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PSFK’s Top Trending Stories Of The Week

PSFK’s Top Trending Stories Of The Week
Arts & Culture

Celebrity chefs design burgers for Shake Shack's tenth anniversary, future condoms mimic texture of skin and Vogue reveals Instagram shoppable content

Hilary Weaver
  • 13 june 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.

The Creators Project: Sewable Circuit Boards Create Jobs in Mexico

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In Mexico, where the minimum wage averages less than $5 a day, being visited by Amor Muñoz and her giant white bike-trailer is like winning a small lottery. Rolling into the working class barrios in places like Mexico City and Campeche, Muñoz flips its panels and doors, opens up a shelved work station, and hires members of the crowd at an undeniable hourly rate. By the end of the day, once the commissioned work has been done, she packs it all up and moves onto the next destination.

Celebrity Chefs Design Gourmet Burgers for Shake Shack

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This week, New York City burger chain Shake Shack is celebrating its tenth anniversary, dubbed Decade Of Shack, with a series of culinary collaborations and a music festival to be held at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

Future Condoms Mimic the Feeling of Human Skin

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A team of researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia was granted funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop a “Next Generation Condom” that can significantly enhance pleasure to promote its regular use.

Vogue Creates New Revenue With Shoppable Instagrams

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Vogue is now one of Instagram’s most valuable players. Through LiketoKnow:IT, a branch of the affiliate sales platform RewardStyle, the longtime fashion staple is expanding their brand by making their Instagram feed a shopping experience. When someone “likes” a photo on Vogue’s Instagram account, he or she is sent an email with a link directing them to the item to purchase.

Data-Powered Clothing Reveals More Or Less Skin In Response To Online Activity

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Designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro G. C. Oliveira have collaborated on a project that aims to demonstrate how naked and vulnerable we can be in the digital realm. For the ITP Thesis 2014 at NYU, they designed a wearable data-driven sculpture called ‘x.pose‘.

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The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells

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