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Floating Hotel Promotes Tourism While Maintaining Integrity of Inland Waters
Floating Hotel Promotes Tourism While Maintaining Integrity of Inland Waters

Salt & Water Floating Hotel design aims to prevent the exploitation of natural environments in tourist areas

One of the main concerns with untouched and virgin inland waters is the possible exploitation when companies start developing it for tourism purposes. So, to allow tourists to still enjoy the beautiful nature and water, Serbian studio Salt & Water created design plans for a floating hotel development with catamaran apartments. The natural harmony of the inland water is kept, yet, it offers tourists the privilege to take pleasure in the surrounding natural environment.

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A Solar Powered Car Fit for a Jetsons Family Outing
A Solar Powered Car Fit for a Jetsons Family Outing

The Stella Lux generates more energy than it consumes

As fossil fuel supplies diminish, auto manufacturers worldwide are searching for other ways to power their vehicles. Hybrid cars, electric cars, and even cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells exist already, but even these use up energy.

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Hoverboard Designed By Lexus Gets Special Skate Park
Hoverboard Designed By Lexus Gets Special Skate Park

A special skate park for hoverboards may herald a new future in recreation as reported by Spanish website El Patín.

Back to the Future gave fans a glimpse of how amazing 2015’s new technologies would be. When the calendar changed from 2014 to 2015, pop culture enthusiasts demanded their hoverboards. Lexus answered and on June 24, unveiled a levitating hoverboard they’ve sworn is fully functional.

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Piers Fawkes: The Death of Luxury
Piers Fawkes: The Death of Luxury

PSFK founder explains how relentless innovation and technology must be part of a luxury brand's DNA

It goes without saying that luxury brands need to rethink their role in a rapidly changing marketplace. They are pincered by two forces: a new generation of buyers which prizes experience over ownership and a rise in technology services which outpaces almost any premium brand offering.

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Paving Dutch Roads with Plastic Pulled from Oceans
Paving Dutch Roads with Plastic Pulled from Oceans

Rotterdam could be the first city in the world with roads made of plastic if VolkerWessels get their way

VolkerWessels, a Dutch construction firm, is intent on paving roads using upcycled plastic in a project dubbed PlasticRoad. According to this report, Rotterdam’s city council is just as thrilled to host the first batch of plastic roads.

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Fly from NYC to London in 3 Hours with a Supersonic Jet
Fly from NYC to London in 3 Hours with a Supersonic Jet

Spike Aerospace's latest S-512 Supersonic Jet can cut down flying time in half, and features a luxury windowless cabin

Spike Aerospace’s latest, luxury high-speed jet will be able to fly from NYC to London in just three hours. The Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet can fly 450 mph faster than any current civilian jet, which means cutting most flight times by half.

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Why Can’t All Luggage Be a Collapsible Dresser?
Why Can’t All Luggage Be a Collapsible Dresser?

The Shelfpack is a travel trolley that transforms into a dresser so you don't have to unpack

Instead of large wheeled boxes to stuff clothes in, the Shelfpack is a collapsible dresser that can save a hotel room from the mess of unpacking. In less than 20 seconds the bag can be folded out into an organized cabinet of clothes and shoes. This means you’d never have to dig for a pair of pants ever again.

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Protect Your Head With a Second Scalp
Protect Your Head With a Second Scalp

Project: Human Helmet turns you own head into protective motorcyclist gear on the road

If you’re a motorcyclist, you very well know how uncomfortable wearing thick and clunky metal helmets are. They are heavy, warm inside and quite unappealing. Jyo John Mulloor, a passionate motorcyclist and graphic designer decided to put his two passions together to come up with a better helmet design. Later, Project Human Helmet was born.

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Volvo Designs a Luxury Rear-Facing Child Seat
Volvo Designs a Luxury Rear-Facing Child Seat

The Excellence Child Seat Concept swivels counter-clockwise when the child is being strapped in and then locks in a rear-facing position up front

Volvo‘s design team has reimagined child safety in vehicles and come up with the Excellence Child Seat Concept, which offers a number of new functions. They have thought about how the space left by removing a front passenger seat could be utilized, adding in a child seat that swivels counter-clockwise when the child is being strapped in and then locks in a rear-facing position.

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Light-Up Backpack Responds to Turn-By-Turn Directions
Light-Up Backpack Responds to Turn-By-Turn Directions

BrakePack keeps a growing horde of cyclists safe and visible

As more city dwellers turn to bicycles as their primary mode of transport, the perennial problems of safety and visibility loom larger than ever. Motorists often fail to see riders, especially after dark, and even when they do they are confused by hand signals. For their part, cyclists hate to load their rides with reflectors and lamps that often get stolen, wear ugly reflective vests, or take their hands off the bars to signal. Product design firm Artefact Group hopes to address all these issues with BrakePack.

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Second-Most Confiscated Airport Food Now Comes in Travel-Size
Second-Most Confiscated Airport Food Now Comes in Travel-Size

In response to flyer demand, Marmite produces 70g jars for travelers to take with them in their hand luggage

After being named as the second most confiscated food item in 2014 by London City Airport, Marmite has made a smart move to help travelers take the product with them when they go abroad. They are launching a 70g travel-size jar that can be stored in passengers’ hand luggage.

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To Offset Aging Workforce, Japan Turns to Robot-Worked Airports
To Offset Aging Workforce, Japan Turns to Robot-Worked Airports

Cyberdyne's exoskeleton robot suit is just one way Haneda Airport will maintain its levels of security and convenience while its working population thins out

Japanese robotics and technology company Cyberdyne (which shares its name with the corporation from the Terminator franchise) has signed an agreement with Japan Airport Terminal of Tokyo to introduce next-generation robots in the Haneda Airport passenger terminals.

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