The Pilcrow Pub is a pub being built from scratch as it moves around the NOMA neighborhood in Manchester, England
NOMA is a 20-acre, £800 million redevelopment project in north Manchester. And like all English neighborhoods, it needs a good pub for the locals to go. That pub will be The Pilcrow, but unlike other construction projects in the area, this will be built by volunteers working with tradespeople, as a bid to revitalize disappearing craft skills.
Backed by tech players like Tim Cook, the Nebia showerhead cuts water consumption by 70 percent
In a time when drought is prevalent in the United States, when Californians are being told to cut water use by at least 25 percent, any innovation that saves water also saves money. The Nebia showerhead, which uses 70 percent less water than the industry average, practically rains money.
With ESI Design behind the work, LED lights give a new, changeable face to the 30-year-old building
A 30-year-old skyscraper from Seattle, the Columbia Center, recently received a $4.5 million upgrade from ESI Design, a New York-based design firm. The update included new trim on the building’s exterior with LEDs that change color on a time, plus a trio of light sculptures dubbed “Sky Lights” inside.
Butterfleye is a connected camera that knows when something highly suspect is going on
Butterfleye is a portable, Wi-Fi-enable home security camera that records only when you need it to. With a smart system that can identify human and pet presence, its selective recording means longer battery life and shorter video clips that are easier to browse through.
A YO! Home optimizes on space while minimizing the design aesthetic of those living in it
A YO! Home offers multifunctional spaces via a combination of minimalist design and attention to detail. As another iteration of the growing trend in home design of doing more with less, it’s a new take on manufactured homes.
Cliick is a dating app that connects singles organically that share the same interests when it comes to current topics
Recently, dating apps have been trying to offer something new to its clientele. Instead of following Tinder’s footsteps on swiping left and right if you like or dislike a profile, Cliick puts relevant content in your news feed with the chance to meet someone who shares the same interests as you do, but on a much deeper level.
Auxiliary Tools share a single powered base so as to streamline a homeowner's toolkit
Gareth Ladley, a freelance industrial designer based in London, was inspired by how much time home appliances spend sitting idle. An egg beater only sees action a few times a month, while lawnmowers sit ignored through an entire winter in most areas. He developed Auxiliary Tools for the kitchen, so a single, modular tool would waste less money and space.
The Sensel Morph is a pressure-sensitive, multi-touch input device that lets users interact with digital devices in new ways
The Sensel Morph is a pressure-sensitive input device that can detect the user’s fingers as well as objects like paintbrushes and drumsticks.
SmartHalo is a biking system for urban cyclists that provides intuitive navigation and automatic tracking
SmartHalo is a biking device designed for urban cyclists with a range of useful features including a military-grade locking system, intuitive navigation, automatic tracking, and powerful front light. The smart system has a minimalist design, with different sections of the black circle lighting up and changing color to communicate information to the cyclist.
Through the power of 3D printing (and plenty of inventiveness), Russell Munro surprises his son with a "robot in disguise"
Every child wants to have a birthday their friends will talk about for weeks. Father and YouTube video maker Russell Munro, has managed to do exactly that. He made a birthday cake in the shape of Transformer Optimus Prime, one able to transform into a standing robot with a humanoid chassis.
To show off its platform's searchability, Google Photos Food Truck rewarded participants who paid with prompted photo searches
Free food is always fantastic. This is why Google decided to offer pedestrians free munchies. However, Google wanted to add some fun by asking people to show photos of something specific in exchange; the photos serve as “payment” for the free food. And so, Google Photos, in collaboration with innovation studio Deeplocal, launched the Google Photos Food Truck challenge.
The drone patent from the aircraft maker nosedives into the ocean after being transported by larger aircraft
The Boeing company has filed a U.S. Patent for an unmanned aircraft that shapeshifts into a submarine once it breaks the water’s surface. The drone piggy-backs on bigger aircraft to reach cruising altitudes before making a sharp turn for a nose dive.