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    A musical shirt

    Jan 27 • No Comments

    Tug on a T-shirt and hear a guitar riff? Fingers tinkling on the front of a shirt to create a piano sound? This is not musical science-fiction but the latest wearable, developed by textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadis. It’s no coincidence that their John Paul George & Me project recalls musical heroes. [&hellip...

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    High-tech paper

    Jan 19 • No Comments

    Just imagine – being able to store renewable energy on a sheet of paper! In Sweden, this scenario has moved a step closer to becoming reality: researchers at the University of Linköping have now designed a pulp which stores electricity. The Power Paper looks like a sheet of plastic-coated paper; it’s semi-transparent and flexible. The [&hellip...

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    Controlling reality with an app

    Jan 18 • No Comments

    Imagine you’ve just finished work. You leave your office. Your office chair is configured to register that you’re going. It switches off the lights in the office, turns down the heating, pulls up the blinds and locks the door. And then you get into your car, which has been pre-heated to the desired temperature. Your [&hellip...

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    News you can wear

    Jan 15 • No Comments

    Print is dead? Not at all! But it doesn’t always have to be on paper: The Swedish magazine T-Post prints its latest stories on t-shirts. And there’s a wide range of topics: the end of the tie is featured, as are the long-term consequences of the oil spill in Mexico or the return of the [&hellip...

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    Totally bananas. Leafy wallpaper in the teahouse

    Jan 15 • No Comments

    The wallpaper in the new Odette tea house in Warsaw is a genuine eye-catcher. UGO, the firm of architects overseeing the work, has decided to give the room a distinct character by using a banana leaf pattern for the wall covering. The result is an attention-grabbing effect that blends well with the rosewood sales counter, the [&hellip...

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    Screens by the roll

    Jan 14 • No Comments

    The CES Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the traditional launch pad for technical innovations at the beginning of the year. The major display manufacturers presented their latest developments in Las Vegas in early January as they competed to gain the – technical – edge over their rivals in their segment. In addition to [&hellip...

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    Packaging goes store design

    Nov 13 • No Comments

    Macarons, the brightly-coloured French meringue confections, have been popular for some time now in China. The small Aimé patisserie in Shanghai has developed an entire style around the trend: the young brand’s first store looks like gift wrapping for sweets. The designers at Lukstudio took packaging as the basis for their store design: customers should [&hellip...

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    Emotions at the POS

    Nov 11 • No Comments

    Appealing to as many senses as possible is becoming increasingly important for retailers. What it comes down to is offering customers a comprehensive shopping experience. We asked Mark Sellmann, Managing Director of Sound Experts, what role the sense of hearing plays here. Why is music so important at the POS? "Used correctly, music can generate [&hellip...

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    A musical shirt

    Jan 27 • Tug on a T-shirt and hear a guitar riff? Fingers tinkling on the front of a shirt to create a piano sound? This is not musical science-fiction but the latest wearable, developed by textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadis. It’s no coincidence that their John Paul George & Me project recalls musical heroes. [&hellip...

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