PSFK Picks: Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top Five Stories Of The Week

A bra that will only open for love, a pop-up store where customer pay with hashtags, and more.

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 31 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.

Service Automatically Fights Parking Tickets For Car Owners


In 2012, the city of San Francisco issued 1.5 million parking tickets generating over $83 million in revenue. While many were no doubt warranted, it’s safe to assume that some were the result of overly complex rules, convoluted parking signs, or simply erroneously issued.  Don’t worry, Fixed is an app that significantly simplifies the process of appealing a parking ticket by doing most of the work for you. Just snap a quick picture, provide some basic information, and from there it can go on to contest the ticket on your behalf.

How A Simple Design Tweak Created The World’s Best Pizza Box


Trapped steam inside a take-out box not only turns your pizza into a soggy mess, but can also affect the aroma and flavors. To put a stop to this, Vinay Mehta created VENTiT, a revolutionary way to deliver pizza that has been judged as the world’s best by Scott Wiener, the New York-based pizza aficionado. His boxes wouldn’t just benefit pizza, but countless other cuisines as well.

Marc Jacobs Opens Pop-Up Shop Where Fashionistas Pay With Tweets


Marc Jacobs plans to open a pop-up shop during New York Fashion Week where dollars will have no value. All transactions at the Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop will be carried out based on customers’ use of the hashtag #MJDaisyChain across various social media platforms. The Tweet Shop is designed to be social media-friendly with features such as a comfortable lounge, food, drinks and Wi-Fi.

Image Download Data Reveals The Global Design Trends Of 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]


Some of the trends that came out in the study include the rising popularity of video as a medium for storytellers and Instagram-inspired images as the top visual theme for the year. The infographic also shows the search terms with the largest year-on-year growth and the varying design themes across different countries in the world. The infographic also presents the trends in terms of videos and typography, as well as the top downloads.

Connected Bra Only Unhooks When The Wearer Is In Love


True love can be defined as the secretion of catecholamine, a hormone made by the adrenal glands. It might not sound all that romantic, but it is the one condition that’s required by the creator of a new line of lingerie in order to remove the items. Designed by Japan’s Ravijour, the True Love Tester is a concept bra that protects the wearer from their own desires, and overzealous males. It connects to a smartphone app via Bluetooth, and can only be unhooked when sensors built into the bra detects “true love” chemicals.


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