Paris-Plages is an annual event by the mayor that creates temporary artificial beaches each summer along the river Seine in the city center of Paris. Officially called “Cinéma sur l’Eau (translated as cinema on water)”, this free event will allow attendees to enjoy the 2018 film Le Grand Bain while riding in one of 38 electric boats available for the occasion. Plus, 150 deckchairs will also be available in case you don’t fancy being on the water. Read more to see the official poster and a previous occasion where people in Paris watched a movie on water.
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In the anime / manga world, RX-78-2 Gundam is a fictional mecha robot and a prototype weapon for the Earth Federation when it falls into the hands of Amuro Ray, who goes pilots it in the war against the Principality of Zeon. Thailand-based prop maker Poot Padee may not have created the entire suit, but his Gundam-inspired face mask will definitely make you look twice. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Erin Sullivan
Los Angeles-based photographer Erin Sullivan wanted to make the best of stay-at-home orders these past few months,and that’s when the idea of these miniature nature photos came to mind. She discovered that normal objects, like broccoli, combined with toy figurines, can create some seemingly interesting photos, thus her “nature photography” series was created. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Secret passages, or hidden routes used for stealthy travel, escape, or movement of people and goods, are commonly seen in movies, especially ones that involve James Bond. However, this clever engineer decided to build a hidden entry to their basement directly into the floor of the patio deck. This would most certainly come in handy if your have a horde of zombies chasing after you, or just want quick access to a secure location. Read more for a video.
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South Korea-based MMM Design Studio has come up with an innovative solution for those who can’t seem to find face shields or masks in stores. It’s called the ‘ANYTHING’ face shield, and it consists of a 3D-printed frame that can be made at home, cut out and then fastened together. The design allows you to use off-the-shelf things in place of traditional plexiglass, like a gummy bear bag, etc. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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The designers at WeWantMore Studios realize that even as things start to reopen, a new normal needs to be defined. Nobody really knows what this entails, but it will most certainly include social distancing, mandatory face masks and contact tracing in the foreseeable future. So, they took this chance to take things apart, reinvent them and make them relevant again within the new normal, both figuratively, as well as literally. Read more to see a few additional examples.
Photo credit: Joe Doucet
Simply put, face masks are designed with function over form in mind, that is unless…you’re talking about Joe Doucet’s new creation. This stylish face shield comes with an integrate shield visor so you won’t have to worry about sunglasses. The minimalist design is basically a curved transparent guard fitted with dark sunglasses lenses and arms. Read more for additional pictures.
You may have seen Oishiya’s fish-shaped soy sauce bottles in sushi boxes worldwide, but now, they are being repurposed with hand sanitizing gel to help the coronavirus pandemic relief efforts for their SafeHandFish campaign. Oishiya teamed up with Clear Electron to fill the bottles with CleanseEX, a natural antibacterial gel, to help speed up the process while also offering an efficient way of distributing their products. Read more for a video and additional information.
Samsung’s new eco-packaging made from eco-friendly corrugated cardboard will be applied to The Serif, The Frame and The Sero TV sets, allowing customers to repurpose the boxes for creative reuse. The boxes feature a dot matrix design on each side that lets customers cut the boxes more easily and assemble them into various other uses, like small end tables or houses for pets. Read more for additional pictures and information.
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers have developed SprayableTech, an installation that lets users create room-sized interactive surfaces with sensors as well as displays. It uses airbrushing of functional inks, to enable various displays, like interactive sofas with embedded sensors to control your television, and sensors for adjusting lighting and temperature through your walls. Read more for a video and additional information.