At some point, everyone’s a barista, or at least trying to do the magic of one by mixing out drinks and hoping for the best. While from personal experience I can tell this technique fails in 98% of cases, this new gadget from Sodastream, the MIX, is ready to replace my two left hands and created better bubbled drinks than I could do. The MIX features internet connectivity and it’s Bluetooth ready. This way, you will be able to command the machine from … continue reading
The underwater is a wonderful world, but everybody knows this. Fascinated with the Pacific Ocean, Robbie and Kara Johnson bring to our attention an interesting project that allows us to explore the deep: the Below the Boat wood charts. How are this marvelous underwater topographic maps built? Well, all starts with a bathymetric chart. The contours are then laser-cut into sheets of Baltic Birch and glued together. The layers are hand-painted in such a way that you can easily discern land from water. In … continue reading
Now here’s an interesting demonstration of architectural brilliance! The owners wanted to reshape their 1970’s three-bedroom house by adding a gym, a movie theater, a wine cellar within the existing envelope plus a new master bedroom and a bathroom. However, since the house follows a steep slope in the Mexican neighborhood Lomas de Chapultepec (“lomans” is the Spanish word for “hills”) the architect and his team had a very difficult job.
Getting your USB device charged should not be such a hassle, especially when you don’t have any free USB ports or they don’t supply enough power to feed your electricity eating monster. Lots of adapters can be found online and even in gas stations, but most of the time they are space consuming and sometimes malfunction due poor quality. SnapPower is currently getting lots of backers on Kickstarter with a project that should make USB charging very easy with only a perfectly fit adapter and … continue reading
Cables… cables everywhere! In the era of wi-fi, we still have to rely on… cables (mobile chargers, for instance). Be careful where you step, you might trip because of a pesky wire! Oh, and they are pretty unaesthetic, too! Worry no more, the Embrace interaction platform is here to put an end to the cable tyranny! It’s an elegant and innovative solution for this common problem. And I haven’t told you what’s the best part of it, yet! Embrace allows you to have … continue reading
Getting rid of cable cords is a constantly rising trend, and home&office products are being design to satisfy the need of minimalist design, especially without any cables hanging around. A great example is the Stage Interactive Shelf. It may not look very tech related but this piece of furniture can actually get together with most of your handheld devices. You got to admit that the Stage Interactive Shelf looks just like any wooden shelf hanged on the wall, but once it slides out, … continue reading
We know winter’s over, but wouldn’t you love to keep at least a few of winter’s charms forever? Like skiing for instance! Well, for all you winter sports enthusiasts and also for all those in love with unconventional architecture AirBnB have finished a daring project: a penthouse located at the top of a ski jump. Situated in the center of a historical Oslo ski jumping resort, this daring apartment is situated at an impressive height of 60 meters – at the very peak … continue reading
If you’re like me you surely hate those moments when, at night, you have to get out of bed to turn off the lights! But thank God, we live in the era of technology and we have solutions for almost everything now! With the new Switchmate you can control the lights in your house using your phone. Simply snap Switchmate over your light switch and pair it with your smartphone, and voilà – you can control anything that’s connected with your switch! But … continue reading