psfkUNFILTERED: Staff Writer Simone Spilka tries her sleep at a not-so traditional overnight stay
In the midst of New York City’s chaos and noise, does the promise of a smartbed really mean a next level of R&R? I try out YOTEL‘s recent ‘SmartBed’ initiative to better understand how hotel rooms exclusively cater to the modern traveler.
French artist Levalet transforms the urban environment into humor-filled, life-sized installations
You may not have ever thought of your art teacher as the next Banksy, but for students of French artist Levalet, that’s pretty much what it’s like. For six years, Levalet has been using everyday objects and city infrastructure in Paris to create a sizable portfolio of playful, life-sized street art.
Circle Training's social media campaign helps put a face and stop to youth unemployment
Employment statistics for young people, especially in the U.K., are grim, with unemployment figures hitting 1 million in 2011. The currently unemployed are often taught to view themselves as at fault for their situation, but the truth is that there are many other parties that need to be taken to task. One employment nonprofit called Circle Training is now using Twitter to directly appeal to employers to hire more young people in a campaign called The Jobless Generation.
Advocacy group Fashion Revolution places vending machine in public place in order to reveal terrible truth about inexpensive clothing
Fashion has become exceedingly cheap to produce and sell, much to consumers delight. However, those amazing savings come at a steep price. Around the world, clothing factories employ women and children to work long hours, in poor conditions, and with minimal pay. John Oliver even recently did an episode on it for his HBO TV show, Last Week Tonight. However, advocacy group Fashion Revolution took this transparency one step further with the use of a t-shirt vending machine.
DUFL offers travelers luxury of dry cleaning, folding, packing and shipping wardrobe to their destinations
DUFL is a baggage delivery service that covers all aspects of baggage handling for business travelers. The service will dry clean, fold, pack and ship luggage to destinations so they’ll be waiting for you at your final stop. DUFL hopes to allow frequent business travelers to focus more on business and remove the need to worry about luggage.
BeGood is an organic brand with ethical values like no other, proactively examining their supply chain from seed to stitch
Big retail is the second most pollutive industry on earth, which is why San Fransisco-based retailer BeGood aims to be the first closed-loop retailer, meaning transparency and ethical trading is at the heart of all they do.
Elon Musk claims two billion of the batteries could provide all of world’s energy needs
The electric car company Tesla has announced its entry into the energy market, unveiling a suite of low-cost solar batteries for homes, businesses and utilities, “the missing piece,” it said, in the transition to a sustainable energy world.
Hong Kong Cleanup shows residents what litterers look like thanks to DNA traces found on paper cups, cigarette butts, and even used condoms
Launched April 22 in recognition of Earth Day 2015, the video “The Face of Litter” caps off a collaborative campaign by the Hong Kong Cleanup, Ecozine, and The Nature Conservancy to show Hong Kong residents that litterers are among us, and that their garbage isn’t all that they leave behind.
Dirt Pattern Material turns bike chain grease and mustard leaks into wearable art
Who said hot dog stains can’t look cool? Dirt Pattern Material is a camouflage pattern imagined from the everyday blotches associated with just being human. The contemporary clothing design aims to make pen leaks and grass stains trendy.