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PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week
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Embroidered cat dress shirts, a brilliant British Airways ad and Airbnb for attractive people.

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  • 29 november 2013

Each week we bring you the most popular and interesting posts of the past five days. Here is the current selection to give you topics to explore and share over the weekend.


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British Airways Billboards Interact With Planes Overhead

British Airways worked with agency Ogilvy 12th Floor to install new digital billboards that interact with the planes flying over them.

The digital billboards use custom-built surveillance technology to detect planes flying overhead and change the current digital display to that of a child pointing at the plane. The billboards also display the plane’s flight number and route.

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Job Candidate Transforms Portfolio Into A Fake, Deliberately-Lost Passport

One young lady is strategically throwing her identity onto the streets of New York in the hope of securing her dream job. Miruna Macri created a stack of fake passports to catch the eye of some of the city’s top design agencies. She replaced the various lines of sensitive information on a passport with her resume and design portfolio, creating a not-so-generic business packet to sell herself.

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Design Studio Disguises Their Product On IKEA Shelves To Do Market Research

An independent design studio called Upwell recently infiltrated IKEA as a unique way to test the validity of their new product. Walhub was placed alongside other household products, complete with IKEA-inspired visuals and UPC barcodes, to see if it could attract the attention of shoppers. The company even dressed up one of their employees in an IKEA outfit so that the display could be set up properly.

Embroidered Dress Shirts Bring Cat Memes To The Office [Pics]

Embroidered Dress Shirts Bring Cat Memes To The Office

Artist Hiroko Kubota has created a series of embroidered images of cats on button-down shirts. The cute pictures add a quirky touch and would liven up any office worker’s plain shirts.

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Airbnb For Dating Only Lets Users Rent Rooms To Attractive Guests

LoveRoom is a new online platform that launched last week with the intention of helping people find a place to stay for free. There’s one significant catch however, the only people who are able to use it are those deemed “attractive enough” by the community. It claims it can help you to find your soulmate, but the company’s definition may be something closer to a one-night stand.

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Why Nest Doesn't Get The Holidays

PSFK founder reacts to the damaging effects of poor email marketing

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Robots Could Be Joining Dubai’s Police Force In 2017

The real-life RoboCops can salute, shake hands and collect traffic fines

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Parka Hides And Charges Portable Devices

Bolt is a jacket that lets people carry and charge their various electronics without the need for an outlet

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Yelp's New 'Yelfie' Feature Lets Diners Take Selfies

The update is designed to encourage people to attach a selfie when they share their experiences

Design & Architecture december 2, 2016

Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

Fitness & Sport december 2, 2016

Floating Gym Concept In Paris Is Powered By Your Workout

The proposed design from Carlo Ratti Associati lets passengers ride a stationary bike as they travel through Paris along the Seine River

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Communications Officer: What This Holiday Season Means For Millennial Shoppers

Dallas Lawrence of the Rubicon Project shares why holiday cheer is all about likes, views and retweets

PSFK Labs december 1, 2016

Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Syndicated december 2, 2016

What Does The Future Of Android Look Like In A World With The Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

Retail december 2, 2016

Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

Fashion december 2, 2016

Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

Work december 2, 2016

Why Training Associates To Be Advocates Is Key To Retail Success

In our Future of Retail 2017 report, PSFK Labs discusses strategies to prioritize customer service, which begins with associate advocates

Media & Publishing december 2, 2016

Netflix Creates Binge Candle To Celebrate A New Season Of Gilmore Girls

The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells

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Arts & Culture december 2, 2016

Interactive Film Tells A Story About Living With Cancer

A moving song written by a father of a cancer patient comes alive in a 3D environment

Automotive december 2, 2016

Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

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