PSFK and EVRYTHNG’s shortlist of five cloud-connected products prepare you for a world where your purchases talk back
Picture yourself ‘checking in’ to your coffee machine for a live video chat with a master Barista on how to make the perfect cappuccino. Or friending your sensor-packed tennis racket so it can track your swing and let you know how to improve your serve. Or imagine that you’re in the produce section of the grocery store and the local butternut squash sends you a message recommending a curry soup recipe along with a shopping list of ingredients. That future is just around Aisle One.
Love Project from Brazil uses today's technology to give tangible form to human thought and emotion
Using sensors that record heartbeats, voices and brainwaves, the Love Project turns love into unique tangible mandalas. The project is a collaboration between the studio of Guto Requena and digital production company D3.
Winner of 2014 Chicago Prize for Obama's Presidential Library talks on his peace-sign-abstracted design
Many explorative design concepts tried to hit the balance between memorial and civic during the Chicago Architectural Club’s recent competition. Two teams won the top prize by creating fully-functional but equally striking infrastructure designs that are meant to become landmarks.
Plant Friends provide owners with temperature, humidity, and soil moisture readings rather adorably
Created by designer Dickson Chow, Plant Friends is a plant environment monitoring system that takes real-time measurements of the soil moisture, temperature, and humidity of a given plant environment and alerts the user when the plants need to be watered.