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PSFK’s Trending Articles This Week

PSFK’s Trending Articles This Week
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Wieden + Kennedy's New York office revealed and a wearable wristband that manages your wallet.

Dory Carr-Harris, PSFK
  • 20 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.

wieden kennedy office

Wieden & Kennedy HQ Does Away With The “Office As Playground” In Favor Of Useful Workspaces

New York-based firm WORK Architecture Company designed the 50,000 square feet New York headquarters of renowned advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy and the office features a garden cut out of the corner of the building, a circular-shaped “coin stair” that also functions as a bleacher type seating area, and a variety of collective spaces.

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Foldable, Modular Emergency Homes Pop Up In Seconds

Inspired by an encounter with a homeless man, 24-year-old Australian social entrepreneur Alastair Pryor has created a foldable shelter that could become an essential tool for overseas aid relief. The “Compact Shelter” is a wind- and rain-resistant portable dwelling that can be put together, or taken apart, in under two minutes. Able to fit four people, the idea could help keep families together during times of crisis, and provide them with plenty of space and privacy.

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Contactless Wristband Will Take The Place Of The Credit Card

Financial services company Barclays has unveiled a new wearable payment system that lets people make purchases without the need for cash or for a credit card or debit card.

electrical outlet night light

Embedded LEDs Turn Electrical Outlets Into Night Lights

The SnapRays Guidelight is designed to be installed over a standard electrical outlet. The patented “Power Extractors” on the back of the Guidelight slide into the electrical box and around the outlet receptacle making contact with the screw terminals located on the sides of the outlet. This technology enables the device to extract power from the receptacle without the need to hardwire, plug into or occupy an outlet.

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Easy Attachment Turns Any Office Chair Into A Standing Desk

StorkStand is an affordable, mobile standing desk that was just recently successfully funded on Kickstarter.

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Retail Expert: What Sustainability Means To The Millennial Generation

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Design Today

Milk Proteins Could Be The Packaging Material Of The Future

A newly discovered casein-based alternative is biodegradable, sustainable and even edible

Technology Today

Intel’s New System Will Help Technology See And Understand The World

Joule is a tiny board for developers designed to bring powerful computer vision to cheap and easy-to-make prototypes

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This LA Hotel Is Designed Specifically For Cocktail Drinkers

The Walker Inn is a new Los Angeles "Bed and Beverage" experience that offers guests an intimate setting for their night cap

Education Today

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

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Interactive Art Exhibition For Dogs Provides Endless Fun

Installations created by artist Dominic Wilcox are based on activities loved by canines, such as fetching tennis balls and splashing in water

Beauty Today

Design Your Own Custom Watch Faces

Customize your wrist device with Garmin's new app that lets you display personalized images or patterns

Syndicated Today

How The Olympics Taught Us Lessons In Cloud Analytics

Dan Vesset, group VP for analytics and information management at IDC, tells how cloud-based business analytics support decision-making

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Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

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PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Arts & Culture Today

Artist Shuts Down Sexist Comments By Turning Them Into Images

Rora Blue explores social stigma in a photo series titled 'Handle With Care'

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Japanese Face Wash Creates A Perfect Rose Every Time

Kanebo's latest addition to the Evita line includes an application that dispenses cleanser in the shape of a flower

Mobile Today

Twitter Bot Will Warn You If You Are A Troll

An online tool developed out of Intel's Hack Harassment movement helps filter out or notify cyber bullies

Retail Today

Passengers Can Now Earn Airline Miles For Sharing Their Location Data

The Frequent Flyer app measures background data and gives travelers points that can be exchanged for tickets with participating airlines

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The NBA Is Releasing Two Original Shows To Stream On Twitter

The sports league announced a deal that demonstrates an interesting expansion of its content strategy

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Cadillac Concept Shows A Future Design Direction

The flagship sedan reveals the brand is continuing to hone and refine its luxury aesthetic

Design Yesterday

Device Gives Home Renovators X-Ray Vision

Walabot gives homeowners with a knack for DIY construction projects the ability to see what's hiding behind their walls

Fashion Yesterday

Modular Bag Can Be Folded Into Many Shapes And Forms

The ModiBag is made using wooden components covered in leather, which can be bent into different formations

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