Take Care Of Your Plants With Your iPhone

Some people talk to their plants, but thanks to some nerds, plants can now talk to people. If you pay more attention to your smartphone than to the plants in your apartment, this app is made for you. Koubachi is a recently launched app that enables plants to communicate with their owners through a Wi-Fi sensor….

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Trend 9: The Revival Of Psychogeography

Psychogeography is hot. Guy Debord, founding member of Situationist International and the man who coined the term in 1955, defined the phenomenon as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals”. In fact, psychogeography is the art of strolling, or just about…

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Print On The Go With Breezy

Printing from smartphones is on the rise. But what to do when you want to print something, but cannot find a printer nearby? There’s an app for that! Breaking open the mobile printing market, Breezy is a new iPhone app and a GPS printing tool that can seek out nearby partnered printers and send out a…

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Explore The Neon City

Architect Kirsten Hively is heavily fascinated by New York City’s numerous neon signs. Two weeks into a new job on the Upper East Side, she started to document the “excellent” neon signs she came across on the streets around the office. Project Neon became the go-to source for interesting neon signs, styles and the stories behind…

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Peer-To-Peer Renting With RentWant

Using is the new owning, and the key to a more sustainable economy. Why would you buy yourself a chainsaw if you need it once a year? Borrow it, rent it. Live a light-weight life. Several recently launched online initiatives mark this focus shift, for instance Share Some Sugar and RentWant. Creating a peer-to-peer location-based marketplace, RentWant offers…

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Munich's iPhone Ambulance

One of the most serious crisis situations that might happen to a modern urbanite would perhaps be an iPhone accident. Suddenly you’re out of reach, you can’t receive email, you’re not available on Facebook or you’re unable to check in on Foursquare any more. Yeah, serious adversity. You might need urgent help. In Munich I…

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