Coda Story cuts through the journalistic noise, focusing on only one issue or crisis as it happens
Landing on the front page of any news website these days can only exacerbate the common feeling that the world is dissolving into chaos. It’s one crisis after another, and as one particularly horrible one comes to the forefront, it’s always at the expense of other ongoing issues that fade to the background despite the fact that they still exist. It’s this feeling of brutal ADD that an innovative news platform called Coda, with staff writers from the Guardian, Forbes and the New Yorker, hopes to address.
A partnership with designer Yves Behar creates a beautifully functional kitchen mixer
The home carbonation trend has been healthy for half a decade, but up until this year only water with a little syrup has been open to the carbonation process by these home appliances. By this summer, you can expect more from SodaStream’s new entry: the SodaStream Mix.
At-home workers have a new option for going to work with Setting
Although most people who work from home love the lack of commute and relaxed dress code, the experience can get lonely. Setting offers a social option for work-at-home employees who would like a more social and structured atmosphere.
Gone are the days of weekend-long destination trips and party planners to celebrate a lifetime of love. In replacement of grandiose weddings are on-demand services that offer greater serendipity and guest-list intimacy. Modern weddings, as we’ve recently seen, are anything but traditional, and Tiny Chapel Weddings give eloping in Vegas a run for its money.
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.