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PSFK 12 Of 2012: Top Story Of Each Month

PSFK 12 Of 2012: Top Story Of Each Month
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A roundup of our top 12 most popular articles of 2012 by month.

Andrew Vaterlaus-Staby, PSFK Labs
  • 28 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 12 most popular posts of 2012 by month below for an interesting look at what was trending, when:

January

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Facebook Timeline Ads Show Your Clean Vs. Drug-Addicted Life

In a creative social media campaign, media agency McCann Digital Israel has used the new Facebook Timeline design to advertise for the Israel Anti-Drug Authority.

February

lego-denmark-office-slide

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.

March

ikea-prefab-houses

IKEA Debuts Completely Furnished Pre-Fab, Modern Homes

Swedish furniture company IKEA, has collaborated with Oregon architectural firmIdeabox, 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.

April

lickable-cake-elevator

Lickable Elevator Features Wallpaper Covered In Cake

In many office buildings, most people entering an elevator hardly make eye contact with one another, so the idea of licking the elevator walls together seems completely far-fetched.

May

kids-school-lunch-blog

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.

June

coldplay-audience-led-display

Coldplay Wristbands Turn Concert Audience Into Giant LED Display

Coldplay has been turning their audience into interactive participants at recent concerts by handing them Xylobands, LED-illuminated wristbands that can be activated all at once using a radio signal.

July

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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.

August

humans-live-forever-avatars

Humans Achieve Immortality As Holographic Avatars

Think the sci-fi movie Avatar was a little too far-fetched? Turns out, the most ludicrous part of the entire movie may have been that we only watched it in 3D, rather than experienced it for ourselves.

September

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Nestle Embeds GPS In Chocolate Bars For Real-Life ‘Golden Ticket’ Contest

Nestlé‘s ‘We Will Find You’ promotion in the UK is like a real-world Willy Wonka competition, with six of the brand’s chocolate bars leading to a great prize.

October

mirror-image-human-portraits

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.

November

facebook-couples-pages

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.

December

invisible-air-umbrella

Invisible Umbrella Repels Raindrops With Air

Designers Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon, have developed a unique umbrella that only consists of the handle and nothing else.

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Tour The US National Parks From The Comfort Of Your Home

Google's new 360-degree video feature lets people take a trip to Alaska, Utah or Hawaii and see these marvels of nature up close

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VR Training For Active Shooter Preparedness

SurviVR is an immersive environment to teach civilians how to protect themselves in dangerous situations

Cities Yesterday

Redesigned London Tube Map Aims To Get People Walking

The updated display illustrates approximately how many steps it takes to walk between stations for a healthier commute

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Nike Creates An Immersive Pop-Up Fitness Experience In London

The Unlimited You space gave athletes a chance to push their limits farther than ever before

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Automotive Yesterday

Uber Now Lets Commuters Pay With Pretax Dollars

The prepaid cards are a partnership with WageWorks, letting uberPool users save up to 40% on their trip

Home Yesterday

Philips Hue Adds Motion Sensor To Control Lights Automatically

The wireless device lets users interact with their environment without needing to press a switch

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Beacon Device Takes The Pain Out Of Navigating A New Airbnb

Ping provides new guests with a guided tour of the house or apartment through a simple tap of their phone

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Shelf Makes Its Contents Appear To Hover In Midair

The design uses metal tubes to create an optical illusion when viewed from the front

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Interactive Ceiling Responds To People Walking Underneath

The installation features built-in sensors that cause the undulating surface to morph and react to passersby

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Declutter And Recycle All Of Your Unwanted Stuff

A new app will help catalogue your possessions and give them away as donations when you no longer want them

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Tokyo Concept Store Disguised As A Parking Garage

The retail and cafe project is designed as a hidden treasure for urban explorers

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