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.

Allie Walker
  • 14 july 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:

Print On Fabric Using Only Sunlight And An iPhone

Lumi is a design team pioneering the Lumityping process, a revolutionary photographic print process for textiles and natural materials. The process is based on Inkodye — mixable, dilutable, water-based dyes, which develop their color in sunlight.

Interactive App Controls Dancer’s Movements Using iPad Tilts [Video]

Pentagram‘s Abbott Miller has designed an interactive iPad app for his performing arts publication 2wice, in collaboration with choreographer Jonah Bokaer and 2wice publisher Patsy Tarr. It takes advantage of the unique parameters of the device. ‘Fifth Wall‘ transforms the iPad into an interactive performance art space, with the user able to affect the dancer’s movements.

Turn Your TV Into A Giant Tablet With This Portable Gadget

Pocket TV is a Kickstarter-funded gadget that can convert any television set into a Smart TV. This small pocket-sized dongle that connects to the HDMI port of any regular TV and runs Android 4.0 on any TV, turning it into a mega-sized tablet.

IBM Launches Augmented Reality Shopping App

IBM research scientists have created a prototype app that adds augmented reality to the shopping experience, enabling shoppers to scan products in-store and view personalized information like allergen info, recommendations, and discounts on their mobile device.

‘Smart’ Wine Labels Tell You What Food To Pair With Your Vintage

Moore Brothers Wine Company, which specializes in small-production, traditional wines around Philadelphia and New York, has started putting QR codes on their bottles. This great, practical use of the technology provides information about the wine and food choices that pair nicely with it.


Transformable Table Maximizes Utility In Small Spaces

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Lighting’s Impact On Sleep: More Than The Off Switch

Jeff Patton, General Manager of Connected Home Products at GE Lighting, uncovers how lighting technologies can affect our sleep cycles

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The Story Behind How LYNK & CO Created A Car Brand From Scratch

Head of Design Andreas Nilsson describes which values were most influential in determining the identity and design direction of the new auto company


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Architect’s Design Presents A Radically New Approach For New York’s Penn Station

The firm of Vishaan Chakrabarti has envisioned a bright community and travel hub in the heart of the city

Fitness & Sport Today

Editorial Roundtable: Building An All-Encompassing Performance Suite

WHOOP, ShotTracker, Rithmio, PlaySight, STYR Labs, EverybodyFights and Lift / Next Level Floats on the partnership opportunities available in health and fitness

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Fantasy Game Responds To Each Player’s Emotions

The card battling venture measures responses through a Bluetooth clip to adjust the experience accordingly

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Carry A Map Of NYC On A Handbag

The bag from Bottega Veneta has been designed exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman to celebrate New York City

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Roaming Robots Crawl Around Your Body To Do Small Jobs As You Go About Your Day

A new concept wearable developed by researchers at MIT and Stanford are fully functional bots that live on your clothing


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Marc Shillum, founder of Chief Creative Office, explains why product designers must rethink the way they capture consumer attention

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Runners Are Delivering Groceries To Parisians

French supermarket Carrefour partnered with a running group for fast and memorable deliveries

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DIY Kits Let You Create Your Own Cameras And Speakers

Computer-building startup Kano has entered the IoT space with a new set of original products

Syndicated Yesterday

How Fashion Became All About Fonts

Why a new wave of designs have put typography front and center on your clothing

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GM And Audi Are Experimenting With Car Rentals In SF

The automakers are trying something new to capture the segment of urban dwellers who don't want to own a car

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This Vertical Forest Hotel Will Improve The Air Around It

An architectural firm is creating a lush mountain lodging in China with so much greenery that it will actually clean the atmosphere

Work Yesterday

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

Ample Foods Founder Connor Young explains why supplements are the next food trend coming to the workplace

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This Company Believes Insects Can Provide Biofuel To Power Our Future

A Polish group is testing out a new factory concept that can provide a source of renewable energy, and even serve space missions

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Music Venue Caters To Virtual Reality Events

Boiler Room has launched the first VR hub for content creators to capture special footage for the masses

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