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