Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

A solar-powered table, Nike collaborates on a car, and an exhibition of NYC in the future.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 4 april 2014

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


Current Table By Marjan van Aubel
Integrated solar panels in the table top can charge a mobile phone during the day.



A Multifunctional Sofa Named Herb
An all-in-one furniture idea that combines seating, shelves, a side table, plant stand, and power access for electronics.



The Ringbrothers Pantera Is What Happens When Nike Helps Design A Car
Nike contributed the interior design and created a one-off pair of custom sneakers to match the resurected ’71 Pantera.



I.Martin Bicycle Shop By Glow Exhibitions, Los Angeles – California
Bike shops are continuing to shed their former disorganized and grimy appearance; I. Martin is a clean, well-organized shop with clever bike related accents.



Hacking Through Cities With Creative Sustainability
The Rotten Apple project looks for simple ways to creatively alter existing urban fixtures and give them new functions.



Shape: A New Film To Promote Design
Director and animator Johnny Kelly and designer Scott Burnett produced this dialog free short film to promote wider understanding and acceptance of design.


Spotlight: “Building Tomorrow” Exhibition


If you happen to be in NYC this weekend, this special exhibition is worth checking out:

See New York Radically Transformed In The “Building Tomorrow” Exhibition

Presented by Future and Terreform ONE, this limited-time public exhibition invites New Yorkers to catch a glimpse of what their city could look like in the next few decades.

The exhibition will be on display at 168 Bowery (corner of Bowery and Kenmare) as follows:

Friday, April 4 from 12pm-9pm
Saturday, April 5 from 12pm-9pm
Sunday, April 6 from 12pm-6pm



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Swipe Left On A Dating World Built To Keep You Single And Disconnected

Hinge's VP of Marketing Karen Fein tells us about the service's daring ditch of the swiping culture that's designed to attract advertising revenue, not meaningful connections

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Marvel Comic Tells The Story Of A Heroic Syrian Mother

Madaya Mom is the true tale of a family trapped inside a town for over a year


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Brooklyn Cafe Lets Customers Pay By The Hour, Not By The Cup

Glasshour is an establishment that provides free coffee and pastries and charges for the time guests spend there

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Electric Spoon Changes The Way Food Tastes

The Taste Buddy is being developed to manipulate your taste buds and make everything more delicious

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Bike Path In Poland Can Glow For 20 Years Using Solar Power

Cyclists can follow the shimmering blue lanes for better safety each time they ride

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Open-Source Toolkit Lets Communities Build Their Own Street Furniture

The Wikiblock database contains 30 blueprints of different neighborhood fixtures including benches, bus stops, and kiosks

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Tiny Pub Only Has Space For Three People

Make Time For It is a small London pop-up bar that encourages conversation without the distraction of technology


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Community Builder: How to Hack Slack

Claire Wasserman, Founder of Ladies Get Paid, describes how she's using an internal team communication tool to build a network of thousands

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This Beer Was Brewed Just For Scotch Drinkers

Highland Park Scotch Whisky & Sixpoint Brewery have teamed up to create two limited-edition pairings for New York City boilermakers

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Let An AI Librarian Help Sort Your Digital Bookmarks

A new app uses machine learning to help organize your virtual life

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Pizza Hut Tattoo Lets You Place An Order From Your Body

The latest gimmick from the fast-food chain is a tattoo-like sticker that lets customers get delivery with a simple tap on their arm

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Reinvented Bicycle Inspired By Supercar Design

The yellow bike based on a Lamborghini has sharp edges and an aluminum alloy frame

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Health Platform Gives Perspective On Your Weekly Habits

Gyroscope is a new wellness app that works by amalgamating data about your life into beautifully designed visuals

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Korean Beauty Brand Uses VR To Let Customers Pick Their Ingredients

Innisfree created a unique experience for its Shanghai Disneyland customers with a virtual reality trip to select what goes into their purchase

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3D-Printed Creations Resemble Floating Paper Outlines

Japanese design firm Nendo's exhibition features works that look like sheets of material being folded, torn, and crumpled

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