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Try before you buy
Paint brand Histor have 1250 different colours to offer. To help consumers find the right colour for a particular job, they developed the Colours Studio app. So you can see your photographs in a different colour.
Why it matters
The most difficult part of a decorating painting job is the search for the perfect colour. Paint brands have acknowledged this with customised paint colours but this new app Histor allows you to actually see it. How can other brands where wide choice is a necessity offer a tailored choice through multimedia applications?
Jean Paul Gaultier has collaborated with the furniture editor Roche Bobois. Together they have created a new furniture range that is exhibited at the fashion department store, Galeries Lafayettes.
A home that Tweets its owner via Twitter if a light’s been left on, if someone’s at the door or if energy consumption is higher than usual has been unveiled by Dr Andy Stanford-Clark. The IBM employee has hooked up his home to the micro-blogging site by fitting wireless sensors that automatically tweet him if changes are detected. The house can also be controlled using his mobile phone, meaning he can regulate what goes on within his house anywhere around the world.