable of providing such a computer handy stuff.
I like this whole concept of Yuno PC mug which is invented by Jason Farsai. But it sounds a little weird, when you have to face your computer in a curved surface. Even though this Yuno mug works as a PC but still it will be difficult for anyone to use it on a regular basis. Never mind, you can still give it a try.
Mobile Food Garden targets people who live in urban area (limited space) or in small high-rise buildings who don’t have a chance to experience the joys and benefits of gardening. The main objective of this project is to connect people with nature by designing a system that allows apartment gardening experience.
Designer : Nancy Wang
Text from Nancy :
We are becoming increasingly aware of our current unsustainable practices. Many people currently live in compact high-rise dwellings, and as populations increase, and residential spaces becomes more limited, these are likely to rise dramatically. Apartment homes do not have the luxury of a backyard and there is limited opportunity to experience gardening and its associated benefits. This mobile food garden project aims to reconnect apartment dwellers with nature, through the design of a product/system that improves the urban living gardening experience, while communicating urban dwellers the potential benefits of a more self-sufficient way of living.
Analysis of initial research and subsequent observations concluded that gardening activity in apartment is very limited, and usually restricted to growing low-maintenance plants in confined areas. In addition, soil and water were viewed as difficult to maintain and keep tidy, especially in confined spaces without outdoor cleaning aids. Furthermore, people who live in apartments are often transient. This was regarded as a significant barrier towards establishing an apartment garden.
In response to the project mission and insights gained, a self-assembled mobile food garden was designed, which allows apartment dwellers to create their own balcony vegetable patch. The garden is designed as an ecological system based around three dominant cycles found in nature: growth, water and nutrient. Most plant growth occurs in the top two levels. These are adjustable in height to maximize sunlight. Seeds may be germinated in the lower levels and rotated to the top trays to allow further growth. Rainwater feeds garden from the top, it then flows through the lower planting trays and collects in the bottom water tray. A worm farm is incorporated to utilize food scraps so that soil may be continually nourished.
The Mobile Food Garden system aims to improve apartment gardening experience by providing an optimal growing system with enhanced versatility specifically for apartment living. It can be arranged in a variety of ways to provide the best growing conditions for a diversity of crops, while allowing the personalization of the gardening process. Each planter has a removable base and can be stacked to provide deeper soil as required by some crops (i.e. root vegetables). The containers also function as tool storage spaces, and may also be arranged to form a double level worm farm, so nutrient rich worm juice may be collected along with any excess water. The Mobile Food Garden system has been designed with maximum space utilization as well as mobility for better use in confined areas.
I always love snow globes. Every time I shake and look into it, it’s like I’m taken to a beautiful magical place. I bet looking into Delatour Snow Globe will take me to magical Paris. This luxury snow globe captures the Eiffel tower and dress it up with charms and colors of Ladurée, a luxury cakes and pastries brand based in Paris, France. Designed by Jimmy Delatour, this musical snow globe is placed in beautiful case with mirror for more appealing appearance. You can enjoy a freshly baked macaroni, a tea, beautiful music, and a magical Paris with Delatour Snow Globe.