18 results for “Mass-customization”

Fast Food = Lower Test Scores

Alessia Andreotti
June 13th 2015
The amount of fast food children eat may be linked to how well they do in school, a study suggests.

Zero-Waste Grocery Store

Julia Weber
July 4th 2014
The first Zero-Waste Grocery Store "Original Unverpackt" will open this summer in Germany.

The Fist Bump Manifesto

Alessia Andreotti
November 27th 2013
From the handshake to the sanitary, gender-neutral fist bump.

Not so Happy Meals

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 17th 2009


This week a Brazilian prosecutor asked a judge to nationally ban toys sold with meals in fast-food outlets like McDonald's and Burger King, because it can lead children to develop bad eating habits. The move comes amid wide-spread concern over the link between some fast food and illnesses such as diabetes, as the U.S. congress considers requiring chain restaurants to disclose calories on their menus to help fight endemic obesity.

Prosecutor Marcio Schusterschitz, a federal prosecutor in Brazil's Sao Paulo …

Miracle Banana Diet

Arnoud van den Heuvel
April 7th 2009

The 150 people watching this Youtube-commercial right now, will copy the source and blog or twitter it forward because it diggs. 40 of them have remorse over the fact that it is an ordinary commercial and not a live search engine to be able to know what's going on in the Next Nature. 10% of them is thinking; "But this search engine is sure to exist in 5 to 10 years". 2% will post a comment about it and there's …

YourDay

Arnoud van den Heuvel
March 1st 2009

Visitors of the British amusement park Alton Towers can have themselves wristbanded and RFID tracked in order to buy a "personalised" DVD at the end of their visit. Precomposed videomaterial is mixed with CCTV footage, featuring the wristband-wearer, friends and family having a great personalized collective experience day out. Watch some video examples here.

Mark the day that the British started paying for their own surveillance camera footage!

via: boingboing.net | related: CCTV Total World Domination | Smart Forests EWAN…

Controlling the Uncontrollable

Arnoud van den Heuvel
January 12th 2009


It is a home to crawlers, virusses, search engines, gamers, spammers, chatters, twitters, bloggers, worms and spiders. If calling it alive goes too far, it's still safe to say that the internet forms a nature of its own. Would the new American president have won the elections if he had ignored its tentacles? How many people would be out of a job if it seized to exist? Internet's garden is blooming like never seen before, yet some people only enjoy …

Brain Needs ‘Nature’

Arnoud van den Heuvel
January 8th 2009

Scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening. Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it's long been recognized that city life is exhausting -- that's why Picasso left Paris -- this new research suggests that cities actually dull …

Searching for something to drink

Arnoud van den Heuvel
September 21st 2008

Copy and paste the successful and your shop will survive. That's what these Indian entrepreneurs must have figured in the city of Mumbai. Peculiar detail: a trademark on that logo!? 🙂

Gola is a kind of Indian Slush Puppie - crushed ice with flavoured syrup on top.

Via BoingBoing and creativereview.co.uk …

Design for dummies

Arnoud van den Heuvel
September 2nd 2008

Creativity for all! Design used to be predestined to a select group of qualified brand–owning designers. That model is made redundant. At least, if it is up to Studio Ludens in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). Today you can sculpt and buy your lamp or coaster on the internet; tomorrow it's your house, car and mother–in–law. In the Next Nature everyone is a designer.

Related: Sexual behaviour totems | Park buildings | Digital Trashcan brought to virtual office…

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