Vincent Van Rheden's Mindful Kitchen Tap has been designed to interact with water in order to support conservation and ideate our kitchen use in the year 2025
IKEA has been known to bring us incredible, innovative products that challenge the status quo, protect the environment, and appease the budget. Now, they’ve partnered with one designer to produce a faucet that’s meant to satisfy both the technological desires of the user and spread the word about interacting mindfully with the resources around them. This Mindful Kitchen Tap is part of the Concept Kitchen 2025 movement, along with a number of other amazing innovations.
SVA alum and trends analyst Maxine Gurevich on trends vs. fads, Yves Saint Laurent’s name shortening, and why nothing sells itself anymore
Following interviews with strategic designer Gena Cuba and associate strategist Graham McMullin, PSFK’s series highlighting alumni of the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Masters in Branding Program continues with trends analyst Maxine Gurevich, currently in Global Insights and Consumer Practice Development at Edelman.
The sleek mattress startup is looking to dominate shut-eye through optimized pillows and sheets, too
You may remember Casper, the hip startup that wants to rethink sleep through perfecting the mattress as we know it. Since then, they’ve expanded their wares to include pillows and sheets, rounding out their line of shut-eye necessities to envision the most insanely comfortable night you’ve ever had.
A reinvention of tower-building games like Jenga, Fabulous Beasts blends the physical and the virtual in an interactive, social experience
This strategic new game from London-based game studio Sensible Object is fairly straightforward at first glance: players take turns placing sleek stackable creatures—the “beasts”—on top of one another to create an unwieldy but elegant tower.
The five-hour holiday edition of Railroad Alaska featured the most boring program to ever air on television during the holiday: a real-time train ride through Alaska
Destination America broadcasted a five-hour, real-time journey of a train traveling across Alaska’s railroad on Thanksgiving in an effort to put viewers to sleep after enjoying their turkey. The super slow holiday special showed viewers what the cameras attached to the train captured as it traversed a 500-mile-long railroad.
The Future of Travel 2016 report examines how virtual tech can provide customers with instant access to products and services
Today, anyone can venture to far-off destinations from the comfort of home by skimming through global cuisines on Instagram, ziplinning through a rainforest in virtual reality or by taking a 360-degree hotel tour via desktop. Virtual technologies that transport us from our screen to a beachfront instantaneously are offering travelers a more authentic and inspiring look into the local culture of these intended destinations. Rather than gather suggestions from travel agents, prospective travelers can manage a digital stream of tips and reviews for self-guided research beyond the initial consideration to plan a trip. In PSFK Labs’ new report, The Future of Travel 2016, we delve into the implications of these apps and gadgets that indicate a new era of travel discovery.
Wingtip founder and CEO Ami Arad spoke at PSFK’s Future of Retail 2016 SF event about how to create a community of your best clientele, and reward them on an ongoing basis
Ensuring that customers left your brick and mortar store in a good mood and with new items used to be enough to make occasional clients into repeat consumers. With the rise of online shopping and an ever-increasing amount of retail options, brands are having to stretch further than ever before in rewarding loyalty and retaining business. One of the leading companies in this space is Wingtip, a half-store, half-social club, located in San Francisco’s Financial District.
NEW TIME is made out of cotton fiber, metal and ABS that conforms to whatever shape you make it
Created by product designer Veronika Szalai, NEW TIME is a unique take on customization of a timepiece. The modern wall clock is made of a moldable material that you can fold, crumple, crush, collapse, or flatten however you like to suit your own aesthetic preferences.
Nathan Adkisson, Director of Strategy at Local Projects, spoke at PSFK’s Future of Retail 2016 San Francisco Event about designing retail locations to inspire at-home experiences
Retail, traditionally defined, refers to the sale of goods or merchandise for public consumption. However, retail’s scope has expanded far past its definition—with the advent of online and mobile commerce, retailers must create experiences around their product offerings to outperform competitors.
PSFK Labs’ Future of Travel report showcases how opening profile information encourages transparency and enables more nuanced personalization
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single click. As travelers begin planning their next holiday travel plans in the same city or across the world, every search, click and cookie reveals a little bit more about the person behind the screen.
Join PSFK in an interview with Bubl Technology's Director of Sales Brendon Montgomery as we wrap our heads around virtual reality's direction in broadcasting
As the future of virtual reality quickly climbs the slope of enlightenment, new players are jumping on the chance to leverage the technology in the name of innovation. With the rise of smartphones over the years prompting news sites to expand to video, VR is the next frontier in engaging users and providing an immersive experience.
Design firm ESI Design unveiled the secrets of a holistic experience design approach at PSFK's Future of Retail 2016 Report launch
Not a long time ago when you talked about experience design, people would think about UI or UX design. However, as ESI Design noted at PSFK’s Future of Retail NY 2016 launch event, it’s become more and more clear that merely focusing on digital experiences is not enough and companies have begun to realize the importance of a more holistic understanding of experience design.