Mink Makeup Printer
Makeup is expensive, particularly if you are after an unusual colour or shade. But Grace Choi, the inventor of the Mink printer is set to change that. Supply the printer with a sample colour from the web and it will produce eyeshadow, lipstick, foundation or pretty much any other makeup required by combining makeup substrates and base colours. This could be an industry killer.
Opus Office Tower
The interior of Dubai’s soon-to-be-opened Opus Office Tower is as futuristic as they come. Designed by architectural megastar Zaha Hadid, who is known for incorporating organic shapes and flowing lines into her designs, the tower includes luxury hotel rooms that look like they’ve been borrowed from 2050. The outside is pretty incredible, too, resembling a glass cube with a light-filled chunk taken out of it.
Wheelchairs on uneven ground can result in a pretty uncomfortable ride, and no amount of conventional suspension is going to completely mask a potholed or broken pavement. This genius redesign of the wheelchair is set to change this – by completely redesigning to wheel to swap out spokes for compression cylinders, the SoftWheel team has made a wheelchair that gives the feeling of floating on air.
Via The Guardian.
The Drinkable Book
It might not look futuristic, but the pages of this book are laced with silver nanoparticles to enable it to function as a safe and reliable water filter. Each half page can be torn of and inserted into a special tray that polluted water can be poured through. The result is water on a par with US tapwater, making it ideal for areas when clean water is a scarce resource. The book can also be read, providing tips on water safety.
Travel Buddy, Caddy
This is an extremely cool concept design for a smart suitcase by Seoul-based Jihyun Seo. With a transparent OLED display covering the top and front panel, the suitcase can provide valuable information such as currency conversion, local time zones, weather and even the layout of the airport. With a customisable screen the suitcase is instantly recognisable, and options include a digital nametag, pattered finish or badges showing off where you’ve been.