Archief voor september, 2012

Make your own gloves tech safe!

So, the autumn has begon, almost time to wear gloves again. But wearing gloves and use your smartphone at the same time is impossible. We all know the feeling when somebody calls you, but you miss it, because it’s cold and you wear gloves, so you can’t pick up in time.
Here’s how a smart phone works: a smart phone has a capacitive touch screen. These respond tot the static electricity in your hands. So, when you wear gloves, the fabric blocks the signal and you can’t use your phone anymore.

There are fancy tech savy gloves, but how cool is it to make your own gloves tech safe?

These days we want to be an individu, and do all kind of things to be different than anybody else. So, why not being different by making your gloves tech safe?

What do you need to make your own tech safe gloves?

(conductive thread)

You will find the detailed explanation here: http://www.natalme.com/diy-tech-gloves-with-conductive-thread/

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Let’s make the bus popular!

Do you also think the bus is lame? Do you rather drive with your car, motor or scooter? A Danish bus company wants to make the bus a more popular way to get you from A to B. They made a commercial where you can see bus passengers in ecstasy about the ‘newest technologic things’ like panorama- windows, free hang loops and designer stop-buttons. The bus driver is also very ‘cool’.

This commercial is to get people between 18 en 34 years in the bus. Some research let us know that these people think the bus is old-fashioned and for people with no money.

This commercial has become a huge hit on YouTube. More than a half million people have seen the original Danish version and if we count the English version with that, there are 1,2 milion viewers.

See it out yourself:

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Wooden fingers

These days natural materials have a huge influence in every sector. Not only in huge projects like houses and parks, but even in electronic devices. Orée (a French design company) made a wooden keyboard. With Bluetooth you can use this handmade keyboards on almost every device. With this new keyboard, which has launched recently, Orée shows that electronic equipment and natural materials can be combined.

Last week I was at one of the biggest home influences events in Paris: maison & object. Here I also saw that natural materials are very important these days. The use of these materials are an example of the trend sustainability.

Curious to more designs of Oree? http://oreedesign.com/

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Start van jaar 2 @ international lifestyle studies

School is weer begonnen, dus ook weer tijd om mijn blog up to date te houden. Ik zal van nu af aan elke week twee posts uploaden. Deze zullen gerelateerd zijn aan mijn studie.
Het eerste blok van 10 weken zal bestaan uit de sectoren appearance & living. Wat u onder andere tegen zult komen zijn (net zoals vorig jaar) coolhunts. Ook dit gebeurt weer in het Engels en omdat Engels niet mijn sterkste punt is, bied ik nu alvast mijn excuses aan voor de fouten die er in gaan staan.

Veel lees plezier!

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