Category Archives: Street Hacks

China Suzhou Duct Tape 1

Duct Taped Scooter

Most things can be bandaged and fixed with a roll of good old duct tape.

Switzerland Lucerne FabLab Anti Knoting

Anti Knotting

Roman solved the self-knotting-headphone-cable-problem. Yes, I am using it wrongly … a little counter-intuitive at first :)

Switzerland Lucerne FabLab 1

Dream it. Make it. Share it.

You sometimes go to (underground) hacker spaces and instead of in cubicles you work in hip co-working spaces? Well, guess what, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s making friends really, really fast. Enter FabLabs. FabLabs are all about making (physical) stuff. With … Read More

Buenos Aires Mate Hack

Mate Mania

The street is my favorite source of inspiration. In this case, I found a mate (=beverage) hack to attach yerba mate leaves, a thermos bottle with hot water and a freshly prepared gourd to some sort of vehicle used on a film set. In Argentina … Read More

Switzerland Berne Two are better than One

Two Are Better Than One

An office puncher hack, that was adopted by the production company and became a feature.

Germany Regensburg Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Humahuaca Stackability

Stackability

Things that stack: hats. Seen in Humahuaca. Other popular examples of stackability that you may be more familiar with include cups, dishes and pans.

Iquique phone lock

Phone Locks. Literally.

Unlike software locking mechanisms, this hardware lock not only restricts the use of the phone to a specific country and network provider, it also dictates the location of use. As you guessed correctly, the precautions are intended to prevent theft of the devices. With the … Read More

Santiago de Chile shoe laces

Order and Chaos

How do the shoe laces on the left feel compared to the ones on the right? Which are better? Why?

Dont-park-here

Extra Emphasis

You really shouldn’t park here.

skateboards recycled

Skateboards. Recycled.

The extent to which objects can be re-used or re-cycled. The question why or when it is appropriate to do so. How does the way we bond with products influence our notion to re-use/re-cycle them? Can we design products that make re-usage and re-cycling desirable?