PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Apps Of The Week

A roundup of the latest, most fascinating apps we’ve learned about this past week.

Carib Guerra
  • 16 june 2012

Each week PSFK features many new and innovative apps. To give the best their due, we’ve compiled a roundup of the most interesting and creative apps written about on the site this past week:

Up! Inspired Mobile App Lets Users Make A House Soar By Blowing Into Their Phones

Inspired by The National Geographic Channel’s real-life creation of the flying balloon house from the movie Up!, design student Jihyun Lee decided to create a mobile, interactive version of the entertaining house.

Smart Jug Can Detect Spoilt Milk & Notify User Via Text

Milkmaid is a unique home appliance that was a concept winner for the GE and Quirky contest. Referred to as the ‘smart milk jug,’ Milkmaid is embedded with high-tech features such as sensors, GSM radio module, antenna, SIM card and rechargeable battery. The jug can notify the user via SMS when the content is low, or has gone bad.

Napster Founders And Facebook Launch Their Take On Chat Roulette

Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning introduced their newest brainchild yesterday — a video chat service called Airtime. This live chat website, similar to ChatRoulette, allows users to chat with friends or random strangers.

Creative Agency Graffitis Museum Masterpieces Using Augmented Reality [Video]

Amsterdam-based agency, Brilliant after Breakfast, “hijacked” the Rijksmuseum with its virtual exhibition titled ‘Paint Job.’ The agency created an augmented reality app where users can point to artworks with their smartphones to reveal comical graffitied messages on the painting.

Macy’s Algorithm Helps Shoppers Find The Brand That Will Fit Them Best

In preparation for the release of our upcoming Future of Retail report, PSFK reached out and spoke to the President of, which is currently testing True Fit technology, a fit personalization software used for remote sizing and recommendations. True Fit’s patented software service (SaaS) matches men and women to clothing and shoes that fit their unique body and style preferences with no measurements required.


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New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

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Red Bull Converts Sao Paulo Payphones Into Data-Driven Bus Schedules

The booths allow city residents to check local transit times through a simple toll-free phone call


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Health Expert: Nutritional Meal Replacements Are A Solution To Corporate Wellness

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Modular Kit Teaches Kids How To Make Their Own Robots

MODI features magnetic modules and a platform for programming to encourage experimentation

Infants Today

Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

Designer Kunsik Choi created the furniture to facilitate emotional communication between between parents and their children

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Album Turns Into Something New Each Time It’s Streamed

Bill Baird's new album explores the relationship between time and music through a website crafted by design team, One Pixel Wide


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Wearable Device And Lamp Recreate Beautiful Sunsets In Your Home

Sun Memories can record up to six hours of natural light and reproduce it via a connected light at a later date

Augmented & Virtual Reality Today

The Simpsons Is Stepping Into The World Of VR

To celebrate their 600th episode, the animated family sitcom created a virtual reality version of their opening gag

Syndicated Yesterday

Museum Exhibit Celebrates Strange Architectural Contraptions

Artist William Heath Robinson's peculiar genius is on display in this recent show with wiggling ducts, jumbles of planks and coils of cable

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This Sensor Will Help You Brew The Perfect Cup Of Tea Every Time

42Tea is a small device that guides you through every step of the brewing process, even identifying the type of leaves being used

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Norwegian Mountaineering Center Mimics A Snow-Capped Mountain

The structure's exterior is clad in a uniform surface of pixels to create a unique climbing experience

Gaming & Play Yesterday

Shopping Bag Turns Your Hands Into A LEGO

Designers from the School of Visual Arts thought up the Playbox Bag for a competition

Sustainability Yesterday

Giant Coffee Cups Encourage People To Recycle Their Morning Cup Of Joe

The Hubbub Foundation has created a set of themed bins meant to inspire recycling on a large scale

Home Yesterday

Small Device Creates A Personal Weather Station Inside In Your Home

Netatmo's new sensor is a standalone air quality monitor that can measure humidity, purity, noise and temperature

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