Category Archives: Design

Biomaterials – Cellulose Biodome made from skin care manufacturing biproducts

At the beginning of the year I started a new company that makes skin care products out of fermented green tea. You can see the results of this at SkynTea. The first batch is complete and am currently preparing samples and finishing the labelling. One of the biproducts of the fermentation process that creates this [...]

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Outside Innovation Starts With Inside Innovation

Outside innovation is a systematic process for sourcing, evaluating, and driving ideas through to funding and measuring success but it starts with understanding your internal innovation process. Innovation is an important topic for most companies, it is the essential source of new products, new markets, and even new business models. Outside innovation has been a [...]

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Reinventing Funding: How Ideas & Consumers Are Driving Investments

UPDATE: Apparently they passed the $1 Million mark according to TechCrunch, amazing. Consumers are leading the way it seems in changing our culture of funding ideas. Recently an industrial design company called Minimal put a concept for an iPod Nano watch on Kickstarter with the aim of raising 15K to put their watch into production. [...]

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SCVNGR Location Based Game Platform

SCVNGR is an innovative location based game platform rather like Foursquare, you check in at different locations and you can unlock various rewards. The approach that SCVNGR is taking though is creating a platform that allows anyone to create games and challenges that could be associated with one location (challenges or rewards) or span multiple [...]

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Avatar – 23 Minute Behind the Scenes Special, Great Demo of Augmented Reality

Everyone knew that Avatar was a technically advanced, but you will probably be surprised at the amazing fusion of performance and technology. The whole special is brilliant and if you liked the movie you will enjoy this a lot. The real treat though was how James Cameron was using essentially an augmented reality camera to [...]

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Try Something New, PSFK Conference In San Francisco July 17th

If you are tired Bay Area conferences where you hear the same old cheerleaders in what has become an increasingly incestuous web 2.0 echo chamber you need to check out the PSFK conference in San Francisco next week. This is sure to be a very creative and inspiring conference with great people from creative and [...]

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Plurk, twitter for teens?

Just heard of this new service called Plurk which is a similar “microblogging” service rather like Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku etc. According to Venture Beat it launched in January this year and seems to be targeting a more teenage demographic. bub.blicio.us asks the question “is Plurk another Twitter?” and in many ways it is, it’s a [...]

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Post It Note Typeface

A genius typeface made out of Post It Notes, I wonder if 3M would have to get a cut of this if it ended up as a font Via Ffffound

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