*Futuring / Curated Spaces_ / Innovation

The Sky’s The Limit – Vertical Farming

The densely populated city of Singapore is home to the first commercial-scale vertical farm, which opened last year, with the aim of decreasing dependence on food imports.     Just 274 square miles, most of which is city, leaving little space to grow crops and vegetables for the inhabitants of Singapore. As a result, the city … Continue reading

Futures / Innovation / Technology

…And In Other Google Glass News…Keeping Up With The Jones’ (Or The Brins’)

Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently seen riding the New York underground and taking his work home (or wherever it was he was going) with him. Sporting the Google Glass, a blogger called Noah Zerkin recognised Brin and his pair of incredibly rare specs. Zerkin decided to have a chat with Brin (as it happens, … Continue reading

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

Design / Innovation / Science & Environment

Mine Kafon Rolls Onwards

Massoud Hassani’s Mine Kafon project came to our attention earlier last year, having tuned in via the powerful and beautifully filmed short by Callum Cooper. We learned how a child’s wistful imagination had produced a humble wind-powered toy which, along with it’s owner had ‘grown up’, into an idea that could potentially save lives by helping clear landmines in … Continue reading