A new way of transport is in development by Honda, the U3-X. It’s a high-tech device that is comparable to the Segway. It’s a transportation for people who don’t want to move under their own power. The U3-X is a unicycle that fits between the legs of the user and is controlled by leaning in the direction the rider wants to move. This way of transporting don’t need much strength and energy, in contrast to the bicycle. That is al little bit a shame because it’s just so important to make the recommended daily movement (Fit norm). However, you are independent of the bus, train or tram (this way of transport is also inactive). This kind of mobility is new, fast and the future but we must not forget that exercise is very important for our body and health. Even though it will take some getting used to keep your balance.
Hungarian art and design collective Szövetseg’39 has unveiled a concept to reduce the rising sea levels in the world’s delta regions by introducing a modular structure thatwill cultivate mangrove forests to form natural dams. It is a dam made of a mixed elements of concrete, organic materials and local resources; caltrope. These serve as “containers” for young trees that are ultimately very strong and form a natural dam. There may be an organic pattern created by careful placement of the caltrope and will therefore fit the landscape. When the tide is low, they are all small islands. This is perhaps the invention that the problem of sea level rise could solve in a natural and beautiful way.
The business Acrylicize creates art and interior features for commercial and residential spaces. They use childful elements in the rooms. For example they use lego blocks, lego figures , dice and dominoes . It provides rooms more energy , humor and a carefree look. That is what is needed at this time , a positive outlook on life, more fun. They say that the crisis comes to an end , but before it is, people want firmer stand in their shoes . The playful , carefree and humorous looks gives a positive charge. The tough times are less heavy and can be still laughed . Acrylicize does this very well, a happy start of the day is good for the rest of the day and make people more positivity.
Trendreport and conceptbook La Poubelle, students of Fontys highschool Tilburg 2014
The (in)visible serie of designer Takeshi Miyakawa create the illusion of disappearing chairs and tables. It is a special appearance. Also called distract the society in which we live. Many people have little or no confidence in society and therefore want to build their own world. Independent and protect themselves against negativity. This is done by means of masks, mirrors, and a repetition of color. This series of furniture can be a response of this. They wont be invisible but at the same time there are totally visible, whit this they will made a statement.
These conclusions are drawn from a trend study in which I participated
Trendreport and conceptbook La Poubelle 2013
Social media is now also reflected in fashion. With this creation social media isn’t online, but offline. About this people are more recalled by Facebook, Google, Twitter and more. Social media is a kind of icon and is a part of the society.
With the NFC ring is an wearable technology with personal settings and files. In the ring is integrated a Near Field Communication chip that can lock and unlock your doors, sharing information and link with people and storing passwords. Also you can pay with the ring. The innovative jewelery does not need to be charged and so the ring is “always on” use. With Kickstarter had collected John McLear enough money to make it reality. This is an really intresting technology, you need only one ring for al your personal information and it’s also much safer than keys or a creditcard. Because it is on your own finger! Now the ring is not fashionable but probably change that in the future.
Parke is a new kind of denim. Light-weight RAW denim developed with an innovative, patent-pending technology that uses multiple, high stretch fibers to provide supreme comfort and shape retention. Denim was invented as a durable work pant for mining. That denim was very stiff and uncomfortable, it’s not the denim for our lifestyle today. Parke denim is created for a modern active lifestyle. Today we were live, work and play in our denim. Parke denim is an premium active denim, the jeans are handcrafted in the middle of NYC. The team is created with craftsmen and designers who had been working in the denim industry for the past 7 years. They were inspired by high-tech performance fabrics, and they want to bring that innovation into the denim. This jeans Guaranteed comfort and fit.
Kobi Levi is a freelance designer. He is gradueated from Bezalel academy of art & design in Jerusalem. His specialization is foodwear and design, every piece is an unique wearable sculpture. ‘’It is alive with/out the food/body’’. Most of the inspirations that he have is coming out of the shoe world, but he gives it an extreme transformation. Humoristic is a part of the hand-made realizations. It looks like street art when the shoes walking in the city. In any shoe you see an object or animal that come back in a daily life. Fashion and life are mixed together.
In the mountains of Almaty,in Kazachstan you can found the house ‘Tree in a House’. This is a very special house created by architect Almasov Aibek. The house is built among a fir tree, in the middle of a forest. The house is an inspiration place for creative moments and also your spirituality will grow. The house is built entirely of glass, so you have a 360 degree view over the forest. That would be an amazing view. The nature and the living area are so very close together. This is an example of mixing worlds and go back to the nature.
Net-A-Porter Group Limited is the world’s premier online luxury fashion retailer. The pages of NET-A-PORTER feature high fashion editorial, updated weekly with new content and product, which is viewed by over 2.5 million women each month.
The new app by Net-a-porter looks like a dairy. You can make a wish list with items you want to buy, after that you can share your wish list with other people all over the world. Of course you can visit other accounts for inspiration. Let you inspire and share your combinations. Make the world more beautiful en fashionable.
For now is the application only available with an invitation from Net-a-porter, so it’s very special and only for VIP’s. In the future they will make the application available for every fashion lover.