The future is now. Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens. Wild…
While many augmented reality application use mobile phones or other interactive devices, university of washinton professor babak amir parviz and his students want to embed AR technology right into the eye. Parviz and his students have been working on AR embedded contact lenses that utilize sensors and wireless technology. Via Design Boom
How do we hear sound in three dimensions? Check this video out, very interesting. People dancing to sounds moved around a room by a 3D joy-stick. Up to the ceiling and down through the ground. Sophisticated and futuristic.
What would you put in your Scenter? What smell do you want to sniff throughout your day?
One particular scent can bring back more memories than a thousand pictures. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to store smells the same way we store photographs? SCENTER is a depository of scents. Concentrated personal fragrances can be stored inside compact cartridges, their scent being released through a nozzle upon pressing the bellows thus evoking the memories embedded in them. Via Joan Spear
QR “Built Code” using Frisk mints in Japan. Check it out.
SET is now promoting the use of what we call “built” codes. We believe that these codes offer brands a unique opportunity to connect the real world to the online world. In the coming months we will be looking to incorporate these “built” codes not only into print media but also into outdoor stunts and events that allow the consumer to truly interact with the code in fun and exciting ways.
Muji & Lego recently released a joint product that consists of a box of Lego pieces that also comes with sheets of paper — with a particular hole-punch (not included), the paper and Legos can be combined into some cute creations.
This is wild (or wildly awesome). Via Jeff Staple
In 1943, five years after it was founded and during the height of World War II, Walt Disney Studios put out an organization chart to explain how the company functioned. What’s fascinating is how it differs from org charts issued by most corporations.
Absolutely fantastic. Every month this guy’s mom takes your old knitted garment and turns it into something new. Sustainable clothing, it’s called Reknit.
For January she’s turning your old sweaters into scarves. They’re available in 2 styles and are $30 each.
The note is great: If your sweater contains only one color, a complementing color will be picked & used for the stripes by my mom.
Back in August some friends at Aston Martin and Gotham Dream Cars hooked me up with a brand new DB9 for the weekend (Thanks again guys!). I originally intended to write a blow by blow story of my experience but every time I put pen to paper I got nowhere but one single word. Perfection. Driving the DB9 was an absolute pleasure.
Fantastic pictures courtesy of my brother Micah Spear.
Rather than a narrative, I’ll share a couple things I’ll never forget:
- The attention to detail inside these cars is incredible. No corner, crevice or surface was left without excruciating attention to the detail. Stitching, beautiful woods, fabrics, and so on. The craftsmanship was just gorgeous. I guess that’s what being hand built gets you.
- There is no open road in New England that can handle this car. It’s built for speed. There was no straight away long enough, no hill windy enough. You need a race track or the European countryside to truly enjoy what’s under the hood. We did our best though. Promise.
- Low clearance. Low clearance. I repeat, low clearance. Everywhere I went I was afraid I was going to scuff up the front lip. I didn’t!
- I need to get me one of these. Unquestionably a dream car.
What a treat. On with the pictures!
I’ll be back to this website later tonight for this:
Real time projection in a building facade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Draw your feelings and watch it live from 8PM-1AM (GMT -2).