Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Not Your Average Teenager!

Lego hacker Leon Overwheel built this impressive Lego Mindstorms NXT printer, AKA PriNXT.
Dig out your Lego people!

Check it out here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Green Goblin Glider

This link quickly shows the glider used by the Green Goblin in the Spider-Man 3 movie.  Its interesting to see that special effects are not completely replacing movie props in Hollywood.  It is full scale, moving parts, lights, but unfortunately does not hover or fly yet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tiny Apartments

This is a concept prefab apartment in San Francisco that is at the lower limits of size for a living space. It's alway crazy to see these places that try to get by on a 100+ feet. They are about to design a new version to fix bugs in the design... should be good!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Starbucks cup Janet had this morning

Augmented Reality Apps!

I know it may seem kind of irrelevant, but still really cool! I saw Janet had one of these cups this morning and wanted to spread the magic!

Check out the video above of Starbucks augmented reality app. It's a totally impractical use of this technology, but still cute.

If you really want to know more about what's happening in the augmented reality world, check out Blippar as well. It creates a virtual menu of almost every item it sees, using your phone's camera. It moves with the item in real time. Scary but awesome.

-Laura D.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mushroom Burial Suit

The speaker really brought up an interesting point about how even when we die and get buried, our bodily toxins are still spreading into the earth, further causing more environmental damage.  She was very informative and had an interesting experimental prototype to further explain her philosophy.  There's even an awesome trend name she came up with.

Friday, February 10, 2012

FuelBand by Nike

I don't know if you have heard of this, but I think we were talking about this in our first class. A new product by Nike, which monitor body movements, gives points, and encourage you to be more active.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Noun Project
I happened to come across this site. Check it out, it's pretty neat.

Transforming Apartment

With regards to the Cube house, why are we so focused on having a single-family-detached home? Density is a good thing, creating economies of scale in energy, materials and servies.
Here is what you can do with a tiny apartment:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

10x10x10 ft cube house

Amazing what you can do with a small space and the right thinking.

A Day Made of Glass

How far touchscreen and interactive technology will go?

Corning Inc.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

paper usb

Paper USB by Russian design company 'Art. Lebedev Studio'
it comes with different GBs, 16,8,4. 
you can rip the paper usb when you need to 
on the blank, you can memo or write file name.


Folding car

This is a huge innovation in car industry.. 
world's first folding car by Hiriko. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Danish Design Research

If you like Danish design and you like research... this is a good site to check out: