Worldbeing is a wearable and app that tracks your consumption and travel so you can make better environmental decisions
Worldbeing is a wearable and app developed by design agency Layer, which aims to deliver experiences for the physical and digital worlds. Led by Benjamin Hubert, the team includes industrial designers, UX/UI specialists, human-centered researchers and engineers.
Full-sized sculpture comprised of 1,700 precision-cut card pieces features a fully fitted interior, functioning doors, and rolling wheels
Lexus has revealed an origami-inspired car that ditches the sheet metal, glass and plastics for precision-cut card. The replica of a Lexus IS saloon is a driveable, full-sized sculpture exploring the manufacturer’s promise of ‘Creating Amazing’ and showcasing the human craftsmanship that goes into each Lexus vehicle.
Exploring the schools at the cutting edge of sustainability, as seen in Bali, Indonesia and the Scottish Highlands
Nestled among the swaying palms and lush jungle of Bali is an international school where children learn in bamboo pavilions and read from whiteboards made out of recycled car windows. The classrooms, which have no walls, are designed to help pupils feel more connected to their natural surroundings while studying a curriculum with an environmental twist. It has been hailed as the greenest school on Earth, but it is actually one of many adapting to the changing climate.
Radio concept from Innovation Consulting Designer Fraser Leid could expand Apple's already commanding music presence
Although Apple has never offered a direct music service a la Pandora or Spotify, until recently, it’s no exaggeration to say their iDevices have dominated the music hardware market for over a year. A new potential design for an Apple Radio by Fraser Leid could expand that footprint into the realm of airwaves.
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.
3D printing edges closer and closer toward commercial territories with Voodoo Manufacturing's rapid prototyping processes
Brooklyn New York, with its Tech Triangle contributing an impressive 10 percent to tech’s global sector, is increasingly becoming a sought after location for inspiring new tech brands. The latest to set up shop within the area is Voodoo Manufacturing whose team is making 3D printing simpler and more accessible.
Connected lifestyles, empowered citizens and urbanization are influencing behaviors and shaping ideas like never before
By 2020, it is predicted that nearly 50 billion things and five billion people will be connected to the Internet of Things. This surge of connectivity and interconnectedness blurs the boundaries between what is work and what is play. As digital experiences pervade nearly all aspects of our lives, it requires people to question when one ends and the other begins. PSFK Labs new report Building Tomorrow analyzes how connectedness, along with urbanizations and empowered citizens are all shaping the design landscape.
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.
Glamour without the sore feet courtesy of the spring-loaded YaCHAIKA heels
Yasuyuki Yamada’s YaCHAIKA shoes marry the fashion of high heels with the comfort previously associated with a pair of tennis shoes by applying new mechanics to the standard design.
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seedS are enclosed environments that will help prisoners needing mental assistance find a semblance of peace
Prisons in America do not have a reputation as ideal environments for rehabilitation. Guards and inmates almost unanimously agree about how loud they tend to be, and how much the noise and emotionally harsh environment make working on personal growth difficult, in the place where it is arguably the most important. Designer Karl Lenton, also Creative Director of Burr Lenton Architecture and Safe Innovations, has designed a mobile, sound-dampening pod where inmates and therapists can focus more effectively on recovery and mental health.
PSFK and Architizer weigh in on the future of design and its implications for building out new 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. 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.
The way we work and perceive obstacles is a direct result of our environment, Steelcase argues that it only makes sense that we create one that optimizes that process
Utilizing neuroscience research to craft products that boost productivity in the office, furniture company Steelcase debuted a new concept line dubbed the Intelligent Office.