Designer Jamie Tai explores the possibility of using trehalose, a sugar that protects from dehydration, in clothing and skincare
Designer Jamie Tai is exploring how sugar-based products might enable us to survive in a world with less water. Tai’s speculative design project, Trehalose Artefacts, conceptualizes a range of clothing and skincare using trehalose, a naturally occurring sugar that protects cells from dehydration in extreme environments.
Come Clean is a culturally curated soap line that features figurines of your favorite kicks
For diehard sneakerheads still on the waitlist for the new Yeezy Boosts, a cleaner alternative proposes that you do away with your fungus rather than accessorize it. Come Clean’s newest line of soap bars will attract a new type of customer by awarding cleanliness with a miniature vinyl sneaker displayed in each bar.
Genee follows your commands when you want to schedule meetings or book appointments via email, SMS and Twitter
Has scheduling meetings and appointments been a time-consuming ordeal for you? The back and forth of the email process is just not cutting it with your busy schedule, so why not rely on an artificially intelligent assistant that can do the job for you, effectively and efficiently? Genee and Toi launched an app called Genee, a scheduling platform that will find the best meeting time for all parties involved.
Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee's newly discovered protein BsIA will make the cold treat healthier and longer-lasting
To the delight of all ice cream lovers, a new development in the production of commercial ice cream will make everyone scream for more ice cream. Researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee discovered a protein that can make slow-melting ice cream. Finally, ice cream you’ll get to finish before it melts in your hands.
Arro wants to be the go-to app for taxi services, and it's cheaper than Uber without the hassle of surge pricing
In the midst of what has become a global crackdown on ride-sharing services, a new app is helping traditional taxi cab drivers catch up with the times. Arro is a smartphone app that works like Uber, but instead lets you hail a yellow or green taxi cab and pay for it with the touch of a button.
The Polar Loop 2 detects daily activity and measures steps, distance, calories and sleep with accurate, individualized algorithms
Polar has introduced the follow-up to its popular Polar Loop activity tracker, which monitors the wearer’s daily activity, workouts and sleep. The Polar Loop 2 is designed to be worn 24/7 and gently vibrates to remind the user to move if they’ve been sitting for a long period of time.
Osmothèque is Jade de Robles Rossdale's procedural kit that enables users to create scents based on a textual message
What does the phrase “I love you” smell like? How about “I hate you?”Jade de Robles Rossdale‘s Osmothèque is an interactive laboratory that translates WhatsApp messages into smells by utilizing a unique formula that deconstructs texts into basic emotions and mixes fragrances attributed to said emotions based on the varying levels and degrees of the feelings.
A Magic Leap patent could put a patch of data display at the forefront of our focus
Wearable and optical trendsetter Magic Leap recently published a stack of 100 patents they’ve recently applied for. In the stack was a contact lens built for augmented reality.
Designer Lucy Jones' clothes allow paraplegics to dress themselves and move more comfortably
Advantage Blocks is a manual by Parsons student Lucy Jones meant to let people make clothes for people who are bound to a wheelchair or have physical disabilities.
The Nest Project creates city-ready homes for birds, with pencil shavings serving as nest materials
Amid the noise of city life, some sounds are harder to hear, such as the chirping of birds. Without their natural habitat, songbirds leave urban areas for greener pastures, woods, and parks. Fieldwork Facility, a UK-based design firm, hopes to change that through The Nest Project, an initiative to bring birds back to cities by encouraging people to work in pencil for a single week.
SeeLight app helps the blind navigate city streets through audible cues that instruct users on when to cross the road
Imagine trying to cross a busy city street without being able to see the traffic lights change color or glance down the road to make sure the oncoming cars have stopped. For the blind and visually impaired, that’s just one aspect of navigating the world that presents a challenge, but an app called SeeLight aims to solve this problem, one traffic light at a time.
Make out with or deep sea dive into your morning brew with the Coffee Lid: Take Kiss Out, Subsea Coffee or Goat mugs
Korean designer Jang WooSeok invites you to get intimate with your java with the introduction of his latest project: the Coffee Lid: Take Kiss Out. Designed to look like a kissy mouth, the lid introduces a new style of contact that mimics the sensation of making out. Be it a horn, submarine or a fresh pair of lips, a growing trend toward the way people indulge in drinking coffee is emerging.