The word "smart car" now has an entirely new meaning thanks to a conceptual vision from the global design and innovation firm, IDEO. Responding to the future of autonomous driving, on demand delivery services, and the future of the workspace is in the works. Chief designer, Ricardo Figueiroa explains "As business models, technical innovations and user needs evolve, we expect to continue to see many exciting developments in the transportation and mobility domain." In the works, a self-driving car that delivers your packages and an office space that transports you to your next meeting across town without any work downtime. Click here for more.
The Canadian Olympic Skeleton team is leading the way with artistic expression of individuality within a very traditional arena. Adding a little "cool" to less popular olympic sports really should be a trend that would help the exposure of the athletes (and the ratings). There might be a valid debate here against the progression of olympics away from traditional country colors, but on Indie Street, we love when art pops its head up in unexpected places. And let's face it, the sport of "skeleton" should thank the Canadians, because I know I wouldn't be writing about or watching it if it weren't for these dope helmets. I personally can't wait til 2018…I am really looking forward to the custom design brooms on display during the Curling competition.
photos by Getty Images (in order, RICHARD HEATHCOTE, JOHN MACDOUGALL, TODD KOROL(2))
Lot's of Christmas tree innovations, but this is our favorite of the year, as it has so many levels of meaning...If we can just turn all of the shopping carts into Christmas trees, maybe people would have less anxiety with more caroling. Thanks Inhabitat for sharing with IndieStreet.
Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach. Read More
If the drone crashes into a sensitive place, like a coral reef, it just harmlessly disappears. Civilian drones may someday deliver your pizza, but they'll also travel places that people can't easily go, mapping forest fires or natural disasters, tracking wildlife, and studying Mars. The further drones go, the more it might make sense to construct them out of biological materials. A new bio-drone could eventually be able to grow itself in remote locations, and if it gets lost in the wilderness,melt into a harmless puddle. Read more: http://bit.ly/1qGBPaq
Hillary Fayle is a remarkable embroidery artist who chose a truly original and meaningful surface for her work – leaves. Her eminently delicate and fragile embroideries look almost impossible. For the leaves to remain whole, Fayle covers them with a nontoxic preservative beforehand to stiffen them and protect them from possible harm. And them the fun of sketching, stitching, sewing and embroidering begins.
Polish artist Pawel Kuczynski is one of our favorite satirical illustrators in the world. He offers a truly unique style and tackles many of the world's complex issues with his unique visions. From light hearted social media pieces to heavier human rights, he is an artist who makes his audience really think hard about the world and society they live in. These our are favorites to date, but you can check out his Facebook page here for more works from his ten years of creating illustrations.
On IndieStreet we love innovative environmental concepts, and we love cold beer! A Danish firm has combined these two loves with their underground beer fridge that can be sunk into the garden or terrace. It takes advantage of the cooler underground conditions to keep your beers chilled. How do you say street creds in Danish? You can learn more about the company and buy the eCool here. It's currently priced at $349.00. As they say at eCool: Lets "Save the world - one earth-cooled beer at a time"