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DROP Moveable Hotel Room

DROP Moveable Hotel Room

Barcelona design group In-Tenta’s eco-friendly concept hotel provides guests with individual “pods” which can be set directly onto the ground so as not to disturb natural surroundings.

Bluelounge Backpack

Bluelounge Backpack

Made of 100% recycled PET bottles with aluminum carabiners. It has separate cushioned laptop and tablet compartments and has a quick-release thumb lever for easy strap adjustment.

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The Re-Ply

The Re-Ply

Designed by Dan Goldstein, the Re-Ply is a minimalist recliner made with used corrugated cardboard. A durable and environment-friendly furniture. Also available with fake fur or felt.

Kijani Grows

Kijani Grows

Eric Maundu has a unique garden. Instead of soil, his plants grow on water and feed on the waste material of fish. He also has an automated garden that he can monitor and nurture from the Internet.

TGT Wallet

TGT Wallet

Brooklyn-based designer Jack Sutter has an efficient idea for reducing wallet bulk in your pocket with his TGT (pronounced “tight”) Wallet concept – a stylishly skinny recycled leather and elastic number.

The Cardboard Bicycle

The Cardboard Bicycle

Izhar Gafni designed and prototyped a bicycle with a body and rims made of nothing but cardboard. The final product will have no metal parts and will be sold for no more than $20. More here and here.

MB SLS AMG Electric Drive

MB SLS AMG Electric Drive

A greener alternative to the V8 model, the all-electric SLS AMG Coupe is driven by four powerful motors, cranking out 740hp and 737 pound-feet of torque. Too bad it’s $300k more than the gas one.

3D Fabricated House

3D Fabricated House

Rodrigo Rubio and his colleagues only needed 5 weeks to create the Solar House 2.0 – and were able to customize it for its surroundings – thanks to digital design and digital fabrication technology.

Skateboard Sunglasses

Skateboard Sunglasses

Diamond Supply Co. recently unveiled their upcoming line of sunglasses with frames made from multicolored layered wood recycled from skateboards. Watch for them on DSC’s online store.

Eletric DeLorean Test Drive

Eletric DeLorean Test Drive

The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah was invited by DMC’s President to the company’s headquarters for a brief tour and to test drive a prototype of the fully electric DMC-12. Skip to 3:50 for the drive.

Tombox Speakers

Tombox Speakers

Portable speakers that are made from old loudspeakers. Each unit is unique and rare (and pricey). It’s available in two sizes and comes with an internal battery, a charger and a 3.5mm cable.

LIT LED Concept Bulb

LIT LED Concept Bulb

Designer Elie Ahovi’s lightbulb uses clean, modern LED tech for illumination, but pipes it through a fiber-optic tube to provide the illusion of a classic filament. We sure hope these get produced.

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Are you a fan of Bottlehood Glassware? Here’s your chance to make your own upcycled glasses or vases from bottles. The Kinkajou by Patrick Lehoux lets you score bottles with little effort.

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Street Charge

Street Charge

The designers from New York’s PENSA! envision an easily installed urban street lamp which uses solar energy to drive its LED lights, offering built-in USB gadget charging, and an optional seating area.

Bonobos Bottle Rockets Denim

Bonobos Bottle Rockets Denim

The Bottle Rockets denim trousers are made from a hybrid denim fabric made of cotton, polyester and recycled plastic beer bottles, at 3 to 5 bottles per pair. Available in indigo and natural canvas.

Audi’s Wörthersee E-bike

Audi’s Wörthersee E-bike

With its carbon fiber reinforced plastic frame, and 2.3 kW motor, Audi’s concept bike can hit speeds up to 50mph in its pedal/electric mode, and 31mph in pure electric. Plus it has a “wheelie” mode.

BRD RedShift Motorbikes

BRD RedShift Motorbikes

These lightweight, durable motorbikes run on electric power, with top speeds of 80mph and a 2 hour runtime. The MX goes off-road, while the SM is for urban dwellers, and the PD is for cops.

ZecOO Electric Motorcycle

ZecOO Electric Motorcycle

Sporting futuristic looks, this electric motorbike hits a top speed of 75mph and can drive up to 85 miles on a charge via its retractable power cord. Not great for long hauls, but it still looks awesome.

Ink’d Biodegradable Pens

Ink’d Biodegradable Pens

A ballpoint pen made of biodegradable material that decomposes into carbon and water when discarded. Its triangular shape improves writing comfort. Coming in a variety body and cap colors.

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

BMW i8 Concept Spyder

An open top, two-seater variant of the i8, its drivetrain combines an electric motor and a combustion engine. Goes from 0 to 62 in 5s with a top speed of 155mph and gets an amazing 94mpg.

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The Vertical Forest

The Vertical Forest

Many architects have proposed towering urban buildings rich with greenery, but this one is actually under construction, and will add 10,000 square meters of plants to Milan, Italy’s skyline.

Made by Hand Film Series

Made by Hand Film Series

The Bureau of Common Goods’ fascinating film series Made by Hand features NYC artisans crafting local and sustainable items. This latest piece showcases an urban rooftop beekeeping farmer.

Infiniti Emerg-E Supercar

Infiniti Emerg-E Supercar

Infiniti’s sexy Emerg-E concept car is coming to Geneva; it will be propelled by a mid-mounted range-extender drivetrain which combines an electric motor and an internal combustion engine.

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept

The soon-to-be-revealed 16′, 3740 lb Pininfarina Cambiano coupe has some intriguing details: it has three doors and gets powered by a diesel-fueled microturbine that juices four 80 hp electric motors.

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Tesla’s all-electric, AWD SUV seats seven, has a striking industrial design with “falcon-wing” doors, and can zip from 0-to-60 in just 4.2 seconds. Out in 2014. Watch the reveal here at 13:30.

Collapsing Cooling Towers

Collapsing Cooling Towers

Green UK energy company Ecotricity would like to put an end to dependence on traditional energy sources. Let’s say goodbye to the old by knocking down some anthropomorphized cooling towers.

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