As far as random number generators go, the traditional dice is about as low tech as it gets. Or at least, it was. Gaming startup GIC has taken it upon itself to update the old chance cube by outfitting it with LED backlights, anti-cheat roll detection and Bluetooth connectivity. DICE+, as the shakers of tomorrow are called.
With Dice + every tablet, smartphone, laptop or tv set becomes your portable tabletop game. You may play in any place you want and whenever you want.
What do you do with retired wind turbine blades? Why, you turn them into a super fun playground of course! Wikado Playground in The Netherlands is a renovation of play area in desperate need of attention. 2012Architecten handled the design and renovation of the area for Kinderparadijs Meidoorn and made use of five discarded rotor blades to create a maze-like play area with slides, towers, nets and plenty of interactive elements.
There have been other digital thermostats out on the market for years, but Nest is looking to bring smart algorithms, nice design, and a cool brand to the normally boring world of thermostats. Nest’s learning thermostat learns your behavior over a couple weeks and starts helping you save energy by turning down heating and cooling when it isn’t necessary to your comfort.
Repeat is a small table capable of fitting into any contemporary interior with a combination of advantages. This piece of furniture associates two or three ash table tops and reinforces them, making it more modular. Sharing a foot, these inseparable table tops move and settle in any corner of your home.
HP just released the Z1, a compact desktop with a screen casing that pops off at the touch of the button. Inside, the guts of the computer are all easily replaceable – without the aid of a single tool. (More information about the Z1 here)
Looking for a way to market the Z1, HP turned to Singapore creative agency GOODSTUPH. The desks, like the Z1, arrive in a flatback box, ready for assembly without a single tool. It’s a clever little marketing concept that equates a piece of high technology with handicraft.
The Little Slide Dress is a modern take on the classic Little Black Dress. It uses modern technology and blends it with a 100-year-old medium, film. The Dress draws inspiration from classic movies and the ‘magic of film’ to create a wearable piece of technology and art.
Polish designer Boguslaw Sliwinski has created a new series of plates to encourage people to play with their food, this time allowing diners to recreate sporting action with their vegetables.
You have been chosen as a member of the Haus of Gaga. You are immediately given an assignment by Gaga herself: she has volunteered to sing a song in honor of her recently deceased friend and idol and needs a new dress for the ceremony. You are in charge of designing it.
With this proposal this new IDEA competition started last Monday, open to all students around the world. So if you are a great fashion designer or illustrator than wait no more and stand the chance to win fabulous prizes! The challenge of this competition is to design a dress that blends Lady Gaga’s outrageous fashion taste with the conservative style of traditional funeral clothing.
Comete Lamp by Elaine Fortin and Virginia Lamothe is a new a fold-it-yourself lamp.
The laser cut and perforated steel Comet is sold flat and it’s up to the user to fold it into the desired shape. It can be folded into a sphere or more randomly into an organic, abstract shape.
Smoobo Blender is a fun and environmentally friendly way to make smoothies.
The ‘smoobo blender’ is enjoyable and easy to use. Simply open the blender, put the ingredients inside and bounce. Each bounce activates the kinetic batteries, which in turn power the rotary blades to create a perfectly blended smoothie that can be enjoyed by opening the pouring cap. The Smoobo’s nodular exterior makes bouncing unpredictably fun!