Art & Design Technology & Gadgets

High Tech, High Fashion: 13 Futuristic Green Garments

Wear your love for renewable energy on your sleeve – or your designer handbag, or your stunning LED-embedded gown. Eco fashion is getting increasingly high-tech with embedded solar panels, lights, sensors that detect greenhouse gases and even nanoparticle filters to clean the air. These 13 intriguing designs range from the totally wearable to the sci-fi.
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Transit & Auto

This Ain’t No Huffy: 15 Bold & Futuristic Bike Designs

Since their invention in the early 19th century, bicycles really haven’t been much more than two wheels and some metal tubing – but like everything these days, they’re getting a lot more complicated. Today’s cutting-edge bike designs transform the way you ride with electric motors, onboard computers, turn signals and designs that fold and unfold […]
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Art & Design

Real-Life Water World: Futuristic Offshore Architecture

As rising seas overtake the shores and the human population continues to grow, some experts believe we’ll eventually have no choice but to live in a real-life ‘water world’, building hotels, homesteads and even entire cities on the open ocean. Forward-thinking architects are already planning for this possibility, and their futuristic designs range from Star […]
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Art & Design Home & Garden

Futuristic Eco-Housing & Visionary Green Public Space Ideas

When it comes to sustainable housing and urban recreation, multi-functionality and biomimicry are the wave of the future, with communities intentionally designed so that residents have plenty of access to green space even in the most densely populated cities. The green recreation spaces of the future are often designed to use space creatively, providing unexpected […]
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Transit & Auto

Bizarre Bikes: 15 Insane Bicycle-Related Inventions

Just when we thought we’ve seen it all when it comes to strange and unusual bicycle designs, from DIY creations to futuristic concepts, along come a handmade dinosaur bike, helmets that look eerily like human scalps and bikes that you ride while relaxing in a hammock. Weird Skull Protectors Giving a whole new meaning to […]
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Art & Design News & Politics

Green Mall? Chinese Shopping Complex Aims for Eco-Friendly Status

Can a massive retail complex with a giant water feature at its core ever really be eco-friendly? The design for the Hanhai Dongfeng Town Center by Los Angeles- and Shanghai-based architecture firm amphibianArc aims to reinvent the modern shopping mall with all-LED lighting, vertical greenery throughout the interior and a roof garden, representing a “radical interpretation” […]
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Art & Design

The Future of Wood: 12 Sustainable Buildings by Kengo Kuma

If the term 'wooden architecture' calls to mind rustic cabins, think again. Wood is experiencing an architectural renaissance, gaining recognition as the world's foremost sustainable building material. Renewable, strong and beautiful, wood is now the main material being used for incredible cutting-edge buildings. No architect shows off its amazing capabilities quite like Japanese icon Kengo Kuma, who […]
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