Eco houses snap together using Lego-style blocks
Eco & sustainability / Homes & housing
Based on modular blocks created from local Black Forest pine and
insulation materials, HIB-System homes can be assembled quickly
by consumers themselves or with limited help.
Tokyo cafe puts samples on the menu
Marketing & advertising / Food & beverage
With every order of food or drinks at LCAFE, customers receive an
L Coin, which can be redeemed for free samples at the cafe's
Healthy meals at sponsored food carts for kids
Food & beverage / Non-profit / Social cause
Designed by Saatchi & Saatchi to be both appealing and accessible to
young children, the carts are equipped with hand-washing stations and
display nutritious food at child's-eye-level.
Royal Opera House uses Twitter to write a libretto
The Twitter Opera's libretto consists entirely of 140-character tweets
that the ROH received from members of the public, set to original
music composed by Helen Porter.
Social recruiting site bridges Facebook and LinkedIn
KODA allows emerging talent and smart companies to go beyond the
resume or traditional job posting with employer and employee profiles
that let both sides of the hiring equation to get to know each other.
Instant & personalised winning-goal commentary
Lifestyle & leisure
Thanks to Be A Football Hero, football / soccer fans have the chance
to hear a true-to-life commentary of that dream game that features
them in the starring role.
Firefox add-on helps plan trips and find travel deals
Tourism & travel / Life hacks
Brooklyn-based Gliider makes it easy for travellers to keep track of
all the interesting ideas they come across while researching and
planning a trip.
Handmade greeting cards by monthly subscription
Style & design
TOTA's subscription service is a card-of-the-month program
whereby subscribers get two copies of a one-time, handmade card
sent to their door each month.
Site matches motivation 'buddies' with shared goals
Comotivate aims to help users succeed in attaining a variety of
goals by pairing them with motivation 'buddies' who share the
Connecting restaurants and bloggers for 'tastecasting'
Food & beverage / Media & publishing
TasteCasting facilitates the use of social media for taste tests and
other promotional events to help restaurateurs get tongues wagging
about them throughout the socially networked world.
Fighting poverty through microloan guarantees
Non-profit / Social cause
A traditional microloan or donation of USD 100 delivers roughly that
same amount to the entrepreneur in need, but providing a loan
guarantee can result in a much larger loan from a local bank.
All-in-one kits for style-sensitive knitting novices
Fashion & beauty / Lifestyle & leisure
Fourteen kits comprise Wool and the Gang's do-it-yourself line, each
complete with the necessary yarn, a pair of wooden knitting needles,
a pattern, a sewing needle and patches.
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