When it comes to dental hygiene, most Americans are slackers: 1 in 2 don’t brush twice a day, and 3 in 4 don’t replace their bristles every three months, no matter how many times they’re warned of the risks (which include cavities and gum disease). “We needed to get people to care a lot more,” says designer Simon Enever. So he and partner Bill May set out to make brushing feel more rewarding. The result is Quip, a simple, affordable, battery-powered toothbrush that works like its counterparts from Oral-B and Sonicare—a two-minute timer vibrates every 30 seconds, reminding users to switch positions—but looks and feels like something you’d find in an Apple store; customers can even opt for a matte metallic finish. “It’s a nicer experience,” says Enever, who adds that he’s already working on his next design challenge: getting you to floss.
After a decade of operating our own private bar, we have perfected the art of throwing a party.
We can't reveal all of our tricks, but last year's party included the following:
• VR, AR, drones, holograph machines & mind-readers
• A Robot Petting Zoo
• The world's first IBM Watson connected toy
• Exploratory cocktails & and flavor experimentation
• Secret VIP room with the world champion Whiskey mixologist (Thanks Beam Suntory!)
• Big data visualization and Trend Hunter's inner workings