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In the world of creativity, if you're not starting a fire, then what's the point? So, we've created a portal to celebrate the most revolutionary and thought-provoking ideas we're seeing in the world today. Some are ideas we've recognized from others and we're tipping our hats to, and others are ones we thought of (go figure). Either way you cut it, you won't find a dull moment here, and hopefully we've inspired you to start your own fire.
As kids, we all loved playing with Play-Doh. We could let our imaginations run wild to build, mold, cut, flatten and create anything, yes anything. Well, thanks to the people at inventables, a technology company based in Chicago, you can now make those childhood dreams a reality. Inventables has developed the perfect technology, Carvey, a successfully funded Kickstarter project expected to be in full production by Fall 2015.
Carvey is quiet, clean, easy to use and can carve your project in 3 simple steps.
Make your design with the integrated softwaresoft
Choose your material (wood, plastic, foam, wax, cork soft metal, etc,)
Click “Carve” and let the machine do the work until it achieves your desired form
Here is a list of items you can easily make with Carvey: jewelry, wooden sunglasses, street signs, can openers, etc. Fell free to watch the video of Carvey in action here.
What Sparks Our Fire: A 3D machine that is easy to use and can help us turn ideas into real objects in under 5 mins.
We’ve witnessed a lot of innovation in the tech space over the past few years from mobile devices to computers. In most cases, the hype surrounds around Apple and Samsung. But, today, HP is gearing up with innovation from the future and, they call it HP Sprout.
The HP Sprout is an intriguing 23 inch Windows 8 desktop computer with a projector that scans physical items and turns them into digital in a few seconds and allows you to manipulate the images using your fingers on a touch-sensitive mat. Think of like placing an object on front of your computer and in just few seconds, you have the object in the screen ready to be used for design purpose. How cool? This exactely what the Sprout lets you do. Beyond that, there’s also a wireless keyboard and mouse for more traditional navigation if needed. Get to know the Sprout beyond words by watching this amazing video below.
Sprout debuted November 9th and can be ordered on the HP website.
What Sparks Our Fire: A device that has the power to change the way people create.
Are you excited about the possibilities Sprout holds for creators?
In the world of branding, logo design is a key pillar of the company’s identity, therefore, when it comes to crafting the right logo, one needs to be creative and invest a large amount of thought and hard work. The first feature of a good and effective logo is that it can immediately grab the viewer’s attention. A good way to do so is by giving viewers a puzzle to solve. Everyone likes puzzles, right? When viewers get the hidden message behind the logo, there’s this instant little satisfaction feeling, and gets them talking and sharing. But most importantly, chances are they will never forget.
So, if you’re a graphic designer or an entrepreneur looking for some logo ideas and inspiration then, this post might be for you. Today, we are sharing 12 logos that have hidden symbolism you may have not noticed before. Some are obvious, others are not, but all of them are interesting when you take a closer look. We’re sure you won’t forget them once you see them. You can find the full list on Just creative.
What Sparks Our Fire: Powerful brands that translate their core ideas through their logos.
Do you have any other cool logos to add to the list? Feel free to share.
Making espresso at home is a must for any legitimate coffee aficionado. But most importantly being in control of the coffee quality is the ultimate goal of a coffee lover.
Introducing the ROK, a creative award winning espresso making, non electric, with a clever hand pump system that allows you the freedom to choose any coffee you want and control how much coffee oils are released through the pressure you apply.
The ROK is beautifully packaged in a large stylish reusable tin, perfect for transporting. The kit is built with stainless steel and includes everything you need from a reusable container, milk frother, scoop/tamper, and double spout. With its timeless design, the ROK comes with a 10 year warranty certificate.
What Sparks Our Fire: A earth-friendly way to brew espresso without the use of electricity and creating less waste.
Are you ready to make the best coffee of you’ve ever had with the ROK?
Automatic Smart Driving Assistant is a gadget designed to unlock your car’s full potential, making driving safer and more efficient. Automatic can help you spend up to 30% less on gas (about $800/year) by learning your driving style and giving you real-time audio feedback when you do something that wastes gas. Automatic also monitors your car health and warns you when something is wrong. It provides written details of the problem and possible solutions; it tells you if it is something you can do yourself and save a trip to the mechanics or if needed, helps you find a mechanic nearby. But most importantly, if you are ever in a crash, Automatic provides a full-service crash response 24/7 and alerts 911 with your location and can even contact your loved ones to let them know what happened and that help is on the way.
Automatic is extremely simple to set up and use: plug the Automatic link into your car’s onboard computer with no tool required and connect it to your smartphone via the App (on iOS or Android). Automatic is only available in the US.
What Sparks Our Fire: A gadget that redefines people’s relationship with driving, making it safer and more efficient by giving you useful information.
Are you ready to be a better driver and adopt a smart driving Automatic Assistant?