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Dispensable Water

The Source Project indulges in a whole new way of purchasing and dispensing packaged drinking water. The system requires store owners and vendors to install a Source Water Fountain outside their shops, like how you have those candy dispensing machines. You need to do a onetime purchase of the special Source Bottle from them, and then fill up the water. Every time you purchase a refill of water, you get credited a certain number of redeemable points. The highlight is the unique water-filling process and the bottle.

The bottle fills via a valve in the base; see the video as it explains the process nicely. Oh, and the points are transferred from the fountain system to the vendor’s log via RFiD technology.

On the face of it I quite like the idea; however it will be a bummer if you have already purchased a Source Bottle and forget to carry it with you. The bottle design is pretty sleek and slim, but that only goes on to diminish its capacity. Meaning if you consume water pretty often (like you should), then you’re gonna need to tank up regularly. Also this system requires too much of an effort, no matter how sustainable and long lasting it promises to be.

Designer: Oliver Craig

Krystal World - Source Water Bottle And Dispenser System by Oliver Craig

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Ten Incredible Light Options

You may spend thousands of Dollars re-doing your home, but all the money is wasted if you don’t create the correct ambiance. How do you get that? Simple, compliment what you got with the correct lighting. This is the one deciding factor that can either hype up the room, or make it dowdy and drab. Let’s look at Ten Incredible Light Options that will surely glam-up your space.

10) Shattered Lights

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An eerie blob, perhaps? Nay, it’s an awesome light that can be folded and what not! The tiny LEDs on the edges give it a very kitsch look.

9) White Noise Lamp for Ill & Elderly

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White Noise actually belongs in hospitals and is meant for infusing warmth in the sterile environment. But I can see it becoming a trendy room partition, like the kind you could use to demarcate the living and the dining area.

8 ) Hour Glass Night Light

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Redefining the functioning of a night-lamp, the trendy Hour Glass Lamp will look gorgeous on any bed-side table. It’s the perfect combo of green-living and style.

7) Torn Lighting

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Creating the perfect illusion of diffused lighting in your apartment, the Torn Lighting exudes a warm glow. This makes it a good option for creating a sophisticated ambience.

6) I-Quad LED Tiles

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Altho this won’t create any lighting ambience, the concept of having LED tiles that interact and display images is simply awesome. Ideal for spaces like a teen’s room or a bachelor pad.

5) Folding Lamp

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DIY Lamp; perfect for when you move into a new apartment and are gung-ho about creating magical things for it. Fold yourself a bright new lamp!

4) LED Light Show In Water

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Agreed you can’t install this at home, but imagine looking at it from your apartment window. A gentle breeze, a glass of wine in your hand and you gazing out of the window, at this mesmerizing collection of floating lights.

3) Nomadic Lamp

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Lights that can be peppered around the home; more like teen spirit! However, interesting enough to warrant a spot in the room; especially if a sleepover is happening.

2) The Cork Light

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“The latest bar décor”, reflective of an eccentric personality, this kinda of lighting just sums up all lessons in ingenuity.

1) Pear Shaped Light

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This one’s really a genius. Besides adding art to your room, the lamps add a quick sense of wit to the ambience. Pick a pear light, place it elsewhere and then hook it back for re-charging. I prefer it on the tree however, that ways it looks complete.

Not Just a Chair, My Friends

Oh no! This is not just a chair. It’s “My Bedside Chair” -for your derrier. But not just for your derrier. Nay! Tis also for a bit of the old storage. What you put in there is your book and your pencil. It’s got some nice features, too! Like for example it’s made of solid ash wood and leather. What more could you want of a chair than wood?

Check it out. This particular chair was made to be used as “both a temporary and permanent substitute for a bedside table.” Ho wow! So now you’ve got a place to set your glass of water, plugged in cellphone, nightlight, and bottle of whiskey!

Oh you don’t have all those things – oh you’re not that old – well then you can keep the whiskey in the drawer!

That’s it! Case closed. Perfect chair.

Designer: Lewis Taylor

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“Tikk, tikk… tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

No more approximations, not even if you’re blind. A reassuring sound of “Tikk, tikk… tekk”, two fingers and some Braille embossed cylinders, mix them up and you got yourself the Tikk-Tekk Rainbow! It’s a low-cost universal measuring tool that uses a string (ranging from 1cm to 100 cm) wrapped within the casing, and is extended between the finger tips. Kinda like how you use your hands to gesture an estimated distance; only Tikk-Tekk gives you the exact numbers.

Designers: Guopeng Liang & Yun Li

Krystal World - Tikk-Tekk Rainbow Measuring Instrument by Guopeng Liang, Yun Li

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The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille. The idea was inspired by the little raised dot on the number 5 on almost all mobile keypads. Hey if it works, why not extrapolate the idea into a whole new interface?

Designer: Seunghan Song

Krystal World - The Universal Phone For The Blind And Sighted by Seunghan Song

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Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Refresh is a charging station for 3 or more devices (depends on how large they are). The station comes with connectors � for your most popular power hungry devices (finger points at my iPhone, Blackberry, and iPod). If your device uses mini, micro and standard USB, you’re covered too. It’s not anything fancy but as with all Bluelounge products, it’s about tidying up your space. Hit the link for a full list of compatible devices.

Designer: Bluelounge

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