Floating Record is a self-contained high-performance turntable that plays vinyl records vertically
As music moves deeper into the digital age, there is a backlash occurring among audiophiles. More and more, music purists are rediscovering the pleasures of vinyl records played on turntables, and indie bands like Daft Punk are selling more of their albums on vinyl as well. In the midst of the resurgence of records, Chicago’s electronics startup Gramovox has reimagined the turntable with their Floating Record, which turns the listening experience on its ear.
Italian designers merge exercise devices and desk furniture to envision an office space that is both practical and physical
Designer Joe Sardo and collaborator Federico Bruni are out to change the pace of furniture design. The Italian-based designers have developed conceptual designs for the office of the future, integrating common work machines with the easily recognized (and long bemoaned) desk station of corporate culture.
BUD is a tabletop game concept that synthesizes flavor from a recipe for pre-cooking sampling
The BUD is a tabletop device with a touchscreen and a “printer” that can cook up flavor. Although just a concept for now, the BUD offers a possible kitchen future where flavors can be tried out before anyone invests in the pursuit of a recipe.
The Ripple Maker lets brands—including airline Lufthansa—serve highly-personalized messages to their customers with every sip
The Good Data Contest has come to a close; learn what eight concepts caught the imaginations of PSFK and Watson alike
Throughout May and June PSFK and IBM Watson ran The Good Data Contest calling all creatives to submit visionary and innovative concepts that would harness unstructured data and Watson’s capabilities to mitigate a specific communal or societal issue.
PSFK speaks to Nico Sell, co-founder of the world’s most secure peer-to-peer encrypted messaging system, about the perils of digital security
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact. Each week, we’ll share POVs from these experts on their work and process, sharing insights on reinvention and how to embrace change.
Neffa's Chameleon Mood Scarf was inspired by nature and reacts to changes in mood, light and temperature
The Chameleon Mood Scarf created by innovative textile company Neffa demonstrates how clothing can adapt to the user. The scarf’s pattern reacts to mood, light and temperature, and helps to create a permanent sense of comfort and safety.
Autocomplete Archive Five Ws is an inquisitive record of what people search for most
Google has led the web searching field since the late 1990s, to the point that its now a household name on the level of Band-Aid or Kleenex. Autocomplete Archive Five Ws is a Google-based project that compiles autocomplete suggestions from Google searches worldwide, showcasing how broad Google’s reach extends. It reports those results in daily updates by taking the most common searches of the day that begin with the six classic question words (something especially familiar to journalists): who, what, when, where, why and how.
Concept from designer Mun Joo Jane imagines breakfast packaging for folks who eat at the big table
Graphic designer Mun Joo Jane has created a packaging design concept that reimagines new shapes and forms for Kellogg’s Cereal that caters to adult aesthetics.
Studio Dror creates buildings offering unique living environments by turning the inside out
The building boom in New York City continues to race forward. Construction cranes dominate the skyline around the massive Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s West Side. Downtown Brooklyn is sharing in the high rise race with a number of new residential skyscraper projects in progress. While a few of these projects are architecturally inspiring, there are many more that just resemble bland storage buildings for humans.
'Watson the News' harnesses cognitive computing to help consumers of news become more conscientious and less biased readers
If you had access to the most powerful computer in the world, how would use it to help people live, work and play better? PSFK and IBM Watson have been collaborating through The Good Data Contest to find how IBM Watson’s capabilities can improve communities and spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future. Learn about the winning concept Inquisite here.
PSFK talks to Nuala O’Connor about the importance of advocating for basic human rights in the online space
Innovation is the new currency in today’s Idea Economy. In recognition of the leaders who are disrupting our tech-driven world, the editors at thought leadership site PSFK.com partnered with HP Matter to create the Innovators Index, a roster of digital pioneers making a global impact.