Glia connects/disconnects customers with stores in their area that support the same/different issues
Consumers all have causes they care about, whether it be cancer research, supporting marriage equality, or funding local animal shelters. The best way to support these causes is to vote with your wallet, so to speak, but trying to find the best businesses to do so and avoiding the ones that support things you oppose can be time-consuming and confusing. Thankfully, Glia is a free app for iOS that allows buyers to check what stores in their area support your worldview and which ones actively oppose it.
Catatonic is a visual showcase that happens all inside your head (and VR headset)
Catatonic is Guy Shelmerdine’s newest unnerving work. The advertising director known for his off-beat humor has created an immersive experience that uses optical illusion to blur reality from fiction in a very mental way.
You might be familiar with projection mapping, Dawn of Man give us Projection Napping
In a city like New York where restless activity has become cliche, it’s hard to imagine people sleeping. Brooklyn-based art collective Dawn of Man wants to challenge our assumptions about what goes on upstairs in the most caffeinated areas of New York. Instead of filming frenetic time-lapses, they’ve decided to embrace a more meditative moment, projecting larger-than-life footage of sleeping people on the sides of brick buildings.
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.
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.
The innovative Better Shelter structures represent a major milestone in humanitarian design
This week, the IKEA Foundation announced the results of its ongoing collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): a plan to provide the UNHCR with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelter units for refugee and disaster aid through IKEA’s Housing for All Foundation.
How the internet giant is helping to catalog thousands of pieces of street art before they disappear forever
What some call vandalism, others call street art. Where some see criminals, others see outlaw poets, heroes of free speech taking their work directly to the people, bypassing galleries and auction houses, and democratizing the relationship between art and the public. That outlaw freedom jumped time and space last week when the Google Street Art Project announced it was doubling its worldwide database by adding 5000 new images.