The celebrated French designer Philippe Starck creates green juice for homes

The Sunday times of 11th August had an interesting article out the Frenchman who is better know for good looking designs rather than for their practicality.

Mr Starck plans to launch the first designer wind turbine for the home in Britain next year and claims it will cost as little as £400 to provide a small house with 60% of the power that it needs for heating and lighting.

Its square blade is designed to rotate around a vertical axis when the wind hits, turning the generator in its supporting pole to provide enough electricity to light a home.

Starck's other environmental designs include an electric car, a solar and hydrogen powered boat and a solar- panel film to stick over windows.

Watch this space!