It looks like something that can be made in an arts & craft class but it is actually a working radio. Inspired by transistor radios of the 60s, this no frills receiver is simply constructed out of recycled cardboard housing made from more than 25% post-consumer waste, a speaker and a radio circuitry. Not even glue is used.
Called the Environmentally Sound radio and created by North Ireland designer Chris McNicholl, this world’s first made with cardboard radio is designed to be sold in flat-pack form and can be easily assembled by the user. It is hoped that the user will choose to recycle the material at the end of its product life, serving one of its primary purpose as an eco-friendly product.
This device can also be used as a speaker for iPhones, other smart phones or any device that is capable of ouputting audio using 35mm audio jack.
Environmentally Sound Cardboard Radio available at Amazon.com
For more info, visit Enviromentally Sound by Chris McNicholl
With Christmas just around the corner, whipping a sumptuous, beautifully presented spread for the family is always a challenge, even for a seasoned domestic goddess. Nordic Ware has some nifty cookware to make roasting meats and vegetables for your Christmas dinner a little bit easier. Above, the Beer Can Chicken Roaster is both a grill and oven roaster that allows you to get flavorful roast chicken that is moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. Place spices around the chicken to give it a pleasant aroma or roast some onions, veg and potatoes along with it.
Another baking contraption that makes grilling chicken legs or drumsticks a breeze is the Chicken Leg Griller & Jalapeno Roaster. Grill up to 17 chicken legs at one go without the need to constantly turn to baste the chicken in order to get the skin to crisp and brown evenly. What’s more, you can also use it to make mouth watering baked stuffed jalapenos poppers with melting cream cheese. I’m getting hungry!
Nordic Ware cookware available at Amazon
Anyone who loves retro stuff would be tempted by these products inspired by Vespa, the Italian scooter brand that made its first appearance in 1946. Vespa’s iconic bike has remain popular till today and even has its own cult following.
Even if you don’t own one of its famous scooter, you would find the chic vintage charm of these products hard to resist. Above, an alarm clock radio inspired by the typical shape of the most well known Vespa speedometers, comprises an AM/FM radio. The radio alarm clock function with snooze/radio settings. Or how about a table lamp (below) with a lamp head that resembles the headlight of the Vespa “98″ (year 1946)?
Above, a mini alarm clock that is reminiscent of the head lamp used in ’125′ Vespa. Available in 3 colors – black, white and pastel green.
Vespa mini table alarm clock available at amazon