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Check Out This Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Mobile Heater

Amsterdam-based designer Satyendra Pakhale's mobile heater is a great example of a vernacular artifact inspiring a contemporary innovation. Called the Kangeri Nomadic Radiator, the mobile heater is named after a curious little earthen pot of hand-woven cane—with charcoal embers simmering within—used as a personal heater by the people of Kashmir, the northern-most state of India, during the Himalayan region's cold, damp winters. Pakhale's Kangeri, with its aluminum-and-oak body, looks nothing like the Kashmiri hot pot, yet conceptually it is the same—a personal heater that speaks to the current energy crisis by heating the immediate space around it instead of entire interiors.

Kangeri [Satyendra Pakhalé Associates]