The Next Big Thing: The New Products a Creative Needs in Her Life

Day to night, your never-ending imagination needs an outlet. What better way to fuel your ideas than with tech that will match your ingenuity? Whatever your medium, we've found the best ways to keep your artistic juices flowing.

Day to night, your never-ending imagination needs an outlet. What better way to fuel your ideas than with tech that will match your ingenuity? Whatever your medium, we've found the best ways to keep your artistic juices flowing.

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Play: DuoSkin

Take your temporary-tattoo game to new levels. Made of gold metal leaf, DuoSkin sticks to your skin and can serve as a trackpad to control your music player, changes colors based on your body temperature, and can even power small LED lights within the design of your choosing. DuoSkin is currently a research project between MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research, but we're praying it makes its way to shelves before Coachella 2018. 

Not yet available

MORE INFO: duoskin.media.mit.edu

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Sleep: Nightingale

It can be hard to sleep with so many ideas bouncing around, and even harder if you live in an urban area. Nightingale will let your inner genius rest by emitting "sound blankets" (custom- ized ambient recordings) that compensate for thin walls and block out traffic, conversation, and even snoring from across the bed. Cambridge Sound Management, $249

BUY IT: meetnightingale.com.

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Work: Canvas

Trash cans filled with crumpled sketches can't compete against this Dell smart workspace, a 27-inch surface that uses a stylus and dial-like "totem" to turn your visions into reality. 

Dell, $1,799

BUY IT: dell.com.

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Eat: Foodini

Skip the two-hour line for Instagrammable meals thanks to this 3-D food printer, which can create the sweet and savory dishes of your aesthetic dreams. (Coral-shaped pizza, anyone?) The tech is being used by elite chefs in Spain including Miramar's Paco Pérez and La Boscana's Joel Castanyé, with a consumer model in the works. 

Natural Machines, $4,000 for limited production run

BUY IT: info@naturalmachines.com.

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Commute: Aeromobil

For all you '90s girls, this invention inspires a serious "Zetus lapetus!" After over 25 years of development, AeroMobil's flying vehicle allows drivers to soar through the air at a cruising altitude of up to 10,000 feet or to speed along a regular ol' road. Sure, it still hasn't gotten the FAA's complete sign-off—but when it does, it will transform a traditional road trip into the adventure of a lifetime. 

Available 2020. AeroMobil, from $1.3 million

BUY IT: aeromobil.com

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Sweat: Subpac

Imagine a music festival with a person- alized set list consisting of only your favorite artists. The Subpac, a next-gen body pack—compatible with headphones—that vibrates with each beat of a song (its prime audience is artists and music producers), gives you a body- shaking concert experience from the comfort of your living room, so you can let loose and dance like no one's watching. 

StudioFeed, $349

BUY IT: subpac.com.

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