Category Archives: One to watch

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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#trendingtopic: felfies

Selfies taken by farmers with their animals, a.k.a. felfies, are hot right now. The whole things seems to have kicked off after a competition in The Irish Farmers Journal searching for the best selfie taken on a farm. Essex-based farmer’s … Continue reading

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2014 food trends

Insects, chicken and waffles, the explosion of street food and of course, the cronut. There were all sorts of food fads and trends in 2013. Here are coffee.paper.trend’s ones to watch for 2014: 3D printed food will get a step … 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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