Solvatten water container provides safe water by using UV-A and UV-B sterilization. One of great challenges in developing countries is to provide safe water to its people, these are countries where most hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from illness due to contaminated water. There are many people die as the result of polluted water, Petra Wadström tries to prevent this by designing a water container that transforms dirty water into drinking water.

Water usage is interlinked with energy, typical African home uses around 70% of the energy for cooking, heating, washing, and boiling water. Unfortunately, due to the lack of infrastructure and electricity, they usually take advantage of charcoal/wood burning which leads to harmful indoor pollution, deforestation, risk for burn injuries, and carbon dioxide emissions. Solvatten has been designed to use in these situations where water resources are scarce and prone to contamination.

Designer : Petra Wadström

Solvatten Water Container Purifies Water Using Sunlight

Solvatten Water Container Purifies Water Using Sunlight

Solvatten offers better situation for children and families that have to live without safe water. It features 2-hinged containers where each one can hold up to 5 liters of water with black rear surface and transparent upper surface to allow unrestricted penetration of UV rays. The process consists of 3 stages: filtration, heat pasteurization, and UV-A & UV-B sterilization, it enables a synergetic effect that make the water safe to drink. There’s an indicator when the purifying process is complete, a red sad face turns into green and happy.

Solvatten Water Container Purifies Water Using Sunlight

Solvatten Water Container Purifies Water Using Sunlight

Solvatten Water Container Purifies Water Using Sunlight

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Trikelet is claimed to be the smallest foldable electric scooter in the world by its company, well, perhaps they forgot about A4 Scooter. It’s pretty bold claim, but considering the folded size, it is pretty compact. You can drive this scooter and fold it down to a very small dimensions and take it along in the train, it looks just like a piece of hand luggage. In folded mode, it fits the luggage compartment of a train or under the seat, you can also drag it along the way just like a luggage trolley.

Trickelet promises you a wonderful driving experience, it’s like the feeling of driving around the town without the burden of a means of transport. It’s like the 1915 AutoPed (Automatic Pedestrian), but with 21st century technology. It’s an electrically driven vehicle, so all you need to do is to step on it and go. To transform it into folded mode, just lift and turn it, pull the handles to unlock and bring it to the folded position.

From : Trikelet

Trikelet Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Fits Luggage Compartment of A Train

Trikelet Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Fits Luggage Compartment of A Train

Trikelet Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Fits Luggage Compartment of A Train

Trikelet Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Fits Luggage Compartment of A Train

Trikelet Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Fits Luggage Compartment of A Train

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Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Urban sidewalks, sewer grates and dingy underpasses aren’t exactly the most likely places to find beautiful large-scale ornamental lace, but for artist NeSpoon Polska, that’s exactly where it belongs. The Polish artist creates both spray-painted street art and crocheted installations for interactive displays in all sorts of public spaces, from street lamps to abandoned houses.

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Calling it ‘illegal city decor’ and ‘public jewelry,’ Polska wanders around Warsaw, swiftly painting parking meters, utility boxes, blank signs and other blank (and often ugly) urban surfaces. Some, like a giant mural taking up almost the entire side of a three-story building, are created with permission.

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

Guerrilla Lace: Prettied Up Urban Surfaces in Poland

“Jewelry makes people look pretty, my public jewelry has the same goal, make public places look better. I would like people who discover, here and there, my small applications, to smile and just simply feel better,” says the artist.


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Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Daydream about an ideal fairytale retreat in the forest, and what you envision will likely look a lot like these 14 amazing arboreal creations. There’s simply no other word for them but ‘magical,’ and UK-based builder Blueforest has that style down pat with conical towers, Gothic windows, quirky cedar shingles and swaying rope bridges.

Living the Highlife Tree House

Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Two separate retreats, one for kids and one for adults, are lofted high into the sky and connected by a canopy walkway at the ‘Living the Highlife’ treehouse. The adult section features a castle-style conical thatched roof, while the kids’ has three medieval towers, one of which contains a games room accessed by secret trap door.

Willow Nook Tree House
Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

How much relaxation can you even handle? The Willow Nook Tree House is not only a tranquil getaway set among flowering greenery, it’s got a wood stove, a cedar hot tub on its deck, and a beautiful handmade swing.

Alice in Wonderland Tree House
Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Inspired by the off-kilter architecture seen in the classic story Alice in Wonderland, this treehouse in Spain includes “handmade wonky windows,” a copper turret and cedar lining that was cut to look like melting chocolate. The air-conditioned interior room has a TV and storage for toys.

Alton Towers
Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Looking like something out of a fantasy movie, the Alton Towers Treehouse village is a series of 5 luxury treehouses for the Alton Towers Resort, the UK’s leading theme park. Each sleeps up to 8 people and contains its own open-plan living space and en-suite bathrooms.

Quiet Tree House
Fairytale Retreats: 15 Magical BlueForest Tree Houses

Don’t be fooled by the rustic feel of the Quiet Treehouse, which Blueforest calls “an entirely new concept in arboreal living.” While it’s made to resemble a tree, it comes complete with next-generation sound engineering to be equally at home in a natural woodland environment or modern urban setting, and it’s sound-proofed. It’s also full of the latest ‘quiet’ gadgets from companies like Bose, Smeg, Samsung and Dyson.

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Table in a Bag is a modern table-on-the-go in grey-finished mahogany, perfect for picnics or casual dining outdoor. This easy assembly folding table comes with a nice charcoal canvas carrying bag for added convenient, it is recommended to dry clean the bag to prevent shrinkage. Made in Indonesia, the Mahogany material is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), it’s a gold standard designation for wood harvested from forests which are responsibly managed and environmentally appropriate as well as economically viable.

Aside from high quality materials like solid hardwoods and hand-forged metals, the beauty of this table lies in the thoughtful design that takes advantage of new construction methods, making it affordable high-performance materials.

Designer : Crateandbarrel

Table in A Bag for Picnics or Casual Dining Outdoor

Table in A Bag for Picnics or Casual Dining Outdoor

Table in A Bag for Picnics or Casual Dining Outdoor

Table in A Bag for Picnics or Casual Dining Outdoor

Table in A Bag for Picnics or Casual Dining Outdoor

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Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development has come under attack by critics for approving  building plans in NYC that include separate entrances for affordable-housing tenants and luxury-condo owners. The debate raises other questions about the urban poor and the mixing of classes in the city, and there are reasonable arguments on both sides of the issue.

Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

40 Riverside Boulevard, an Upper West Side project of the Extell Development Company, is the property at the heart of this particular controversy. Its 55 street-facing units for low-income residents have helped permit its developers to create many of the other 219 additional units to be sold at market rates and take advantage of associated tax breaks. The aggregate effect of the benefits? An estimated $100 million in added floor space value for this 33-story tower.

Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

The now-approved plans call for a back-alley entryway for second-class residents and a more prominent front entrance for its full-priced buyers. Detractors say the separation of entryways defeats the intention of the program, effectively segregating low-income from regular housing. Arguments on the flip side suggest that the city should focus its efforts developing less-valuable land elsewhere for subsidized housing projects, and allow builders to go higher without having to add affordable housing (in order to meet existing high-end demand).

Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

The Inclusionary Housing Program to which Extell applied is meant to encourage integrated complexes and, in exchange, allow developers to build larger structures on coveted urban sites. At issue is the notion that this development may follow the letter but not the spirit of the system, which, in theory, should be arbitrated by the HPD, but in practice has become part of a larger public discourse.

Rich Door, Poor Door: Segregated Entrances Spark Controversy

The heated and ongoing debate has caused Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to promise a rejection of any future plans that similarly separate out entrances. Whether that will truly help solve the island’s long-term affordable-neighborhoods issue, though, remains to be seen.


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5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

A forced relocation is underway as thousands of squatters are moved by authorities out of their homes and the city of Caracas, some of whom have called the infamous half-finished Tower of David home for as long as seven years.

5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

Rumors began a few weeks back as Chinese bankers expressed interest in purchasing the unfinished structure in Venezuela, with the intention of turning it back toward the (official and licensed) commercial and office uses for which it was originally intended. Currently, however, over 1,000 families live and work in the first few dozen floors of this 44-story skyscraper.

5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

With surprising speed over the past week, the government has already shifted over 100 of these to a settlement outside of town (three floors a time) and is set to displace everyone living in the building, primarily to Valles del Tuy in the state of Miranda.

5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

The tower was originally abandoned mid-construction in 1990 and eventually taken over by informal inhabitants who created not just homes but stores, offices, gyms, groceries, tailors, factories, churches tattoo parlors and even internet cafes within its walls.

5,000 Residents Being Evicted from World’s Tallest Vertical Slum

Without an elevator (and with missing windows on the top levels), its most prized spaces for occupants have been on the lower floors, with scooter taxis that ferry people up ramps to some levels adjacent to the parking structure. Like Kowloon Walled City, the place has its own rules and informal systems of bringing in and sharing resources, including limited water and power.

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The Urban Think Tank, which spent years studying the building (and writing Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities), has weighed in on the significance of the building and its occupants as well as its sudden shift in direction: “What we found was neither a den of criminality nor a romantic utopia. Torre David is a building that has the complexity of a city. It merges formal structure and informal adaptation to provide urgently needed solutions, and shows us how bottom-up resourcefulness has the ability to address prevailing urban scarcities.”

More from UTT: “When dealing with informal settlements, infusions of money for major public works and other approaches that involve large-scale rapid change – such as the razing of slums and relocation of poor populations – have generally failed in the complex setting of the city. The commercial housing market simply does not supply enough homes. There are too few units of social housing, and the majority of these are far beyond the reach of low-income families.”

“The dire asymmetries of capital in the global south do little to help; yet various forms of structural neglect have not always diminished great entrepreneurial vigor. Shunned by governments and the formal private sector, city dwellers, like those in Torre David, have devised and employed tactics to improvise shelter and housing.” Images via The Atlantic and Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities.


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The stylish, elegant, easy to read Kaidoku watch gets a new look, say hello to Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch. It’s a limited edition wood watch that works the same way as the stainless steel version, it display time in words instead of numbers, creating artistic display on the LCD screen. The stainless steel case is intact, but the custom made wooden strap gives this watch a nice, warm appearance.

The word Kaidoku means “decode” in Japanese, well, it seems that the watch doesn’t require you to read complicated cryptic code, it displays time without the need for translation. You can simply look at the words which are flashing and read them in order to know the time, you can also read the date the same way by pressing the lower button.

Designer : Tynan Mayhew for [Tokyoflash]

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

We really love that Tokyoflash decided to leave the stainless steel case, it creates nice contrasts against its 100% natural wood strap. There are 3 models available for you to choose, dark sandalwood with blue LCD, maple with purple LCD, and red sandalwood with green LCD. The curved strap and wide case make this watch ideal for both small and large wrists, both women and men can wear this timepiece just like modern bracelet.

Aside from displaying time and date, Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch also features alarm and EL backlight for low light vision. You can press the upper button to illuminate the words.

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch with Stainless Steel Case

Tuvie has received “Tokyoflash Kisai Kaidoku Wood LCD Watch” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.

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