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.
Artist Nicolas Feldmeyer recently unleashed untitled-but-still-totally-titled piece ‘Untitled (Woven Portico)’. The piece is made up of PVC mesh and weaves in and out of the central building of the University College London, recreating a new sheltered space on the portico and giving the portico a new image from the square in front of the building.Read more →
During our stay in Copenhagen (as you may know we got invited by Hewlett Packard) we were offered the chance to visit the spectacular 8-House by Bjarke Ingels. The man himself was at the spot to guide us around and explain the idea behind this massive, multifunctional, aluminium rock, which is located in the new…Read more →
Earthmine is an interesting 3D mapping application that uses a Google StreetView-like environment extended with a virtual layer on the buildings upon which users can draw legal graffiti. With Earthmine, people are able to freely express themselves and their ideas in ‘real places’ without getting arrested. Just like in the real world, it’s possible to get graffiti…Read more →
Together with an Austrian artist, advertising office Jung von Matt has launched a series of ‘leaking’ power outlets to show that energy is wasted every second and everywhere. The urban intervention was meant to get people’s attention on the regardless waste of energy. The installation speaks to the German energy company RWE which takes a…Read more →