A Clever Polish Designer Just Invented An Inflated, Ultra-Light Aluminum Chair

Could you balance this chair with just one finger? …probably This light-as-a-feather chair, called Ultraleggera, was inspired by an Italian architect Gio Ponti in the 1950s and has now been brought into the 21st century by Polish designer Oskar Zieta of Zieta Studio. How is this different from all the other chairs I have? The Ultraleggera is completely made from aluminum sheets that are welded together

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New Service Lets You Rent Toys Instead Of Buying Them

Reduce. Reuse. Replay? If you’ve ever been in a house with kids, you’ve probably noticed that it’s often overflowing with a variety of toys. And often, kids don’t even play with a toy more than once! This causes a buildup of outdated and under-appreciated toys scattered around since kids quickly outgrow them within weeks. But that might be changing soon thanks to this London-based subscription service

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This App Can Track Your Plastic Use – And Help Reduce It

“Dear diary, today I didn’t use plastic…” By now, most people are aware that plastic use is a huge problem for our health and our environment. Yet most of us also probably don’t know where our plastic comes from… nor are we actively aware of how much we use throughout the day. And even if you are aware of it, you probably don’t know how to

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AI-Designed Snack Bars Offer a Delicious Way to Reduce Stress

Oh no, there’s AI in my snack bar! Well… not literally. Or at least, not yet. But these new snacks do have help from AI technology to combat something that we all experience… Stress! How do these snacks help combat stress? The Israel-based startup myAir has created a variety of plant-based snack bars that help you control your stress levels. They have 6 different blends of

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This “Blade-Free” Ceiling Fan Kills Microorganisms (And Uses Less Energy)

It’s getting hot in here! So turn on the Vortec… obviously! Although we’re heading into the winter months, this new fan offers a cool new take on how we prevent sweating during the hotter months. And it’s all thanks to researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). They’ve designed a ceiling fan that’s able to cool down a small room (around 100 cubic meters) at TWICE

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