most good brands try to sell emotions today.
April 4th, 2013
most good brands try to sell emotions today.
March 14th, 2013
I love the freedom of nature, to be simple or complex.
January 30th, 2013
we also ripped apart a few serious industry leader’s lights.
January 1st, 2013
bringing the outside inside and the inside outside.
December 12th, 2012
feed the soil not the plants.
October 31st, 2012
these dots get driven by technology, crisis and design.
September 18th, 2012
if something is so well designed it may not even look designed.
August 9th, 2012
don’t simply think summer | do think outdoor.
July 27th, 2012
official olympic timekeeper since 1932.
July 11th, 2012
don’t think summer | do think outdoors
June 1st, 2012
andrea talks about his new “grow watch” for alessi.
April 6th, 2012
a well-received documentary about the couple titled – eames: the architect and the painter was released on november 18, 2011.
March 9th, 2012
A spurt like that means people like your product. The most important thing for me is that we give fair value to our customers.
January 31st, 2012
the incandescent bulb ( 1879 – 2014 ) is not expected to survive, going the way of the dodo bird.
December 14th, 2011
I always care about the distribution of Alessi.
November 22nd, 2011
the ( chicago ) finances are really bad.
October 5th, 2011
Today there’s a hole in the world. “Hole In The World” song by the Eagles.
September 26th, 2011
it’s a 3-D world. the imagery on a screen is beautiful but i love the 3-D world.
August 18th, 2011
I’d love to be a physicist, but that would never happen, I love to use my hands too much.
July 20th, 2011
the nice thing about product design, you can let the work stand out on its own, and the work gets a lot
of the attention.
June 13th, 2011
if you start thinking about the evolution of an object you are aware of an alarming simplicity at work.
May 10th, 2011
we would have one chair, one couch, one pen.
April 14th, 2011
let’s start with the premise that design is off to a good start in 2011.
April 2nd, 2011
“To not have a boss and get paid to be creative basically.” Through April 3.
March 25th, 2011
“The materials we’re using refer to a lost era of luxury travel.” Through April 3.
February 8th, 2011
good sketcher says, “sketching is a must! bad sketcher says ”sketching isn’t all that important, what about model making?!”
January 11th, 2011
last summer i had a premonition that the starbucks logo was going to change.
December 30th, 2010
peace and passion in two thousand eleven. thanks for following us this year.
December 8th, 2010
presented december 2, 2010 thru march 6, 2011, bass museum, miami beach.
October 27th, 2010
reminded that photos never do justice to the being-there experience.
September 28th, 2010
once considered a ‘hard’ city, seoul is making strides toward becoming a ‘soft’ city, embracing design concepts that will redefine its urban environment with an emphasis on themes centering on green, blue, history, and human.
August 18th, 2010
can you guess date of realization?
July 23rd, 2010
the fincube is contemporary, modular, high-tech, sustainable, low-energy, what else? transportable! house with contemporary wooden interior and exterior styling.
June 2nd, 2010
until bp solves its gulf problems we will feature environmental topics.
March 24th, 2010
having to carry around world’s largest plug (UK pin plug) with the macbook air cited as inspiration.
February 25th, 2010
a whopping 31 are new!
January 30th, 2010
one of the seven wonders of the world in the world of architecture.
January 9th, 2010
828 m (2,717 ft). formerly burj dubai. renamed burj khalifa in honor of sheikh khalifa bin zayed bin sultan al nahyan, president of the united arab emirates (UAE).
December 10th, 2009
lbd’s somehow can work with flip-flops or stilettos.
October 24th, 2009
trek lime is no lemon.
September 15th, 2009
looking back, going to the Knoll showroom in early 70s prior to Neocon looking for floor samples – this company always inspirational.
August 6th, 2009
August is “vacation month” worldwide.
June 10th, 2009
Make no little plans.
May 27th, 2009
I came across an olivetti typewriter for sale on ( surprising to me ) urban outfitters.
The typewriter and company brought back memories of ad campaigns running from the 50s – 70s. It’s where I discovered Italian design, Milton Glazer, Walter Balmer.
April 2nd, 2009
Here’s 20 designer kites.
March 26th, 2009
Tesla has LeftlaneNews streaming images of the unveiling of new
March 26th, 2009
e-Bikes ( electric ) saw biggest increase in bike sales in 2008. Fixed-gear would have been my guess.
e-Bikes are big with the elderly, eco-friendly, and commuters who disdain sweat. Favored by the elderly may explain the design of the majority of these bikes. Favored by “everyone” else we assume is bike #9. Maybe it’s because the bike was designed by a designer, Marcus Hays, to please himself. You get what you pay for with this group. Light weight, power, styling adds to the bottom line cost.
March 18th, 2009
Crap! Deadline for feature article due and looking at six half-baked drafts. Close my eyes. Grab one. Keep it simple…
February 20th, 2009
McDonalds recently opened two of their latest Tokyo outlets. To say that it surgically has removed their corporate voice — well its really closer to a lobotomy. Wow. They have done away with the golden arches, Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Happy Meals, and McMuffins in this McDonalds. They have even done away with a (the) logo. The only thing they retained is the color red.
February 3rd, 2009
There’s a lot of rhetoric regarding what came first — Pepsi or Obama. An unofficial chronology…
January 31st, 2009
There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
January 29th, 2009
If wind turbines are a turn-on for you…
January 14th, 2009
Classic via old style messaging: the “post stamp” from Royal Mail. “We always like to start the year with a classic and this year we’re launching our Special Stamp programme with ten, in one very special issue– British Design Classics.”
November 7th, 2008
An election wrap up: more creative generated in presidential election 2008. Passion trumps strategy — the bulk unsolicited, unapproved by either candidate.
November 5th, 2008
During the early 1940s Charles and Ray Eames developed a successful technique for molding plywood into three-dimensional shapes, which led to the creation of a variety of furnishings and sculptures. You won’t find Eames donkeys however. That said, if anyone finds appropriate donkeys, or other animals for that matter, please inform us. marvin gaye sings [...]
October 19th, 2008
The final stretch. Our feature article leading up to and thru the election will recap what many “branders” have concluded: Obama’s campaign is case-study worthy. ( collage on left from special edition – Creative Marketers Report 2008, Creativity; campaign logo/button from on-line store on official Barack Obama website. ) ( above ) logo design: collaboration [...]
October 2nd, 2008
This running feature began in 2008 to develop a story on the state of wind
September 4th, 2008
Phillipe Starck’s latest — a plastic chair — earned it’s name on the first sketch. Mr. Impossible. The designer said it couldn’t be made. The challenge being the weld. Using existing methods to weld the seat and the legs would create an unsightly seam. Kartell’s engineers had to go the blue water route. The key, [...]
May 27th, 2008
A home that makes the Smart car, standing side-by-side, look like a SUV. No, an 18-wheeler. “Micro-Compact Home” [m-ch] was inspired by Japanese tea houses, yes, the Smart car and first class air travel. They are lightweight, modular, mobile and very minimal 2.65m (roughly 77 sq ft). That equates into a 266 x 266 x [...]