Tagged: Invention

Glass Sign: Solar Powered Pedestrian Crossing

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This is one of those products that I can’t believe hasn’t been invented sooner. The Glass Sign is a solar powered pedestrian crossing, designed by Almasov Aibek. The sign is switched off when not in use, and is then activated when a pedestrian swipes the signal pole. Throughout the day, the sign is charged with solar energy and the ‘walk’ signal appears in black. After dark, the signal comes up in a vibrant red colour, so that it is visible against the depth of the night. The walking signals stay active for a period of time determined by the width of the road. It’s a very clever idea and looks good when being used. I’d love to see a picture of it in use at night, but haven’t found any yet…

Via Yanko Design

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Turning Water into Wine – Revolution Water Wine Glass S-2

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These glasses from Fab are a great idea if you’re low on cupboard space, or if you just hate washing multiple glasses at the end of a night. The glass has been designed so that you can fill the smaller end with wine (or the larger end, depending on your alcohol dependency), then when you’ve finished, just flip the glass over and fill the deeper end with water. The design is theoretically great, and the design is quite attractive. Overcome problems with hygiene (where has the rim of the bottom glass been?) and the likelihood of dripping wine, and you’re on to a winner!