Sand Packaging by Alien and Monkey

Sand-made packaging re-establishes the ritual of discovering a gift and the concept of sustainable packaging. As an answer to the increase of waste in modern society, we have developed a material using one of earth’s most abundant natural resources, sand, to create packaging for precious gifts. Read the rest of the article here! * Text and image from

These Cable Wraps Make Tidying Way More Fun

Keeping your workspace in order is dull. But these fun cable tidies inject a little humour into proceedings, by turning your rat nest of wiring into a stack of fake barcodes. The brainchild of Duncan Shotton, there’s not a huge amount to say about these devilishly simple yet good-looking tidies. They’re flat sheets of plastic designed to neatly wrap your headphone cables, USB cords or whatever else around. In turn, they exploit the boring line-after-line wrap to look like a barcode. Neat, in more than one sense of the word. Check them out here! * Text and image from

Outback Shoes by PaleoBarefoots

Feeling the effect of natural soil touching your feet can now be possible after wearing these pair of Outback Shoes by PaleoBarefoots. It has been solely dedicated for those who love to stay amidst nature and enjoy the pleasures of barefoot walking without harming their skin. The flexible lacing system and the ankle savers ensure you can wear these shoes easily and never damage your feet whilst walking on rough terrains. Cleaning them is equally simple with pure water or even on the dishwasher or washing machine. With them on foot, walking down a grassy land or a mossy surface would be an experience you’d never want to forget. Better grab one fast and get on with some natural expeditions. Get it here! * Text and images from

Hey Joe Coffee Mug – Brew Joe on the Go

The Hey Joe coffee mug is a travel sized coffee mug that acts just like any other coffee mug, except it can brew coffee inside of your thermos and regulate the temperature automatically…which means not only can you ensure your coffee is immediately ready to drink as soon as it’s done brewing, but that you can brew your coffee in pretty much any situation, anywhere, anytime. Check it out here! * Text and image from

Withings Activité is a fitness tracker disguised as a designer Swiss watch

Most fitness trackers look like they belong in the gym or on the race track, which is fine if you’re working out, but not so great if you want to look your best at the board meeting or that fancy cocktail party. The Withings Activité, however, changes the notion of the fitness tracker entirely with an elegant design that’s more reminiscent of a Rolex or a Hublot. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

Google Chromecast Finally Lands In Australian Stores

There’s been a lot of fuss made of Chromecast in the last month or so. After a few false starts, however, the simple, low-cost streaming stick for the Google-faithful is finally on Australian shelves. Here’s how much it is and where you can get it. Chromecast dongles will be available today for $49. Compared to the price in the US ($US38), that’s pretty reasonable. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

This Sci-Fi Helmet Could Give Firefighters Predator Thermal Vision

When firefighters have to enter a burning building, much of their job still involves blindly feeling their way through dense plumes of toxic fumes in search of those trapped inside. However, a novel new helmet design could one day give firefighters the ability to see through the smoke and hear beyond the roar of the flames. Dubbed the C-Thru, this helmet-visor-respirator concept offers a host of integrated functions that are currently only available as standalone devices — such as handheld thermal sensors and communication devices. So rather than having to crawl under the smoke while constantly checking a hand held thermal sensor and trying not the lose the rest of the team behind him in thick smoke, a lead firefighter with a C-Thru helmet could just look around, but with super vision. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from

This Multifunctional Sofa Is Truly The Furniture Of The Future

Forget never leaving the apartment; how about never leaving the couch? This concept sofa by Milan-based Burak Kocak has features enough to mean that you could sit at it for days on end. Called Herb, the comfortable seating of the sofa is straddled by a storage shelves on one side and a table on the other, which even holds a plant. Elsewhere, the sofa hooks up the mains to power an overhead light and provide a convenient power point for your mobile phone or laptop. Check it out here! * Text and image from

Sony Digital Paper

In a world overwhelmed with paper, Sony introduces a revolutionary new way to work. Digital Paper from Sony, in conjunction with a document management solution, gives you the power to annotate, share, and save your documents – all from a handy device that’s light enough to carry anywhere! Check it out here! * Text and image from

Hello/Goodbye: Moss Graffiti Installation

Special moss graffiti art installation by Toronto based artist Jennifer Ilett, in collaboration with Sprout Guerrilla, and curated by Vandana Taxali. Artwork entitled “Hello/Goodbye” combines technical and digital techniques and imagery with the natural media of living plantlife. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from