Designer: Stephan Gouraud
As I was away from blogging for past few days, info about Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition 2008 remained in my mail unread!
And I missed the competition in which I myself have liked to participate! The competition closed yesterday.
The Designer Glass Competition is an annual event held to recognize excellence among emerging design talent. The global competition final will take place in September during the London design festival.
Here are few stunning martini cocktail glass designs from Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass competition 2007’s finalists:
The inspiration for ‘Bangle’ glass (above) was the culture of jewels in India! The delicate bracelet, a bangle of gold lends an element of nobility and quality which serves to unite the separate elements of glass.
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These designs are straight out of students’ project books!
Want to plant a love seed
Gro, this miniature greenhouse is the simplest and cutest I have ever seen. It reminds me of my 5th grade life-science book from school days.
Sweden’s Beckmans college of design student Caroline Wetterling has developed this amazing green beauty. In Caroline’s words Gro’s pod-like container recreates the protective and nurturing atmosphere of a greenhouse. The shape is derived from the cocoon – the organic container reminiscent of a seed. The greenhouse can host the three initial stages of a seed’s development, from seed to shoot to the development of true leaves. Plants like Forgetmenot, four-leaved clover and wild strawberries have enough space to flourish inside the capsule.
In the bottom of the capsule, a set of bars is placed to keep the right level of moisture in the soil. The spout acts as a ventilation hole – it allows for oxygen to come in, condensation to come out, and keeps the proper temperature inside the capsule.
The top part can be removed and used to water the seed.
That is indeed clever!
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Another student from Beckmans, Fredrik Paulson has this light fixture to offer. It is programmed to follow the sun during the day to gather energy.
Visit his own workshop site here for more intelligent designs.
I am obsessed with nanotechnology. I dream of a home where I would be running everything with the help of this technology. I would let you in for a secret dream, I infact marry nanotech to quantum physics and believe me! their are magical instruments which when and as needed change shapes and functions. But these are too distant dreams. As nanotech machines are steadily becoming a reality can I have this air purifier as my first nano machine? The germ guardian has developed this personal air purifier. It is like a necklace .
It uses negative ions to force away various pollutants. It uses rechargeable lithium batteries.
The site says you can” wear it on airplanes, buses, elevators and more. I want to try this in Mumbai’s traffic jams. The price is $39.99. Are there any free trials?