I was glad to see Fin the bluetooth ring reach its indiegogo goal . The style is elegant and the functions are endless; it allows your hand to be a wireless controller smartphones, TVs, and other connected devices. More than that it also helps people who are visually impaired click here for their case studies.
Diane Pernet live blogged fashion shows before we all did it on our smartphones, here in this thought provoking interview she discusses with Jefferson Hack about maintaining integrity and being ‘shaded not jaded’.
A blast of an evening at The Hunger TV party this evening #mightyblighty @hungertv
My friends who I filmed with at Cannes film festival are making this incredible science-meets-lovestory short film. Its beautiful, they are very talented and the whole process is putting STEM, science and drama all in the same bracket which I love. You know what to do, its an indiegogo and the campaign is here, did I mention how lovely you where looking today (ok now donate).
Drone with legs can perch, watch and walk like a bird
Is that a bird or a drone watching you from the telephone wire? A drone with legs can perch just like a bird – or land and walk on flat surfaces. Bhargav Gajjar of Vishwa Robotics in Brighton, Massachusetts, designed the legs as an add-on for small US air force drones.
AllSaints and Dazed Vision go to souuuff London with their latest musical offering for series NEW MUSIC CITIES. The set of videos span the globe creating cinematic portraits of cities and exploring the music scenes within them. Each instalment features pioneering musical figures with a connection to their respective city: punk innovator Richard Hell in New York, South London native Roots Manuva on his home soil, Swedish singer-songwriter José González in Gothenburg and international DJ Gilles Peterson in Tokyo.
Episode two (above) delves into South London’s music scene, featuring breakout star Katy B, the subversive Micachu, young soul vocalist Tawiah, multitasking producer and singer-songwriter Kwes and, live from a rooftop, local electronic music duo Mount Kimbie.
Future episodes showcase Gothenburg and Tokyo, mixing well- known international artists and regional cultural catalysts including Frida Sundemo, The Embassy, Boat Club, Diiv, Emufucka, Sapphire Slows and Nissamondai.
This is what Wil Beedle, the creative director of AllSaints had to say about the series.. “The whole premise of the New Music Cities series is to scratch the surface of the global music scene. By searching beyond the most-documented artists, we’ve been able to discover some incredibly exciting and daring musicians, operating for the love of connecting with their community.”
More installments coming soon or see AllSaints.com for more.
This week I started my regular column The Future of Everything for The Good Web Guide . During my time in Kenya this month I met a group of hackers working from a castle on the beach and after learning about how their new ‘office’ I felt inspired to write about the future of freelancing. So to all my fellow freelancers, you no longer have to feel like a lone wolf of the freelancing wild west. Read the article here , more about Hackerbeach here and how to book your own freelancing retreat via sleep out here
Netatmo have designed a wearable tech bracelet that is can help protect your skin from sun damage. The June bracelet has a central gem stone that can measure sun exposure. It stands out in the wearables market from an aesthetic stand point and who expect any less seeing as Camille Toupet (Louis Vuitton collaborator). The gem monitor is paired with an app that displays how much sun you are getting, what SPF you need and when to wear a hat. It set for release mid 2014 which is a shame as I am writing this from the west coast of Africa and it would be useful right now. The cost is likely to be $99 and it comes in platinum, gold or.. gunmetal. More on their trailer
Yep - this is a wearable tech piece.. we are now entering a phase where design and function are balancing out and fashionistas would realistically take the tech leap that die hard fuel band lovers have been talking about over the past 3 years. This is the Memi bracelet but there are also some good examples especially with women in mind design wise that seem to be emerging. I was also impressed with Ringly. Watch this space more on this soon..