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Pop-up kitchen near you
Designer Chmara Rosinke created a mobile kitchen, table and stools made of wood. It also features a foot pump to run water or pots for growing spices. All objects can be folded and easily moved from one place to another.
Why it matters
The mobile kitchen was primarily designed to enable people to actively use public spaces again. The designer used the kitchen in different public areas to sit and eat, inviting passers-by to join in and get to know one another. This piece of mobile furniture brought strangers to share a meal in an intimate fashion. Can this be a tool for brands to provide a little oasis in urban jungles?
Starbucks is testing Duracell Powermats in 17 Boston coffee shops during the holiday season. Known for their free WiFi, Starbucks are extending their technology offering to mobile users who need to charge up for free and don’t have their charger at hand. The Powermats only work with external hardware, so the shops will be doing free giveaways and loaning these to customers during the trial period.
The bookseller and stationer Libro has launched an online platform “Libro for kids”, where they can search new products and new music and film releases. They can then create a gift wish list that can be sent to their parents.