09.06.17 - That's Interesting


A tree with a story

Stadsplank is the latest project of Amsterdam-based design studio Hout Van Je Stad. The designers craft simple cutting boards from their city’s felled trees, every time engraved with the tree’s species, age and a QR code that leads to the exact spot where the tree once stood. Read about the project here

Seven million jars of Nutella

Nutella’s latest limited edition, Nutella Unica, pushes the brand’s dedication to personalisation further. For the project Nutella produced an impressive seven million jars, each of them printed with a unique code and unique pattern designed by… An algorithm. Will you get yours on time? Watch the video here

Flavoured innovation

Sekforde’s creators couldn’t find mixers that allowed them to experience the subtle flavours of their favourite spirits – rum and whiskey. So they set themselves to invent it: their botanical mixers are designed to complement the alcohols, without compromising on health and sugar content. Discover the mixers here 

Robotics for juniors

Sony has taken on the challenge to teach robotic engineering to children. Toio is a kit of two electronic small cubes on wheels, able to detect each other’s location and move through simple AI programming. Children can build onto the cubes to create robots or characters, which can then be animated as they wish. Watch the kids have fun here

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