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LG Crystal GD900
LG Crytal GD900
LG Crytal GD900
LG Crytal GD900
LG Crytal GD900
LG Crytal GD900

  LG Crystal GD900 is a slider with а transparent, touch screen keypad. It allows to enter numbers and type messages in a usual manner and also through gestures. You can control all functions of the phone with a 3 inch touch sensitive display. LG Crystal has 8 megapixel sensor and supports DivX and Xvid content with a resolution, not exceeding 352x288 pixels. It also provides 1.5GB built-in memory and supports micro SDHC cards up to 32GB.        

  There are a pair of headphones, software CD, user manual, wall charger and USB cable in a kit.


Key features:


Touchscreen slider

Weight: 127g

Screen: 3 inch, 16 M color, TFT screen

1.5 GB internal memory

8 mega pixel camera with flash


Bluetooth 2.0

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Motorola AURA
Motorola AURA

  Motorola has decided to surprise everyone and created a new model of a luxury phone - MOTOAURA. For the first time the phone has a circular screen with a TFT-matrix of 1.55 inches. The screen is covered with a sapphire crystal weighing 62 carats. Convex glass creates an unusual optical effect. The body is made of polished steel with etched pattern. In the turning mechanism are used tungsten bearings covered with carbon that provides a soft glide and a clear fixation. Motorola Aura is made up of more than 700 separate parts and 130 bearings in rotating mechanism. The phone's design, materials used and gears seen in transparent window on the back cover remind of luxury vintage Swiss watches. 

  The phone has music player, 2GB memory, 2 megapixel camera and internet support.

Price: $2000



Size: 96 x 47 x 18 mm

Weight: 141 g

Screen: 480 x 480px

Bluetooth: Yes

Camera: 2 Megapixels

MP3 Player: Yes

Java Support: Yes

Radio Support: No

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TubeDrobe - ecological wardrobe

  Designer: Nikita Maximov  


  In the near future trends in furniture design will be increasingly focused on experiments with new materials and forms. This will increase the value of eco design as a way of expressing the positions of designers who care about the environment. 
  «TubeDrobe» designed by Nikita Maximov is one of such ecological experiments. TubeDrobe is a cabinet made of cardboard tubes waiting to be recycled. It has a positive association with the natural design and can be attributed to the successful experiments, based on multiplication, repetition of the basic element and producing a synergistic effect in the new quality. 
  Tube as a basic element can implement both conventional and unconventional forms of the TubeDrobe cabinet. It can be used to store small items at home or as a showcase in a design store. 

Denis Mas / www.FutureNow.su

Where to buy:

  • Nikita Maximov - Email: play.wood@mail.ru; Tel: +7 909 590 98 98

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Yakkay - trendy helmet
Yakkay - trendy helmet

  People say that true beauty comes from within. That is certainly true for the YAKKAY Smart One. The basic helmet is a modern classic with its stainless steel buckles and unique ventilating comfort pads. You can wear it like it is or cover it with one of the many stylish covers. This is the true spirit of YAKKAY: You decide what's right for you.

  YAKKAY “SMART ONE” is a new smart design that differs by its rounded ear straps and adjustment buckles in polished stainless steel. But the real difference shows when one of the many different covers is attached to helmet – It changes from its characteristics of a helmet to a hat and becomes an accessory to your outfit.

  You adjust the helmet to your head with a number of adhesive foam circles which have the added advantage that air can circulate between them. When you are riding your bicycle, air will be pushed into the helmet, and pleasantly cool down your head. In addition, your head will stay dry in rainy weather, as the covers are designed without open holes.

  The helmet fully meets the European CE standard (EN1078). It is available in Small (53-55 cm), Medium (55-57 cm) and Large (57-59 cm).

Where to buy:

  • YAKKAY A/S - Strandvejen 100, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark; Tel: +45 39 20 22 99; Email: info@yakkay.com; www.yakkay.com/Retailers.aspx

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YikeBike – folding electro bike
YikeBike – folding electro bike

  YikeBike is an easily folded, taking little space, lightweight, electric bike. It’s a new solution for a city transport and a fresh experiment in design which we consider to be the best of bikes in 2011.

  The YikeBike is electronically limited to 25 kph. It accelerates to top speed in just a few seconds. It’s quite a comfortable speed for moving around the city.

When you need to recharge it – it will take about 20 minutes for 80% charge. A full charge takes 40 mins.

  You don’t need to worry were to park it – you just can fold it - with a bit of practice, folding takes less than 15 seconds and take it with you. The YikeBike weighs around 10.8 kg (23 pounds) with a full battery and air in the tyres. The folded dimensions are 150mm by 600mm by 600mm. The total folded volume is 43 litres. The folded YikeBike is considerably smaller than a typical folding bicycle and the fact that all of the mechanicals are enclosed reduces the risk of marking or staining clothing or furniture.

 Price: $3,595


Key features:


Weight: 10.8 kg (23 lbs)

Frame: Carbon fibre composite

Price: Please click here to see the shop

Drive: Electric Brushless DC motor

Brakes: Electric anti-skid, regenerative

Battery: LiFePO4 - 40 min re-charge

Speed: 23 km/hr (14.3 m/hr)

Power: 1kW

Range: 10 km (6.2 miles)

Fold size: Compact 43 litres

Fold time: Under 20 seconds

Wheels: 20" front and 8" back

Weight limit: 100 kg (220lbs)


 Denis Mas for “FutureNow” magazine

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Spoon Lamp

  Designer: Yaroslav Olenev 

  Spoon Lamp, made from plastic spoons and bottle became the winner in "Ecology and Design" nomination of the «FutureNow» mafazine in 2010. 
Spoon Lamp is a successful experiment of using materials, complex for processing and recycling, as well as an excellent example of how to turn ordinary items into design object. 
  On photos you can see the detailed process of creating a lamp. In addition to spoons and bottles you will need glue, knife, pliers, and lamp with a cable. 

Denis Mugiwara

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HEXBUG robots

  We congratulate Hexbug company with winning “Toy of the year” awards in 2011! Great work! Various Hexbugs have been released in few years and now a set of 6 different models is available all over the world.

 HEXBUG Nano bugs are robotic creatures that were programmed to behave like real bugs. All are produced in various colors and The Nano model has its own accessory set, including a habitat in which the bugs can interact take part in speed competition and even fight on a special bridge.


Original Hexbug:

  Original hexbug moves around sensing objects in its path and avoiding them. It performs autonomous control. Reacts to touch and sound, due to sound and touch sensors. The robotic bug will travel forward until it hits an obstacle or hears a loud noise.  You can change it’s movements with a hand clap.

It will then backup in a half circle and then move forward in a different direction. Hexbug comes in five distinct shapes and colors.




  The inchworm comes with a remote control. It has no sound, touch or light sensors




  Crab ss performed in red, indigo, green, black and turquoise colors. It’s a crawling bug, that’s seeks out dark places to hide and changes its direction after clapping or making noise. Obtains sound and light sensors.




 Comes in green, pink, orange, blue and red colors.

Looks more like a scorpio without a tail. The ant has movement sensors and is programmed to move until it reaches an obstacle, at which time it turns around and continues in other direction.




  The Nano acts very similarly to a bug. It will flip itself over if it is placed on its back. It has an off-set motor which causes it to vibrate and it glows in the dark.

Price: $9.99



  The spider has six legs and can rotate 360°. The spider is remote-controlled like the Inchworm. Is produced in five colors.


Where to buy:

  • http://www.hexbug.com

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NmG2 - electric three wheeler car for two passengers

  Myers Motors has unveiled the second model of an electric three wheeler car – NmG 2. The first NmG was designed for one person and NmG Duo takes two.  The two passengers electric  vehicle has more storage space, air conditioning and modern design – it doesn’t look like if it has escaped from the circus anymore. But there are customers who really love the first model because of that neo retro design.

  The NmG tops out at 75 mph and can travel 60 miles on a charge of its lithium-ion battery. There is an optional battery pack, that can extend the range to 100 miles.

  The law doesn’t catch up with technology and this vehicle can’t be classified as neither a car nor a motorcycle – it requires a new special class of vehicle.

Price: $ 30,000

Where to buy:

  • www.myersmotors.com

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Review: Gocycle – folding electric bike

  Gocycle is a folding hybrid electric bicycle, which can be driven by electric motor or by pedaling.   

 The battery is hidden in the main frame tube, and electric motor - in the front wheel. For pedal-free ride, push the red button on the left handlebar. The motor will work only when the bike is moving, so you have to start pedaling first. Once you are moving you can press the red button and the motor will take over. The three-speed gears operated with a twist grip are on the right bar. The disc brakes front and rear are also enclosed.

 Gocycle has very promising key features. The nickel metal hydride battery, which needs three hours to charge fully, provides enough power to travel at least 15 miles (24 km) without pedalling – 22 miles (35 km) if used less frequently. The motor’s speed is limited to 24kph (15mph) but tests say it can go even a bit faster. 

  The Gocycle weighs 35.6lbs (16.2kg), including mudguards and EmpowerPack (motor and battery).

  Another reason, making this model more attractive among other electric bikes is that the Gocycle folds and fits into a usual car boot. Gocycle becomes compact enough to be stored in a hard case or soft bag.

Currently, the Gocycle is offered in “So White” or limited edition “Rich Black” colors.


Price of a standard version £1,495

Where to buy:

  • www.gocycle.com

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3D wall patterns "3D Surface"

  3D remains a popular trend in design and inspires for new experiments. Italian company “3D Surface” has become famous of its “3D walls” with a repeating pattern, constructed of  smaller panels. The company can design a unique pattern for  its customers.

Where to buy:

  • http://www.3dsurface.it/

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User-friendly decoration

Interior design is all about being innovative, exclusive, but most of all - functional and user friendly. Even when it comes to the warmth giving fire. However decorative and fashionable, fire has to be clean and convenient for the user. Following the latest trends in architecture and design, and being the world leader on the biofireplace market, Planika uses the most advanced technology to create highest quality, user friendly products. All of our bio fireplaces are easier, safer and cleaner to use than any other gas or wood fireplace. But the real revolution was started by the latest and most exclusive product-Fire Line Automatic, first presented during Saloni Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. It is the first and only remote controlled long fire in the world, that does not require any hard connection and installation. It is addressed particularly to architects and interior designers, created so that it can actually fit into any space chosen by the client: installed into wall, positioned on the ground or suspended in any furnishing item. The line of fire for a single module is 1490mm. However, it’s possible to join several elements and operate them with a single remote control or with the Smart Home system. So now the user can enjoy the view of the dancing flames as soon as he enters the room, without even bothering about preparing wood or cleaning the ashtray. It can be extended endlessly-the minimum size of an interior is only 34m2 for a single module and the recommended Fanola fuel is completely non-toxic and odourless. But decorative aspects are not the only benefit! Fire Line Automatic is extremely safe, because the only combustion products are water vapour and CO2. It doesn’t demand any chimney, installation or ashtray. Not even a special written permission for an indoor use! Also, it is equipped with several security sensors, which react to any inaccuracy: seismic activity, higher CO2 concentration or fuel overflow and then turn off the device in an instant. It is so easy to operate that the neither does the user have to be qualified to refill the fuel, nor does he have to be strong enough to carry heavy pieces of wood. So he doesn’t have to worry about anything at all! Architects interested in using the device are welcome to send draft project to Planika’s experts, and the team will respond instantly with a suggestion of optimal solution. This makes FLA the most attractive and universal on the bio fireplace market, suitable for all kinds of interiors, commercial and private, traditional and modern. Obviously perfect for those simplicity lovers who do not wish to be bothered by complicated and time-consuming maintenance of their fireplace.

Where to buy:

  • http://www.planikafires.com

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Jar Commerce

This highly innovative item, created for Planika by the famous Christophe Pillet connects advanced technology and decorative aspects. The minimum required size of an interior is only 20m2, so it can be used even in a relatively small interiors. It can also be easily transported, as it only weights 48 kg. The product is extremely safe, because of the technical solutions introduced in Commerce burner. It is filled with ceramic fibres, which are highly absorbent, so as to prevent the fuel from leaking even in case of seismic activity or pushing the device over. Also, the Fanola fuel recommended for all of our devices is completely smokeless, non-toxic and odourless. It also has all the demanded safety certificates: CE, German TUV, Polish PZH, Russian GOST, American USA Laboratories OMNI (UL standards). While burning only water vapour and CO2 are emitted, in the amounts comparable to human breath. The capacity of the burner is 2 litres, which is enough for even 7 hours of enjoying the view of the majestically dancing flames.

Where to buy:

  • www.planikafires.com

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