Getting Some Headspace

“Digital nomad” is a misleading term since all we do is sit. Like many pixel-pushers, a huge portion of my day is spent sedentary, in a state distended from my body. Parked in front of a computer, channeling thoughts through a keyboard, I’m rarely aware…

Vending Machines of the Future

No trip to Japan would be complete without a report about their vending machines from the future. A few years back, when I traveled to Japan for the first time, friends put me on scouting missions: “Find the robotic vending machine that follows you around…

Fab Cafe: Lattes and Lasers

Our trip to Japan revealed many treasures, but one I’m still glowing about is the Fab Cafe in Shibuya, opened by a friend and colleague, Chiaki Hayashi and her design company Loftwork. The theme is lattes and lasers. Their signature drink is a marshmallow man…

Democratic Transport

A bikeway is a symbol that shows that a citizen on a $30 bicycle is equally important as a citizen on a $30,000 car. — Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogata Urbanized is a documentary by Gary Hustwit about the future of designing cities. A…

The Y-Table

The Y-Table is built for mobile collaboration. The three long slabs connect in the middle, providing maximum workspace and a collapsible structure. Note the blackboard slot for easy signage and doodling. The table was designed by The Anxious Prop for the MakerLab in Milan. P1070271…

Catch Me If You Can – a simple game for less boring airports

via Peter: Chatting with Michelle and Igor, we figured that there must me a way to make staying at airports less boring, potentially even more fun. Initially we wanted to go for a scavenger hunt of sorts, where players would hide stuff or leave stickers….

Maker Lab Milan

If you’re in Milan for the Salone Internazionale del Mobile or Public Design Festival this week, be sure to swing by the Maker Lab Milan. Public hacking will commence!