Where is the nearest McDonald’s? Here is how the United Kingdom looks like when you try to find a fast food, using the McDonald’s App. A clear view of the endless expansion of McDonald’s restaurants.
59 years after the first opening, there are more than 34.000 big yellow M in the world, and McDonald’s advance goes on. Recently new locations have been inaugurated new locations in Bosnia, Armenia and Trinidad.
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Fabrics are in the heart of many African cultures. The patterns on their rich decorated fabrics represent a certain mind-set, emotion or philosophy.
As a result of our growing technosphere, the classical patterns used for generations have been redefined by the Dutch textile manufacturer Vlisco.
Patterns traditionally decorated with numbers, mathematics and letters of the alphabet were worn by people to point out the fact that they have a proper education and know how to read and write. It can also represent the importance of giving a good education to their children, saving money to realize this purpose.
Vlisco came up with an updated version of this pattern: a laptop showing this classic education related print on his screen. Suggesting that knowledge nowadays relates to our technosphere.
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Increasingly we see phenomena from the digital environment foraying in our physical environment. Potato maker Birds Eye decided to join the trend.
You can now buy #frozen #potato shapes for the social media generation. The mashtags come in five shapes: a hashtag, @ sign, asteriks and two emoticons.
Please note that this virtual snack makes you really fat.
What if, in a few years, robots would like to look stylish? Speculating about the tastes and wishes of intelligent humanoid robots, Bulgarian artist Simeon Georgiev designed the sneakers of the future.
The popular Nike Air Max have been re-imagined with strong lines and softened edges for a futuristic look, still keeping their distinctive aspect.
The result is a complete incorporation from the sole of the shoes to the legs of the robot. Will these sneakers put robots in humans shoes?
Spike Aerospace is designing a 80 million dollars private jet with an innovative peculiarity. To allow passengers to enjoy the panoramic breathtaking view of the outside world it won’t have windows.
In fact, the portholes will be replaced with big high-definition screens showing live-streaming images of the exterior recorded with cameras. And if travelers want to sleep they can switch channel choosing from an assortment of ambient images or darkening the screen. The airplane is expected to take off in December 2018.
Forget about windows, we are in the Society of Simulations!
There was a certain charm in projectors: gather the family, focus the transparencies by twisting the lens barrel and sit back to enjoy the slideshow. Now that we take pictures with the smartphone most of the time, this ritual doesn’t exist anymore.
Instead of having those digital pictures crowding the outer space, you can now view them thanks to Projecteo, a mini Instagram projector for when you feel nostalgic.
The device is made up of an LED light and three watch-size batteries to make sharing photos an analog snap. From the Projecteo website, users pick nine Instagram images to develop onto a piece of 35mm film, to fit inside the projector’s corresponding mini reel. Innovative nostalgia, indeed!
During his Bachelor in Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Dutch designer Jeroen Van Der Meij created Breathing Lights. Inspired by the elegant fluctuation of spider webs in the breeze, these light objects make movements that evoke associations with breathing. The dynamic installation creates a naturally calming atmosphere; it is quite interesting to see how an artificial setting can become so delicate. Are you able to look closer and find the beauty in plastic bags blowing by the wind?