It’s Storage & Organization Week here on ToA but how committed are you to saving space…really? Oldie-but-goodie storage behemoth, The Living Cube, seems like the ultimate in multifunctional furniture. It’s made to house YOUR ENTIRE LIFE in a bed-topped box that’s about 2.6m long x 1.6m deep x 2m high, to start (see all available specs and, ok, I’ll say it, astronomical prices, here.)
Heat to the Rescue: Sturdy Oil Drum Survival Kit Also Converts Into Stove.
Like the Haitian earthquake of 2010, last year’s Japanese tsunami disaster spurred designers to re-think what an effective, life-saving response might look like.
Focusing on providing a source of heat, water and food housed in rollable oil drum that can be converted into a stove, Eindhoven-based Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura’s “Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery” kit reflects his belief that something as simple as heat and hot water may mean the difference between falling deathly ill or surviving.