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 [...]
Will Nokia’s Human Form Concept ever come into production?
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 [...]
Blooming Light for out-of-the-grid communities | Olafur Eliasson
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 [...]
Sugata Mitra: A Model of User-Generated Education | VIDEO
If you watch the TED video you will get amazed by what Sugata Mitra discovered. I was quite touched and I am going to use Prof. Mitra' suggestion in my new project.
A stilish and amazing indoor Ecosystem | Parasite Farm
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 [...]
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 [...]
Do you have a startup idea? Blueseed takes you on a cruise!
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 [...]
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 [...]
Keith Barry does brain magic | VIDEO
Sit back, relax and enjoy! A stunning and funny TED Video about brain magic. Have fun!
A social active game experience
I can't help myself from sharing this amazing game concept by Adam Henriksson - a portable motion controller allowing to play games with people in real life. Sounds crazy, instead to me this is pure genius! "I was starting all over again and this time I wanted to focus on what people loose time for" [...]
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 [...]
An illuminating inspiring VIDEO
Simply wonderful - have a great week!
Is text interactivity going to kill human brain creativity and critical thinking? | VIDEO
AR and pre-schoolers: a great augmented experience!
AR, or Augmented Reality, is something that is already known to those who work in the mobile/web/tech field and is becoming quite widespread all over the world to the "common" people too as a 2.0 version of QR codes (this is my opinion, of course). But what it is? " Augmented reality (AR) is a term for [...]
IDEO.org needs you!
I have just received an email from Patrice and Jocelyn at IDEO.org which I am happy to share with all of you. For those of you who do not know IDEO.org 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 [...]
Check out “Dyslexie,” a new font that helps dyslexics read with ease
Dyslexia is a learning disability affecting many people worldwide, with percentages ranging from 5 to 20% of the population - the US National Institutes of Health estimates that one out of every five persons in the US suffers from dyslexia. One way people have tried combatting the symptoms of dyslexia is with fonts like Dyslexie [...]
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, [...]
Transmedia and children: LettersAlive | VIDEO
I am a big fan of technology, and I also think that the Web and tablets can really make education more engaging. I am not saying that a tablet-only class is the future, because what must be pursued is a balance between the new and the traditional teaching methods and media. Being a mother of [...]