wish you were here
Loading page

A Sexy, Futuristic Climbing Centre Is About To Open In Sydney

Climbing centres tend to be a sweaty, dirty chalk-filled affair, housed by a strange combination of children and lean, shirtless men. 9 Degrees, a brand new bouldering gym in Sydney, will no doubt transform into that in years to come. But for now? It’s brand-new. It’s clean, sexy and futuristic as hell.


A Cup-Holding Device Mount Makes Flying Slightly More Bearable

Gone are the days when flying was like taking a luxury cruise. Passengers are now herded onto planes and into seats that barely leave enough room to breath. There are ways to make flying slightly more enjoyable, though, like a tablet mount called the Airhook that also holds a drink so you can leave your tray table folded away.


Colour-Changing Map Shows The Best Attractions Based On The Weather

You can plan ahead all you want, but a vacation is often at the mercy of the weather wherever you’re travelling to. And that inspired designer Camilla Hempleman to create a special map, printed with thermochromatic ink, that changes colour to reveal the best places to visit based on the local weather.


A Simple Magnetic Adaptor Gives Your Charging Cables MagSafe Powers

A magnetic power connector didn’t seem that revolutionary when first revealed, but over the years the Apple MacBook’s MagSafe connector has proven itself to be an invaluable feature. And as the Znaps magnetic adaptor shows, it would be just as useful for your mobile devices too.


Beach Towel Board Games You Play With Discarded Bottle Caps

a

A day at the beach usually doesn’t involve board games because the sand will quickly gobble up dice, Monopoly hotels, and Scrabble letter tiles. But since building sand castles gets boring quick, someone’s created a series of board game beach towels that can be played with bottle caps, seashells, or even small rocks.


There Will Never Be Anything More Relaxing Than A Hot Tub Hammock

Think of the most comfortable, most relaxing place you’ve ever been. No matter where on earth that might have been, it can’t even begin to compare to how relaxing the Hydro Hammock must be. People love lounging in hammocks, and people love soaking in hot tubs, and finally the two have become one.


A Jaws-Themed Deck Of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark — almost.


These Bulbs Mimic The Sun All Day To Help You Sleep Better At Night

It turns out that reading on your iPad is actually a terrible way to fall asleep because the device’s blueish glow can make your body think it’s time to get up. The colour of light can have a big impact on the body’s natural rhythms, so a new connected bulb called the Silk works to keep things in sync by matching itself to the colour of the sun all day long.


I Want This Screen Protector That Magically Gives iPhones A Back Button

Why doesn’t it have a back button? I ask no one in particular. Why do I have to reach all the way up there to go back where I came from? Soon, there may be an answer for my iPhone frustration — a screen protector with a virtual back button.


Building And Programming Circuits Is Easy With An iPad As Your Professor

In the past few years there have been countless toys that claim to be STEM-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) but few have done as good a job at introducing kids to concepts like programming and circuitry than a small company called LightUp. And through a new Kickstarter campaign it’s about to expand what its circuit building toys are capable of, extending their programmability to include the Internet of Things.


Loading page