Fashion & Design (176)
Online window shopping, with friends
Motilo has combined video chatting and a fashion-focused social network to provide a new online shopping experience. People can shop together with their friends in real-time, even if they’re halfway across the world.
Why it matters
Socially-driven shopping sites are nothing new, especially when it comes to fashion. The only “shopping buddy” online users usually have are what pops up in site recommendation engines based on previous likes or purchases. However, no recommendation engine really knows you and your likes as much as your friends. Is this a breakthrough for bringing a real-world activity, shopping with friends, into the digital sphere? And as we get better at creating online platforms that try to emulate real-life experiences online, is there any way we can maintain the true sense of human connection that comes from those experiences?
Dyson has launched the Air Multiplier™. A fan with no blades that uses 98% less energy than regular fans. Air is accelerated through a ring-shaped aperture. This creates a jet of air that passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp, channeling its direction. No blades means the Dyson Air Multiplier™ fan is safe and easy to clean. It also has touch-tilt, 90° oscillation and dimmer-switch power control.
Dubai’s only gallery dedicated to modern design, is holding its second annual design competition. In an attempt to explore design within an everyday Arab urban landscape, the competition is divided into 4 categories: The Mosque through Architecture | The Majlis through Interior Design | A Pattern through Graphic Design | A Public Installation through Experimental Design.