John and Heather McDougall are aiming to improve the world and our concept of manufacturing, one Bogobrush at a time
As the children of a dentist, John and Heather McDougall have always known the importance of a good toothbrush. So even as the market has been overwhelmed with a dizzying selection of high-priced electric models, the brother-and-sister design team focused on a much more elegant, and egalitarian, approach when they launched Bogobrush back in 2012.
Artist HOTxTEA's ASYLUM is a bright installation installed next to an even more ironic set of condos
Roosevelt Island, one of New York’s most recently residential islands (until 1989, it was only possible to get there by tram), was once a place for quarantine and isolation. Its Smallpox Hospital is well known as New York City’s “only landmarked ruin,” but there are other parts of this past that are less visible. The Manhattan Park Pool on the island, in fact, is built on the site of the former New York City Lunatic Asylum.
3D printing edges closer and closer toward commercial territories with Voodoo Manufacturing's rapid prototyping processes
Brooklyn New York, with its Tech Triangle contributing an impressive 10 percent to tech’s global sector, is increasingly becoming a sought after location for inspiring new tech brands. The latest to set up shop within the area is Voodoo Manufacturing whose team is making 3D printing simpler and more accessible.
Looncup links with a smartphone app to alert you when it's time to change your cup, record your health patterns, and more
It’s time to take your period to the next stage. You can soon use Looncup, a smart menstrual cup that syncs with your smartphone, to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to (and more) about the intricacies of your monthly cycle.
Lumo Run shorts (and capris) feature an integrated sensor that monitors and alerts users on optimal running form
Lumo Bodytech has developed a pair of running shorts that can provide the wearer with real-time feedback on their performance. The Lumo Run shorts could help runners increase their speed, distance and also prevent them from suffering injuries.
At just over 200 square ft, Kasita reimagines urban living as complete, beautifully designed and smart-tech-enabled studio apartments
Meet Kasita: sophisticated, affordable, and portable urban dwelling, inspired by dumpster living. Wait, what?
PSFK Labs identifies lessons learned from spatial design for business, home, and play
Given the overwhelming amount of time we spend inside office buildings and inside homes, these spaces should reflect our values and cater to our needs. Outside our frequented spaces, people travel to experience architecture, visiting historical venues or modern museums based on their personal preference for art and design. Whether you may pay attention to it or not, architecture impacts your life, so it’s increasingly important for future design to offer intuitive and adaptive features to individuals and groups, a reflection of the local environment and a thoughtful consideration of space.
The stereotypical man cave isn't for everyone, and AJ+C's Mancave designs prove that unequivocally
The term “man cave” often refers to a basement dwelling where the men of the house retire for entertainment. From a sports-dedicated home theater section as the focal point to a decked-out poker table in the corner, it generally has everything a stereotypical man needs to be happy and comfortable while enjoying his own personal space.
FarmedHere shows how we can sustainably grow plants year-round, with no need for pesticides and without the use of soil
FarmedHere is the largest indoor vertical farm in the United States, with 90,000 square foot space that all follow an eco-, city- and resource-friendly technique.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
Worldbeing is a wearable and app that tracks your consumption and travel so you can make better environmental decisions
Worldbeing is a wearable and app developed by design agency Layer, which aims to deliver experiences for the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin Hubert, the team includes industrial designers, UX/UI specialists, human-centered researchers and engineers.
The Mars Ice House is NASA's contest-winning design and would leverage Mars' ice pockets as building material
New York’s Maker Faire this year included NASA’s 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge Design Competition. 30 finalists were chosen, judged by scientists and other experts on the functionality of each entry and the impact 3D printing could potentially make on their construction and our expansion beyond our native Earth. First place went to the team SEArch (Space Exploration Architecture) and Clouds AO (Clouds Architecture Office) for their entry Mars Ice House.
Exploring the schools at the cutting edge of sustainability, as seen in Bali, Indonesia and the Scottish Highlands
Nestled among the swaying palms and lush jungle of Bali is an international school where children learn in bamboo pavilions and read from whiteboards made out of recycled car windows. The classrooms, which have no walls, are designed to help pupils feel more connected to their natural surroundings while studying a curriculum with an environmental twist. It has been hailed as the greenest school on Earth, but it is actually one of many adapting to the changing climate.