No pulling out your phone or wallet to pay for a sandwich, simply tap your bPay wristband and you're good to go
In a contactless world equipped with the Barclayscard, or bPay for short, buyers can make purchases via tapping their wristband, key ring or surface-affixed sticker on applicable reading machines. Users must register their device before wielding the power of instantaneous purchase in stores like Starbucks, David Lloyd, Pret a Manger, Mark & Spencer, among others.
Holographic displays have evolved since their Tupac debut; as Paul Smiths shows, now retailers are using them, too
Paul Smith’s new window display concept aims to engage and attract potential customers having recently launched in the heart of London on Floral Street, Covent Garden. The interactive holographic display, titled The Window that Never Sleeps, can be operated even after hours when the store is closed, embedding a standout image in the minds of shoppers and prompting them to return when the store reopens.
Chief Strategist at Man Made Music shares how music and sound can make or break an experience, tell the right or wrong story and create emotional connections
I can’t play a note. I can’t keep a beat. While after-work karaoke was fun at my last job, it’s a bad career move for me now where I’m chief strategist of a music company, surrounded by amazing musicians.
Book and Bed Tokyo is a hostel that doubles as a book store for well-read travelers looking for a place to spend the night in Japan's capital
Have you ever loved a book store so much you wished you could sleep amongst the many shelves, staying up late into the night reading after all the other patrons have gone? For those lucky enough to live in or visit Tokyo, that dream can come true thanks to Book and Bed Tokyo, a hostel that allows guests to rest and relax inside rows of books.
Le Dessein's fashion-forward approach helps young girls from Liberia by funding their education and highlighting their design work
Le Dessein, a fashion company based in California, now donates 25 percent of all profits from its line of dresses, tops and jewelry to girls’ school tuition in Liberia. Like many west African countries, Liberia’s education infrastructure is sorely underfunded, and does little to educate girls with what resources it does have. Le Dessein’s decision is aimed to both provide monetary assistance and raise awareness of the problem.
PSFK in partnership with HP Matter speak to Matt Hogan, Co-founder and CEO at Datacoup, about empowering consumers with tools that treat information as an asset
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.This week we’ve featured Matt Hogan for ensuring consumers remain in control of their personal information.
Forever 21 and Breakfast partner up to recreate your Instagram selfie with 6,400 spools of rainbow ribbons
Six thousand, four hundred spools cycle through multi-colored ribbons on The F21 Thread Screen to recreate your uploaded Instagram selfie, thanks to the collaboration between retail giant Forever 21 and the lesser known Breakfast, the rapid product and prototype company that develops intellectual property.
ASOS and Google Play come together to bring audible (and summer-inspired) online shopping to customers
Soundtrack Your Summer is a joint project by ASOS and Google Play to pair fashion items with in-theme sound. The music is provided Google Play’s free radio available to the US and the songs are expertly matched to the trends soon to dominate the summer scene.
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PSFK is hiring an Editorial intern for its New York City office
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Virgin Hotels customers can order Gap clothing and merchandise straight to their room
Gap and Virgin Hotel Chicago are exceeding expectations with a unique partnership that allows customers to order Gap merchandise straight to their hotel room.
First-ever littleBits store combines retailing with a laboratory, and experiments with open source creative collaboration in a retail space
If you are feeling left out from all the people building cool tech projects and don’t know anything between Arduino to ZigBee, make a plan to visit the littleBits popup store in New York City. The hardware startup company opened their first physical location in SoHo and the space encourages anyone to try their hand at building an electronics project.