Lia is the first flushable and eco-friendly pregnancy test designed to uphold environmental sustainability and personal privacy
With landfills piling up everywhere, trash management has been a common problem in many countries. Add to that the daily use of pregnancy tests from millions of women around the world, truth be told, the additional plastic waste isn’t helping one bit. Lia is the first ever innovative design that will change how women use pregnancy tests.
The furniture piece by 3D Systems' Janne Kyttanen features a lattice structure consisting of 6,000 layers
3D printing technology has been revolutionizing the world of design and creation by allowing designers and makers to go beyond what used to limit them in terms of tools and production. Thanks to the technology, designers and makers are now able to produce shapes that are as complex and fascinating as the forms that we see in nature. Take this beautiful lounge chair designed and 3D printed by Janne Kyttanen, a Senior Creative Fellow at 3D Systems, for example.
Not content with redefining the possibilities of vandalism and street art, Graffiti Master Katsu shows the public how to DIY a graffiti drone
Following the recent vandal attack on Kendell Jenner’s six-story Calvin Klein Jeans billboard, situated atop a building at the intersection of Lafayette and East Houston St, the perpetrator has unmasked himself as none other than Katsu, the prolific graffiti mastermind notorious for his deviant marriage of art and technology. What more, Katsu has decided to release his newest mischief maker, the very one used to deface the Jenner billboard, out into the public: you too can be a proud owner of the Icarus One, the world’s first open-source paint drone!
Molson Canadian celebrates Canada's multiculturalism with a creatively accessed toast
What makes someone Canadian? A question had been raised by Molson Canadian, a beer company seeking a deeper relationship with their customers. By placing a large, red fridge in the middle of a park they received numerous answers. The red fridge held a pale white layer of text on the side, asking anyone who approached to say they were Canadian.
'Watson the News' harnesses cognitive computing to help consumers of news become more conscientious and less biased readers
If you had access to the most powerful computer in the world, how would use it to help people live, work and play better? PSFK and IBM Watson have been collaborating through The Good Data Contest to find how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve communities and spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future. Learn about the winning concept Inquisite here.
Geoff Cook, founding partner at Base Design, examines the hirings of Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum) and Katy Clark (BAM) and what they mean for the brand identities of Brooklyn establishments
Over the past month, we have witnessed two of Brooklyn’s most prominent cultural institutions select new leaders: Katy Clark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and now Anne Pasternak at the Brooklyn Museum. Though each is arriving to their new posts with a great deal of experience, Clark and Pasternak have their work cut out for them to successfully take these two storied institutions into the next phase of their life cycles.
PSFK with HP Matter identify the key players reinventing The Idea Economy
Though free-flowing exchange is the lifeline of any healthy marketplace, economies have long closed off the flow of ideas as a competitive means. As a trends and innovation leader, PSFK understands that in today’s Idea Economy that should no longer be the case and is precisely why PSFK, in partnership with HP Matter, has created the Innovators Index, a roster of pioneers making a global impact.
PSFK talks to Nuala O’Connor about the importance of advocating for basic human rights in the online space
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.
Future Cities Catapult, the team behind the "3D Soundscape" headset, prototype a cycle helmet that would supply rides with spatial and contextual information
The construction of bike lanes in accordance with New York City’s Citi Bike stations popping up around the city in recent years has stirred much controversy. While the lanes seem to benefit delivery men and casual bikers alike, many drivers have expressed their frustration over stolen driving lanes and parking spaces now filled by the green bike path. Moreover, the growing number of people encouraged to abandon their cars or the subway in favor of a more health-minded and eco-friendly pursuit inevitably spikes the number of biker-related casualties. Cue Future Cities Catapult, the developer behind a biking helmet laden with augmented reality (AR) capabilities.
How knick-knacks and trinkets indicate character and establish workplace culture in all office settings
PSFK Labs has launched The Desktop Debrief, an insight into the infinite selection of desktop products that drive creativity and well-being in the modern workplace.
BrakePack keeps a growing horde of cyclists safe and visible
As more city dwellers turn to bicycles as their primary mode of transport, the perennial problems of safety and visibility loom larger than ever. Motorists often fail to see riders, especially after dark, and even when they do they are confused by hand signals. For their part, cyclists hate to load their rides with reflectors and lamps that often get stolen, wear ugly reflective vests, or take their hands off the bars to signal. Product design firm Artefact Group hopes to address all these issues with BrakePack.
The rover—set to launch in 2017—won't set any speed records, but it could be the automaker's toughest engineering challenge yet