Barbeque On Wheels Now Possible With Weber’s New Grill!

Jan 05, 2017

Weber introduces a barbeque on wheels! Whatever your needs – whether it’s a quick cook-up or a big garden party – Weber’s range of BBQ's is built to last and designed to make grilling quick, easy and delicious. You can even bake your cake in their range barbecues as Weber Stephen Barbecue uses the unique method of covered grilling.

Charcoal grill is the signature product of Weber, originated and invented by George Stephen back in 1950s, which is essentially the 'Covered Grilling' idea. The traditional kettle shape design made with steel and coated with porcelain enamel is a signature design, which makes the weber kettle an iconic symbol. Rust-resistant aluminum dampers open and close to provide proper airflow, heavy-duty plated food grates are durable, easy to clean and lock in heat; the charcoal grill is also equipped with a One-touch Cleaning System, preventing the build-up of ashes that blocks vents and suffocates the fire and easy ash disposal and cleaning. Charcoal range also has the portable grills, which are perfect match for travelers who wish to go for frequent picnics, outing, hiking etc. 

Priced at Rs 24,995 it is available across all the Weber Stores.

Bmdesign Studios Proposes Concave Roofs To Collect Rainwater In Iran

Jan 05, 2017

Tehran-based BMDesign Studios – one of many offices contributing to  – drew up the concept of collecting rainwater during hot and dry seasons and regions. According to this Iranian architecture firm’s plan, bowl-shaped vessels would collect rainwater on the roofs of buildings located in hot and dry climates.

Taking into consideration the arid climate of its site in the city of Jiroft, the architects set about devising a way to offset the building's water consumption. They came up with a double-layered roof featuring undulations and huge bowls designed to collect rainwater. The studio estimates its Concave Roof system could help the school collect up to 28 cubic metres of rainwater, which would contribute to its running.

"The outer shell provides additional shade for the domed roof while letting the air freely move and cool both roofs off," explained the architects. "The inner shell itself is slightly domed as only a section of a domed roof receives solar radiation directly at any time. A concave roof like this will help make even the smallest quantities of rain flow off the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops just right for harvesting before they evaporate," they added.

Update Yourself With The Toronto Design Offsite Festival 2017 Mobile App

Jan 04, 2017

Excited for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival taking place from January 16th – 22nd 2017? There’s now an easier way to access the schedule and whereabouts of each exhibition! Behold the TO DO mobile app…

Available for both iOS and Android, the TO DO mobile app features a complete list of TO DO exhibitions, events, and installations. With a variety of features including the Festival Map, a daily list of exhibitions, and access to the TO DO Blog, the TO DO mobile app keeps #TODO17 at your fingertips.

Browse through the full list of Festival programming alphabetically, or customize your search by type, and save your favourite must-see events for easy reference! The TO DO mobile app will make your Festival experience a breeze.

Save The Date For Studio Twenty8fifty7’s Grand Opening!

Jan 04, 2017

Studio Twenty8Fifty7, a new concept store for fashion and home design, has saved the date for its grand opening on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m., located at 450 Madison Plaza SE, Leesberg. The exclusive store’s owners, Jewell Green from Posh Couture, and Janice Harvey from Janice Harvey Designs, will host the VIP ribbon cutting celebration.

On the home decor side, Twenty8Fifty7 offers unique and elegant custom designs for residential and commercial interiors, as well as for special events and milestone celebrations. The store is designed to be a lifestyle boutique that will be equipped to dress shoppers and their homes!

The opening times for the store are Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: CLOSED; Monday: by appointment.

Delhi Furniture Interior Design Awards Is Now Accepting Entries!

Jan 04, 2017

As a brilliant kickstart to 2017, AK group and Apple Plywood in association with Architects Guild, present Delhi Furniture Interior Design Awards 2017. The first of its kind in the city, the award brings together architects, interior designers and design teams, giving them a platform to display their talent and flair as they gear up for the awards in the new year.

A quest for creative ingenuity that transcends language barriers and speaks to everyone, the award is a springboard to new career opportunities. Far beyond the practical purpose of the building, the award seeks a truly creative design that remains over generations, inspiring people and enriching lives. The lookout is for exemplary talent.

The competition being open to students and practising professionals from Mangaluru and Udupi, need entry requirements and guidelines to be followed, which are available here.

Hermès Launches Its First Outdoor Fabrics Collection

Jan 03, 2017

Let’s ring in the year with some good news. The all-time favourite luxury brand Hermès, whose scarves, handbags, ties and even perfumes you’d kill for, has now released its outdoor fabrics collection!

 

Adaptable to the exterior environment of your home, this new collection is the perfect choice to dress up your exteriors – be it your terrace, balcony or poolside. As for quality, keeping to tradition of using only the best fabrics, the materials are technical in practice yet sensual and exuberant in appearance. The fabrics are resistant to moisture, light, and chlorine.

 

With interplay in pattern, the fabrics are bold and expressed in four colour harmonies, exuding warm and natural vibes.  New year, new upgrade!

Recycled 3d Led Light Diffuser Now On The Market!

Jan 03, 2017

The award-winning architectural studio, Margot Krasojević, predominately explores renewable energy, sustainability and environmental issues within architecture and product design through the lace LED, which is a 3D printed product design investigating the importance of recycling and repurposing plastic.

The LED light diffuser is printed with recycled post-consumer plastics like synthetic polymer packaging found in take-away food containers as well as 3D printer off-cuts. 

 

The Lace LED is an example of scale invariance; an exact form of self-similarity where at any magnification there is a smaller piece of the object that is similar to the whole.

These complex shapes direct LED light through the entire pattern, which diffuses, deflects and refracts light creating a moving shadow whilst focusing it. The form is the antithesis of the mass-produced recycled bottles and waste used in its fabrication. The parametric design pattern comes in an infinite sequence of configurations from digital model to printed object.


The LED bulb is energy-efficient, emitting no heat the LED is a bright 60 Candela white warm visible for 4 metres in a dark room.

A Chair That Takes The Shape Of Your Body!

Jan 03, 2017

India’s leading turnkey solutions provider, Vector Projects, has multiplied its range of innovative properties with their newest product: Q-Fold chair. Versatile in nature, this functional and appealing latest addition is a perfect fit for one’s office or home. Chic and intriguing, Q-Fold is crafted to take into consideration the user’s figure by offering adequate comfort and support to the body.

Mr. Umesh Rao, Founder & CEO, Vector Projects (I) Pvt. Ltd. puts this invention forth as an amalgamation of “ergonomics, technology and order design”, as it is designed keeping in mind the human body conformation principle. Structured to alleviate the lumbar region pressure, this chair seamlessly blends with the body when someone sits in it. With each movement the 2:1 proportion of moving angle between the backrest and seat mat balances the body from feet to back and also provides a long-lasting style for any lounge application. A classy addition to any space, Q-Fold is comfortable, bold and beautiful that adds a dash of style to any space.

This sleek chair has two types – round and rectangle, available in striking colours: pink and blue in the round variation, and yellow and black in the rectangle variation.

Nasa Designs “mars Ice Dome” For Future Explorers

Jan 02, 2017

According to past reports, the surface of Mars has extreme and erratic geographical conditions, which make survival difficult. Researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Centre in Virginia have discovered the best building material to protect astronauts from these weather conditions: ice.

"Mars Ice Dome," covered in a shell of water ice, is one of many potential concepts for sustainable habitation on the Red Planet, which will need to “withstand many years of use in the harsh martian environment, including ultraviolet radiation, charged-particle radiation, possibly some atomic oxygen, perchlorates (and dust storms),” stated Langley researcher Sheila Ann Thibeault.

The dome’s several features have dealt with these issues: lightweight structure, portable and easily deployable and refillable. Additionally, water being a hydrogen-rich material, is an excellent shielding material for galactic cosmic rays.

Experts who develop systems for extracting resources on Mars have indicated that it is possible to fill the habitat at a rate of one cubic metre per day, which allows the Ice Home design to be completely filled in 400 days, further implying that the design could be scaled up if water is extracted at higher rates.

This Trio Of Towers Will Transform The Skyline Of Los Angeles

Jan 02, 2017

The international architecture firm, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), responsible for some of the most iconic buildings of the world: Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center and Willis Tower, has designed three connected residential skyscrapers, public shopping and dining spaces, and outdoor areas in Los Angeles’ South Park neighbourhood. 

The towers will accommodate 1,367 residential units, with generous balconies and communal terraces; a total retail space of 40,000 sq. ft. and “open, green” spaces measuring up to 115,000 sq. ft. 

The Olympia Development apartments are "designed to attract Downtown Los Angeles' growing creative class" according to developer City Century.

According to Stuart Morkun, Executive Vice President of City Century, "From its striking skyline presence to the transformation of the streetscape below, Olympia will be the pinnacle of Los Angeles living."