Author Archive

21 Nov 2014

In the Nutshell

SVA Product of Design Student Eden Lew created Nutshell, aimed at reducing stress and providing a kind of respite from urban life. It’s a pod-inspired platform for productive break-taking. Social Solitude: In a Nutshell [Swiss Miss]
15 Nov 2014

Bone-Conduction to Guide Blind

While the act of walking down the street might be second nature to most of us, it can be a much more difficult experience for those who are blind or visually impaired. To combat the issue, Microsoft
14 Nov 2014

Touchable Memories

‘Touchable Memories’ by pirate3D, turns photographs into 3D-printed objects for people without vision. This hits home, as I have a close family member that has been slowly losing his eye sight over the past year. Touchable Memories
7 Nov 2014

iBox Nano 3D printer at $299

Getting a start in 3D printing can be a pretty costly and intimidating endeavor, with most printers in the affordable range coming in at around $1,000. But for $299, the makers of the iBox Nano aim to provide an
6 Nov 2014

Bluesmart

Let’s face it, air travel sucks. You are crammed in a small cylinder at 35,000 feet with a herd of other people like cattle, noshing on junk food a cranky flight attendant pitches at you while hurrying
4 Nov 2014

Induction Cooking Cue

Induction cooking – an electromagnetic technology which heats faster, is thermally more efficient, and provides more consistent heating across surfaces compared to either gas or traditional electric stovetops – has quickly staked a spot amongst upper tier
3 Nov 2014

Z-Charge

Dublin based power supply company MyVolts teamed up with product designer Paula O’Connor and created something quite special – Z-Charge. It is a long pouch with two charging pockets that hang on both sides of the bed, allowing
31 Oct 2014

LiveNote App For Orchestra Performances

The Philadelphia Orchestra is rolling out LiveNote™, an application for mobile devices that allows audiences to access information about the works they are hearing, following the music with real-time musical, emotional, and historical highlights. LiveNote is one
29 Oct 2014

Geometrical Composition Dressing Table

Carla forms a geometrical composition with a large, round mirror that’s bisected by a wooden shelf on two legs, still leaving plenty of room to gaze at yourself. The narrow shelf can hold your jewelry, makeup, accessories,
21 Oct 2014

Portable Standing Desk

You’ve probably noticed how standing desks are becoming more and more popular as it’s pretty obvious that so much sitting is bad for us. Refold has designed a cardboard standing desk that is both flexible and portable,
20 Oct 2014

FollowMe Lamp

I fell in love with the FollowMe lamp, designed by Inma Bermúdez for Marset. Portable and compact, it can be taken anywhere inside and outside of your house/apartment. Perfect for small spaces, kids’ rooms, fire escape parties
16 Oct 2014

Easing Shipping Parcel Process

Shipping a parcel can sometimes be more trouble than it’s worth — finding the right packaging, having to actually put clothes on to travel to the nearest post office, and the inevitable gargantuan queue. While ideas such