Through the Looking Glass: Google’s “Explorer”

With the race on for wearable technologies such as smartwatches by Apple and Samsung, Google is forging ahead with it’s glasses that incorporate augmented reality, straight out of William Gibson’s novel, “Virtual Light” from 1993. Here you can have a sneak preview what this will look like… Google Glass “Explorer” will retail for approx. US$1,500Continue reading “Through the Looking Glass: Google’s “Explorer””

Insta-House: Just Add Dirt

The 89 m2 Insta House, designed by MAZIAR BEHROOZ ARCHITECTS, is available in the U.S. and comes with sliding windows, electrical fixtures and all wall, ceiling and floor finishes. The basic is US$99,800, including delivery and the upgraded Insta House is created from four recycled shipping containers (two on top of two) to create aContinue reading “Insta-House: Just Add Dirt”

The Poseidon Adventure: Underwater Resort

This Jules Verne fantasy is to be found in Fiji and contains 25 amazing suites. One enters from a lift. This along with a bar, gym, spa, meeting room, chapel, lounge and more…a lot more for a very hefty, 30,000$ for a week for 2! There are, naturally, home versions. Well, if you have toContinue reading “The Poseidon Adventure: Underwater Resort”

The Empress’ New Shoes: Andreia Chaves

Working between Europe and Brazil, Andreia Chaves is a design consultant for several international companies. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Andreia Chaves’ work captured the attention of international media even before her graduation from Polimoda Fashion Institute in Florence, Italy in 2010 with her 3D printinvisible shoe series. That is not a surprise…

Nest in the Cocoon Tree Pod: Sweet Dreams

Suspended from branches or on legs, it takes camping to a different level, literally. It is 3m (9.84 ft) in diameter, weighs 120 kg (264 pounds), and features analuminum frame covered with waterproofed white tarpaulin and mosquito net windows. Lugging it to that beachside oasis might prove a little daunting but well worth it, althoughContinue reading “Nest in the Cocoon Tree Pod: Sweet Dreams”

Raindrops keep falling on my Rain Shield

Rain Shield is a Red Dot award winner designed by Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang, two taiwanese students with vision and ingenuity. Using a flat, portable pop-up tent structure, it miraculously emerges in an instant and has none of the usual archaic components and can be redirected towards fending off driving wind and rain. RAINSHIELD

Barefoot and Fancy Free: Freeheel Running Pads

In what has to be the ultimate in “MINIMALIST” footwear, these little numbers promise just that. In fact, “Freeheel Running pads” are designed and produced in Bavaria and won the ISPO 2012 product award. Supposedly improving lower muscle and coordination, it is essentially heeless, and keeps water and gravel out. Like most shoes, no? OneContinue reading “Barefoot and Fancy Free: Freeheel Running Pads”

Organically Modified: Janina Alleyne

Nominated for the 2012 Mulberry Accessory Award, these exoskeleton inspired- 3D Printed shoes by footwear designer Janina Alleyne are in a class all their own. Drawn from the intricate structure and silhouette of external skeletons of marine invertebrates, creatures and insects, the designs also expands the full capacity of 3D printing to incorporate the elaborateContinue reading “Organically Modified: Janina Alleyne”

Urban living: Klapptischbank Up Up Up

As space becomes an ever diminishing resource in our cities, multi-functional and transformative furniture becomes of upmost importance. Enter the Klapptischbank Up Up Up which provides an all-in-one dining solution that makes it easy to store or take in transport to the outdoors. This fold-away model, when opened out, sits 70 cm (28 inches) wide,Continue reading “Urban living: Klapptischbank Up Up Up”

Where’d you get those googles?

Google has sold interactive glasses for $1500 (only) during its annual software conference in San Francisco to first adaptors. If all goes well, a less expensive version of the glasses is expected to go on sale for consumers in early 2014. While wearing these glasses, directions to a destination or a text message from aContinue reading “Where’d you get those googles?”

Kiss The Future 101: Dream a Little Dream of Me

Brooklyn’s own Bitbanger Labs is the brainchild of photographer meister Duncan McCloud Frazier and his compatriot jack-of-all-trades genius Steve McGuigan. They’ve invented a remarkable eye mask that presumably helps trigger lucid dreaming (or rather the ability to control yourself and your surroundings as you dream!). Remee (REM Enhancing Eye Mask) is the specialized eye maskContinue reading “Kiss The Future 101: Dream a Little Dream of Me”