Mobelspiel is a toy designed by Willy Guhl in 1948. This Swiss toy has great abstract qualities. The shapes fit into each other to form a complete square, but each shape is a different piece of furniture. It's a make-believe set and puzzle game all in one. Even though it's designed for kids, I think this would be a great coffee table toy or office desk gift.
Ever had the problem of matching chair prints with your interior space? Well now you can create your own online.
Using a web tool (which requires a small Windows download), you
can create a 3D design using your own design, photograph or pattern.
And once you're happy with it, you can have the seat (or seats) made,
courtesy of Finnish furniture manufacturerPiiroinen.
The chair itself is the Flakes chair, the work of Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen
- the firm also behind the idea of customizing the chair. At £367 each, they're pretty affordable if you consider they're totally custom.
It was just a matter of time before someone figured out how to do it: A solar powered electric bicycle. You ride this bicycle down Highway 59 with pure solar power to propel you onward. If you get tired and need a little help, just switch on and let this green electric wonder take over. Who needs cars?
The E-V Sunny Bicycle works by using the energy absorbed by solar panels incorporated in the wheels, which power a battery at the back of the bicycle. Designed by Canadian, Peter Sandler of Therapy Products, this is apparently the first all-solar electric bicycle.
is propelled by a 500 watt front hub motor. The variable speed electronic controller drives the bike to speeds of up to 30 kilometers per hour. Overall weight of the bicycle is 75 lbs.