Arts & Culture
Brush your teeth with Power Toothpaste and you'll get the caffeine fix you need to combat morning grogginess—plus, it whitens teeth
Can you really get your caffeine fix in the morning without drinking coffee? Power Toothpaste says it is possible. This innovative toothpaste is the world’s first caffeinated toothpaste that will give you the kick you need in the morning right when you need it the most.
The handheld Protopiper lets you create life-size versions of your design visions
With the advent of 3D printing, designers can now experiment with using technology to create objects quickly and inexpensively. The technology has been used for everything from printing astronomy-focused objects for the blind to creating stunning fashion pieces. But the Human Computer Interaction lab at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Germany wondered how they could make it easier to quickly produce prototypes of large-scale objects for design purposes.
Channel your inner creativity to release pent-up stress by escaping through the wonderful world of Crayola's Color Escapes
How must you deal with stress at home? Crayola says color it away. After 112 years in the business, Crayola is debuting its adult coloring book and coloring supplies line called Color Escapes. This is not a fad: Crayola wants this coloring book in the mainstream because they believe in its relaxing benefits for adults.
Graphic designer’s quick sketch has become a global symbol of solidarity in light of the Paris attacks
The first thing Jean Jullien did when he heard about the Paris attacks was reach for paper and his paintbrush, and sketch a simple image on his lap. Late on Friday evening, he posted it on to his Instagram and Twitter pages: a quick doodle of the Eiffel tower inside a circle, in an adaption of the peace symbol originally used by the nuclear disarmament movement.
In the 'Paint The Town: Mountain View' initiative, Google uses works from local artists to beautify their auto-autos
When a Google driverless car got pulled over earlier this month, most people got a laugh out of it. Danielle Dufayet, an artist from San Jose, CA, enjoyed the story for a different reason. The door of the car bears her painting of songbirds on a telephone wire above a bright cityscape. Dufayet and 11 other artists were selected through the Paint The Town: Mountain View project to have their work showcased on the prototype Self-Driving Cars as they hit California roads.
Brynjar Sigurðarson's collection reminds us that the preservation of the environment is in our hands
Icelandic designer Brynjar Sigurðarson crafted a series of candles to look like ice forms, which slowly start to melt away when they are lit and eventually disappear. The Glacier Project candles act as a not-so-subtle commentary on the issue of global warming. They demonstrate what is happening to the ice as a result of climate change.
Why gawk at Big Ben, take a stroll in Kensington Gardens, or ride the underground if you can get more from a screen?
With VR headsets set to roll out to markets in the next few months, the gaming experience is on the verge of a revolution. What more, the way we experience our surroundings is also transforming, and new technologies mark a period of increasing social isolation. In Away from Reality, two artists and a photographer comment on the changing nature of our society by envisioning a future London where the virtual eclipses reality.
Guided by an accompanying app, SprayPrinter can help you paint giant wall artworks
The SprayPrinter is a high-tech spray can that works with your hand. By mapping a wall or a big canvas, it “prints” out murals of any size requiring only a hand to move it around.
LIVIN Farms brings an unsung super food right to your kitchen countertop
Who would’ve known that our path to the “sustainable” and “eco-friendly” would lead to us harvesting our own mealworms? At least, that is the power LIVIN Farms gives you. Their revolutionary desk hive lets you grow your own super food at home, while making sure that what you eat is clean, good for you and healthy.
Grove Ecosystem will let you grow two to three bags of salad greens every week in a bookshelf-sized space
Always wanted to have a garden, but crammed in a tiny apartment? The Grove Ecosystem will let you grow your own garden all-year round in a bookshelf-sized space. With it, you’ll have a self-sustaining, smart ecosystem of your very own, using principles of aquaponics (a.k.a. a working aquarium).
The Museum of Feelings has visitors invokes museumgoers' emotions through Glade-curated smells, making each individual journey its own piece of art
The Museum of Feelings brings emotions to life. Visitors will engage by the museum through the use of fragrances meant to elicit the following moods/states of being: Optimism, Calm, Invigorated, Exhilarated and Joyful. The fragrances in the museum are curated by Glade, a company widely known for battling some of the toughest smells found in homes (and elsewhere).
New companies are seeking to antiquate the distinction by teaching through platforms like Minecraft
What better way to teach children about, say, amino acids – the building blocks of protein – than with building blocks? How about civil engineering, digital electronics or coding? For the more conservative parents who implement time-based restrictions on their children’s digital habits, it may come as a surprise to hear that video games can actually potentiate learning (through immersion). In fact, companies like MakerState – an award-winning educational organization focused on learning by doing – aids students K-12 by developing globally relevant skills doing just that: playing video games.