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…