Through Google’s (Magic Looking) Glass
Futures / Innovation / Technology

Through Google’s (Magic Looking) Glass

Google Glass may not be available to buy just yet, but it’s already showing that it could have plenty of applications beyond just acting as an extension of your smartphone. One application currently being explored is the InSight project (via 9to5Google); funded in part by Google and developed by University of South Caroline and Duke University … Continue reading

Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge
Design / Futures / Innovation / Technology

Smartphone-Like, ‘NYFi’ Touchscreen Payphone Wins NYC Design Challenge

Earlier this year, the City of New York hosted the Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge to redesign its network of over 11,000 payphones when vendor contracts expire in 2014. The contest received 125 submissions and out of six finalists, NYFi by Sage and Coombe Architects won the public vote. The double-sided, smartphone-like touchscreens would act as … Continue reading

Location, Location, Location… The Best Neighbourhoods For Life on Mars?
*Futuring / Architecture / Curated Spaces_

Location, Location, Location… The Best Neighbourhoods For Life on Mars?

You can see it now, can’t you…? Future settlers on Mars weighing up the pros and cons of which areas on the red planet are the most desirable to live! With Project Nomad location won’t be an issue! The plan is to build mobile skyscrapers that would move about the planet’s surface using Martian minerals … Continue reading

When Storytelling Becomes Reality
*Playing / Curated Spaces_ / Design

When Storytelling Becomes Reality

When Storytelling becomes a reality, an identity… With branding by GBH (Gregory Bonner Hale) and interiors by Philippe Starck, ‘Miss Kō’ is inspired by the character’s imagined ‘world’. The Asian fusion restaurant opened recently in Paris, is described by GBH as “…the future; a place where cultures collide, fantasy rules and nothing is what it … Continue reading