Designers Naser and Taher Nasiri propose a shower pod that does away with walls and towels
If you ever want to completely change your shower experience, designers Naser and Taher Nasiri have an idea for you. Their Rain Soft Shower looks like something off a Star Trek set while delivering the rustic feel of showering in the rain, or under a waterfall.
Next-gen connected bottle will let brands interact with consumers via contextual marketing and quality
In the home, smart jars are telling people what’s in their cabinets. In stores, flexible electronics are helping both consumers and managers track what’s on the shelves. Drinks giant Diageo and Norwegian printed electronics firm Thinfilm have created a prototype connected whiskey bottle that serves the needs of both grocers and customers, assisting with stock control and counterfeiting issues, and acting as a marketing tool to enhance the brand experience.
Névo Watch encourages smartwatch adoption with a lossless focus on style
One trend we’re really starting to notice are smartwatches taking on more minimalist or analog design approaches. Last year, we reported on the Withings Activite, a fitness tracker in the style of a wristwatch, and this year has seen the development of an eStrap that would add smartwatch technology in the wristband of an analog watch. One more model to keep an eye on is the Névo Watch.
JumpFromPaper's creations do just that in design collection that embraces spatial illusions
With so much of our social lives now occurring in the 2D worlds of smartphone and computer screens, it seems almost strange that current fashion trends haven’t found a way to reflect this. Handbags, in particular, have repeatedly rotated between the same familiar styles—that is, until the Taiwanese designer JumpFromPaper came along.
MEDIGO disrupts healthcare by helping patients find the best treatments and value round the world
Medical tourism is a rapidly growing industry. Whether it’s for cost, shorter wait times or alternative treatments, it’s now estimated that over 7 million people travel outside their home countries each year for healthcare.
Contextually-driven actions, empowered by mobile sensor tech, are reconditioning the phone into a contributive shopping companion
The Mobile Commerce Playbook is a 12-week series from PSFK and Braintree exploring the key trends that are defining the future of mobile commerce. Be sure to check back often for more great articles here and on Braintree’s site, and don’t forget to download the full Mobile Commerce Playbook on our Slideshare page.
A credit card that changes with every use might be the answer to fraud and looming threat of breaches
Credit and debit card fraud in 2012 was able to siphon out $11.33 billion and unfortunately so far, no clear sign of the problem going away or shrinking is in sight. We all love the convenience of paying with a simple swipe or click but with too frequent news on fraud, it’s easy to get shaky fingers when typing away your credit card numbers.
The custom-printed buildings capture world-famous designs and can fit easily in a pocket
Toy monsters will soon need to up their anatomical correctness game so as to be taken seriously while smashing small cities to bits. Thanks to a keen-eyed design store, miniature replicas of architectural masterpieces are hitting the market, and in minute detail.