Solar Inside Bench

Unless you’re a homeless person or an old guy with a bagged lunch, park benches are pretty unappealing. The Solar Inside concept, by Boston-based Owen Song, makes these respites a point of interest by fitting them with solar panels and Wi-Fi. At night, the bench uses its spare juice to light up. The electronics are tucked into the bench frame itself and covered with solar panel. The whole thing is wrapped with a party-transparent cover to give that eco-friendly look. For more green points, the bench is constructed of aluminum and recycled plastic. I’m wondering where the Internet signal itself will come from, but for now, just enjoy the concept of basking in the sun and the Web together. [Coroflot via Wired]