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It’s Time to Start Designing Cereal Boxes for Adults
It’s Time to Start Designing Cereal Boxes for Adults

Packaging concept from designer Mun Joo Jane imagines cereal boxes for folks who eat at the big table

Graphic designer Mun Joo Jane has created a packaging design concept that reimagines new shapes and forms for Kellogg’s Cereal that caters to adult aesthetics.

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NYC Residential Tower Concepts Explore the Beauty of the Unseen
NYC Residential Tower Concepts Explore the Beauty of the Unseen

Studio Dror creates buildings offering unique living environments by turning the inside out

The building boom in New York City continues to race forward. Construction cranes dominate the skyline around the massive Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s West Side. Downtown Brooklyn is sharing in the high rise race with a number of new residential skyscraper projects in progress. While a few of these projects are architecturally inspiring, there are many more that just resemble bland storage buildings for humans.

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Plug Your Headphones into a Billboard and Be Transported to Paris
Plug Your Headphones into a Billboard and Be Transported to Paris

A Thalys interactive audio map lets passerby experience culture through a database of urban sounds

A French train company is using the power of audio to entice people to travel to its main destinations. Thalys paired up with French Agency Rosaparks to create Sounds of the City, a set of interactive billboards that lets passerby plug in their personal headphones and listen to the sounds of Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam.

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Presenting: The Elegant Love Child of a Smartphone and Pocketwatch
Presenting: The Elegant Love Child of a Smartphone and Pocketwatch

Runcible combines the power of modern electronics with the revered unobtrusiveness of a wearable device

In the beginning, there was the pocketwatch, a combination of useful timepiece and stylish accessory. Then came the wristwatch, the cell phone and the smartphone, and pocketwatches became obsolete, worn as an affectation if at all. As smartphones grew larger and more unwieldy, the wearable device returned to fashion once again. Apple, of course, drew on the wristwatch for their Apple Watch. But a Berkeley company looked to the elegance and simplicity of the pocketwatch for their inspiration for Runcible.

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A Desktop Robot Makes for a Splendid GIF Buddy
A Desktop Robot Makes for a Splendid GIF Buddy

PSFK documents the exploits of our PLEN desktop robot through a series of original GIFs

The remotely controlled PLEN desktop robot stands at a petite 228mm (roughly nine inches), weighing in at 696 grams, and comes equipped with its own personal control software.  PLEN PROJECT COMPANY Ltd. issued PSFK its very own mini-robo to test, so we decided to create a montage of GIFs highlighting the functionalities of PSFK’s latest crew member, Lil’ P.

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Men’s Synchronized Swimming Team Demonstrates Why You Should Never Drink and Dive
Men’s Synchronized Swimming Team Demonstrates Why You Should Never Drink and Dive

Don't Drink And Dive urges Swedish men to sober up before going in the water as 70 percent of deaths associated with water involved alcohol consumption

‘Don’t Drink and Dive‘ is a short documentary created as part of a campaign urging Swedish men to wait until they are sober before going for a swim. Jumping into the lake or the ocean for a dip is a tradition for many during the Swedish summer.

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Be Facebook Friends with a Selfie-Obsessed Plant
Be Facebook Friends with a Selfie-Obsessed Plant

The Selfie Plant is a potted plant takes selfies dependent on its mood or surrounding weather and shares them to Facebook

Meet Plantie Plant. It’s a flowering plant. It has 74 friends. It lives in Copenhagen. Oh, and it likes to take selfies and share them on Facebook.

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Phones Might Help Blind New Yorkers Navigate the Subway
Phones Might Help Blind New Yorkers Navigate the Subway

Lantern, a project from Eugene Gao, would use an app and bluetooth beacons to guide the blind from station to station

Navigating New York’s subway system is a challenge—even more so if you’re blind. But a recent project, Lantern, could help blind New Yorkers get around underground with a little more ease.

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ATM Technology Gets Applied to Kenyan Water Access
ATM Technology Gets Applied to Kenyan Water Access

Grundfos' pilot project in Kenya grants easier access to H2O

It comes to no surprise that water is a scarce, precious and too-often polluted resource for people living in many developing nations, and that it is becoming scarcer as environmental and political forces reduce the supply of fresh water worldwide. In Kenya’s Mathare slum, for example, residents must purchase frequently dirty water from vendors who charge exorbitant prices for access. Grundfos, a Danish company, has rolled out a pilot project in Mathare and other Kenyan villages that stands to change the situation for the better.

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Motivate Workouts with 3D-Printed Chocolate
Motivate Workouts with 3D-Printed Chocolate

EdiPulse is gamified fitness that puts a tasty twist on workout rewards

EdiPulse could become a way to reward your next workout. It’s a project that measures and tracks your heart rate and sends the data to a 3D chocolate printer, resulting in exercise-powered treats. The longer you keep the heart rate up, the larger your chocolate reward. Exertion Games Lab wanted to give a one-to-one physical object reward for the invisible data that wearable devices track.

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