The stereotypical man cave isn't for everyone, and AJ+C's Mancave designs prove that unequivocally
The term “man cave” often refers to a basement dwelling where the men of the house retire for entertainment. From a sports-dedicated home theater section as the focal point to a decked-out poker table in the corner, it generally has everything a stereotypical man needs to be happy and comfortable while enjoying his own personal space.
FarmedHere shows how we can sustainably grow plants year-round, with no need for pesticides and without the use of soil
FarmedHere is the largest indoor vertical farm in the United States, with 90,000 square foot space that all follow an eco-, city- and resource-friendly technique.
Worldbeing is a wearable and app that tracks your consumption and travel so you can make better environmental decisions
Worldbeing is a wearable and app developed by design agency Layer, which aims to deliver experiences for the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin Hubert, the team includes industrial designers, UX/UI specialists, human-centered researchers and engineers.
Researchers at the company's laboratories have created a way to convert 2D pages into 3D avatars in real time
Disney Research in Zurich has come up with a new system of turning coloring book pages into 3D art that pops out of the page. The technology lets you color a page any way you want before it brings the page to life in a 3D avatar, floating above the page and viewable through a mobile device.
Full-sized sculpture comprised of 1,700 precision-cut card pieces features a fully fitted interior, functioning doors, and rolling wheels
Lexus has revealed an origami-inspired car that ditches the sheet metal, glass and plastics for precision-cut card. The replica of a Lexus IS saloon is a driveable, full-sized sculpture exploring the manufacturer’s promise of ‘Creating Amazing’ and showcasing the human craftsmanship that goes into each Lexus vehicle.
Parabo Press offers a photo-printing app with unique product offerings like screenprint-like risographs
If you own a smartphone, chances are that it’s brimming with photos. And over the past five years, a number of companies like Artifact Uprising and Social Print Studio have been offering ways for consumers to create prints, photo books, calendars, business cards and more using their photos. The latest entrant comes from Parabo Press. Parabo bills itself as offering small runs of prints on demand with an artistic slant.
The Mars Ice House is NASA's contest-winning design and would leverage Mars' ice pockets as building material
New York’s Maker Faire this year included NASA’s 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition. 30 finalists were chosen, judged by scientists and other experts on the functionality of each entry and the impact 3D printing could potentially make on their construction and our expansion beyond our native Earth. First place went to the team SEArch (Space Exploration Architecture) and Clouds AO (Clouds Architecture Office) for their entry Mars Ice House.
Tribeca Shortlist offers a human approach to on-demand movie viewing, giving users insider insights into the most unique releases of the moment
With Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus currently dominating the streaming industry it’s hard for any newcomers to gain traction. Tribeca Shortlist however has many exciting nuances on offer that has the potential to sway the most extreme film buffs.
Exploring the schools at the cutting edge of sustainability, as seen in Bali, Indonesia and the Scottish Highlands
Nestled among the swaying palms and lush jungle of Bali is an international school where children learn in bamboo pavilions and read from whiteboards made out of recycled car windows. The classrooms, which have no walls, are designed to help pupils feel more connected to their natural surroundings while studying a curriculum with an environmental twist. It has been hailed as the greenest school on Earth, but it is actually one of many adapting to the changing climate.
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Haiku is a dashboard computer remade to magnetically fit any handlebar
The Haiku is a bike assistant that upgrades your ride into a GPS-navigated one that also displays smartphone notifications. Built small, durable and simple, it’s perfect for light city bikes and it snaps on and off so you can hide it when you’re bike is parked.
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.
FeelTheReal is a print ad campaign that drives digital engagement as opposed to other efforts that try to game the system
PNYC, a sibling company to marketing firm Partners & Napier, helped Outdoor Advertising Association of America launch an ad campaign that focuses on real consumer engagement. The campaign, currently running in New York City, directly asks viewers if they have seen the advertisement. Each poster, truck, billboard and window advertisement has a binary code with a website URL encouraging people to participate in an online survey.