Across the globe, digital applications are connecting us with the products and services we need at a moment's notice
If there’s one thing we could all use, it’s more time. While no genius entrepreneurs have yet figured out a way to give us more hours in the day, a number of them are helping us take some of those precious minutes back with a wave of on-demand applications. With the push of a button it’s now possible to have virtually any product or service delivered directly to you at a moment’s notice.
The biggest brands in education and play want to make our lives more fun by pursuing a LEGO Professor and Research Center
This October, prestigious Cambridge University will welcome a LEGO Professor and Research Center to focus on play in education, development and learning.
Nike-sponsored Olympian Blake Leeper discusses how brand partnerships can help redefine "disability" in American culture
Taking a break from the archetypal slow-mo-flashing-lights-and-glory-in-strength commercials that have come define sportsmanship, Nike has selected a more inspirational tone of voice for its Inner Strength campaign. The documentary-style series has highlighted athletes from the culturally renown to lesser known yet noteworthy competitors. Nike takes a deeper look into what it takes—physical strength aside—to train and compete among the world’s greatest.
PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, speaks to Mike Karnjanaprakorn, CEO and co-founder of Skillshare, to understand the impact of digital on the way people learn
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.This week we’ve featured Mike Karnjanaprakorn for delivering affordable education to the creative community.
Stantt is a menswear brand that boasts 75 custom shirt sizes
Menswear brand Stantt sells shirts in 75 different sizes, promising a perfect fit for every order. The fashion startup that raised over $120,000 on Kickstarter dreams to change the way men shop for clothes online.
The Winston Watch is a classic design that will share a case with your passport
The Winston Watch is a time-teller that doesn’t have the quirks of the smartwatch. Instead, it possesses prime good looks and an interchangeable strap that makes it suitable for both work and play. Add in a genuine Italian leather case and you have a product that speaks volumes about the brand even though it’s the first product they come out with.
In today's links, helpful robots, artistic bicycles, and 3D-printed pills
PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.
A combined promotional and activist project put on by the Queens Museum (and more) calls punishing NYC studio prices to the fore
Creatives and artists are gaining attention with Queens Museum’s Studio in the Park: The Queens Museum-ArtBuilt Mobile Studio Residency Program to raise awareness of New York City’s rising studio prices. The project has two different artists working from June through August 2015, in separate month intervals, inside a 150 square foot trailer at Flushing Meadows Corona park.
No pulling out your phone or wallet to pay for a sandwich, simply tap your bPay wristband and you're good to go
In a contactless world equipped with the Barclayscard, or bPay for short, buyers can make purchases via tapping their wristband, key ring or surface-affixed sticker on applicable reading machines. Users must register their device before wielding the power of instantaneous purchase in stores like Starbucks, David Lloyd, Pret a Manger, Mark & Spencer, among others.
Paulien Routs has developed a sweat-sensitive textile coating that can provide a visual cue of hydration levels
Design researcher Paulien Routs has developed SOAK, a sweat-sensitive textile coating that provides a warning of dehydration. It can be applied to sportswear and changes color while the wearer is working out. The different colors provide a visual cue, showing the composition of their sweat and the condition of their internal health.
Holographic displays have evolved since their Tupac debut; as Paul Smiths shows, now retailers are using them, too
Paul Smith’s new window display concept aims to engage and attract potential customers having recently launched in the heart of London on Floral Street, Covent Garden. The interactive holographic display, titled The Window that Never Sleeps, can be operated even after hours when the store is closed, embedding a standout image in the minds of shoppers and prompting them to return when the store reopens.
Expat neighborhoods, cheaper rents, and a creative startup vibe are among some of the factors drawing young people to the German capital
The building that houses Agora, tucked away in a small side-street in residential Neukölln, in an old lock-making factory, is easy to ignore.