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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.

bookshelf standing sitting desk

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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Asia Today

Safe Drivers Rewarded In Japan With Free Coffee

Driving Barista is a new app that encourages Japanese motorists to put their phones down as they drive

Arts & Culture Today

Michael Kors Has Designed Their Own Instant Camera

In a partnership with Fuji, the limited edition Instax Mini 70 comes in an exclusive metallic gold color

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Health Today

Manage Your Emotional Health Through Your Phone

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has created a new iOS app meant to help patients track mental progress and set goals

Food Today

Delete Food Pics Off Of Instagram To Feed The Hungry

Land O'Lakes and Feeding America are donating meals for every picture of a meal taken off of the social platform

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Design & Architecture Today

This Shape-Shifting Pod Could Be The Future Of The Cubicle

MIT and Google have designed a new form of work enclosure meant to offer privacy in open-office layouts

Advertising Today

Billboard Spies On People As They Walk By

To promote the movie "Snowden," the advertisement broadcasts information on passersby without their knowledge

Fashion Today

Anti-Pollution Scarf Helps Cyclists Ride Through Cities

An innovative system filters pollutants and its accompanying app monitors quality of the air

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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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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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