Long, long ago, in 1957 to be exact, the Walt Disney Company built the Home of the Future. It was designed by the Monsanto Plastics Co. who made the entire thing out of plastic. One part Futuro home one part Falling Water, the Home of the Future was something spectacular to look at.
Now the Disney company has unveiled their Innoventions Dream Home, which sounds like it would be just as cool as its 1957 older sister, but in fact is just a played up motorhome.
That said, one item that struck out to us is a solar charging station (above) inspired by the Monsanto Home of the Future.
The charging station, a small replica of the Monsanto house, uses the homes windows as solar panels. Any portable device is placed on top to be charged (not sure if it's a wireless charge or not).
Man, we wish this thing was actually available. How cool would it be to have a charging station that also acts as an homage to an amazing time in architetural creativity? In the meantime we'll have to settle for Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily's collectible replica made for Disney's 50th anniversary in 2006.
The item has sold out, but can sometimes be found on eBay or other Disney collectible sites. Kevin told us that they have other vintage Disney replicas in the works. Stay tuned!