The Lampbrella is made from fiberglass and equipped with a rain and motion sensor that help to figure out when it needs to open and close the umbrella canopy. In case the Lampbrella fails to open there’s a button on the lamp post that can be used to open the canopy manually. Belyaev thinks that his creation can be useful anywhere in the city where many people walk, but specifically at places without canopies or large trees where you can hide from the rain.
In Bangkok local downtown restaurants now serve fresh algae in their meals. The innovative rooftop farmers of EnerGaia have discovered that the rooftops of the city’s skyscrapers are perfect spots for producting the green vitamin-rich power food. Eating slimy green algae is probably not the first thing you think about when you enter a Thai restaurant, but hey, it’s healthy and very local.Read more →
During Arbor Day Weekend QR codes were seeded across New York City’s Central Park, transforming it into a mobile interactive experience. The QR codes we formerly used to transform secret messages in public space in Amsterdam are up to a new stage of development. They give access to an Augmented Reality here. With iPhones and…Read more →
Yeah, we’re living in times of increasing interaction between digital and physical worlds. This public space project by Danish designer Sebastian Campion (also known as the owner of Guerrilla Innovation) is a good example of an idea that tends to stimulate thinking about the urban realm and the Internet as two linked entities. Campion created…Read more →
Cities often try to find solutions against the excess of advertising in public space. Shop owners and entrepreneurs are forbidden to have light signs or banners that affect the visual character of the public domain too much. Such happened in São Paulo for instance, where the mayor decided to remove all advertising in public space….Read more →