Jenny Nordberg explores ways to combine the speed of mass production with artisanry
When it comes to handmade furniture, speed seems to the enemy of craftsmanship. But designer Jenny Nordberg wanted to test this principle with her latest collection in a series, ‘3 to 5 minutes – Rapid handmade furniture.’
Mondaine launched a watch that combines smart technologies with time-honored design principles
Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has launched a smartwatch that aims to balance both the past and future in its design. It features smart functionalities but with a traditional aesthetic. The Mondaine Helvetica No1 Smart is the first ever Swiss-made smartwatch launched by the brand.
DIY freestanding ‘fountain’ uses yarn and an electric motor
Fountains, with their synchronized displays, fluid movements, and translucent colors, can have emotional effects upon viewers. Formidable fountains at the Bellagio and Dubai can have a majestic impact, while Lingshan’s Buddhist fountains instill calm. But what effect does a fountain have if it doesn’t use water at all?
An augmented reality app uses GIFs to reclaim subway space
Last year, the adbusting organization Re+Public released an app called NO AD, which used augmented reality to help ad-beleagured New Yorkers imagine their subway system without constant visual signs of sponsorship. But if the original artwork focused more on explicitly anti-commercial messages, they also needed to be complemented by something with a bit more razzle-dazzle, especially as information displays in the subway system have made animated advertisements more common. Now NO AD has stepped up their game by curating art GIFs to replace over 200 recognized subway ads.
Designs for a high-tech batter-printing machine may offer a world of high-art mornings
Kinneir Dufort, an integrated research, innovation, design and product development company, recently applied its skill-set to the task of developing technology for 3D-printed, portrait-bearing pancakes.
Flavorpill Media's Sascha Lewis explores how technology has fit into our lives
PSFK is excited to welcome cultural curator and CEO of Flavorpill Media Sascha Lewis to speak at PSFK’s flagship conference April 16-18. Flavorpill is an online publisher and experiential media brand focusing on national and local culture. We caught up with Sascha to chat about his work at the intersection of culture and branding which is shaping his new vision on how people live, work, and play.
Contextually-driven data and live transportation updates let users navigate the world more accurately
Apps and brands develop features that offer the greatest user experience, but often fail to address the potential needs of disabled users. Google Ability, a conceptual platform to reinvent the navigation system for the blind, wants to create tools that result in more inclusive interfaces for everyone.