Archive for the "Ideas" category

#MuseumWeek: a blank canvas to promote innovation

March 23, 2015

The great celebration of art is kicking off in Twitter. At ideas4all we wanted to get started with #MuseumWeek one week early, talking to museums and giving them ideas that will help bring art to audiences of every kind.

Over one thousand museums are taking part in this initiative. Their visitors are also asked to share their experiences from inside the exhibitions.

Avant-garde ideas make their way from the canvas to the exhibition hall.

Recently, the Museo del Prado has made the international news after creating tactile replicas of their works of art for blind visitors, an idea we already saw posted in ideas4all.

Museums seek ways to make art more democratic, another reason for which they are increasingly present in social media. In fact, the London Museums Group, which brings together all of the museums in the British capital, has published an article on the importance of involving visitors and promoting their participation through the creation of digital environments.

Social media are allowing us to take art exhibitions to the homes of each visitor in any part of the globe, making museums global regardless of their size, location or budget.

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#MuseumWeek: over 1,000 museums connected to promote art in Twitter

March 16, 2015

Over one thousand museums in 44 countries are joining the second edition of Museum Week in Twitter; #MuseumWeek, an initiative that seeks to promote art and museums around the globe from March 23 to 29.

To this end, the organizers of the initiative are calling all Twitter users to share their experiences inside museum exhibition halls. As part of the initiative, every day of the week will have its own themed hashtag, which you can check here.

Just like last year, at ideas4all we want to participate in this celebration of museums, speaking directly to them and offering our ideas to make them an even richer experience. And since you are the ones who make ideas4all, we invite you to share your ideas these days, in order to make our museum visits a special experience.

Happy Museum Week!
#MuseumWeek will be held from March 23 to 29. Official website of the initiative.

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The umbrella of the future will use air to keep us dry

March 12, 2015

Air umbrella has surprised everyone with its innovative design. This isn’t the first creative design for an umbrella that we share with you here: umbrellas that fill water bottles, theft-proof umbrellas and even the umbrella that turns completely inside out. But this new umbrella is, by far, the most innovative of all.

It uses compressed air, which exits the umbrella in the opposite direction to raindrops, protecting you from the rain. A lithium battery ensures hours of protection, although the current prototype only lasts 30 minutes. All this in the slightest weight (800g) and size (50cm when closed, 80cm extended).

María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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The batteries we throw away provide four hours of light a day for families in India

March 10, 2015

Recycling is an area where innovation is absolutely necessary, and we have to get creative in order to give products we throw away a second useful life. Today’s idea is a magnificent example: reusing batteries we throw away to generate light in homes that don’t have an electricity supply.

The idea began among a group of researchers in IBM Research India. After analyzing data from a study they carried out, where they realized that at least 70% of the batteries we throw away still have enough electricity to power a LED lightbulb for four hours a day, during at least one year. After the discovery, the group of researchers tested five homes in Bangalore, India, providing families with a packet of batteries. The results were excellent.

This idea would not only give over 400 million people access to electricity in India, it would also give a second life to discarded batteries, representing 50 million laptop computer batteries a year in the USA alone. You do the math!

María Mazariegos from ideas4all

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With these water boots, the rain won’t take you by surprise ever again

February 17, 2015

We already told you about the foldable hiking boots designed by Timberland. Today we bring you something along the same innovative lines: Sardines are an original model of water boots that are completely foldable. Designed to be carried in a suitcase or a bag, the rain won’t catch you unprepared ever again.

Great idea to keep your feet dry!

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The best ideas for Carnival costumes

February 11, 2015

One thing we never lack at ideas4all is ideas to inspire you with, and now that Carnival is around the corner we want to make it easy for you to come up with a wonderful costume. Look at our Pinterest board – it’s packed with great ideas for the most original Carnival costume.

All types of disguises for all ages, couples, the whole family, friends… some are very simple while others require a little more handiwork. Take a look and find yours for this year’s Carnival.

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A dose of romantic ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2015

February 14 is upon us, for many the most romantic day of the year, so we want to give you a little inspiration.

Because we want you to come up with the most original gift, take a look at our Pinterest board packed with specially selected romantic ideas.

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Pocket shoes, the idea

February 3, 2015

What could make packing your suitcase easier than shoes like these? Shoemaking brand Timberland have created shoes that you can easily carry in your backpack or suitcase thanks to one great feature: they are completely foldable.

As you can see in the pictures, Radler Trail Camp reinvents the design of the shoe. Thanks to the incorporated zipper they can “fold up” and fit anywhere, even in your pocket.

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This idea will get you out of your chair: the smart cushion that corrects your posture

January 29, 2015

We spend an estimated average of 9.6 hours a day sitting down, and our posture affects at least 13 areas of our body, leading to 8 out of 10 people suffering from back pains and aches at some moment in their lives. This kind of information might have sparked the imagination of the creators of Darma, the smart cushion that monitors your posture and sitting habits.

It registers movement and warns you when your posture is incorrect, which will later cause your back pains. It also reminds you when you need to get out of the chair for a moment, by sending a message to your phone.

Any problem has a solution; it’s just a matter of thinking creatively.

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The must-have gadget for anglers

January 26, 2015

If you know nothing about fishing, or even if you are an expert angler, it’s hard to imagine all the advantages provided by new angling gadgets. Today, you can access the same technology used in large fishing boats at a fraction of the cost.

One example is this gadget called Deeper: it allows anglers to geo-locate fish in the surrounding area thanks to its small incorporated sonar and a mobile app that receives the information. .

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