I envision a day when instruments like these will be a part of every home. With the way we humans have systematically degraded the quality of our environment, it’s no secret that the sun’s UV rays are now making their way through our depleting Ozone layer. Those effects show on our skin now, with people getting all sorts of skin complications from staying out in the sun too long… and it’s not just the sun, your skin is the first line of defense against pretty much anything from cosmetics, to fashion, to even your diet. The skin is usually quick to react to products that aren’t suited for you, often showing symptoms of an allergy.
The Barrier Light isn’t a preventive measure (like say sunscreen lotion), but is in-fact a diagnostic tool. The pen-shaped device comes with 4 medical grade sensors capable of detecting your skin’s moisture and barrier strength. Devised as a result of not just environmental degradation but even the cosmetics boom, the Barrier Light understands what products and routines are the best for your skin. Barrier Light does this by measuring your skin’s moisture level, and its ability to hold onto moisture, along with the temperature and the environmental humidity. All one does is hold the pen against their skin (be it their face, arms, or anywhere else) for 10 seconds and that’s enough for the Barrier Light pen to perform its diagnosis.
Keeping things minimal (read: portable) and bathroom counter-top friendly, the Barrier Light directs all diagnostic information to its companion app on your phone. This allows the Barrier Light to have an incredibly small form-factor, enough for it to even be carried around in a purse/bag. The piece-de-resistance however is the MyBarrier app, which breaks down the information sent from the pen and presents it in a simplified way, telling you if your skin-care routine is doing you any good, or if the environment is conducive to good skin.
The Barrier Light puts a dermatology clinic in the power of your hand. While we all have home-based instruments to measure our temperature, weight, blood pressure, and even blood sugar, we don’t give our skin the same priority. With the Barrier Light, now you can know everything about your skin and effectively your health too. From whether your sunscreen is doing you any good, to whether your laundry detergent is skin safe, to even whether your diet is the best for your health and skin, the Barrier Light will make sure you know what to do to keep your skin young and glowing!
Designer: Jason Yoo
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This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was nothing short of spectacular, once again. It showcased some of the world’s largest automotive brands, and what had people talking was Audi’s autonomous electrical vehicle Aicon.
Aicon is a vision of the world where seatbelt, steering wheels and foot pedals are not necessary anymore and the burden and hardship of driving is a thing of the past. You won’t be all alone though, thanks to Audi’s artificial intelligence PA system. Audi’s AI will be able to receive verbal commands with the addition of eye tracking and other methods of understanding the passengers better. The name of the car itself is a portmanteau of the word Icon and the abbreviation AI.
Aside from having full autonomy, the Aicon brags a 500-mile threshold on a full charge and a top speed of 80 mph. Audi’s future vision of no seatbelts or steering wheels is reliant on the heavy fitting of hundreds of sensors called ‘eyes’ – which replace the front and rear headlights – used to circumnavigate the risk of a crash or any incidences leading to harm. The eyes beautifully light up in sequence too, giving the car a much more human connect.
The Aicon rids the conventional aspects of modern day transport in favor of the luxurious and elegant comfort Audi envision the future of travel to be. With only two seats in a 4-door vehicle, the Aicon boasts of a spacious and first-class experience, ideally paired for long journeys of the rich and famous.
Seriously – that what kids are calling an inhaler these days! It’s not just a TV trope. Unfortunately, plenty of other real life word associations with inhalers aren’t very flattering. Their intensely “medical” look doesn’t help with the associated stigma, either. I mean, even dental braces figured out a way to be invisible or at LEAST a little colorful to tone down the lameness – surely there’s a solution for upping the cool factor for a simple inhaler?
Well, there is.. and it’s called LUFT! This sleek collection of containers masks the sterile, medicine look of the pump. Instead, its clad in titanium and delrim acetal resin material for hypoallergenic quality, enhanced durability and the ability to be custom colored to suit the user’s unique style so they can worry less and breath easier!
Designer: Ryan J. Mercier
On the one hand you’ve got Google Maps, a symbol of accurate satellite imagery and functionality, and then you’ve got doodle maps, that make you marvel your city in an absolutely different light. That’s what Mini Cloud Studios wants to do. Turn city planning into works of art with their series of Modern Map Art Prints.
The studio takes comprehensive, intricate maps of cities/districts/neighborhoods completely detailed with buildings, roadways, rivers/rivulets, and other civic details like bridges, etc., and superimposes colors from a range of color palettes. The color palettes come in an exquisite set of swatches spanning across three categories, namely Retro-Vintage with its subdued yet timeless color swatches, Modern Bright with its vibrant color selections almost reminiscent of pop-art, and Classic which experiments with monochromes and shades of gray.
People can choose exactly what map they want by entering their city and zooming in or out to select the exact rectangular footprint of their city they want immortalized in print. You can also choose up to five different color schemes to preview your print in. Then based on the City+Color pairing, you get to choose one final variant that you can have printed and framed.
The Modern Map Art Prints gives a completely different dimension to cartography. While most people often look at vintage (usually hand-drawn) maps as collectible works of art, the Modern Maps turn framed map-prints into something much more contemporary and highly personal because it’s your city/neighborhood. Plus, with that absolutely delicious color scheme, you’ll fall in love with your city all over again!
Designer: David Hoe
BUY NOW: $24.00
Choose between vintage, modern and classic colour themes. Themes will be finalized and sent along with map previews to backers once funding is over, ensuring that there’s a range to suit your taste/room decor.
Stockholm and London
Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur
San Francisco and New York
Tokyo x Ice Lolly
Paris x Lavender Forest
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Made out of double-walled, mouth-blown borosilicate glass, the Gino coffee dripper by notNeutral is a beautiful product even when it isn’t brewing your morning fix!
Designed with an incredibly thin glass cross-section, the dual-walled dripper was designed to be the perfect height for coffee brewing. Just insert a coffee filter with the grounds of your choice and place the Gino on top of a carafe or your coffee mug and pour hot water in. The double wall keeps the water hot for longer while ensuring the Gino’s outer wall isn’t too hot to grasp. The coffee filters through the filter and out of the three outlet holes on the base of the Gino, giving you a beautiful golden brew every time… plus with Gino’s clear construction, you can watch your coffee brew through! (And probably share some Instagram stories!)