Surprisingly this isn’t a picture of Cobra headquarters in the new G.I. Joe movie — the Veil Solar Shade might one day grace the schoolyards of some Australian elementary schools. A concept from design firm Büro North, the Veil has a couple of cool things going for it: First, it automatically rotates during the day to ensure the “hood” is always pointed at the sun. Second, it provides a cozy shady spot.



On top of that, there’s an educational aspect, as markings and LEDs on the base show how much solar power the Veil is collecting. In all, a very worthy green project that we wouldn’t mind seeing catch on beyond the land down under.