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Posted by Allison Blackburn

Disappearing consumer packaging eliminates waste

A Pratt Institute graduate by the name of Aaron Mickelson has redesigned some popular products’ packaging to keep down the amount of waste generated. He simply designed the packages so that by the time the consumer has used the product the packaging has completely disappeared. Check out these disappearing consumer packaging ideas below. Glad Bags [Image Courtesy of Aaron Mickelson] With the Glad Bags packaging the package itself is actually the last bag in the pack and this means that when the last bag is reached in the pack there is no waste – no need to pull off the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Cicret bracelet turns your body into a touch screen display

Wearable devices are still finding their way but one thing they all have in common that lets them down and this is the fact that they all have small displays and if they have big displays they become something you don’t really want to wear. The displays are all typically in the range of 1.5 to 2 inches and this means if you want to do anything but see what time it is, you have to squint. Now thanks to the Cicret bracelet this could be a thing of the past as the bracelet lets you use your own skin as […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

10 Free Online Virtual Room Tools and Programs

Nothing gives the same satisfaction as designing and planning your own home improvements and interior design. Thankfully the internet is very helpful as it not only gives you ideas that you can use in your own home, it also provides you with software that can help you design and plan your interior decorating or home improvements. So here is 10 of the best free online virtual room tools and programs you can use to help you. 10 My Deco 3D Room Planner [Image Courtesy of Freshome] With the My Deco 3D Room Planner you can upload your own floor plans. […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Fiii Fun House restaurant is kid friendly

Diego Cores and Mariela Vergagni came up with the idea of a new type of restaurant, a place where both adults and children could have a good fun time. They employed architect Iris Cantante to bring their vision to reality and combine their ideas into one harmonious place, the Fiii Fun House. [Image Courtesy of Diego Delpino] The restaurant is located in Argentina and is spread over two floors. The top floor is reserved for private events and the ground floor is both a restaurant and play area for children which are divided by way of a wooden fence. [Image […]

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DJ invents anti-paparazzi clothing line

A lot of people dream of hitting fame and being put in the spotlight but it must be tiring constantly being chased by the paparazzi, especially when you’re not looking your best. We’ve all seen photos of celebrities with their hands covering their faces or trying to hide underneath a hoodie or an umbrella but now a DJ has developed a unique anti-paparazzi clothing line to fend of those pesky photographers. [Image Courtesy of Flashback/Chris Holmes] Recently turned fashion designer, Chris Holmes, noticed that he was accidentally photobombing Sir Paul McCartney with his hyper-reflective clothing – Chris has spent the greater part of the […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Stunning transformation of Manhattan micro loft

Specht Harpman Architects were given the job of taking a space of 425 feet and making it look spacious, which is something of a big task. What was once an awkward space in an apartment in New York was transformed into a stunning micro loft at the top of a building six storeys tall. [Image Courtesy of Specht Harpman Architects] The architects were able to create what they termed ‘living platforms’ that could accommodate everything apartment dwellers would need and at the same time it’s kept the space open and bright. They had the task of working with a vertical […]