Connected Devices to make Life Easier
Cute Devices connecting real-life actions with data, to make our lives easier; so the marketing story goes. They have the same sort of functions as for example, a fitness tracker (with app), which you just put around your wrist. The difference is that these friendly figures are made for the parents in this world. They are equally easy to manage but the given explanations are overly simple, almost childlike, this results in tricking the customers into thinking it’s a very difficult device, designed to be very easy in use. The shapes are also simple and childlike and very pretty we must say: Kawaii!. These plastic devices should be easy to bond with………….maybe we need Mother to find our keys our keys every morning……
–BleepBleeps are a set of 8 abstract but cute, connected devices that help you get pregnant, give birth, look after your baby and raise your child. Each device connects to the BleepBleeps app and gives you access to simple tools, guidance and content to make parenting easier. For example; Sammy Screamer, you can stick this device on the things, or people, you want to keep an eye on and she’ll (yes, it’s a girl!) let you know if they move. Baby’s buggies and strollers, doors, windows and cupboards, handbags and rucksacks, laptops or even the cookie jar!
–Mother and the Motion Cookies, by Sen.se, are a family of smart sensors. Mother looks cute, the Cookies not so much, but they are extremely versatile. They connect automatically to the application you assign to them, they analyze movement, measure surrounding temperature, they learn and continuously re-adapt to connect real-life actions with data, they can be affixed to almost anything; objects and people. Cookies transmit data to the nearest Mother, but they don’t have to be housebound. Even with no Mother in sight, they have the capacity to memorize up to 10 days of data and upload it to the system as soon as they encounter a Mother. Up to 24 Motion Cookies can be connected simultaneously to one Mother.
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Workmates brings Good News at Salone del Mobile 2015
This year during Milan Furniture Fair, Dutch design collective Workmates will distribute Good News, a newspaper put together by the five members, celebrating the ideas and processes behind their work.
The open collective – currently Roos Meerman, Joris De Groot, Rick Tegelaar, Klaas Kuiken and Casper Tolhuisen – work independently of each other, and across subject areas. But all of the designers share a hands-on approach, practice in a workshop environment, and produce work that is experimental with a strong focus on process. Continue reading
The 11+ World Clock
We think this is a very smart design and SO handy for travelers! It comes in three colors and is very small. The 11+ World Clock is designed by cloudandco and reinterprets the traditional functionality of the clock by creating a unique and playful interaction between the user and the design. Although the face of the World Clock may not seem out of the ordinary, its cylindrical body allows it to display 24 different time zones via a clever rolling mechanism. Independently working hands allow the clock to be quickly rolled back to any of its 24 time zones, while immediately transitioning back to the local time. (via/buy leibal)
Today the fourteenth edition of SALON/ will be opened in the city of Amsterdam at 11.00 at the Amsterdam Museum. After that there will be a dynamic art/fashion/design route through the historic city-center of Amsterdam.
Mimi Berlin’s Fashion-Fest II on show at KABINET in Hotel Droog.
Anne Grete Filtenborg at Hotel Droog
The exhibition: Salon/Kant rediscovers and redefines the Dutch word kant, which has multiple translations e.g.: lace, border and side. We investigate kant as bridge between design and society.