May 9th, 2013
Design studio Lanzavecchia + Wai has created a sort of Charlie and the Chocolate factory experience. The Italian and Singaporean design studio has released an edible furniture collection consists of the Hard Candy coffee table, Chocolate chair, Grains sofa, and Hardtack table.
Each piece in this edible collection includes a basic elemental metal structure. Design studio lanzavecchia + wai used basic nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, sugar, and chocolate as food reserves to cover the metal structure. Owing to the current economic conditions, the decorative or unnecessary elements of the furniture can be eaten until all that’s left is what’s needed for basic functionality.
Edible Furniture Collection for food diggers! [Gizmodiva]
May 8th, 2013
Multi-purpose kitchen machines are the way of the future. Why flood your kitchen counter with a load of single-purpose cookers when you can free up some of that space with a single appliance that can do a whole load of things? The Philips HomeCooker will do exactly that.
Designed in conjunction with renowned chef Jamie Oliver, the lone contraption uses a vertical multi-layer design that allows it to perform multiple cooking tasks at the same time. And it’s not just some markething gimmick, either — the thing will let you saute, simmer, stir, melt, steam, stew, boil and fry. Even better, it can do all those unsupervised, so you can spend more time parked in front of the TV than ever before.
Philips HomeCooker Is A Multi-Layer, Multi-Purpose Cooking Robot [CoolThings]
May 7th, 2013
My family is addicted to jigsaw puzzles. When a special birthday came up for one of my daughters, I prepared a photo collage using paint.net and ordered a photo jigsaw puzzle from Venus Puzzle. The puzzle comes in a custom box, shrink wrapped and with a copy of the submitted photo on the cover, commercial quality. Puzzle pieces and printing was of excellent quality.
May 6th, 2013
Suggestme.com offers a revolutionary alternative to your traditional city guide. Alongside the best-known highlights, discover a large selection of unique suggestions assembled from social media that will make your break unforgettable.
Suggestme aims to provide travellers with interesting and appropriate highlights for their trips. As well as presenting the most well-known highlights, the website will show suggestions that will make their break different. Through the continual monitoring of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, users of Suggestme can know all the most exciting highlights in a particular city at any one moment. For example, you could have seen which squares and bars were popular during Queen’s Day and the Coronation last Tuesday in Amsterdam.
May 4th, 2013
Beyond The Box is an iPad app that allows sports fans to curate realtime coverage, players updates and analysis from their favorite sports teams in one centralized timeline. You can think of it as TweetDeck on steroids — for sports.
The founders decided to start with the iPad to offer sports fans curated news, analysis, rumors, video, photos and player commentary in the same timeline-style feed that has become so familiar thanks to social media. The timeline curates content from more than 1,000 media sources and 2,000 players, ranking and analyzing sources based on a number of signals, including popularity, relevancy, and so on. In turn, it allows fans to personalize their feed to focus updates from their favorite teams and players.
Beyond The Box Launches A TweetDeck For Sports To Bring Realtime News And Analysis To Your iPad [Techcrunch]
May 3rd, 2013
The Jackcard is a conceptual device that aims to take all of the cards you use in your daily life and drop them onto one device. Stephen Reon Francisco’s Jackcard would be able to function as everything from a debit card to a passport. It would also be able to identify people using facial and voice recognition along with fingerprints.
Transforming Digital ID Cards [TrendHunter]
May 3rd, 2013
V-Tent is an ecofriendly parking system that protects and charges vehicles. It is a collapsible canopy that can be used in both personal and public parking areas. Aiming to create a sustainable system for urban environment, V-Tent offers a safe space for electric cars either at home or in city.
Functioning as a canopy that prevents weather side-effects such as sun heat or snow, design protects vehicles physically from environmental conditions. Therefore, it prolongs the life and maintenance cycle of vehicles in the long run. Also designed as a precaution for theft, structural elements of design work as barriers. System of V-Tent in public usage is designed as a space saving parking lot space that runs on fee. With a simple interface, user is able to choose parking period and make payment by card.
Conceived by BBDO Bangkok for Thailand-based DIY store HomePro, the creators of the initiative realized that those who can’t afford proper accommodation were using old advertisement boards as makeshift walls for their homes. Instead of its usual road-side billboards, HomePro called on the creative agency to build more sturdy boards which had the advertisement on [...]
Airlines around the world have been pulling out all the stops to make sure their customers’ every need is fulfilled. Our favorite would have to be the fully-equipped bar on Virgin Airline’s flights. Now, there is an entirely new aspect to having an on-board bar that will surely grab your attention. If you happen to [...]
Available in three version (laughing, angry, meditating) and two colors (red or white), this truly unique way to grow plants and flowers at home will astonish and amuse in equal measure. This is a fundamentally Japanese item, with its lighthearted approach to religion but one that also pays respect to the wonderful aesthetic that Buddhism [...]
Different from the rest, The Bike All relies on the single component that all bikes share… a saddle (bike seat)! As the name implies, the Bike All also wants to help you with all that comes with a pleasant ride. Storage for your helmet, messenger bag and the shelf top has a thoughtfully designed receptacle [...]