With Icon's A5 aircraft, thousandaires can now own a piece of the sky
After nearly a decade of rigorous test flights, research and development and $100 million spent on manufacturing the A5 consumer aircraft line, Icon Aircraft has just sold its first consumer-grade plane. Having just accepted 1,500 pre-orders following its official launch, the company is now upping production to deliver on the $400 million USD it made as a result of the order.
seedS are enclosed environments that will help prisoners needing mental assistance find a semblance of peace
Prisons in America do not have a reputation as ideal environments for rehabilitation. Guards and inmates almost unanimously agree about how loud they tend to be, and how much the noise and emotionally harsh environment make working on personal growth difficult, in the place where it is arguably the most important. Designer Karl Lenton, also Creative Director of Burr Lenton Architecture and Safe Innovations, has designed a mobile, sound-dampening pod where inmates and therapists can focus more effectively on recovery and mental health.
MikMak's latest feature, “Blank Presents,” offers shoppable video content that keeps users tuned in
MikMak, the first mobile video shopping network, has released its shoppable native advertising feature called Blank Presents. MikMak partners with brands, including American Express, GE, and Oxygen Media, and provides “minimercials” sponsored by the brands.
Amazon Dash Replenishment allows for devices to submit orders for new supplies when they sense their users need more
Have you ever gone to do laundry, only to realize that you don’t have enough detergent to do the load you intended? That problem may very well be a thing of the past thanks to Amazon’s Dash Button, the on-demand button that lets you re-order supplies. However, the speedy delivery company has taken this technology to the next level by creating a system wherein the devices themselves order the supplies for you.
Artist Jeremy Martin creates colorful celebrity pop art portraits directly on his tablet
“My portraits are a cross between cartoon and portrait,” says artist Jeremy Martin. “They are my artistic interpretation of celebrity subjects from fashion, music and pop culture.”
This social network would rather talk about your personal dilemmas than what you had for lunch
Project Toe is an initiative that wants to bring the concept of “Social-Therapy” to smartphones. Their mobile app allows people to discuss their deepest woes – depression, eating disorders or even suicidal thoughts – in an environment where they can get much needed support.
PSFK and Architizer weigh in on the future of design and its implications for building out new experiences
PSFK’s Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Piers Fawkes, and Architizer’s Founder & CEO, Marc Kushner, share their views on the lessons that can be learned from the history and creation of buildings that surround us. PSFK’s Building Tomorrow report, created in partnership with Architizer, presents an analysis of contemporary architecture with implications for the modern design of ideas and service experiences.
Hong Kong-based technology firm, Hanson Robotics, is creating human-like robots that you can have witty conversations with
The latest innovation from Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics is a line of personal robots with a full range of facial expressions. They can wink and smile at you when you are feeling down, and even share healthcare tips when needed. They are designed to be your close companions and will be available this holiday season.
The way we work and perceive obstacles is a direct result of our environment, Steelcase argues that it only makes sense that we create one that optimizes that process
Utilizing neuroscience research to craft products that boost productivity in the office, furniture company Steelcase debuted a new concept line dubbed the Intelligent Office.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
Reach for Change aims to highlight the refugee crisis and more via a unique platform that lends further insight on connected sleepers all over the world
The current global crises surrounding refugees, global warming and financial turmoil are close to many people’s hearts and in dire need of solutions. Swedish NGO Reach for Change has created an innovative concept that calls attention to these problems in an effort to show the need for social entrepreneurship and big ideas, recruiting people to generate a website via their dreams along the way.
Initiative inspired by reflective reindeer antlers in Scandinavia is aimed at making animals more visible to drivers at night
There has long been talk of mysterious beasts haunting the great moors of south-west England. But night-time travellers on Dartmoor should now look out for a very odd creature indeed – a glow-in-the dark pony.
JUANOLA tables make us wonder: Could tomorrow's mass-produced furniture be made of reclaimed stone?
IKEA has taken the world of cheap furniture by storm, significantly improving the aesthetics of many a young graduate’s first apartment. But there’s also a disconcerting sameness to the spaces they’ve shaped. When Barcelona-based multidisciplinary studio AMOO was offered an opportunity to design the furniture for a local concept store, and their work was rejected in favor of using mass-produced IKEA tables, they decided to study the problem in greater detail.