Arts & Culture
Founder of Asylum, a brand marketing consultancy, sees the next phase in the nation’s dynamic beer category happening...now
“Whoa, this is going to be hard man. Way harder than I imagined.”
London upcycling program The Bike Project can save a family of refugees over 1,000 pounds per year
The best solutions solve two or more problems while making a single change. A London-based effort, The Bike Project, does exactly that by addressing the litter and public nuisance of abandoned bikes and the costs of daily transportation for local refugee immigrants.
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.
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.
Artist HOTxTEA's ASYLUM is a bright installation installed next to an even more ironic set of condos
Roosevelt Island, one of New York’s most recently residential islands (until 1989, it was only possible to get there by tram), was once a place for quarantine and isolation. Its Smallpox Hospital is well known as New York City’s “only landmarked ruin,” but there are other parts of this past that are less visible. The Manhattan Park Pool on the island, in fact, is built on the site of the former New York City Lunatic Asylum.
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.
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.
The Future of Retail 2016
Designing The New Shopper Experience
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.”