Hotel asks consumers to sell it their furniture
Travel & tourism / Style & design
Helping them unlock the cash in their attics, a new Dutch hotel
wants to buy furniture and knick-knacks from ordinary consumers,
who can upload pictures and name their price.
Café doubles as accessible art studio
Food & beverage / Lifestyle & leisure
Hoping to unleash everyone's inner artist, Vancouver-based Raw
Canvas is a creative hybrid: bustling café and full-service art studio.
Customers buy a canvas; supplies are free to use.
Flight tracker notifies contacts when you arrive
Telecom & mobile / Travel & tourism
ArrivedOK lets air travellers automatically alert others that they've
arrived at their destination: when they switch on their phone after
leaving the plane, the system springs into action.
A marketplace for backyard farmers
Food & beverage / Eco & sustainability
Farmers markets provide a place to purchase fresh produce, but until
now there have been limited opportunities for individuals with gardens
and fruit trees to distribute their own (leftover) crops.
Virtual jogging through Google Maps mashup
Tokyo Jogging is a new mashup of Wii technology and Google Maps
that allows users to take a virtual jog through the streets of Tokyo,
making optimal use of Google Maps' Street View.
Nationwide taxi booking & payment via mobile phone
Transportation / Telecom & mobile
RideCharge allows consumers to book a ride, follow the taxi's
progress toward their location and then pay the fare using their
Upscale vending machine sells curated luxury goods
Retail / Fashion & beauty
Currently debuting at Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal, U*tique lets
consumers learn about select luxury and personal-care products and
have them conveniently dispensed with a swipe of the credit card.
Credit card alternative designed for teens
Aiming to provide a safer alternative to handing over a credit card,
BillMyParents gives parents the power to approve or deny any
purchases by their teens before they're made.