Public health campaigns in Boston and Miami Beach are calling for free sunscreen dispensaries
Sunscreen dispensaries might become as ubiquitous as water fountains if the city officials of Boston and Miami Beach have anything to do about it. Both cities have been trialling free dispensaries of SPF 30 sunscreen as a measure to get more people to protect their skin.
Operate your business almost entirely through your smartphone screen thanks to Vertical Matters
Vertical Matters is startup that can cut business paperwork by 95-plus percent, offering holistic solutions so you can do your job on five inches of touchscreen. This means no more piles of printed matter and more on-the-go work, given your office virtually fits on the palm of your hand.
Protect RAPID implants hidden cameras and GPS on rhinos to catch and deter poachers
In 2007, poachers in South Africa killed 13 endangered rhinos. Despite a dedicated anti-poaching police force, that number skyrocketed over the years. Last year, poachers killed 1,215 rhinos, mostly for their horns, which are often harvested while the animal is still living. To combat poachers, conservation group Protect has begun field trials of the Real-time Anti Poaching Intelligence Device (RAPID), a GPS tracking collar combined with a heart-rate monitor and video camera.
Kjaro is a restyled umbrella equipped with a fill-empty case that collects and holds water so it doesn’t drip
An innovative umbrella has been developed with urban travelers in mind, featuring a drip-free design and convenient straps for carrying. Kjaro has been made in Italy from high quality and durable materials. The practical and stylish umbrella is wind-resistant and has been designed for modern moving. It was inspired by experiences in the Milan subway, observing how difficult it is for people to move around with a wet umbrella.
Nemo's Garden creates miniature biospheres in a standard aquarium, pointing to a future full of sea-based farming
Ocean Reef Group is working on a sea-based alternative to dry-land agriculture through their Nemo’s Garden project which creates self-contained biospheres below the ocean’s surface. They have recently opened a Kickstarter campaign for a miniaturized version people can keep in their homes. It’s their hope this campaign will raise awareness of what they’re trying to do, and the environmental issues that are making it necessary.
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S&O design reinvent the mail slot with playful designs that come from iconic elements of the Japanese home
Hisakazu Shimizu, Tokyo-based designer of S&O design has released a series of mailboxes called Fumi to add fun and creativity to an unlikely location. They represent and match iconic Japanese home design elements, and give homeowners a way to make an individual statement about their place of residence.
Taxi Fabric wants to upholster taxi interiors in Mumbai with the works of young graphic designers
Taxi Fabric wants to give young graphic designers in Mumbai a new outlet to showcase their work: the fabric seat covers of taxi cabs. In the process, it hopes to inspire conversation, and show older generations what design is all about.
In a recent quarrel with the law, Amazon Prime is seeking reforms so as to roll out its newest retail operation
Having planned to carry out a drone delivery service since 2013, Amazon Prime is only now seeing its vision for the future of distribution slowly coming into fruition. Following restrictions by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test its drones, a change this March in the organization’s policies has permitted Prime to take the drones for a spin outdoors, under conditions that the drones never leave the pilot’s sight and only operate during daytime.
Skræp is a jewelry line inspired by crumpled paper
LuxMea has devised a way to capture the complexity of a crumpled piece of paper and turn it into wearable statement jewelry. Available either as a cuff or as a pendant, the Skræp jewelry collection finds beauty in the folds and contours of a crumpled piece of paper.
Density is a sensor and app that measures establishment population data and shares it in real-time via the cloud
The densification of cities, or lack there of, is a hot topic right now. As our population grows, the demographic makeup of our cities will change, and the way we live will be affected. But there has been less talk about the crowding nature of the spaces within the places we live. That’s all starting to change thanks to Density, a small sensor that measures the real-time population of places like cafés, bars, gyms, and retail centers.
The co-founder and CEO of 72andSunny allows us inside his counterintuitive approach to “efficiency” in a modern creative company
When you look around an office, nine times out of 10 you can tell if it was designed for fear.