PSFK’s Top 20 Of 2012

PSFK’s Top 20 Of 2012

A roundup of our most popular posts from the past year.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby
  • 31 december 2012

As the year draws to a close, PSFK is rounding up the most interesting, compelling, and popular posts of the past year.

Check out our top 20 most popular posts of 2012 below:


Abandoned Walmart Transformed Into A Functioning Library

The International Interior Design Association recently selected the McAllen Public Library as the winner of their 2012 Library Interior Design Competition. The city inherited the former Wal-Mart after the retailer closed the store and abandoned it.


IKEA Debuts Completely Furnished Pre-Fab, Modern Homes

Swedish furniture company IKEA, has collaborated with Oregon architectural firm Ideabox, to launch its first line of prefabricated houses in the U.S., named the “Aktiv.” The IKEA-themed dwelling is a one-bedroom home centered around space-saving furniture and products.


Facebook Launches ‘Couples’ Pages So Users Can Chart Their Relationship

You’re in love and you want the world to know, now Facebook has created an ‘us’ page that lets you chronicle your relationship. The page combines every post, picture, and event that you have shared with your partner.


Transparent Pods let You Sleep In Style Under The Stars [Pics]

Attrap Rêves, a bubble hotel in the countryside east of Marseille, France invites guests to stay in transparent pods set in nature. The bubbles were conceived by French designer Pierre Stéphane, who wanted to give campers an eco-friendly space so they could explore without leaving a negative impact.


Edible Packaging Lets You Drink A Beverage & Eat The Bottle Too

Dr. David Edwards, a professor at Harvard University, is working on the WikiCells project that looks into creating edible packaging. A few years ago, Edwards collaborated with French designer François Azambourg on an edible bottle that’s made from organic materials and is biodegradable


A Peek At Steve Jobs’ Unfinished Luxury Yacht [Pics]

Renowned French designer Philippe Starck recently confirmed that he was working on a “revolutionary” project with the late Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple. The private project was to build a grand high-tech yacht that was “sleek and minimalist.”


Abercrombie & Fitch Boss Makes Flight Attendants Wear Only Boxers & Sandals On Private Jet

The boss of Abercrombie & Fitch requires male models who work as stewards aboard his private jet to wear boxer briefs, flip-flops and a “spritz” of the retailer’s own brand aftershave, it has been claimed in a US court case.


‘Share A Coke’ Campaign Puts Names On Coca-Cola Bottles And Cans

Coca-Cola is replacing its traditional branding with one of Australia’s 150 most popular first names for a new ad campaign in the country. Bottles for its ‘Share a Coke’ summer campaign with different names printed on them are on sale now.


Nine-Year-Old’s Blog Takes A Frank Look At School Lunches

Nine-year-old Martha Payne from Argyll in Scotland began writing a blog providing a first-hand view of school lunches last week.


Charge Your iPhone With Your Own Breath

You’ve heard of wind-powered and solar-powered gadgets that can charge your phone, but what about breath-powered? This concept design was created by Joao Paulo Lammoglia that utilizes the power of your breath to convert into electricity via small wind turbines.


Lego’s Denmark Office Slide Encourages Play While You Work [Pics]

LEGO must be a really fun place to work – we are by no means suggesting that all employees do is sit around all day playing with blocks. In fact, having a glimpse at LEGO PMD, the company’s development department office in Billund, Denmark reveals how the designers are able to dream up of such inventive, colorful toys.


Clock Knits Scarf Over The Course Of A Year

Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has created “365,” an interesting clock concept that tells time in a different manner; instead of just displaying the minutes and the hours, it knits round the clock for 365 days.


3D Printing Booth Makes Tiny Replicas Instead Of Pictures

An exhibition set to open in Japan will demonstrate the detail, intricacy and range of scale that 3D printing offers, while also pointing to larger expectations around the simple exchange of information across mediums and what 3D-printing is poised to deliver generally.


What Could Famous Logos Look Like In 100 Years? [Pics]

StockLogos, the world’s largest identity design community, has reviewed the history and imagined how famous logos from megabrands like Apple and Ford will look in the future.


What Would We Look Like With Perfectly Symmetrical Face? [Pics]

It’s often said that the more symmetrical a face someone has, the more beautiful they are; however, no one has a completely symmetrical face, so we try to emphasize our ‘good side’ when we get our picture taken.


Airless Bike Tires

Britek Tire and Rubber has been developing an airless tire that can eliminate flats and convert stored energy into forward momentum.


Plastic Eating Fungi Found In The Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem

A group of students and professors from Yale University have found a fungi in the Amazon rainforest that can degrade and utilize the common plastic polyurethane(PUR).


Steve Jobs’ Yacht ‘Venus’ Finally Revealed [Video]

Steve Jobs’ yacht has been launched at a shipyard in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, where it was christened ‘Venus’ after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Jobs worked on the “sleek and minimalist” high-tech yacht with renowned French designer Philippe Starck.


Artist Creates Real Clouds Indoors [Pics]

Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde has come up with a way to create clouds indoors by carefully regulating the space’s humidity, temperature, and light.


Nigerian Teenagers Create Generator That Runs Off Urine

At Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, a group of teenage girls have created a generator that lets you put your waste to good use.


A Twinkie Dissected Into Its 37 Ingredients [Pics]

As Hostess Brands Inc. deals with the flood of inquiries interested in reviving the Twinkies brand, photographer Dwight Eschliman turned his attention to the ingredients that make up the snack.


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Fragrance Will Release The Smell Of Data If Your Private Information Is Being Leaked

The device is designed to create a physical cue for the potential dangers lurking online

Retail Yesterday

LYNK & CO Is A New Auto Brand That Promises Mobile Connectivity On Wheels

Online access and mobility sharing are driving the company to disrupt the auto industry


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Nintendo’s New Console Pushes For Portable Gaming

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Speaker Displays Song Lyrics As Music Is Played

The device is able to generate the graphics on a translucent screen and retrieve the words from a connected database

AI Yesterday

Travel Assistant Scans Your Emails To Make Planning Easier

This AI add-on will sync with your inbox and sends reminders to make sure you don't miss anything important

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FOMO Survival Kit Helps Millennials Cope With Social Anxieties

The satirical product is meant to be a playful diversion for people who feel like they are missing out


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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

PSFK Labs Yesterday

PSFK Picks: Top 5 Performance-Enhancing Wearables

Our new report looks at innovations pioneering the future of performance through intelligent activewear and predictive analytics

Food Yesterday

New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

fresh&co is using sous vide Roma tomatoes to create a vegan option that has the texture and taste of tuna

Advertising Yesterday

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

Retail Yesterday

Why Experiential Events Could Replace Trade Shows

Marketers are seeking creative and impactful new ways to connect with influencers

Children Yesterday

Modular Kit Teaches Kids How To Make Their Own Robots

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

Infants Yesterday

Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

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

Technology Yesterday

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

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Flower Pencils Create Cherry Blossom Petals When Sharpened

A Japanese stationary company developed the special implements in order to create unique shavings

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