House & Home (128)
Plug, twist and save!
Dialug is an electrical outlet that integrates a timer in the socket. It can be set for however long your device needs the power source and guarantees you don’t overcharge any devices unnecessarily.
Why it matters
Resources are getting more scarce and green credentials are something that consumers are looking for in products. The Dialug plug is a stylish and handy way of doing your part for the environment. Is this the beginning of the rise of eco-friendly design integrated into fundamental functionality?
German engineers of the Ohm-Hochschule Nürnberg are developing ‘Sollektors’. They are essentially conductor systems able to transport sunlight. How does it work? Sunlight is captured from collector-bulbs placed on a building’s roof and transferred via fiber optic cables to rooms without daylight.
During one week, Ikea created a pop-up apartment in a Parisian subway station and hired 5 people to live in it. Commuters could follow their lifestyles in real-time but also online, thanks to a dedicated Facebook page. The 54m² apartment was equipped only with Ikea’s furniture. Next to it, the brand made the exact duplicate of the apartment in which people could enter to discover Ikea’s furniture.