Roca Waterdrop Shower Room, designed by Wu Chenghou.
This concept bathtub features a large tacile touchscreen that “almost envelopes you” as you cleanse yourself. The screen allows you to control video and musicplayback, the shower, jet intensities, and water temperature. Oh, and did I mention the screen is 3D?
DYIer Steve Hoefer has created quite an interesting device. Upon tapping a correct sequence and rhythm on a door this Arduino board-based device will unlock a dead-bolted door. After artfully smushing together a microcontroller, a piezoelectric speaker, a gear reduction motor, and some PVC pipe Hoefer posted his dramatic results in the video above. Neat, huh?
I will let designer Michal Mitek get your tech-heart pumping:
It’s always about the future, and in the future you guys are going to realize the need of doubling up your interior spaces by adding more than one function to a room. Like, you may want your bathroom to double up as a gym when you’re not taking a bath. So how about you get the Roca Active & Relax Bathroom? It’s this luxurious room where the sunken bath is really sunken, invisible till you don’t open up the floorboards. No windows too, instead 3 floor-to-ceiling LCDs giving you the illusion of a panoramic view.
Still not satisfied? How about we give you a bathroom where the screens are connected to the Home PC so that you can watch movies as you laze in the double bathtub, or take a shower in the rainfall! Super sex-citing!
Mhm, I can now check this off as a feature of my future home. I’ll take the lady model, too.
It’s 11 stories and 90 feet tall. Damn that’s awesome.
Designed by Gabriel Cañas.
Sink into the “Breathing Chair,” designed by Yu-Wing Wu.
There is a “trick” behind the design of various sizes of holes in the chair – based on professional calculation of the spatial structure, the tofu-shaped chair, coated with three layers of foamed plastic, can “automatically adjust” according to the weight and posture of the person sitting on it.
The Gyrofocus (above) ”rotates 360° so it can be easily directed to face different parts of the room” and has been named the world’s most beautiful object in the Pulchra design competition.
The Cupola burns bio-ethanol and is made of lightweight aluminuim. $2,735.
Sci-Fi Bathtub by Spiritual Mode.
Want your bathroom to be “out of this world?” This stunning sci-fi bathtub by Spiritual Mode is just the thing to send all your senses awhirl! The Beignet bathtub features fashion and function, and is designed to relax and rejuvenate. Water fills the tub via two ultra-modern taps. The soft, circular shape is soothing to the sight, while water jets along the tub’s base will calm you at the end of a long day. A great addition to contemporary bathroom design, this stylish new bathtub brings technology, luxury and elegance to “me time.”
True, it looks like a UFO landed in your bathroom. Still the modern look and the architectural detail of each piece makes for the coolest bathtub I have ever seen.
Human Furniture Collection by Samal Design.
They are disturbingly “inspired by men’s beauty and sensuality.” The collection is created with “MDF and plastic with metal structure inside for support.”
Created by Philippe Malouin Design.
While borrowing a friend’s car for the day, I decided to have it washed to show my gratitude. I pulled into an automated carwash, and while inside, I couldn’t help but notice how the carwash brushes completely alter their shape from flimsy drooping hair covered rods to massive powerful beams. Could this quality of transformation be applied to the home sector? Where would a transforming apparatus find use in the home?
The carwash brushes go from limp, to cones, to beams. A lamp could use this whimsical feature to direct light, from a tube of light to a cone, to an open light source. The contraption, with its spinning, would produce a rather considerable amount of wind. Ceiling fans have not changed in the slightest ever since their introduction. Apart from finishes and rotation speed, they have always remained rather dull.
By morphing the ever-changing carwash brushes with a ceiling fan, a new product is achieved and completely redefines ceiling fans. The piece is called Dervish, its spinning qualities remind one of the Turkish spinning dancers going in a trance.
James May is building an entire house out of Lego bricks. Even the toilet is made of Legos! Everythingis not made of Legos, though: ”a timber “safety frame”" provides support for the structure, and other accessories like lights are not made of Legos. Check out a gallery of images below from the construction site.
Patti Deni, world’s coolest mom, decided she wanted to surprise her teenage son by installing a big-screen TV in the ceiling of her kid’s bedroom. When their new home was being built, Deni contacted company Stereo Advantage with design they had never been asked to complete: instead of having a TV installed on a wall across from a bed, she asked to have the TV built flush against the ceiling of the room! Stereo Advantage installed a 98-inch StarGlas60 display from Stewart Filmscreen into the ceiling without a hiccup. According to ElectronicHouse, “In order to support the weight of the display, plus the NEC video projector and the specialty Draper projection mirrors positioned behind it (a total weight of more than 300 pounds), the ceiling had to be reframed and reinforced.” They also wired the teen’s video games, computer, and cable box to the TV. Mom, my birthday is coming up soon now, isn’t it?