English model, actress, and Sky Rainforest Rescue ambassador Lily Cole has recently collaborated with the French accessory brand Veja in an effort to combine sustainable fashion with Amazonia preservation in an unusual way.
The St Kilda West House in Melbourne, Australia reflects the central relationship between clean contemporary architecture and soft cultural details.
Known for his characteristic rectangular 2D installations positioned around the world, Brooklyn-based artist Aakash Nihalani has unveiled his latest piece Landline that visually explores how members of his community connect not only with each other but also with their urban environment.
Percussionist Sudha Kheterpal has teamed up with eco-designer Diana Simpson Hernandez to create SPARK – a musical instrument that successfully generates electricity just by playing it.
Filling up landfills, creating unfair wages for workers, and significantly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions, fashion isn’t exactly excluded from the consumer driven decline of the environment and humanity. But is the only alternative to shop at thrift stores or forever use hand-me-downs? Among the many designers emerging from the U.S.’s fast fashion disaster is Elizabeth Brunner, who has found a way to interrupt the wasteful cycle of clothing design.
A thin but deafening azure pierces the forest; a chorus of coral rings dance on the water’s edge; a bed of tangerine rondure bloom in the dew of dawn—light artist Barry Underwood doesn’t simply toss neon lights into the woods and photograph them; he carefully folds the glimmer into the nooks of each unspoiled landscape, convincing them to reveal their mysterious undertones.
Standing out amongst Sidney’s traditional homes, the contemporary Hewlett Street House on the Bronte coastline in Sydney, Australia is a curvaceous 3-level family house with a open crossed facade characteristic of the meandering branches of the native Eucalyptus tree.
Augmented reality powerhouse Metaio has now branched out into the realm of tactile content control – on top of a stunning 3D computerized visual overlay, they’ve added the hardware necessary to make wearable tech truly interactive by turning the whole world into a touchscreen.
Based in Tokyo, eyewear innovator JINS has recently jumped on the wearable tech bandwagon with MEME, their new smart eyeglasses that absorb, synthesize and externalize the user’s inner physiological and psychosomatic data. Instead of bringing the outside in like Google Glass, JINS MEME glasses are electronically subscribed to your subtle inner physical and emotional changes.
The “Ready to Care Shopping Destination” company Able Made designs and creates quality products to fund projects that improve the lives of those in need as well as the planet that we all share.
MIT scientists have discovered how to tap into the powerful world of bacteria to create bionic biofilms of nanowires, quantum dots and electricity conductors.
Built in 2012 for two art connoisseurs, the Vista House in southern Germany serves both as a wooded hillside retreat and a personal art gallery. Designed by Stuttgart-based architect Alexander Brenner, the home features his characteristic contemporary stacked block volumes, cantilevered roofs, clean lines and crisp mien.
MKG’s Social Soul installation at the TED 2014 conference extracts the concepts and themes that are prevalent through your digital personality and displays it all around you, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds and messages of your social stream in a unified panoramic display. Users begin the experience by hashtagging #socialsoul, and complete it by meeting up with their fellow TED attendee social soulmate that they were matched with.
Stanford bioengineer Manu Prakash has created a $5 hand-cranked chemistry lab from music box parts that, instead of pricking metal tines to sound different tones, yields precise amounts of designated liquid chemicals. The small device is an inexpensive, easily manufactured, programmable and energy self-sufficient tool applicable to a wide variety of scientific and educational industries.
Designed by Bangkok-based architect Nutthawut Piriyaprakob of NPDA Studio, the redesigned Prachasongkroa Kindergarten incorporates a stimulating atmosphere by infusing the design with contrasting concepts, shapes, and colors to inspire young developing minds.
In his photo series La famille, photographer Alain Laboile reveals the beloved grit of family life in the French countryside, where social media comes not filtered through mind-numbing screens but instead through the candid snapshots of his laughing, playing and growing family.
Research group Experience Design at the Folkwang University of Arts has created several innovative and fun transformational gadgets called “Pleasurable Troublemakers” to help individuals cultivate good habits, whether they be about personal issues like impulsiveness or procrastination or globally conscious issues like about the economy or the environment.
In her project “Topography of Tears,” photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher reveals the starling complexity and variety of different types of tears through her aerial views of emotional terrain.
Designed by KameleonLab’s architects Rafal Specylak and Kuba Wozniczka, the Black Cube House in Wroclaw, Poland was born as an extension of a simple 1970s house on the property. The clients goal was to transform the modest estate into a full-figured modern home that doubled the amount of living space, preserved the original structure and created a dramatic entryway and terrace.
In the internet world of information and misinformation, it’s easy for worried self-diagnosers to incorrectly turn a benign zit into something as scary as cancer. Luckily several new affordable smartphone-compatible devices are now in development that do everything from a routine physical exam to analyzing glucose and protein levels – allowing patients a non-invasive and quick alternative that would save hundreds of dollars and many idle hours spent in a waiting room.