Mogees: a sound discovery

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 [...]

A solar powered smart brain aged 13

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 [...]

Dear Santa, just bring me Nothing, or better, a Cardboard Box…but like this one!

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 [...]

Canstruction: one can make a difference

While searching for sustainability projects in the Retail food industry - my daily task as ECOFFEE Project Manager - I stumbled upon this US based non-profit organization, Canstruction®. Canstruction holds annual design and build competitions to construct fantastic, giant sized, structures made entirely out of canned food. In each city after the structures are built and the [...]

Is text interactivity going to kill human brain creativity and critical thinking? | VIDEO

I have just finished reading this FastCoDesign article and a sense of  "discomfort" rose inside of me. The article is about a new concept, Tangle,  by a former Apple designer, Bret Victor.  Tangle is a JavaScript library for creating reactive documents. Readers can interactively explore possibilities, play with parameters, and see the document update immediately - [...] needs you!

I have just received an email from Patrice and Jocelyn at which I am happy to share with all of you. For those of  you  who do not know yet, their mission is to bring human-centered design to the humans who need it most — those facing poverty every day. They're teaming up [...]

Au coin de ma rue

This is a great project I have discovered just a couple of days ago thanks to Chicquero. Barbara Iweins is a very nice woman living between Brussel and Amsterdam who a couple of years ago started the "Au coin de ma rue project" "I always wonder what makes me turn to look at one passer-by [...]

It is just an illusion | VIDEO

Astigmatism has always created me problems with 3D vision and depth, this is why I have always had hard time with anything that involves stereoscopic vision - this is maybe why optical illusion has always fascinated me a lot. Thanks to Quora, I have found a couple of great optical illusions I am happy to [...]

Liteon Succulent Concept by Yu-ru Chen

Apparently plastic bags are a resourceful means to collect morning dew and many mountaineers use it to collect water. Needless to say, not all climbers are conscientious enough to carry back their litter, and as a result many of our peaks are getting polluted. To offer a better alternative, we have here the Succulent Concept, [...]