To be launched in the Summer of 2015 is the new manual coffee grinder from ROK kitchen tools. Building on the third wave of coffee culture, the ROK grinder invites the user to get intimately involved in the process of hand crafting a gourmet coffee. The ROK grinder uses high quality conical steel burrs to produce peerless coffee grind consistency. The grinder was launched 10 days ago on the crowdfunding platform and smashed through it’s campaign target in only 4 days. Designer Patrick Hunt says “results from the first prototype left me delighted and surprised at the quality of the espresso made from our coffee grinds.”

Designer : Therefore [Pre-Order]

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso

Tuvie has received “ROK Coffee Grinder” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World-Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso is originally posted on Tuvie – Modern Industrial Design

ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso ROK Coffee Grinder Produces World Class Grounds to Provide You with Best Flavor Espresso
 

Vintage style in digital world, this is what Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch offers. It’s a limited edition futuristic watch in classic style, the spiraling touch screen display, date and alarm feature, they all bring a new meaning to modern pocket watch.

We have featured Kisai Vortex watch previously, but since there are a lot of fans out there who would love to see the pocket watch version, well, your wish has been granted. This watch still features the same cool vibrant cyclone of rings to display the time, it looks complex at first, but you can actually read it like regular clock. The gap in the outer ring of 12 large blocks indicate the hour, the position is the same as conventional clock. The inside smaller dots indicate minutes of 1 to 60. The inner 2 rings display hours and minutes for the second time zone.

Designer : Tokyoflash

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style

This watch is housed in classic stainless steel pocket watch case, polished finish and brushed detail on the case edges and button. Its spring-hinged circular metal cover works smoothly, the crystal lens cover protect the watch from dust. You can open this watch simply by pressing the top button.

The hybrid display means that time is always on but the LCD panel will only light up on demand. You can touch the display with your finger on 4 hot zones (top, bottom, left, right) to change modes from alarm, time, date, and light up. To prevent accidental input, the screen features a lock function, after 60 seconds idle, the screen will automatically lock itself. You can unlock it by swiping your finger across the screen from left to right.

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style

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

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style is originally posted on Tuvie – Modern Industrial Design

Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style Kisai Vortex Pocket Watch Features Digital Watch in Vintage Style
 

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Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

Breaking down one of the most difficult types of trash, this incredible working incubator turns sterilized plastic remnants into nutritional biomass humans can consume and digest, in short: food. Texture, taste and flavor depend upon the strain of fungus, but reportedly can be quite strong as well as quite sweet.

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

Livin Studio, an Austrian design group known for innovative work on insect farms, has built a working model of this growth sphere (dubbed the Fungi Mutarium) that takes parts of mushrooms usually left uneaten and grows them into fresh snacks.

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

From the creators: “We were working with fungi named Schizophyllum Commune and Pleurotus Ostreatus. They are found throughout the world and can be seen on a wide range of timbers and many other plant-based substrates virtually anywhere in Europe, Asia, Africa, the UKs and Australia. Next to the property of digesting toxic waste materials, they are also commonly eaten. As the fungi break down the plastic ingredients and don’t store them, like they do with metals, they are edible.”

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

In terms of the process, “Fungi Mutarium is a prototype that grows edible fungal biomass, mainly the mycelium, as a novel food product. Fungi is cultivated on specifically designed agar shapes that the designers called FU.  Agar is a seaweed based gelatin substitute and acts, mixed with starch and sugar, as a nutrient base for the fungi. The FUs are filled with plastics. The fungi is then inserted, it digests the plastic and overgrows the whole substrate. The shape of the FU is designed so that it holds the plastic and to offer the fungi a lot of surface to grow on. “

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

For now, the digestion is a relatively slow process, taking up to a few months for a set of cultures to fully mature, but by the standards of plastic biodegrading in nature this is still an extraordinary feat. The team continues to work with university researchers to make the process faster and more efficient. “Scientific research has shown that fungi can degrade toxic and persistent waste materials such as plastics, converting them into edible fungal biomass.”

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats

This novel application comes just a few years after a group of Yale students discovered a species of fungi on a trip to Ecuador as part of a Rainforest Expedition and Labratory led by a molecular biochemist. Even in the absence of light and air, the species they examined thrived in landfill environments, suggesting potential near-future and larger-scale solution for existing waste sites as well.


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Material World: 8 Substances That Will Shape the Future

Thanks to material science, our world is quickly changing shape. These new materials will usher in the future of medicine, construction and other industries.
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Self-Sufficient City: Zero-Waste, Carbon-Neutral & Car-Free

It sounds like a conceptual design or science-fiction fantasy, but it is already under construction. Rising in the desert outside of Abu Dhabi, Masdar City
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Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats
Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats
Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats


Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats
Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats
Fungi Farm Prototype Turns Waste Plastic into Edible Treats


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Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors
No doubt these abandoned billiard parlors & snooker halls are in trouble… trouble with a capital “T” and that rhymes with “P” and that stands for pool!

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

The Thien Tien pool hall in Inala, Australia may have had a “grand” opening but it seems the good times didn’t last for long. Flickr user Feeeeeeee (burntfeather) photo-documented both the inside and the outside of the now-decrepit snooker hall on October 28th of 2012 and by the looks of it, vandals and graffiti artists have had plenty of time to rack, er, wreck the facility.

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

Inala, a suburb of Brisbane in Queensland, was established after the Second World War in response to a severe housing crisis. Homes and accompanying commercial/recreational buildings were constructed of local materials and reinforced concrete, which in the case of the Thien Tien pool hall resulted in some very attractive buildings. It’s a pity the vibrant, multicultural population of today’s Inala isn’t able to relaunch or repurpose this cool abandoned pool hall.

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

You’d have to go to George Costanza’s old bedroom at his parents’ house in Queens to find a pool parlor smaller than Scott’s Pool Hall in Middlegrove, Illinois. The image above is part of DOCUMERICA: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Program to Photographically Document Subjects of Environmental Concern. Perhaps the copious clouds of cigarette smoke emitted by countless pool sharks over the decades turned Scott’s into a Superfund site.

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

Check out these timeless shots of the abandoned Wheaton and Hollis Hotel & Pool Hall in Bodie, California – and dig that funky pool table! We say “timeless” because like most of Bodie’s buildings, the pool hall remains in a state of semi-suspended animation since the Mono County town officially became Bodie State Historic Park in 1962.

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

According to the photographer, Flickr user Pigeoneyes.com, this is a single-table “pool room” on board an abandoned Russian ship. Presumably the table was equipped with a sophisticated gyroscopic balance system or games were only played when the waters were mirror-calm.

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Funeral homes are mortal, much like their clients. When funeral homes are abandoned, however, they’re left to decay, deteriorate and decompose in public.
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Punched Cards: 12 Abandoned, Closed & Boarded-Up Bingo Halls

These 12 closed and abandoned bingo halls couldn’t compete with an increasing variety of online gaming options and the gradual spread of gambling casinos.
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Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors
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Blacking Out BLU: World Famous Berlin Mural Erased in Protest

A huge multi-building work of art has been painted over in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin, reportedly at the behest of the artist BLU himself as a reaction to the clearing of an adjacent tent city and plans to build condos next to (and with views of) the mural.
Blacking Out BLU: World Famous Berlin Mural Erased in Protest

In the course of painting the walls black, a hand was temporarily left in place with its middle finger up (as shown in the first image above) – this aggressive gesture can be interpreted as a broader commentary about gentrification in the neighborhood or a specific reaction to the residential project next door.

Death of a piece of art. #sad #blu #streetart #xberg #berlin #cuvrybrache pic.twitter.com/EOlWt8cmuw

— Joel Espi (@arthurcabot) December 11, 2014

Just like that #cuvry #xberg #berlin #Cuvrybrache #blu #streetart #graffiti pic.twitter.com/6EbkREnypw

— Marc Honninger (@MarcHonninger) December 11, 2014

Heartbreaking #cuvry #xberg #berlin #cuvrybrache #blu #graffiti #streetart #destruction pic.twitter.com/EzcqZA1UZa

— Marc Honninger (@MarcHonninger) December 11, 2014

As with any controversial act, this whitewashing (or black-washing as it were) has drawn both praise and criticism. On the one hand, it can be viewed as an attempt to fight development and change, but it also represents the destruction of an iconic work and arguably an act of egotistical self-sabotage.

The mural itself was originally created in 2008, with part of its progress captured in the timelapse video above. It was, from the start, a commentary on economic and social justice as well as gentrification – now it is again, perhaps, but in a different way.


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Making Faces: Huge Military Warehouse Mural Spans 48 Windows

Covering two sides of a three-story building in Rome, this ground-to-roof artwork is massive, even by the standards of a big-thinking street artist like BLU
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Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Until recently, this indoor swimming pool on the vacant ground floor of a 1970s apartment building in Tokyo was just an empty space, dry and disused for years. Now it’s a pop-up shop by Nobuo Araki known as ‘The Pool Aoyama‘ hawking clothing, accessories and swim-themed promotional items. The designers left the pool almost entirely intact, installing a glass floor that mimics the look of water.

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

The shell of the abandoned pool and its steel ladder have become key elements of the final design, with the pool walls defining the space of the shop. Wooden stairs on either side of the pool meet to create a sort of bridge across the glass. White shelving units are mounted along the edges to display goods, and U-shaped stainless steel clothing racks hanging from the ceiling echo the look of pool hand rails.

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

The designers were drawn to the soft light, charm and quirkiness of the space, and the shallow depth of the pool lends itself well for adaptation into a showroom. A newly installed glass ceiling floods the room with natural light, and the bathrooms were turned into fitting rooms.

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Shop in a Swimming Pool: Neglected Space Turned into a Store

Entering the shop feels a bit like gaining access to a secret underground space that few are savvy to, as the door is simply marked with an inconspicuous sign reading ‘The Pool.’


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Waste Not: 1890s Urinal Turned into a Sandwich Shop

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Subsee concept yacht is a trimaran explorer yacht designed for leisure purposes. This long traveling yacht is operated with integrated lifting system, it’s a yacht specifically designed for exploration trips on dramatic dive locations. You can also choose to use this yacht for charter operations for customers who are interested in water sports at difficult-to-reach areas with no support vessel.

The configuration of this yacht offers a high cruise speed and long range compared to traditional megayacht. The propulsion set is based on diesel-electric configuration with built-in gensets on both side hulls for silent and comfortable cruise.

Main characteristics
LOA : 69.00m – Beam : 30.00m – Draft : 4.40m
Displacement : 1300 T – Speed : 19kts

Designer : Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design

Tuvie has received “Subsee Concept project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.

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SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design SUBSEE Concept Yacht by Sylvain Viau Design
 

Teamed up with Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), RDM Group will lead the way into the production of autonomous vehicles for UK for the LUTZ Pathfinder program. POD Zero Autonomous Vehicle would be the first project that puts these pods into UK streets sometime in 2015. These pods will be designed to provide solution for urban mobility, meaning, future driving would be fuel-free, emissions free, no more accidents, or any traffic jam. It’s a 2-seater electric pod which can be driven manually or autonomously for more than 40km with a full charged battery. In autonomous mode, user can easily call the pod via a smartphone app which is integrated with the vehicle control system, this vehicle will wait for its passengers at a pre-determined collection point. Due to its compact design and practicality, this vehicle can be used for many different requirements, it can be used to cruise around the city, golf courses, holiday parks, or even shopping centers.

Designer : RDM Group

POD Zero Autonomous Vehicle for UK in 2015

POD Zero Autonomous Vehicle for UK in 2015

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