24 Dec '11, 10pm

@greenmuze @renest so creative: The Human-Powered Home (Electricity Need Not Apply)

@greenmuze @renest so creative: The Human-Powered Home (Electricity Need Not Apply)

See that photo above of the girl whipping her calves into shape by pedaling her clothes clean? That's the brainchild of inventor and artist Stephen M. Johnson. The WashCycle, as it was known, was just one of the many fantastical, visionary ideas he developed over his 40-year career—ideas that also included human-powered oddities like the Vanity-Cycle, the StepperWash, the Pedaling Toilet, the Skylight Oven, and the Real Life Vehicle (which came fully equipped with an office and laundry facilities). Unfortunately, Johnson's ideas only existed on paper. But a human-powered life is possible: there are now products and devices for every room in your off-the-grid house!

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