Arts & Culture
A digital framework and mixed-use facilities offer suburbanites a healthy and connected way of living
Southern California has historically defied traditional city models. The region’s expansive suburban communities and various activity hubs have provided economic and urban amenities for both families and young professionals. Now, SoCal’s largest new master-planned community, Ontario Ranch, is developing a connected gigabit infrastructure, business facilities, and an innovative water replenishment system to add to this dynamic.
Kid Licks is a collection of edible polishes made from all-natural carrots, beets and barley grass
Audrey and Josh of Kid Licks have developed edible nail polish made from organic food. Parents of young children, they try to make sure that what they give them is safe. They weren’t able to find a food-based nail polish on the market so they decided to make one themselves.
Researchers at the company's laboratories have created a way to convert 2D pages into 3D avatars in real time
Disney Research in Zurich has come up with a new system of turning coloring book pages into 3D art that pops out of the page. The technology lets you color a page any way you want before it brings the page to life in a 3D avatar, floating above the page and viewable through a mobile device.
Tribeca Shortlist offers a human approach to on-demand movie viewing, giving users insider insights into the most unique releases of the moment
With Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Instant Video and Hulu Plus currently dominating the streaming industry it’s hard for any newcomers to gain traction. Tribeca Shortlist however has many exciting nuances on offer that has the potential to sway the most extreme film buffs.
PSFK has tackled the never-ending issue of "the pothole" several times; here, we highlight past pothole innovations and update you on new pothole-related projects
The universally disliked pothole! From the bureaucrats in charge of fixing them, to the bicyclists rolling over them, everyone wants them gone. But just when a city thinks it’s on the road to being pothole-free, seasons change and mother nature wreaks havoc on the streets, creating new potholes to be filled. This is why PSFK has covered potholes (puns) and the innovations they spur so many times; there is always another pothole story to tell.
MANDA Sun Paste uses natural and ray-fighting ingredients long used by the indigenous cultures of Myanmar
Fed up with chemical sunscreens, Encinitas, California-based MANDA has created a natural sunscreen alternative. MANDA Sun Paste is comprised of eight, all-natural, organic ingredients, and uniquely formulated to be highly-waterproof/sweatproof with the goal of outperforming anything else on the market.
Rightfully Sewn wants to help fashion designers and at-risk women find a viable path in the clothing industry
Rightfully Sewn is a newly established, fashion-focused charitable organization that wants to give women a way into the industry. Built to be a training ground, it will help budding fashion designers move forward and help at-risk women find opportunities in the challenging field.
The legendary director plans The Forest Where The Wind Returns park as a recreation area for children
Director Hayao Miyazaki’s films run the gamut from modern fantasy to high-flying adventure to ecological science fiction to straight-up fairy tale. In all these stories, there is a consistent element, instantly recognizable: the landscape. Miyazaki’s rendering of the natural world is always lush, exquisitely detailed, and as important to the story as the characters. Now retired, the director hopes to bring that same feeling to a nature park called The Forest Where The Wind Returns.
Artist Jeremy Martin creates colorful celebrity pop art portraits directly on his tablet
“My portraits are a cross between cartoon and portrait,” says artist Jeremy Martin. “They are my artistic interpretation of celebrity subjects from fashion, music and pop culture.”
The Future of Retail 2016
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Project Toe is a social network that would rather talk about your personal dilemmas than what you had for lunch
Project Toe is an initiative that wants to bring the concept of “Social-Therapy” to smartphones. Their mobile app allows people to discuss their deepest woes – depression, eating disorders or even suicidal thoughts – in an environment where they can get much needed support.
Reach for Change aims to highlight the refugee crisis and more via a unique platform that lends further insight on connected sleepers all over the world
The current global crises surrounding refugees, global warming and financial turmoil are close to many people’s hearts and in dire need of solutions. Swedish NGO Reach for Change has created an innovative concept that calls attention to these problems in an effort to show the need for social entrepreneurship and big ideas, recruiting people to generate a website via their dreams along the way.
The modular pieces that make Strassell Guitars allow for new looks and performance enhancements without dishing out cash for a new axe
For a “serious” guitarist, a guitar is more than a tool for a job or hobby. It’s an extension of personality, a form of expression almost as important as the music he-she plays with it. This is one reason guitar collections and expensive custom guitars are part of many guitarists’ personal collections. Strassell Guitars has potentially made this easier on both wallets and storage space with a 3D-printed guitar constructed with customizable, modular parts.