Hipcamp's land sharing model creates more camping opportunities across a nation dominated by privately-owned land
Camping discovery and booking service Hipcamp has launched a new initiative enabling private landowners to transform their space into campgrounds. The company is helping people interested in the program with everything from the creation of an online listing, to photography, insurance, bathrooms, maps and more. Its model works similar to Airbnb, with payments made weekly to landowners via direct deposit.
Auto titans, take note: The University of Michigan opened a high-tech town for researching and testing driverless cars
Autonomous cars may not be driving down real roads anytime soon, but with Mcity at the University of Michigan, they now have their own private small town.
The Airhook is a simple hack that gives air travelers more room—air travel's most coveted resource
Consider the airline tray table. It’s a tiny platform, with barely enough room for your drink and snack, let alone your tablet. It has only two positions: up or down. When it’s down, it locks your legs in place, so if you want to get more comfortable you run the risk of knocking everything off it. If you’d like a better way to travel, consider the Airhook, a simple hack that makes the tray table obsolete.
MotorMood makes driving a little brighter with a light-up smiley face emoticon
You’re on the highway and traffic is a mess, with cars lined up for miles. Your lane always seems to be the slow one. Up ahead, someone signals and starts to merge in front of you. You let them in, grumbling about it, until the car ahead of you lights up with a smiley face emoticon to thank you for your courtesy. You have just experienced MotorMood.
Salt & Water Floating Hotel design aims to prevent the exploitation of natural environments in tourist areas
One of the main concerns with untouched and virgin inland waters is the possible exploitation when companies start developing it for tourism purposes. So, to allow tourists to still enjoy the beautiful nature and water, Serbian studio Salt & Water created design plans for a floating hotel development with catamaran apartments. The natural harmony of the inland water is kept, yet, it offers tourists the privilege to take pleasure in the surrounding natural environment.
The Stella Lux generates more energy than it consumes
As fossil fuel supplies diminish, auto manufacturers worldwide are searching for other ways to power their vehicles. Hybrid cars, electric cars, and even cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells exist already, but even these use up energy.
A special skate park for hoverboards may herald a new future in recreation as reported by Spanish website El Patín.
Back to the Future gave fans a glimpse of how amazing 2015’s new technologies would be. When the calendar changed from 2014 to 2015, pop culture enthusiasts demanded their hoverboards. Lexus answered and on June 24, unveiled a levitating hoverboard they’ve sworn is fully functional.
PSFK founder explains how relentless innovation and technology must be part of a luxury brand's DNA
It goes without saying that luxury brands need to rethink their role in a rapidly changing marketplace. They are pincered by two forces: a new generation of buyers which prizes experience over ownership and a rise in technology services which outpaces almost any premium brand offering.
Rotterdam could be the first city in the world with roads made of plastic if VolkerWessels get their way
VolkerWessels, a Dutch construction firm, is intent on paving roads using upcycled plastic in a project dubbed PlasticRoad. According to this report, Rotterdam’s city council is just as thrilled to host the first batch of plastic roads.
Spike Aerospace's latest S-512 Supersonic Jet can cut down flying time in half, and features a luxury windowless cabin
Spike Aerospace’s latest, luxury high-speed jet will be able to fly from NYC to London in just three hours. The Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet can fly 450 mph faster than any current civilian jet, which means cutting most flight times by half.
The Shelfpack is a travel trolley that transforms into a dresser so you don't have to unpack
Instead of large wheeled boxes to stuff clothes in, the Shelfpack is a collapsible dresser that can save a hotel room from the mess of unpacking. In less than 20 seconds the bag can be folded out into an organized cabinet of clothes and shoes. This means you’d never have to dig for a pair of pants ever again.
Project: Human Helmet turns you own head into protective motorcyclist gear on the road
If you’re a motorcyclist, you very well know how uncomfortable wearing thick and clunky metal helmets are. They are heavy, warm inside and quite unappealing. Jyo John Mulloor, a passionate motorcyclist and graphic designer decided to put his two passions together to come up with a better helmet design. Later, Project Human Helmet was born.