PSFK Picks: Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Stories Of The Week

A 3D printer that builds whole houses, cat furniture mounted high above the ground and more.

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 20 january 2014

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.

Concrete 3D Printer Can Build Homes In Less Than One Day


Researchers at the University of Southern California are testing a giant 3D printer that could build an entire house in less than a day. Created by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, the technology known as “Contour Crafting,” could significantly reduce the cost of home-owning, and also be used in disaster relief areas to build emergency and replacement housing. While it debuted in 2006, the process is still being tested and there are no clear dates for when it would be fully-functional.

Sushi Restaurant Embraces Drug Legalization With Cannabis Pairing Menu


Hapa Sushi, a Colorado restaurant in conjunction with TDA_Boulder is serving up its sushi with a side of marijuana. The restaurant even created a pairing menu for costumers to choose from. This new and somewhat unorthodox dining comes after Colorado state government legalized the drug.

Abandoned Resort Leaves Behind A Legacy Of Faded Luxury [Pics] 


Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel was once a luxurious resort up in the Catskills, just a few miles away from New York City. Now the vacation spot has become a dilapidated shell, with many of its formers rooms and relaxation areas smashed. These pictures highlight the ruins of a once prosperous hotel, a testament to the nature of time.

Ceiling-Mounted Furniture Creates A Cat Heaven In The Air


German company Goldtatze handcrafts designer cat furniture that are mounted on the ceiling and walls, perfect for every feline. Stefan Hofmann founded the company after he started making special furniture for his cat, Mowgli. The furniture is designed to give indoor pets their own space, off of the floor, and keep them happy and content in an urban home setting.

Popular Emojis Recreated in Real Life [Pics]


Designer Liza Nelson recreated popular emoji or digital icons using actual human forms and inanimate objects on her tumblr, EMOJI IRL.LOL. The blog features re-imaginations of the red-clad dancing woman, the mustache man, the fist, praise hands, and more. Nelson uses everything from models, vegetables, paper, and clay to pay homage to these digital icons.


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