PSFK and Architizer founders weigh-in on the future of design and its implications for building out new experiences
PSFK’s Building Tomorrow report, created in partnership with Architizer, presents an analysis of contemporary architecture with implications for the modern design of ideas and service experiences. PSFK’s Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Piers Fawkes, and Architizer’s Founder & CEO, Marc Kushner, share their views on the lessons that can be learned from the history and creation of buildings that surround us.
These label-less soda cans designed by ad agency FP7 were meant to advocate for equality and abolish labels
To take a stand against labels, Coca-Cola removed them from their cans for Ramadan.
Millennial marketing firm doesn't think millennial personal communication is fading, it is simply living beyond solely text forms
Social media has been on the uptick for the past decade as giants like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have the set the standard for connecting with a modern audience through digital networks. However, before we can continue to advance in this space, let’s take a look at the evolution of social media and how brands can stay on top of the ever-changing trends to capture the attention of modern consumers.
As seen in London, ambitious cycling plans have many laudable aims but their delivery must be kept under proper scrutiny
When the outgoing London mayor Boris Johnson published his Vision for Cycling in 2013 it was greeted with a wave of adulation by the middle class press that has barely rolled back since. Media coverage of Johnson’s decidedly average eight years in power – often dipping below average on transport issues – has been indulgent at best, but on this phase of his uneven cycling odyssey, it has been positively grovelling.
PSFK Labs conceptualizes collaboration tools that optimize interactions and build company culture
The tendency accompanying the influx of digital communication tools into the workplace can be to sit back. Emails get bounced off co-workers sharing the same table while SMS or chat messaging substitutes for what once required an in-person interaction. What skills are lost in the absence of face-to-face conversation are compounded by the fact that modern communication tools can have a negative effect on worker stress and productivity, leaving some companies questioning how central a role they should play, or even disallowing them altogether.
PSFK Labs designed concept products for a healthier work/life balance
A working creative professional operating within the traditional arrangements of a 9-5 is few and far between as ‘busy at work’ has become colloquially acceptable and understood. Alongside these new hours, the confines of an office environment have also shifted, and the notion of a daily schedule is in a constant state of flux.
Retailers who want to satisfy all appetites at once should remember that there can be too much of a good thing
Halloween is still a month away, but everything on the shelves has been removed and replaced with a nightmare version of itself. Why does the approach of a fixed point in the liturgical calendar mean my salad dressing turns to pumpkin syrup? In one of her more accessible locutions, Gertrude Stein asked: “Must things have something to do with everything?” I couldn’t help but think about that this week while shopping at Trader Joe’s.
Virgin Unite's campaign makes you the hero in the fight against a mounting number of global issues
Virgin Unite, the charitable arm of the Virgin Group, is calling for people to claim their (digital) superhero costumes and become protagonists fighting against an army of international villains. Unlike fiction, these villains wear less flashy costumes and affect the entire world rather than just cities.
New report and two month series look at global shifts influencing how we create and experience architectural space
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” Winston Churchill said in the aftermath of World War II. Throughout history, the buildings in which we live, work, and play have existed for their practical purposes, but also served as a reflection of the changing world and influenced many aspects of everyday life.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
Hudson Woods is a community of designer homes that provides the complete escape-from-the-city experience
Want the ‘cabin in the woods’ experience without giving up your creaturely comforts? Consider moving to Hudson Woods, a community of stylish, modern homes nestled in the Hudson River Valley (two hours from New York City). You get to be in the midst of the woods, and enjoy the amenities you’re used to in the city.
Amazemeet makes sure every meeting you have is results-oriented and productive
Amazemeet, created by organizational coach Mike Sutton, is a cloud-based platform that can plan a meeting a lot better than a calendar app.
Smart window makers View have been raising money to expand the outreach of their product and save you money on air conditioning
Raising $150 million USD in a recent late-stage series F investment, skyrocketing the company’s valuation to well over its July’s assessment of $836 million USD, electrochromic window company View has major plans for the future. Operating on small bouts of voltage that travel through a metal oxide coating within the dual pane windows, ions effectively dance within the glass and hit the electrochromic material to achieve tint-controlled windows.