Smart cars are great for the environment and all, but no self-respecting car freak would be caught dead in one of those impeccably nerdish ski boots. Now, Smart's trying to bring the sexy with a clever little tactic that's drawn oglers since time immemorial: It's taking its top off.
Here's a great way to show clients your company is otherworldly: Make your office resemble something George Jetson might've commuted to in his aerocar.
A few weeks ago we wrote about an awesome iPad app that lets you play with virtual shapes to create music, but it required the Trent-Reznor-level technical chops to actually use. Now there's an alternative app for the rest of us dummies: it's called Reactable Mobile, and it works in the same way -- by letting you mess with virtual objects on a touchscreen to generate electronic beats.
You're probably as tired of hearing about whimsical little pop-up stores as we are talking about them. But! This one's just too damned good -- it's got hosiery strung up every which way, creating a massive, silky web that looks like it was spun by Spiderman.
Viewed from afar, Tara Donovan's artworks often look like massive pieces of moon-scape, dropped straight from space into a pristine white gallery.
Mateless socks are a laundry woe as old as laundry itself. But they needn't fly solo any longer. A couple of graphic design students at the School of Visual Arts has dreamed up the perfect solution -- a sock in a box.
The sock -- single, dark, handsome -- cozies up to mateless socks everywhere, promising the ultimate fulfillment: "I'm single and I'm all yours."
If you work in design, you are probably sick of hearing the words "innovation," 'collaboration,' and even the word "design." They're used so often that they've almost lost all meaning. But sometimes we can be surprised by those things that have been right in front of us. Thinking about the etymology of these words made me think about exactly why we, as designers, were originally inspired by these ideas.
Imagine it's 2008. Facebook is a mere shadow of its current size, and it's easy to imagine that the website would forever be just an addictive waste of time, albeit one on a huge scale. But flash forward to 2011, and it's hard to not to conclude that Facebook has transformed itself from a diversion into the central hub around which we organize our social lives.
Watch this terrific little infographic video by Alex Trimpe and see if you disagree: