Halo LED Spray Can

August 11, 2009

Halo is a handy light specially dedicated to light-writting. Graffiti artists can conserve their own gesture they have with a spray can. It is possible to change the color and the brightness of the led to change the graffiti’s styles. it even recharges itself when shaken.

Extract from aissalogerot.com

Dynamic Lamp

July 15, 2009

Dynamic Lamp transforms kinetic energy to light, through a dynamo placed inside the globe. As you spin it, it glows.
“…Dynamic Lamp is a part of the wireless society. It doesn’t need any power supply or batteries, it just works with your own energy. It is based on the idea of producing your energy where you are, instead of transporting it in all directions across the earth. The sole by-product is exercise.”

Extract from Konstfack

Ulysse Nardin Chairman

April 4, 2009

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin have released a cellphone named the Chairman which makes use of various innovative technologies in order to attempt to compete with luxury cellphone market leader Vertu.

 The main feature of the cellphone is a moving rotor to supply supplemental power to the Chairman which is the same type of rotor used in the automatic movements of Ulysse Nardin watches, whilst this is said to be able to increase battery life the power generated through the rotor is minimal. The phone features a two point eight inch multi touch display, a finger print reader for owner identification, a camera, built in wireless and extensive email and internet applications. The phone is available in several versions featuring eighteen karat rose gold, stainless steel and carbon fiber.

Extract from Ulysse Nardin

This Lamborghini made of wire was shown off at the Art Car Parade in Manchester last month. The two guys behind it, sculptor Benedict Radcliffe and pedal car designer Ben Wilson collaborate to create this unbelievable fully functional, pedal powered, wire frame lamborghini.

Extract from designboom

Revolution Door

February 16, 2008

The Revolution Door is a concept from New York designers Fluxxlab that puts otherwise-wasted kinetic energy from a revolving office door to good use—generating power.
The Revolution Door is a modified revolving door comprised of three parts – a redesigned central core replacing that of any existing or new revolving door, a mechanical/electrical system that harnesses human energy and redistributes electricity to an output, and an output device that maps the harnessed energy.

Extract from Fluxxlab


Environmental Protection without battery. Using hand pressing to generate the power for the Laser and LED. Nice.

Extract from Brando

Architect, David Fisher, has envisioned a new tower that is one part wind turbine and one part skyscraper. The tower is based around a concrete center core, with each floor spinning like an individual wind turbine. When all of the turbines are harnessed together the tower will not only be able to power itself, but up to ten other similarly sized buildings, too. Fisher predicts that the first tower will begin construction in Dubai in the next six months.
Dubai seems like an architect’s dream come true with each building an experiment becoming reality… but I wander what Dubai will look like with so many different architectures with no thought of harmony.

Extract from ecogeek

ModeLabs has developed a trio of concept cellphones that are self-sufficient via normal, everyday use (no video, internet, music?). The YoYo is worn around the neck of the user. It comes with a solar panel as well as a built-in pendulum, relying on both kinetic and solar energy for power.


The U-Turn focuses more on the urban professional, boasting a case that must be opened before the keyboard can be used. The action of opening and closing will then generate the power required to power the U-Turn.


Last but not least, the Runaway is worn on your wrist or attached to other exercise equipment, using kinetic power generated from movements during the exercise.

Extract from slashgear