Parenting site aimed at non-parents
Media & publishing / Lifestyle & leisure
Parents have long had websites to turn to for community and advice, but until recently little has been available to serve the needs of "P.A.N.K.s" -- professional aunts with no kids of their own.
Video tutorials for professional musicians
Education / Media & publishing
Earlier this summer we wrote about Now Play It, which uses artist-led video instruction to teach music fans to play their favourite pop and rock songs. Now? Video lessons for classical and jazz musicians.
DreamBank creates new model for gift-giving
Financial services / Lifestyle & leisure
DreamBank aims to help people 18 and over fund their dreams by posting them online and inviting friends and family to contribute toward their realization.
Emergency wardrobe service for hotel guests
Retail / Fashion & beauty / Travel & tourism
Forgotten pair of shoes? Embarrassing stain incurred at dinner? Guests at several Soho Houses need fear such adversity no more, thanks to a new service by online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter.
DIY retailers focus on greener home improvement
Retail / Homes & housing / Eco & sustainability
We've written about an online library of sustainable building materials aimed at making it easier for builders to be green. Now, a Colorado-based store that showcases green products for building and the home.
Travel insurance for over-60s
Financial services / Travel & tourism
For senior citizens, finding travel insurance can be a challenge, given the age limits most providers put on their services. UK-based Intune hopes to end that with financial services aimed at consumers over 60.
Garbage into gold, now via discarded wrappers
Eco & sustainability
Update | TerraCycle has found yet another way to create gold out of garbage by turning discarded wrappers and juice pouches into bags, pencil boxes and other accessories.
Convertible bicycle serves multiple needs
Transportation / Lifestyle & leisure
Converting from one mode to another is simply a matter of swivelling casters and attaching or detaching the "child pod" trailer, and can be done in 30 seconds or less.
One more music festival phone charger
Telecom & mobile / Marketing & advertising / Eco & sustainability
Yet another eco-friendly phone charger from yet another cellular company at yet another summer music festival. Next? Move these green charging concepts off the festivals and into daily life.
Crowdsourced tagging tool makes photos searchable
While digital photography makes it very easy to shoot thousands of images, most digital photographers lack the time and patience to tag those individual photos. Tagcow & Mechanical Turk to the rescue!