The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) brings us the world’s smallest and greenest caravan you might have ever seen. The QTvan caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: Queing, Tea and Caravans. The scooter caravan is best suited for local trips. So if you plan to watch the next royal wedding the QTvan might be the perfect travel vehicle. Found on cielbleu.ch.
Rogier Martens has designed the mobile bench, made of ecological preserved Accoya wood with a built-in wheelbarrow wheel. The surprising combination of familiar elements strengthens the active ‘exterior feel’ of the bench.
Rogier Martens on the Wheelbench: “Moving a bench with two people has always been a chore… This is a bench you can easily manoeuvre into position.The eye-catching wheel is an invitation to find the best spot. An invitation to be active, to create your world the way you want it, time and time again.”
Audi will showcase a selection of model cars, including the Auto Union Type C e-tron, a concept study with a fully-electric drive based on the firm’s limited edition pedal car at the 2011 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg (Germany). The car measures 2.32 meters in length and 97 centimeters in width. The 1:2 scale model is powered by an electric motor delivering 1.5 PS and is suitable for (big) children up to 1.8 meters tall. Charging takes about two hours, using any standard 230-volt household socket.
Found on feber.se (på svenska). Photography by Audi.
I was impressed by German designer Maria Fischer and her final year project at University of Applied Sciences Augsburg (Germany): Conception and design of a book on the topic of “dream”, format 20 × 28 cm, 76 pages, Japanese binding.
Maria Fischer: “…The book “Traumgedanken” (“Thoughts on dreams”) contains a collection of literary, philosophical, psychological and scientifical texts which provide an insight into different dream theories. To ease the access to the elusive topic, the book is designed as a model of a dream about dreaming. Analogue to a dream, where pieces of reality are assembled to build a story, it brings different text excerpts together. They are connected by threads which tie in with certain key words. The threads visualise the confusion and fragileness of dreams.
On five pages there are illustrations made out of thread. Their shape and colour relies on the key words on the opposite page. This way an abstract image of the dream about dreaming is generated. In addition there are five pages where a significant excerpt from a text of the opposite page is stitched into the paper. It is not legible because the type’s actual surface is inside the folded page. This expresses the mysteriousness of dreams and the aspect of dream interpretation…”
New York based artist Tom Fruin has placed the outdoor sculpture “Kolonihavehus” on the plaza of Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Library (from October 15 – November 13, 2010). The sculpture is made of steel, found plexiglass, paint. More information and photos also available on coreact.dk. Found on thecoolhunter.net.