Tiny Closet-Sized, Coffin Apartments In Japan Prove Once Again That Kramer Was Ahead Of His Time.

Geki-Sema (Super Small) Share House in Tokyo.This closet-sized apartment in space-limited Tokyo rents for $600/month. At its deepest, it has approx 8 ft of living space and just enough room for a bed and some belongings.

Geki-Sema (Super Small) Share House in Tokyo.

The apartments are just used for sleeping by young professionals working in the Shibuya district in Tokyo. On the plus side, residents of these coffin apartments won’t be expected to host any functions.

Geki-Sema (Super Small) Share House in Tokyo.

Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld might’ve been onto something: we now have the closet apartment – maybe the dresser apartment is next. [Inhabitat]

Seinfeld:  Kramer turns dresser into a bed for Japanese tourists.

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Vintage Suitcases Become Drawers In This Dresser From James Plumb.

Vintage Suitcase Dresser from James PlumbJames Plumb, artists James Russell and Hannah Plumb, work with overlooked and discarded items and designed these dressers using vintage suitcases as drawers in 2011. After some searching, we could only find one dresser more Jubbling than their vintage suitcase model. [BoingBoing]


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Can You Drive A 2012 Tesla Model S From Los Angeles To Las Vegas On A Single Charge?

On a recent episode of Wide Open Throttle (WOT), host Jessi Lang and Motor Trend’s Technical Director Frank Markus attempted to drive Elon Musk’s 2012 Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on a single charge. In order to accomplish this 220+ mile trip on one charge, Lang and Markus had to drive with the air conditioner turned off and they drove up hills below the speed limit. Watch the video to see how if they were successful.

Of course Jessi Lang and Frank Marcus aren’t the first to push a car to it’s range limits. Cosmo Kramer, of Kramerica Corporation, attempted a similar feat on an episode of Seinfeld. Yes, Kramer was driving a gas powered car but the sentiment is the same. Giddy up! [Treehugger]

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Vanderlande Industries Builds Energy Efficient Conveyors.

Vanderlande Industries Greenveyor BlueveyorVanderlande Industries of the Netherlands builds conveyors and automated sorters for airlines, shipping companies and manufacturing facilities. Their Greenveyor and Blueveyor conveyor’s require 50% and 75% less energy, respectively, to convey items compared to previous belt systems. The Blueveyor is Vanderlande Industries’ next generation conveyor and was inspired by the cradle-to-cradle design idea of creating efficient systems that are waste free. In addition to energy savings, the Blueveyor is PVC free, requires half the materials to build and is fully recyclable.

Energy efficiency and cradle-to-cradle design are great but what is the real reason Jubbling is mentioning Vanderlande Industries? Because it sounds a lot like Vandelay Industries – the place where George Costanza wanted to be hired as a latex salesperson. [GreenBiz]

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