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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Modular smartwatch lets wearers pick and choose the functions they need
While Google’s Project Ara may be some way from hitting the market, we have already started to see similar projects that enable consumers to customize the hardware they use. The NEX band has combined modular sensors with custom designs to capture the fickle teen market, and now Blocks is a smart watch whose wrist is made up of varying components that enable wearers to tailor the device’s functions. READ MORE…
Modular bag can be customized even after it’s been delivered
Everyone has their own individual fashion sense, and enabling consumers to customize their own clothes has long been a major trend for the industry. But while projects such as YrStore have encouraged consumers to print their own designs in store before taking home their creations, a new service called Bamin has made its bags from modular parts that can be interchanged to create personalized looks even after customers have purchased them. READ MORE…
Paper-thin, flexible electronics modules can add tech to any surface
Any complex electronic device is essentially a collection of modules that each perform a particular task, which is why kits that make assembling circuits — such asCircuit Stickers, for example — are becoming popular for those without the knowledge to build them themselves. The latest iteration is Printoo, an Arduino-compatible set of prototyping modules that can be attached to any object to give it various smart capabilities. READ MORE…
Stylish modular garden hut comes with a shedload of optional add-ons
The ability to customize isn’t just limited to everyday products — it’s becoming more and more common to see large spaces offer modularity and personalization. We recently wrote about PORT X, a floating home or office that can be customized and built on land or water. Now tetra shed is offering similar customization through add-ons and the ability to tesselate with extra modules. READ MORE…
Glasses enable customization through magnetic arms
Glasses are a fashion accessory as much as they are medical necessity, yet most short or long-sighted people put up with wearing the same pair each day. While we’ve previously seen Frameri develop prescription lenses that can be popped out of their frames and placed into new designs, Japanese design group Nendo has now created its magne-hinge spectacles, which use magnetic hinges to enable wearers to easily swap out the arms as they please. READ MORE…
Modular boat is for both work and pleasure
Vehicles are usually designed to serve a particular purpose, with different functions calling for completely new designs. While in the past we’ve seen the hybrid Sealander caravan work on both land and water, the Ethos E30 modular boat can be reconfigured for different purposes, from tour boat, to fishing trawler to a family cruiser. READ MORE…
Storefronts get a different pop-up each day
In the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there are around 200 storefronts that are left unused. At the same time, there are many entrepreneurs and small enterprises that could make temporary use of those spaces to grow their businesses. miLES is a new project that aims to provide the tools to help anyone transform those empty spaces into working venues that change on a regular basis. READ MORE…
From France, modular helmet can be used for 3 different sports
Helmets are a necessity for staying safe, whether practising a sport or working in dangerous locations. However, innovations such as the camera-equipped Helmet of Justice have already shown that they can do much more that just protect. Now French company Cébé has developed the Trilogy modular helmet, a single piece of kit that’s suitable for cycling, skiing or mountain climbing. READ MORE…
Modular fashion store triples as art gallery and charity
When we walk into certain businesses spaces we think we know what to expect, but sometimes they can surprise us. Munich-based Wash & Coffee is one example, pairing a Laundromat service with a café, and now New York’s Aksel Paris is combining its clothes retail store with an art gallery and social cause support center. READ MORE…
Picnic basket triples as bike pannier and table set
We’ve already seen the swissRoomBox provide a way to turn cars into a motorhome by fitting a kitchen and shower into one multi-apparatus box. Taking a similar approach to the traditional picnic basket, the Springtime device can be transformed to fit onto a bike or expand into a table and chair set. READ MORE…