Monthly archive March, 2008
Care to Tango?

Care to Tango?

Meet the Tango, a micro-sized electric vehicle that will add a rush of adrenaline to your daily commute.  Developed by Commuter Cars Corporation, the Tango is a prototype that’s already hit the streets and turning heads in Cali.  The ultra-narrow vehicle combines the performance of a motorbike, the safety of a sports car, and the...
REGREEN: Rockin' Green Remodeling Guidelines

REGREEN: Rockin’ Green Remodeling Guidelines

The U.S. Green Building Council and the American Society of Interior Designers have created an all-star alliance by producing REGREEN, a sustainable-based remodeling guideline.  Different than the USGBC’s LEED certification, the REGREEN program focuses only on residential remodels, offering a thorough review of sustainable strategies through case study examples… Looking to make your own home...
Junk Mail: Do You Give a Dime?

Junk Mail: Do You Give a Dime?

You walk in the door after a long days work a bit aggravated from sitting in traffic the past hour.  You dig in the depths of your pocket to find the keys to your mailbox… finally get the right one, open up your box and… Boom! The sucker’s full!!!  You sift through the mail and...
Brad Pitt is Making it Right

Brad Pitt is Making it Right

Brad Pitt, half of do-gooder duo Brangelina has got something wicked-cool up his sleeve… While filming a project in New Orleans, a pink-clad CGI house on set struck a visual chord with him.  The vibrant-hued structure’s contrast with its muted surroundings became the catalyst for a vision Pitt could not set aside… a vision of...
RoboScooter | Urban Hipster's Ride of Choice

RoboScooter | Urban Hipster’s Ride of Choice

MIT, Sanyang Motors and Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute have teamed up to create the RoboScooter, an all electric, emission-free transport solution.  Check this cute little fella out! This thing’s pretty rockin’ for a handful of reasons… first and foremost, the scooter runs gas-free, and obviously that’s cool.  It is also made with only 150...
My, That's Some Fuzzy Art!

My, That’s Some Fuzzy Art!

I’m not gonna lie… I was pretty darn excited when I came across Grassland, a company from Deutschland that has created art installations out of… you guessed it, grass! Bernd Oette, a Cologne based designer, hosts the innovative mind behind grassland. He has developed a series of various sizes and shapes to work from. The...
Philips Eco TV: 42" of HD Efficiency!

Philips Eco TV: 42″ of HD Efficiency!

Generally, television sets and energy efficiency have about as much in common as Tiger Woods and mediocrity…. Many would be shocked if they knew that plasma screen TVs often use more energy than refrigerators! Goooo!  Well my friends, you can now supplement your Netflix addiction guilt-free on the soon to be released Eco TV by...
Silly Rabbit... iXi's are Not Just for Kids.

Silly Rabbit… iXi’s are Not Just for Kids.

For those urban champions out there looking for the perfect 21st century ride, your search is over!  Say hello to the iXi, a fresh take on the beloved bicicleta. This salty dog packs a lot of punch.  First off… it is collapsible and can quickly be broken down into two sections for easy storage… It...
Take Five... And Give it up for Hive!

Take Five… And Give it up for Hive!

I’ve recently featured posts on the weeHouse and FlatPak, two exceptional Twin Cities-based examples of stylish prefab construction.  These two visions alone would put most cities on the map as a design hub… well then, I guess its a good thing Minneapolis isn’t most cities!… The sneaky City of Lakes has got a wild card...
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