Gravia the kinetic lamp

February 11, 2008
gravia lamp

This concept is the won the second place at the greener gadgets design competition. It’s a lamp powered by gravity. It looks like a big tube and has a weight that can slide from the top to the bottom. It will act like a dynamo and power the lamp for 4 hours. It’s a very neat concept that I would like to see come true. So if you have a lot of money and don’t know what to do with it. Please make it become reality!

You can watch the video at


solarcell the future evolution of USBcell?

January 18, 2008

Since solars is becoming cheaper, smaller and more flexible. So Pichaya Puttorngul a designer from San Francisco had the idea to use solar panel to recharge, batteries. Just pull the panel out wait for the sun to do its job, roll it back inside the batterie. Great idea great concept. which make me think of the USBcell, but of course with solarcell you get your energy free from the sun.

A nice piece of design that let you save energy and $$$

July 13, 2007

If you like design and energy saving, you’ll like this nice piece of equipment developped by a French designer called Gilles Belley and the EDF (Electricity of France) design department. This devise is called the energy saving adaptor. just watch.

A typical desk with many cables and electric devises in stand by mode wasting energy and money:


That’s what your desk looks like now with the energy saving adaptor, neat and tidy:

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This is how you plug the different pieces of the adaptor together:


Then how you plug your electric devise such as a computer under the desk:


If for exemple your printer is in stand by the side of the adaptor in which the devise is pluged in starts glowing telling you to switch it off:

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If you don’t the energy saving adaptor will do it for you after 3 minutes:

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A look at the adaptor from the side:-) nice right? It would match your Mac perfectly:

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What did I tell you:

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So what do you think about that? Nice right? Still I’m wondering how does this devise knows when your printer is in stand-by? Maybe just because, only a small amount of energy is used by the devise on stand-by.

The great thing is that company like EDF invest in that kind of technologies. Everybody seams more and more aware of energy waste. My hope is that they won’t bury the project. Since it’s just a prototype, hopefully they will decide to launch the product. Lets see
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