KSEVT Hotel lets you experience simulated 3D sleeping
Suppose you want to sleep in zero gravity. You could shell out a cool quarter-million dollars for a ride into space. But that’s probably cost-prohibitive for most of us, and besides, why would you want to sleep through something that cost so much? Instead, make your way to the Cultural Center of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in the tiny Slovenian village of Vitanje. There in the KSEVT Hotel you can spend the night floating in mid-air, in Earth’s closest simulation of zero-G without ever leaving the planet.
Headset from Valkee uses bright light to align the body's rhythm with the sun during transmeridian travel
The Finnish startup Valkee, which has previously released products for treating seasonal affective disorder has launched the Human Charger as its latest gadget for combating the effects of jet lag in travelers.
One of the draws of Japan that continues to both surprise and impress American tourists is…its toilets. The company TOTO, in particular, pioneered the Japanese treatment of the bathroom as a site of continual innovation, instead of a taboo place to be forgotten about. A piece of cultural ambassadorship on this subject called GALLERY TOTO has now opened in Tokyo’s Narita airport, offering unique bathroom experiences to newcomers and travelers.
Solar Bike is even more environmentally friendly than other electric bikes as it doesn't require energy from power grid
Solar Bike was designed to be similar to any bicycle, with no special features that shift it from the basic bike design. The only change is the solar panels in the spoke areas of the wheels. The panels absorb solar energy and charge the battery whether the bike is in motion or at rest.
The biodiesel repair wagon is about to hit its final destination, Boston, on May 12
Launched on April 2nd in Ventura, California, the Worn Wear truck has been making its way across the country, before it will reach its final destination in Boston on May 12. At the end of its tour, the brand will turn to social media to ask its fans which route the truck should take on its way back out West.
"A glimpse into the future of the Airbnb app" with Head of Design, Alex Schleifer
For the first time in Airbnb history, users can search, discover and read directly within a site-specific tablet app. Native to the website and the brand, the tablet app launch marks a significant visual overhaul in terms of design and responsiveness.
Departures NYC uses augmented reality to point the way to the nearest bus stop
Buses in New York City have often gotten the short shrift. They lack the beautiful iconography of the subway system, and if the latter system looks like spaghetti to newcomers, then the bus system looks like ramen noodles. Bus stops, in particular, are hard to find for a newcomer. But an app called Departures NYC uses augmented reality to elegantly disentangle the situation, exposing tourists and lifelong New Yorkers alike to new transit options and informing them of approaching buses.
DUFL offers travelers luxury of dry cleaning, folding, packing and shipping wardrobe to their destinations
DUFL is a baggage delivery service that covers all aspects of baggage handling for business travelers. The service will dry clean, fold, pack and ship luggage to destinations so they’ll be waiting for you at your final stop. DUFL hopes to allow frequent business travelers to focus more on business and remove the need to worry about luggage.
What if your cereal bar were also a ticket to an overseas holiday (thanks to Transavia France)?
With the falling prices of airline tickets, buying a flight seat is starting to feel as commonplace as buying a bus ticket. With Transavia France, it’s literally just like buying a snack. The airline’s latest social campaign #SnackHolidays sells affordable tickets to popular getaway destinations in the form of popular snack items.
A Japanese airline is launching Star Wars-style aircraft in time for Episode VII's release
Earlier this month, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the launch of its five-year Star Wars Project, a collaboration that will include a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner decked out as R2-D2. As the project’s website reveals, the plane’s fuselage will feature painted versions of R2’s radar eye, utility arms, holographic projectors, and various other attributes.
As part of its progressive marketing strategy, SAS allows customers to explore planes before booking
Let’s face it, unless you’re reclining in your First Class seat with a glass of champagne, or relaxing in the utopia of the Business Class Lounge, flying is rarely a fun endeavor. In fact, from the stress of making your flight on time, to spending hours in a seat designed for 19th century human beings, it can be downright nightmarish. Scandinavian Airlines realizes that any additional benefit can make a huge difference in the customer experience, even if that means just providing them the ability to tour the cabin before they book.
Faraday bikes hide their electrical components for a stylish, easy ride that offers 20 miles of assisted pedaling
Though the Faraday bike looks like most other commuter bicycles, a pair of lithium batteries mounted to the frame power a silent motor. The motor isn’t designed to drive the bicycle everywhere, but can give a short-term burst on uphill stretches or in the face of a headwind.