Posts byCourtney van der Weyden

The Coffee Wand to Keep Drinks Warm

The With Me stick is a new wand concept that will keep hot beverages such as coffee warmer for longer. It has primarily been designed to keep coffee hot during the colder seasons however, it will also be of great use year round as there is nothing…

Childish Insults Still Hurt

To promote her latest book, author Johanna Stein has created an accompanying short video on Youtube titled Momhead. The video documents an assortment of real insults delivered by her four year old daughter that are extremely honest and inadvertently

Abandoned Cinema Rediscovered

An out-of-place outdoor cinema has been rediscovered in the Sinai Desert, Egypt by photographer Kaupo Kikkas. The unusal setting for the theatre was the idea of a travelling frenchman who thought it would be a great idea and embraced by those…

Coffee May Boost Longterm Memory

Researches in the United States have found that coffee could boost the brain’s ability to store long-term memories. A group of scientists led by Michael Yassa of John Hopkins University have found that participants who had a shot of …

Inside Airbnb’s new Office

Last year airbnb moved into a giant renovated warehouse in the San Francisco neighbourhood of SoMa. The 72,000 square foot office space was designed by  Gensler and Interior Design Fair. Highlights of the new design include a series of eight…

Google Launches Health Company

Google is looking beyond internet search and services by venturing into the healthcare industry with the launch of its new company Calico. Calico will be financed by Google and former Google board member Arthur Levinson will serve as the chief…

London’s 3D map of Tweets

Stephan Hugel and Flora Roumpani have used 3D mapping to visualise a city’s Twitter activity. The doctoral researches wondered if it was possible to map out London’s skyline by the volume of building specific, geotagged tweets.…

3D-Printed Heart Valve

Philip Breedon and a team of researches at Nottingham Trent University have developed a 3D-printed, battery operated heart valve implant. It will act as a temporary solution as patients wait for a heart transplant and will help a damaged heart…