Water Watcher/Saver: Efficient Usage Monitoring

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Efficient, lightweight and small, Water Watcher remains visible yet non-intrusive. It’s also soundless—a feature that allows it to serve as a gentle reminder rather than an annoying device nagging you to save water each day.
A useful and compact item, Water Watcher makes saving water easier than ever and is perfect for any home.

The creative minds at Smart Design, a San Francisco-based design and innovation consulting firm, created Water Watcher. They recognized that people have trouble conserving water because they can’t immediately see how much of it they use. Instead of waiting for a water bill at the end of the month, Smart Design invented a way for people to see their water usage the moment they use it.

As each gallon flows by, blue LEDs illuminate the face of Water Watcher subtly indicating how much water you’ve used so far. Once the water stops running, the indicator briefly shows where your house measures up in its daily usage and if it’s above or below the daily average.

Another useful feature is that Water Watcher shows you where you use the most water. Through research, Smart Design found that most people think appliances, like dishwashers, are the biggest water wasters. Surprisingly, this isn’t true. In fact, people lose the most water in their toilets, showers, and sinks.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/water-watchersaver-efficient-usage-monitoring/

Memobottle: Slim And Reusable

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As a society, we consume an enormous amount of bottled water. Whatever the reason–we’re afraid of the drinking water, it’s convenient, or we just don’t do tap–we need to step it up, folks. And trust me, of all people, I am fully aware of the pain of trying to fit yet another thing in my purse, especially when it’s round and awkward. So, for those of you who are looking to be eco-friendly and reduce the number of bottles in the world and don’t want to overload your already bulky purse, there is the memobottle: a slim and reusable water bottle.

The A5 memobottle was designed by Jesse Leeworthy and Jonathan Byrt, a duo based out of Australia and California, with the purpose of reducing the number of single-use bottles bought by consumers. The memobottle is BPA-free, dishwasher friendly and is completely flat so it fits nicely inside a purse, backpack or briefcase. At just over an inch wide and roughly 8×6 inches in height and length, this water bottle holds 750 millilitres so you don’t need to constantly refill it. And don’t worry, it’s also leak-proof (which should really go without saying).

Last year, the world bought over 50 billion single-use water bottles. Imagine that enormous pile we’re helping to create, just in bottles! Why not make a little bit more of an effort? Even if you don’t use it one hundred per cent of the time (because we aren’t all perfect), having the memobottle on hand will help cut down the number of bottles we use and toss. It may even help you drink a little more water while saving you money in the long run. After all, those impulse buys at two bucks a pop do add up!

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/memobottle-slim-and-reusable/

これどうやったんだ!? 不思議な「エクストリーム駐車」にネット騒然、その真相は・・・

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中国でこのたび、とある繁華街の一角に駐車されていた1台のサーフが注目を集めた。というのも、そのサーフのタイヤが2本の石柱の上にぴったりと収まる、まさに曲芸のような駐車の仕方だったからだ・・・ 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/9071234.html

Contemporary House in Belgium by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

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The architects from Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects had constructed spacious and light villa that somehow becomes a natural extension of the surrounding meadow and open sky. The glass constructs of the upper floor host the living room and kitchen were the sunny premises and open views predispose the interior design into lightest and sophisticated elegance.








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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/contemporary-house-in-belgium-by-govaert-vanhoutte-architects/

Lou Schoof and Nils Schoof by Elizaveta Porodina

Lou Schoof and Nils Schoof by Elizaveta Porodina

Lou Schoof with her brother Nils Schoof photographed by Elizaveta Porodina and styled by Julie Pelipas for Vogue Ukraine November 2015.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/lou-schoof-and-nils-schoof-by-elizaveta-porodina/

Automotive Photography by Dejan Sokolovski

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Dejan Sokolovski is an professional automotive photographer and retoucher based in Borås, Västra Götaland, Sweden. He works for companies like BMW, Mercedes, Dodge, Fiat, Volvo and many others.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/automotive-photography-by-dejan-sokolovski-2/

Welcome To Your Private Vacation Paradise: The 2 New Astarte Suites With Private Pool In Santorini, Greece

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Astarte Suites Hotel is listed on “21 Amazing Hotels to Visit in the World before you Die”, where five star location meets six star service and seven star hospitality.

Its signature view of the volcano can be appreciated from every angle of the hotel and the infinity pool makes you feel connected to the sea.

Each suite has king-size bedroom with marble bed tables and hand tiled floor, spacious sitting area, bathroom with shower, private heated couples Jacuzzi, panoramic large terrace with private infinity pool, sitting and dining area, and daybed having sea, volcano and caldera view.

Interior design is inspired by the ancient Mediterranean culture making Astarte Suites a true retreat to savor an authentic Santorini experience!

Ideal for couples seeking a dreamy place to celebrate their love or spend their honeymoon, each suite boasts magnificent views, individual décor and top-notch amenities.

By far, the classiest, most outstanding and discreet suites to escape to in Santorini.



SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/welcome-to-your-private-vacation-paradise-the-2-new-astarte-suites-with-private-pool-in-santorini-greece/

Mica Arganaraz and Rianne Van Rompaey by Mario Testino

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Beauty models Mica Arganaraz and Rianne Van Rompaey enjoyed in “Mykonos”, photographed by Mario Testino and styled by Emmanuelle Alt for Vogue Paris November 2015.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/mica-arganaraz-and-rianne-van-rompaey-by-mario-testino/

LEVIT8 – The Flat Folding Portable Standing Desk

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The Flat Folding Standing Desk, with a twist (literally)! Its functionality and form stem from its simple mechanism- an age-old box-twist folding technique. No parts, no assembly. It allows you to seamlessly switching between sitting and standing positions. The S and M-sized ones can even slip right into your laptop case when collapsed for ultimate portability and easy storage. LEVIT8 gives us the flexibility of transforming any ordinary desk into a sit-stand desk anytime, anywhere. A cool and affordable way for anyone to start off his journey towards a healthier (and more fun) way of working.

Barely 2 days into its 30-day Kickstarter campaign period, it managed to raise over 100% of its first funding goal!

A closed loop of triangular panels leaning on each other creates a stable base that is able to support more than 20 times its own weight.

Crafted from especially tough fabric that is water-repellent and stain-proof, it’s hardy enough to follow you on all your adventures and survive your coffee spills!

LEVIT8 doesn’t just elevate your laptop. Use it for storage (eg.magazines, chargers), as a decorative item, as temporary folder to protect your worksheets or to prop up other things like your Launchpad if you’re a DJ!

By choosing the right size for yourself, LEVIT8 keeps your shoulders relaxed and elbows bent at 90 degrees while you are using your laptops as experts recommend. However, laptops have an inherent ergonomic fault: the screen is next to the keyboard, so you always have to look down. But if you have a detached keyboard, LEVIT8 helps to raise the screen to eye level when you sit to type.

Standing all day is as bad as sitting all day, because the key is movement, no matter how small. Our bodies are not built to be still for such prolonged hours.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/11/levit8-the-flat-folding-portable-standing-desk/

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