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Geoff Cook: What Brooklyn’s Recent Museum Hires Mean for the Future of Cultural Institutions
Geoff Cook: What Brooklyn’s Recent Museum Hires Mean for the Future of Cultural Institutions

Geoff Cook, founding partner at Base Design, examines the hirings of Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum) and Katy Clark (BAM) and what they mean for the brand identities of Brooklyn establishments

Over the past month, we have witnessed two of Brooklyn’s most prominent cultural institutions select new leaders: Katy Clark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and now Anne Pasternak at the Brooklyn Museum. Though each is arriving to their new posts with a great deal of experience, Clark and Pasternak have their work cut out for them to successfully take these two storied institutions into the next phase of their life cycles.

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Projecting Manhattan Life Onto a Tiffany’s Store…in London
Projecting Manhattan Life Onto a Tiffany’s Store…in London

An installation in the Old Selfridges Hotel aims to immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the iconic flagship store

Tiffany & Co. will mark the opening of a new luxury boutique on the ground floor of Selfridges in London with an immersive installation that lets visitors walk through a projected cityscape. Fifth & 57th is a recreation of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York, the corner where Tiffany’s flagship store is located.

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Straight Up, Vinyl Sounds (and Looks) Better
Straight Up, Vinyl Sounds (and Looks) Better

Floating Record is a self-contained high-performance turntable that plays vinyl records vertically

As music moves deeper into the digital age, there is a backlash occurring among audiophiles. More and more, music purists are rediscovering the pleasures of vinyl records played on turntables, and indie bands like Daft Punk are selling more of their albums on vinyl as well. In the midst of the resurgence of records, Chicago’s electronics startup Gramovox has reimagined the turntable with their Floating Record, which turns the listening experience on its ear.

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Work Out While You Work
Work Out While You Work

Italian designers merge exercise devices and desk furniture to envision an office space that is both practical and physical

Designer Joe Sardo and collaborator Federico Bruni are out to change the pace of furniture design. The Italian-based designers have developed conceptual designs for the office of the future, integrating common work machines with the easily recognized (and long bemoaned) desk station of corporate culture.

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Taste Recipes Before They Hit Your Kitchen
Taste Recipes Before They Hit Your Kitchen

BUD is a tabletop game concept that synthesizes flavor from a recipe for pre-cooking sampling

The BUD is a tabletop device with a touchscreen and a “printer” that can cook up flavor. Although just a concept for now, the BUD offers a possible kitchen future where flavors can be tried out before anyone invests in the pursuit of a recipe.

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Wearable Bands Tell You Who to Chat Up Post-Conference
Wearable Bands Tell You Who to Chat Up Post-Conference

Grow your connections and prioritize conference networking using color-coded tech Alike

Alike is a wearable device that brings the power of your networks to the physical world. Simply strap the gadget to your wrist or cocktail and it will flash green or red to tell you who to chat up and trade business cards with.

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Accessory Leads Charge on Power-Pedaling
Accessory Leads Charge on Power-Pedaling

CydeKick uses zero-friction pedal power to charge USB devices

Generating electricity with a bicycle seems like a natural combination: tap some of the energy that goes into turning the wheels and convert it to power to light your way. Miami startup Spinetics takes that idea to the next level with the CydeKick, a generator that not only powers lights, but also charges USB devices such as phones, cameras and GPS units on the fly.

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Atomic Time Just Gave Us Extra Second, Spend It Watching 1-Second Film
Atomic Time Just Gave Us Extra Second, Spend It Watching 1-Second Film

BAFTA-nominated director Gary Tarn's created the shortest film ever made

Blink and you could miss it. #LeapSecondMovie, the shortest film ever made, is a collection of 25 frames and four notes created by director Gary Tarn that lasts exactly one second.

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3D Print a Perfect Picture Onto Your Latte in Seconds
3D Print a Perfect Picture Onto Your Latte in Seconds

The Ripple Maker lets brands—including airline Lufthansa—serve highly-personalized messages to their customers with every sip

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Feel Rugby’s Greatest Moments Through Emotional Connection Jersey
Feel Rugby’s Greatest Moments Through Emotional Connection Jersey

No longer just a spectator sport, fans of The Dutch Ladies 7’s will feel the exhaustion and adrenaline of playing professional rugby without ever taking the field

Fans of The Dutch Ladies 7’s rugby team have the opportunity to know exactly how their favorite players are doing while playing on the pitch. The NL Fan Jersey, worn by the fans and players, will be synced through a type of sports technology that transmits emotions and activity through haptic feedback motors. Based on how the players are doing physically, the wearer will be in direct line to go through the same.

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Say Goodbye to the Intern Coffee Run with Lyft Deliveries
Say Goodbye to the Intern Coffee Run with Lyft Deliveries

In partnership with Flavorpill and Starbucks, Lyft delivered six-packs of bottled iced coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up

Need to beat the afternoon slump? On Tuesday, we did just that without having to leave the building—thanks to a partnership between Flavorpill, Starbucks and Lyft that delivered free packs of iced coffee.

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