Cool/Weird Ideas and Products
Rug Glows with Each Step
It only makes sense: a rug that lights up when you walk on it. They call it Footlume. "The glow that the rug emits is very soft," said co-inventor Leona Dean, of London South Bank University, who also noted the innovation's party applications, "It can provide ambient mood lighting or flash in time to music as a talking point at a party."
The electroluminescent rug uses rechargeable batteries and lights up in response to the weight applied when a person walks across the carpet.
A Disaster-Proof Bed
The Quantum Sleeper is a bed that converts into a bullet-proof, airtight shelter that is shielded from biochemical attacks with filtered ventilation and rebreathing equipment. Options include a toilet, a short-wave radio, and motion detectors.
Persian Puzzle Rug
Katrin Sonnleitner created this extremely modular flooring: a Persian rug called PuzzlePerser, made out of thousands of individual puzzle pieces! Link [Flash, click on Project, then PuzzlePerser]
Gym Ad on a Construction Site (Concept)
Michael Griffith of the Savannah College of Art Design had this great idea of converting a construction site for a high rise into advertisement for a local gym!