future

What makes you happy?

What makes you happy?

When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be.

Continue Reading

What If...

What If...

Could the Root Cause of Addiction actually be a lack of Connection?

Continue Reading

The Missing Sense

The Missing Sense

Why our technology addiction makes us crave smells.

Continue Reading


20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

20 Good News Stories You Didn’t Hear About

There so much more to the world than what we're seeing online right now and we're so grateful to have discovered this post. So let's shake off the angst and take a moment to celebrate beautiful, inspiring, and extraordinary things and march forward fearlessly together towards progress!

Continue Reading

All that we share

All that we share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? 'All That We Share' moved us... So we're sharing this with you.

Continue Reading

Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

Mine Kafon - Saving Lives

'Mine Kafon' is a "low-cost wind-powered mine detonator with the appearance of a giant, spiky-armed tumbleweed."

Continue Reading


VR merges gaming & exercise

VR merges gaming & exercise

ICAROS is a fitness machine that simulates flying and pairs with a VR headset to merge gaming and exercise.

Continue Reading

Life of an Artist in Charts

Life of an Artist in Charts

Mindy caught the last day of Andrew Kuo's show last night in the New York art district and was super touched by his work. We found this interview of him with The Fader to share a glimpse of Kuo's work with you. 

Continue Reading

Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. Its fiber is soft, strong and durable; Spun rayon fibers of bamboo feel like silk.

Continue Reading


Wake Up

Wake Up

Check in for 30 minutes and feel completely motivated to take on anything. It's time to rise and shine!

Continue Reading

The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village

Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region's women.

Continue Reading

TIME SHRINES

TIME SHRINES

ONE • ONE PLANET ONE FUTURE IS AN EXHIBITION OF ETHEREAL PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNE DE CARBUCCIA THAT POWERFULLY DEPICT WHAT WE HAVE AND WHAT WE MAY LOSE.

Continue Reading


The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People

We seriously love @FightMediocrity & The 7 Habit of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Here's a distilled summary of this gem. #BeExtraordinary

Continue Reading

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

Growing A Jungle In My New York Apartment

A model has created an oasis in the middle of New York City by cramming 500 plants into her apartment. Yep, we're into it ;-)

Continue Reading

Storytelling through VR

Storytelling through VR

Imagine leaving a stressful day behind and slipping into a magical forest of calming lights and sounds.

Continue Reading


Sensploration

Sensploration

People are hungry for experiences that stimulate their senses simultaneously. “The reality is, you cannot consider vision without also considering hearing; tasting without also thinking about smelling.”

Continue Reading

Flash Of Light

Flash Of Light

Mindy Yang and Michel Roudnitska on their olfactory art Installation for London's FutureFest.

Continue Reading

After watching this, your brain will not be the same

After watching this, your brain will not be the same

Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. 

Continue Reading


This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

This reimagined wheelbarrow is revolutionary

The Hippo Water Roller is used to gather water in developing countries. It was designed by two South Africans who grew up in rural areas.

Continue Reading

In a World of Mixed Reality

In a World of Mixed Reality

Windows Holographic enables a world of mixed reality – where devices work together – regardless of whether they are developed for virtual reality, augmented reality, or anything in-between.

Continue Reading

On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

On the Rise, Micro-Apartments

All over the country (and world), micro-apartment developments are springing up. This micro-apartment is the future of city living.

Continue Reading


The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see

Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record

Continue Reading

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

Solar Roads: Can Streets Become Giant Solar Panels?

The sun's rays can hit some roads for up to 90 percent of the daylight hours, so companies in Europe and the U.S. are experimenting with building solar panels along or above roads. But are such projects worth the cost? In France one company is hoping to distinguish itself—and reduce costs—with solar panels that are laid directly on the pavement.

Continue Reading

This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

This ‘living’ chandelier is a climate-goth masterpiece

Overgrown is a collection of chandeliers and candlesticks designed to look like relics from a "desolate, flooded world."

Continue Reading


Magical houses, made of bamboo

Magical houses, made of bamboo

You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn.

"We have had to invent our own rules," she says...

Continue Reading

Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

Capturing the Smellscape of Cities

You Probably didn't realize it, but your nose is a big data machine. Smelly Maps analyzes social media data to map the entire smellscape of cities, not only the bad odors, but also the positive ones. 

Continue Reading

Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation: virtual 3D teleportation in real-time

Holoportation is a new type of 3D capture technology that allows high quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed, and transmitted anywhere in the world in real-time. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, this technology allows users to see and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in their physical space. Communicating and interacting with remote users becomes as natural as face to face communication.

Continue Reading


Design & Functionality for Humanity

Design & Functionality for Humanity

The week is starting without sunshine here in New York City, so here's an infusion of inspiration to help light the way! Watch how our lovely friends at SolarPuff touch lives all over the world.

Continue Reading

Tokyo Capsule Hotel Experience

Tokyo Capsule Hotel Experience

John Daub and Masahito Kawahata head to the Shinjuku to stay in a capsule hotel in a Japanese city. It’s cheap and convenient. Would you stay here?

Continue Reading

This Chef’s Creations Will Make You Hungry for Sustainable Seafood

This Chef’s Creations Will Make You Hungry for Sustainable Seafood

Chef Angel Leon's vast knowledge of the sea and fish has given him the nickname el chef del mar—the chef of the sea. In this short from Panthalassa, see some of Leon's innovative techniques and unique dishes from his restaurant Aponiente. Located in southern Spain, this two-Michelin starred establishment offers sustainable seafood with a creative twist.

Continue Reading


Linimo

Linimo

Do you know about Japan's MAGNETIC LEVITATION Train?

Continue Reading

How to Live Wisely

How to Live Wisely

Imagine you are Dean for a Day. What is one actionable change you would implement to enhance the college experience on campus?

Continue Reading

3D sweets get world debut in Dubai store

3D sweets get world debut in Dubai store

A UK firm has launched the world’s first high-tech treats at the Candylicious store in Dubai Mall.

Continue Reading


Caress of the Gaze

Caress of the Gaze

What if our outfit could recognize and respond to the gaze of the other? This is an interactive 3D printed wearable which can detect other people’s gaze and respond accordingly with life-like behavior.

Continue Reading

Fungus: The Plastic of the Future, Part I

Fungus: The Plastic of the Future, Part I

Head into the R+D world surrounding the development of fungi as a viable replacement for plastic, and the people who hope it can lead to a better and more sustainable future.

Continue Reading

Samsung Believes Virtual Reality Can Change Fine Dining

Samsung Believes Virtual Reality Can Change Fine Dining

Samsung shows us how head-worn VR can elevate the dining experience. Instead of just seeing Tuscany on your plate, imagine looking around and seeing flowers and vineyards as far as your eyes can go. Then, with a change of plates, you can be transported to the depths of the ocean as you gorge on the best seafood the world has to offer.

Continue Reading