Soma: The natural, beautiful and sustainable water filter. For a limited time only, get $10 off. Soma was designed with four things in mind. DESIGNSoma's German-engineered glass carafe keeps water crisp and fresh. And, it's shatter-resistant too. SUSTAINABILITYSoma's filters are 100% biodegradable, made from coconut shells and a plant-based casing. CONVENIENCESoma delivers filters right to your door, every 60 days, so you always replace them on time.
Luxury Restaurants LA Wolfgang Puck began cooking at his mother’s side as a child. She was a chef in the Austrian town where he was born, and with her encouragement, Wolfgang began his formal training at fourteen years of age. As a young chef, he worked in some of France’s greatest restaurants, including Maxim’s in Paris, the Hotel de Paris in Monaco, and the Michelin 3-starred L’Oustau de Baumanière in Provence.
Charitable Water Filter Maker Soma Raises $3.7M Seed Round Soma, a startup that’s hoping to be the Warby Parker of water filters, has closed a $3.7 million round of seed funding led by Baseline Ventures and Forerunner Ventures. Other backers include Lerer Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Cowboy Ventures, Vast Ventures, Mindful Investors, The 4-Hour Workweek’s Tim Ferriss, Coca-Cola’s Rohan Oza, and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy of JOYUS. The San Francisco-based company, which raised $150,000 from over 2,000 backers through a Kickstarter campaign in 2012, closed a $1.2 million initial seed round last summer. Targeted at do-gooder design and sustainability snobs, Soma produces glass carafes fitted with biodegradable water filters. It’s a subscription service where consumers buy the carafe and starter filter for $87, and Soma sends a replacement filter every two months for $14.99. For every filter that sells, Soma donates money to charity: water, which funds clean water projects around the world.
iFixit: The free repair manual - iFixit Massachusetts, The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their right to repair. In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted. Now, it's time to do the same for electronics. With the Digital Right to Repair Bill, H.3383, we have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics — like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. We have a chance to help the environment and stand up for local repair jobs—the corner mom-and-pop repair shops that keep getting squeezed out by manufacturers. HealthyOut Is Like A Personal Nutritionist For Healthy Food Deliveries New York-based startup HealthyOut already has a popular iPhone and Android app for quickly finding nearby restaurants and dishes that users can order and have delivered. Today at Disrupt NY 2013, HealthyOut is unveiling a new service, which will provide users with personalized menus of food delivered to help them lose weight or just eat better overall. Launching first in New York City, HealthyOut’s delivery service is designed to provide users with healthy options two times a day, five days a week. By combing through the menus of restaurants around the city that deliver, HealthyOut will come up with 10 meals a week that can automatically be sent to a customer’s home or office. Now, there’s no shortage of food delivery services out there.
Bottega Louie - Restaurant, Gourmet Market & Patisserie We are fortunate to have a 255 seat dining room and therefore we do not accept reservations. Daytime Parking LAZ Parking, a paid parking structure, is located across the street from the restaurant between 7th and 8th Avenue on the west side of Grand Avenue. Smart Food Scale: Less about WEIGHT, more about YOU. by Chef Sleeve Our Smart Food Scale and iOS app provides you with exact nutritional information for the food you are weighing and helps you track what you’re eating. Our app will also help you prepare meals using weight instead of measuring cups and spoons. A simple tool for smart cooking. (expected MSRP of $99) The Smart Food Scale connects via Bluetooth 4.0 to iOS enabled devices (iPad 3/4, iPad mini, iPhone 4S/5, iPod Touch 5) and syncs to our app.
Grocery Comparison Site mySupermarket Launches U.S. Megastore For Finding Best Prices Across Amazon, Walmart, Target & More On the heels of reports that Amazon is preparing to significantly expand its online grocery service AmazonFresh, grocery comparison shopping site mySupermarket is today bringing its service the U.S. Operating something like a Kayak for grocery and drugstore products, the new U.S. version of mySupermarket lets shoppers find the best prices across top stores, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, Walgreens, Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Drugstore.com. mySupermarket was founded back in 2006, and now has offices in London, New York, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo. The company currently operates a U.K. version of the site which offers price comparisons across major European retailers including Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsburys, Boots, Superdrug, Majestic and Virgin Wines. That business has 4 million monthly users, and sees average baskets of around $130. Today, the company is making that debut with the official launch of mySupermarket.com.
Pucs: rechargeable ice! by Dave & Calvin Laituri Techcrunch: "A cool, fun project like this is what makes crowdfunding so unique." TechGoesStrong: "...it's literally a cool idea" Engadget, Germany: "Ice cube 2.0" Yanko Design: "...the wood case is simply beautiful all by itself" Augmented Reality App Instantly Translates Foreign Text On Signs, Menus If you ever wanted to be able to read text on a street sign or on a menu in a restaurant when abroad, your smartphone might be able to help you soon. Japanese electronics company Omron has developed a smartphone application that can instantly translate (short) foreign texts you come across – firing up the app and pointing the phone’s camera at the text in question is enough. Omron says that in its current form, the app (which isn’t available yet) can handle English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. Translations are superimposed over the text shown on the display (in the picture below, you can see three items on a Korean menu shown in yellow Japanese letters).