James Dyson isn't the only one who can do unusual things with fan blades; Australian design student Benjamin McMahon has just won an award for his Ribbon Ceiling Fan, which not only looks far more impressive than a regular fan but is far more efficient. The helical loop moves air faster than standard blades, as well as spreading it out across the room rather than pushing it directly down.
Dyson has launched two new fans, using the same unusual blade-hidden design of the original Dyson Air Multiplier debuted back in October 2009. The AM01 desktop model is joined by the Dyson AM02 Tower Fan, a floor-standing unit with full-length air pushing abilities, and the Dyson AM03 Pedestal Fan, which basically takes the head unit from the AM01 and puts it on a free-standing mount.
I never thought vacuums were cool or particularly wanted a vacuum for any reason. In fact, I didn’t like using the vacuums I had. Once I bought a house with lots of hard floors and had messy kids the vacuum was suddenly a more important device. Being a gadget geek I naturally wanted the coolest and highest tech vacuum I could get, so I looked at Dyson vacuums.
While it might resemble an automatic blood pressure monitor for those with huge arms, or a pedestal-mounted personal Stargate, you're actually looking at James Dyson's latest rethink to domestic appliances. The Dyson Air Multiplier is the UK engineer's attempt to replace the humble fan, dropping the blades into the base section and re-routing the air through the ring.
If your father is Sir James Dyson, inventor of - among other things - the Dyson vacuum cleaner, you can either find a completely unrelated industry to work in or bite the bullet and try to innovate your way out his shadow. Jake Dyson chose the latter route, and came up with this: the Motorlight Wall. A remote-controlled lamp with adjustable iris, the Motorlight Wall can uniquely offer various spreads of light between 10 and 120 degrees.
I saw one of these Root 6 vacuum cleaners from Dyson while I was at the supermarket the other day and was awfully tempted to get one; they're smaller than they look in the photos, the dust collection container is only about as big as a broad jam-jar. Anyway, Apartment Therapy have put one through its paces and decided whether it deserves space in their under-stair cupboard; well worth a look.
Dyson Root 6 in the Test Lab [Apartment Therapy]
The Dyson Airblade will keep bacteria off your hands, if not slice your fingers off with its blade of air. It is a revolutionary hand drier for public bathrooms that really kicks some hand drier butts. It blasts a sheet of clean unheated air at 400mph through a 0.3millimeter slit. The excess water from your hands will go through a disinfecting iodine resin filter and be dispersed as fine mist in the air rather than left around in unhealthy puddles or wiped away on pant legs. Continue on to see the other cool diagram of it disintegrating, I mean drying and disinfecting a pair of hands.