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PSFK Picks: Top 5 Stories Of The Week

PSFK Picks: Top 5 Stories Of The Week
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An art installation reacts to passersby, New York City neighborhoods portrayed as brands, and more.

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 28 february 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.

Wall Installation Flutters At The Sight Of Passersby

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Canadian interactive objects designer Thibault Sld trained as a graphic designer in France, where his love of responsive environments matured. His self titled website holds the key to past projects where ‘geometry, light, mechanisms and interaction collide’ and his current project that’s currently gaining lots of attention. Hexi is a beautifully designed responsive wall installation with 60 moving modules, where the pieces react to and mirror the movements taking place in front of them. Sld used vacuum casted facets, machined aluminium, PVC and a depth camera to create the piece that seemingly breathes in time with passers by.

If Manhattan Neighborhoods Were Assigned Their Most Uniquitous Brand’s Logo

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The borough of Manhattan is filled with different neighborhoods, each with their own shops, landmarks, and personalities. For British designer, James Campbell Taylor, the spirit of these individual areas was clear and easily expressed by inserting their names into the brands most closely associated with each area. For his latest series, City in Chains, Taylor takes 14 Manhattan neighborhoods and turned them into their own logos. The Uniqlo brand is SoHo, highlighting the neighborhood’s highly fashionable boutiques, and the Upper East Side’s astounding amounts of Duane Reade pharmacies make it the logo of choice for that locale.

Virgin Atlantic’s New Safety Video Offers An Animated Ride Through Film History

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Created and produced by design and motion studio Art & Graft, Virgin Atlantic’s new inflight safety film takes airline passengers on a fast-paced trip through various film genres and popular cinematic scenes. The animated film conveys airline safety information and procedures in different scenes inspired by Westerns, Superhero flicks, film noir, and more.

Alarm Clock Helps Implement A Steady Morning Routine

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Developed by Istanbul-based business development agency UsefulHabitClock is an alarm clock app that helps users set and go about their morning routines. The app was created with the premise that a good morning routine contributes to one’s well-being and overall productivity. Most successful people start their day with a carefully-planned routine. HabitClock was designed to help users stick to a morning routine by turning the process into something fun.The user chooses habits to create a morning routine and sets the alarm. Habits can be anything from working out or taking a cold shower to eating breakfast or working on one’s blog.

Creating An Ideal Vision Of Health, Using Wearable Tech [Future Of Health]

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Over the years, people have counted calories and reps to benchmark and compare their relative fitness, but as our understanding of health has evolved, there are more and more stats to track. Thankfully, with an explosion of wearable technology and mobile apps, much of that work has moved from manual entries in notebooks and spreadsheets to a level of automated tracking. In fact, we’re at a point where our devices are not only able to seamlessly monitor a wider range of activities and behaviors from sleep and steps to stress, but make sense of that data though meaningful stories and visualizations, supporting us on our individual journey to healthier living.

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