Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Pee Tree

The Pee Tree

Some men avoid going to the public toilets due to the smelly atmosphere and, unable to find a wildlife tree, they go for street corners or the facade of your favourite bar.

So Joa Herrenknecht has designed the Pee-tree urinal for public spaces. His bright ceramic white colour is a strong signal that can be seen from far – making it accessible when in urgent need. The trunk offers a perfect place for messaging, e.g. "I was here" or "done that" statements. The urine is directly flushed down to the underground sewage canal.Part of the The PeePee project by HFG.
See also Eric Morel's Pee Tree (via ReLuct)T
his post is dedicated to l'Ingeniere.
Via Designboom.


Sunday, January 29, 2006

Asahi’s Beer Pouring Robots

Asahi’s Beer Pouring Robots
By David Ponce

http://www.keepmyfile.comHere’s a match made in heaven: beer and robots. For most of the world, it’s a match we are left to simply dream of (you know, slave bots bringing you a cold one, instead of the usual “Get it yourself!”) If you live in Japan however, you should know that Asahi is running a promotion where they’ll be giving away 5,000 fully stocked refrigerator robots. What do these lovely creatures do?
Well, aside from stocking and cooling up to six cans of beer and two mugs, upon the press of a button, the machine will open up a can, and pour in into the mug with a perfect head every time.
To win one, contestants must collect 36 seals found on specially marked Asahi beers. Of course, you don’t have to drink the beer… but then you’d probably be missing the point.
[Robot-Dreams] VIA [Prylfeber]
Come inside for a few more pictures.