Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

A graffiti artist tries furniture making, a hospital-inspired electronics shop, and 3D printed deserts are coming.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 10 january 2014

PSFK highlights the important design stories of the week. Get caught up and discover what’s new in product, retail, automotive and architectural design.


‘Plantala’ by Andrea Rekalidis Nails Functionality as a Planter/Coat Rack (For Those Without a Green Thumb)

Inspired by the iconic white picket fence, Plantala elegantly solves functional issues for indoor and outdoor using a minimum of materials with a clever shape.


Graffiti-Inspired Coffee Tables by Vans the Omega

Known for his letterform street art work, Vans the Omega creates his first collection of custom furniture pieces.


Doctor Manzana: A Gadgets Store Gets a Graphic Redesign

The interior of the new shop in Valencia, Spain was inspired by hospitals, reflecting Doctor Manzana’s repair service offer for smartphones and tablets.


The Aēsop Kawaramachi Store in Kyoto, Japan, by Torafu Architects

The latest branch for Austrialian skincare brand Aēsop continues their drive to experiment with interior materials. This shop mixes exposed raw concrete with squid-fishing pendant lights.


Furniture Design: Piet Hein Eek’s Making Furniture, Made of Furniture, Made of Furniture.

40×40 is a new collection of furniture that shows how materials can be recycled multiple times.


How To Design A Sexier Green Lightbulb

The flourescent bulb pros are back with their concept for a replacement 30W filament bulb.


First Food 3D Printer Launched By 3D Systems

Targeted for pastry chefs, it can print with milk chocolate or three flavors of sugar.


Sweet Architecture | A Home Built on Top of a Bakery

Iconic Tokyo apple pie spot gets a gorgeous redesign by architect Yuko Nagayama.


Airbnb Removes “knockoff” Navy Chairs From New Headquarters

One manufacturer goes on the offensive to promote authenticity of design.



Concept Artists And Scientists Form Partnership To Visualize The Future

Automotive Today

Volvo’s Self-Driving Trucks Will Soon Be Put To Work In An Underground Mine

The fully-automated vehicles are part of a development project to help improve safety for workers

Work Today

Editorial Roundtable: How Will Companies Staff The Workplace Of The Future?

Managed By Q, Soma, Workbar, Primary, AltSchool and thinkPARALLAX examine the ways that a people-first workplace might disrupt the job hiring process


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Arts & Culture Today

Mischievous Drone Will Drop Paint-Filled Balloons On Targets Of Your Choosing

A German photography team developed the flying device to accurately deliver a payload wherever needed

Fashion Today

100 Backpacks Made For The World’s Top Influencers

Heineken and TUMI have collaborated on a unique custom NYC-inspired bag

Financial Services Today

This Peer-To-Peer Insurance Company Is Powered By Bots

Lemonade is a new product designed to lighten the paperwork and provide instant, helpful service when needed

Automotive Today

Uber Could Be Bringing Vertical Takeoff Transport To Your City

The ridesharing app is looking into the development of nimble aircraft for urban environments


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed Today

Energy Expert: How American Consumers Are Taking Control Of Their Power Use

Jennifer Tuohy, green tech expert at The Home Depot, discusses green home technologies and developments for renewable technologies in US homes

PSFK Labs Today

New Mentorship Ecosystems Benefit All Levels Of An Organization

PSFK’s Future of Work report explores how technology is being leveraged to support cross-team communication

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Small Urban Pavilions Create A Nature Refuge In East London

These relaxing micro shelters provide a haven amidst chaotic city environments

Travel Yesterday

Travel Laundry Pouch Washes Your Clothes Wherever You Are

The Scrubba Wash Bag helps anyone wash their clothes easily and quickly with just a little water and soap

Social Media Yesterday

Swipe Up To Register To Vote On Snapchat

The social platform has partnered with TurboVote to help young people easily enroll in less than one minute

Children Yesterday

Battle Card Game Promotes Childhood Vaccinations

An Australian doctor has developed a playful way to inform parents about immunization and entertain kids


Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders

Experiential Marketing Yesterday

UNICEF’s ‘Time Machine’ Tells Stories With Data

An experiential installation at the UN General Assembly reminds us why every child matters

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Watch The World’s Tallest Building Become An LED Display

Burj Khalifa gives a backstage look at how the transformation came to be

Travel Yesterday

Boeing Wants To Make Your Flight Better With Cloud And Star Projections

The manufacturer is trying to patent a projection system that would allow them to project images onto a plane's interior surfaces

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