PSFK’s Most Shared Stories Of 2013

PSFK’s Most Shared Stories Of 2013

Here are our top 10 stories that got social media atwitter this year.

  • 29 december 2013

At the end of the day, we hope to inspire creative individuals, and sometimes inspiration can take on the form of a great conversation as well. Check out the articles that caught on with readers in a big way in 2013:

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

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.


Adult LEGO Kit Teaches Modern Architecture Principles

LEGO’s Architecture Studio  kit includes more than 1,200 all-white and transparent building blocks, with 73 different pieces. The set also comes with a 272-page guide book filled with architecture designs and tips, as well as information on building concepts such as scale, symmetry, mass, density and more.


Burger King Debuts Hands-Free Whopper Holder [Video]

Burger King in Puerto Rico celebrated its 50th anniversary by giving away an ingenious device – the “Hands Free Whopper.” The fast food shop sent the device to 50 of their most loyal customers,  enabling them to eat a delicious sandwich no matter where they may find themselves.

Instagram Camera Will Print Its Own Polaroids

Socialmatic created an instant digital camera that adds Instagram-like filters to images and which users can print out. When we first wrote about this real-life Instagram camera, it was still in the very early concept stage, but now it is a step closer to production with a planned launch in 2014.

Restaurant’s Facade Simulates Continuous Sunlight [Pics]

This simple optical illusion transforms a bland restaurant facade into a piece of modern street-art. This yellow tape “mural” paints an artificial light beam shining from above, illuminating this Spanish café day and night.

Personal Action Figure Grabs Attention Better Than A Business Card [Video]

In an attempt to get noticed by art directors and score some new work, Swedish photographer Jens Lennartsson created a mini action figure of himself, packaged in a box featuring his skills, abilities and past work.

Hairy Leg Stockings Repel Would-Be Attackers

While these tights may not be the most effective sexual assault prevention method, they definitely get points for being inventive.

Cute Kitten Candle Burns Down To Reveal The Devil Within [Pics]

Designer Thorunn Arnadottir created a candle that when lit, transforms from a sweet little kitten into a grinning metallic devil with sharp claws and fire blazing in its eyes. The Pyropet puts a whole new spin on an animal that is often only acknowledged for its cuteness.

Retro Pin-Up Photos Dress Models In Layers Of Milk [Pics]

Instead of vintage corsets or sweet-heart dresses, these pin-up models are wearing nothing but a layer of milk. Taking inspiration from the classic pinups of the ’40s and ’50s, the photographer had to layer hundreds of snapshots on top of each other to get the desired effect.

How One Artist Paints Using Only Her Eyes

Sarah Ezekiel is paralyzed from the neck down, yet the mother of two is able to communicate, use the Internet and paint with a unique technology that tracks her eye movements. Called the Tobii PCEye, it uses a USB-powered eye-tracking bar that plugs into PC computers to allow users to interact with their eyes instead of a mouse.


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Digital Design Expert: Mobile First Is Dead, Think Mobile Native

Brian Cooper, chief creative officer of OLIVER Group UK, explains how some brands are still playing catch-up to new technology

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Handbags Crafted From An Old NFL Stadium

People for Urban Progress is an up-cycling program that tackles the waste problem of big demolitions


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Tech Job Site Created Just For Those Who Are Older Than 30

A new occupational job board presents a creative solution to age discrimination in the tech world

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Architect Turns A Giant Smile Into A Public Exhibition

The structure offers visitors a new perspective of London and creates an immersive environment that integrates structure, surface, space and light

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Norwegian Kids Are Using Their Phones To Log Unsafe Street Conditions

Travel Agent is an app that gamifies the reporting of hazardous conditions to improve the safety of children's commute to school

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Google Wants To Help You Plan Your Next Trip

A new app curates vacation itineraries and organizes reservation emails to take the work out of planning a getaway

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Small Handheld Analyzer Checks Oral Hygiene On The Go

The breath-detecting gadget gives people a quick and easy peek into their dental health


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Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

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Safe Drivers Rewarded In Japan With Free Coffee

Driving Barista is a new app that encourages Japanese motorists to put their phones down as they drive

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Michael Kors Has Designed Their Own Instant Camera

In a partnership with Fuji, the limited edition Instax Mini 70 comes in an exclusive metallic gold color

Health Yesterday

Manage Your Emotional Health Through Your Phone

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has created a new iOS app meant to help patients track mental progress and set goals

Food Yesterday

Delete Food Pics Off Of Instagram To Feed The Hungry

Land O'Lakes and Feeding America are donating meals for every picture of a meal taken off of the social platform

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This Shape-Shifting Pod Could Be The Future Of The Cubicle

MIT and Google have designed a new form of work enclosure meant to offer privacy in open-office layouts


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Advertising Yesterday

Billboard Spies On People As They Walk By

To promote the movie "Snowden," the advertisement broadcasts information on passersby without their knowledge

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Anti-Pollution Scarf Helps Cyclists Ride Through Cities

An innovative system filters pollutants and its accompanying app monitors quality of the air

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