Category Archives: General

Waterproof MP3 player vending machine

Waterproof MP3 players. In water-filled bottles. In a vending machine.  Great idea from Sony to promote the launch of its waterproof  MP3 player – selling them in vending machines at swimming pools and gyms, packaged inside water bottles filled with … Continue reading

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One to watch: camel milk

Coffee made with camel milk will go on sale at Taylor House Baristas tomorrow. It’s part of a fundraising campaign for Farm Africa, the agricultural development charity. The camel milk comes from Emirates Industry for Camel & Milk & Products … Continue reading

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Word of the day: mok-bang (#BRICKwatch)

Mok-bang is a mashup of the words for ‘eating’ and ‘broadcast’ in Korean and is the name for a strange new trend in South Korea. It’s basically live-streaming yourself eating your evening meal. And people actually watch this. Mok-bangers(?) spend … Continue reading

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Upcycle/repurpose: telephone booth aquarium, ski gondola vending machine and lots of suitcases

I love stuff that is upcycled/repurposed. Upcycling is where you take something old/useless and give it a new use/make it look amazing/different. Here’s a great example I’ve just spotted: Telephone booth aquarium Benetto Bufalino (an installation artist) and Benoit Deseille … Continue reading

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Wearable tech: Smarty Ring

The latest in what will be a long line of wearable technology is the Smarty smart ring. Chennai-based Ashok Kumar wanted to raise $40,000 through Indiegogo for his Smarty Ring product and he’s already raised more than $300,000. The stainless … Continue reading

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The California hotel (London) reception desk

  How cool is this?! Photo taken by Gilles Devos, Director of Sales and Marketing at The Dominican (Brussels)

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One to watch: Rotimatic

Rotis, the humble staple of the Indian diet, eaten by generations, could be entering a major new revolutionary stage. They’ve been lovingly made by hand for basically forever – a time-consuming, technical process that women in India have practiced and … Continue reading

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