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Plenty aims to build a giant indoor farm next to every major city
Plenty’s mission is to give each city a hub to grow organic herbs and vegetables locally and indoors.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has found a novel way to share its vast artwork
US art lovers can text keywords or an emoji and receive matching pictures from the museum's database
The APSARA drone disintegrates once it reaches its destination
Introducing the ‘Ikea of drones”.
Shrimps made solely from plants taking plates by storm
Shrimps from plants - impossible? Not so much. Thanks to one of the leaders in plant-based seafood New Wave Foods, this is now a culinary reality.
Listen to Joe Gebbia talk about how he created Airbnb
Talking on NPR's "How I Built This", Joe Gebbia – who is speaking at Design Indaba 2017 – reveals how a side hustle became the biggest hotel chain in the world.
Mushroom leather: The future is fungal
This mushroom material can grow a whole cowhide’s worth of leather in two months.
Co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, designer Joe Gebbia changed the way people travel and interact with strangers with his peer-to-peer home-rental startup.
Heart-monitoring smart watch empowers wearers to live longer lives
The iBeat is a life-saving wearable for every age.
One man’s trash is another’s heirloom tomato gazpacho
From dumpster to dinner table, Salvage Supperclub challenges the way we think of ugly food.
Wool shoes to save the environment
Introducing Allbirds: the comfortable, eco-friendly sneaker.
Tracing the origins of Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go, the product of American software developers Niantic and The Pokémon Company of Japan, is the love child of GPS tech and insect hunting.
Livi brings nature indoors
The portable planter has a new take on interacting with nature.
Cubetto: A coding tutor for kids as young as three
Cubetto by Primo Toys is a kid-friendly, wooden robot that teaches kids to code in a way they can see and touch.
Six things you might not know about Airbnb and its co-founder Joe Gebbia
Airbnb's co-founder Joe Gebbia will be speaking at Design Indaba 2017. Here are some things you might not know about this peer-to-peer home-rental start up.
The world's most environmentally conscious restaurant?
The Perennial in San Francisco is founded on sustainable principles that inform everything from its farming methods to its design.
Mithun wins 2015 Architecture at Zero Honour Award
US-based architecture practice, Mithun designed an award-winning housing plan for San Francisco Mission Bay campus.
Caress of the Gaze: Clothing that responds to your eyes
Behnaz Fahari imagines a garment, inspired by feathers and scales, that responds to the gaze of another.
The Brilliance device treats babies with jaundice
The Brilliance, designed by nonprofit D-Rev, is a phototherapy device designed to treat infants with jaundice in poor communities.
Piloting this underwater drone is like flying
OpenROV is a few steps away from completing its open-source underwater drone called Trident.
Larry Harvey on how Burning Man Festival created art with a social purpose
Burning Man’s founder Larry Harvey describes how the festival of arts is driven by a strange combination of social interaction, jeopardy and awe.
Trailer: Larry Harvey on how Burning Man festival created art with a social purpose
Burning Man’s founder Larry Harvey describes how the festival of arts is driven by a strange combination of jeopardy and awe.
Nebia shower head uses 70 per cent less water
A Kickstarter-funded shower system could reduce water wastage in the drought-stricken US.
Burning Man Festival calls out to urban designers
The Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning has put a call out to urban designers to reimagine the Burning Man Festival’s temporary city design.
Chronicle releases scientific guide to Marijuana
Marijuana is no longer associated with stoners, proves Chronicle with the release of “Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana”.
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