I was searching for inspiring examples of great storytelling applied to social responsibility – and I have found some which are very good but up to date, the Get Closer ad – which dates back March 2011- is still my favorite one. Pro Infirmis is a Swiss organization that helps people with disabilities. For their Get […]Read more "Get Closer Ad | Jung von Matt/Limmat"
Better not to say “I already know everything about this subject” because you never know what you might stumble upon. I was drinking my Saturday morning espresso at the local caffè, skimming through one of those offered magazine when I saw the guerrilla-crafts of Graffiti Grannys and went “WOW”! And this year, it is the […]Read more "Do you know what Yarn Bombing is? If you do not, then read this"
It is really sad to see companies like Nokia, market leader for more than a decade, becoming each and every day something belonging to the past, to the pre-iPhone era. I loved Nokia’s mobile phones, they were incredibly easy to use and worked perfectly. But this is not enough, not right now. I’ve recently discovered […]Read more "Will Nokia’s Human Form Concept ever come into production?"
One of the first I>K post was about a smart idea born tobring light to people living in the darkest slums in India. “Littlesun”, the name of this small solar-powered lantern, is another smart and shining product having a similar purpose. Presented at the World Economic Forum, Littlesun has been designed to improve access to light […]Read more "Blooming Light for out-of-the-grid communities | Olafur Eliasson"
Originally posted on User Generated Education:
Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results…
A pair of German designers introduce the Parasite Farm, an indoor gardening system that feeds off your waste. Food accounts for about 13 percent of trash in the United States, the third-largest component behind paper and yard trimmings. Although composting may be the natural extension of recycling paper, metal, and plastic, many urbanites don’t have […]Read more "A stilish and amazing indoor Ecosystem | Parasite Farm"
I am being a little bit lazy recently, I must admit it. But this news by Co.Design really woke me up. Bruno Zamborlin is a very VERY smart guy – joint PhD in Arts and Computational Technologies between IRCAM/Centre Pompidou in Paris and Goldsmiths, University of London- who is “exploring new methods for gestural interaction and […]Read more "Mogees: a sound discovery"
The 13th-year-old Aidan Dwyer has recently earned himself the Young Naturalist Award from the American Museum of Natural History, a provisional U.S. patent, and lots of phone calls from interested commercial solar companies — all before the school year begins! How? Simple: by observing nature while hiking thourgh the Catskills! When Aidan noticed the tree branches […]Read more "A solar powered smart brain aged 13"
Oh yeah, you read it right! Because of the United States’ current immigration and regulatory regime, bold and creative entrepreneurs from around the world aren’t given the chance to come to Silicon Valley and develop the technologies that could be creating jobs and propelling the economy forward. To solve this problem, the Blueseed project aims to […]Read more "Do you have a startup idea? Blueseed takes you on a cruise!"
Thanks to Nicole, I have discovered Nothing. Nothing is an advertising agency based in Amsterdam, whose interior design perfectly reflect the creative-problem-solving attitude of this creative agency with a “it is not what you but how you do it” attitude. The office interior designed by Alrik Koudenburg and Joost van Bleiswijk, was assembled with no […]Read more "Dear Santa, just bring me Nothing, or better, a Cardboard Box…but like this one!"