Korean Emart placed 3D QR code sculptures throughout Seoul. These QR ‘sculptures’ could only be scanned between noon and 1 pm each day: the QR codes gave consumers discounts during those quiet shopping hours.
The COOLS Cardboard-Tools -from Studio Danckmer – allows you to simply cut out the parts and connect them. The big beechwood chest contains tools for cutting, scoring, perforating and connecting the cardboard. COOLS is perfect to help children develop two- and three-dimensional insight as they play.
Over 22 billion plastic water bottles are discarded around the world every year. Eau Good by Black + Blum wants to reduce this by making tap water taste better and encourage people to stop buying bottled water.
Eau Good is a water bottle with an integrated filtering system. Binchotan filters the water, reduces chlorine, mineralises the water and balances the pH. It can be used for up to 6 months and can be recycled. Read more at black-blum.com.
No more angrily shaking or slapping ketchup bottles to get to the last sauce!
MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group went to work in an MIT lab and came up with LiquiGlide.
LiquiGlide is a “super slippery” coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging. The potential impact on food waste and the packaging industry is enormous.
Dave Smith: “It’s funny: Everyone is always like, ‘Why bottles? What’s the big deal?’ But then you tell them the market for bottles–just the sauces alone is a $17 billion market,” Smith says. “And if all those bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out every year.”