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.
The Spanish street art collective Luzinterruptus has made an installation that should prevent people from using the streets as a toilet. Eighty urine containers were filled with yellow liquid and led lights and attached to walls, posts and trees at Plaza de San Ildefonso in downtown Madrid. The objects are meant to illuminate the streets during…Read more →
The so-called Big Belly is a high-tech solar-powered trash can that automatically compacts trash and recycables, and sends city cleaners a notification when it’s full.Read more →
For the second time, the city of Milan organizes the nice public space project ‘Over the Under, Manhole Art’ in collaboration with the biggest optical fibers company in Europe. The project takes the cue from a Japanese habit and commissions the customization of some of the manholes in the city to five street artists: Shepard Fairey, Rendo,…Read more →
Taiwan-based industrial designer Shu-Chun Hsiao created a series of urban birdhouses that are inspired by the Google Maps marker symbol. It is interesting to realize how tightly this simple pinpoint marker is cognitively related to the services of Google Maps and how it has actually developed into a landmark symbol.Read more →