PANATEA offers premium "liquid zen" set for a DIY Japanese ritual
Coffee aficionados will seek out shops in their city in search of the perfect espresso. In a few sips, strong and potent in flavor and taste, we consume the caffeine equivalent to an Americano that really should be savored over time. But recently, New York foodies on Instagram have replaced the dark cup next to their morning croissants with something more vibrant and soothing. With a rise in health trends and mindful living, Matcha, the fine powder green tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, is making itself known.
Ooho! is an elegant, edible container that may change how we distribute water
Eliminating plastic water bottles has been an obsession for industrial designers for ages, with large organizations like The Food and Water Watch and many universities getting on board. Startup Skipping Rocks Lab has its own intriguing solution: an edible, flexible water “blob” container called the Ooho!
Life Paint easy spray-on aims to reduce injuries and fatalities by increasing visibility
Volvo’s record of developing and implementing safety systems in their vehicles spans their entire history. Recently they’ve debuted a new ‘paint’ aimed at cyclists to make them more visible to drivers at night and reduce the chance a motorist might hit them under poor visibility.
Former Yahoo and Twitter designers bring engineering and design expertise to age-old tradition with NeuBible
Bible and design aren’t typically two words that can be used interchangeably, nor are bible and technology synonymous with one another. But a Twitter product designer and a Yahoo design director have bridged the two to create NeuBible, a beautifully intuitive bible app for the modern consumer.
Engineering company Festo has developed artificial ants that communicate with each other and coordinate actions in tandem
The cooperative behavior of ants has been transferred to the world of technology by German engineering company Festo. Their BionicANTs were inspired by nature and feature the delicate anatomy of their namesake as well as their nimble coordination. The ‘ANT’ stands for both their role model and for Autonomous Networking Technologies.
Leap redesigns the daily commute experience into something akin to first-class air travel
Leap is a new commuting option for those in San Francisco who want an experience more pleasant than typical public transportation affords but still want to avoid the hassle and pollution of driving their own car.
Fitness app encourages you to break a sweat for money's sake
Has your gym trainer ever incentivized you to push yourself to run just one more mile in exchange for a food reward later? Or motivated you to do 20 extra push-ups by offering up an ice-cold beverage for once you finish? A new concept fitness app, FitCoin, will push you beyond physical limits with the promise of digital equity.
Day & Night Light taps design to solve widespread health issue
Dutch designer Eléonore Delisse has created a light to combat symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a cyclical form of depression. The Day & Night Light is a lamp that oscillates and changes over a 24-hour cycle to coordinate with the human circadian rhythm.