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This Fall, Staples School Supplies Designed by Students Hit Shelves
This Fall, Staples School Supplies Designed by Students Hit Shelves

From floating locker shelves to a "super folder," middle schoolers worked with Staples designers in conceiving, researching and presenting ideas for marketable school supplies

When it’s time for school supply shopping this fall, a few middle schoolers will be able to purchase backpacks, folders and pencil cases that they dreamed up themselves through Staples’ Designed by Students initiative.

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A Limited Edition Philosophy Helps Define a Company’s Approach
A Limited Edition Philosophy Helps Define a Company’s Approach

PSFK speaks with Tad Toulis, Sonos VP of Design, on the company's limited edition PLAY:1 Tone speakers and how minimalism infused them with perspective-defining personality

As Sonos continues to grow its line of audio products, it has begun creating limited edition products that further flesh out its spot in the market. Earlier this year, the company partnered with legendary jazz label Blue Note to create a limited edition PLAY:1 speaker, which came with exclusive channels from the Blue Note catalogue. This week, Sonos announced its newest limited edition speakers: the PLAY:1 Tone, a minimalist take on the company’s signature product decked out in an all-white or all-black finish as well as a soft touch coating.

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Replace Yesterday’s Hefty AC Unit With a Room-Cooling Dining Table
Replace Yesterday’s Hefty AC Unit With a Room-Cooling Dining Table

ZEF Climatic Table uses special wax and heat-diffusing aluminum panels to absorb and release heat, keeping your room at a comfy 71 degrees Fahrenheit

As we switch on our noisy air conditioners for summer, it may do us well to keep in mind that many of the materials we wear on our bodies and keep in our rooms actually have subtle but noticeable effects on how cool we feel. Synthetic materials like polyester, for example, are notorious for making us sweat. But now two French engineers have come up with some ideas as to how furniture can reverse these familiar annoyances. The ZEF Climatic Table uses a combination of a special wax and heat-diffusing aluminum panels to absorb and release heat, keeping your room at a comfy 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

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7 Stories You Need to Know Today
7 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, the Internet replaces the office water cooler, Uber fights drunk driving, and advertisers expand their reach

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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7 Stories You Need to Know Today
7 Stories You Need to Know Today

Today's links are all about unexpected applications: Robots star in operas, smartphones deliver marijuana, and screens replace regular textiles on clothing

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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7 Stories You Need to Know Today
7 Stories You Need to Know Today

Today's links explore why passwords need to be rethought, why Facebook is taking on Africa, and why Marriott was ahead of the curve with LGBT marketing

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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7 Stories You Need to Know Today
7 Stories You Need to Know Today

Smaller IKEA stores in the U.K., tech additions to the dictionary, and the future of driverless cars in Singapore

PSFK editors select top news aggregated from around the web each day.

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Today's links examine the next frontier of artificial intelligence, with computers that read emotions, recognize faces, and understand human language

PSFK editors select top news aggregated from around the web each day.

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7 Stories You Need to Know Today
7 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links we explore Snapchat's new marketing agency, Vice's new TV channel, and Uber's (possible) new home

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7 Stories You Need to Know Today
7 Stories You Need to Know Today

Robots have feelings, Google has a News Lab, and Apple has a response to Taylor Swift

PSFK editors aggregate top news stories from around the web.

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