Saab, purveyor of WASPmobiles since time immemorial, is bursting out of its shell at the International Motor Show in Geneva this week with a hot little concept car sure to scandalize Saab loyalists from Stockholm to Walnut Creek.
Playtype.com, one of Europe's preeminent online font foundries, has opened a gorgeous brick-and-mortar shop in Copenhagen dedicated to flogging digital typefaces.
If you live in a city, or anywhere else that you can't keep a monster-ass Weber grill outside, summers can become an agonizing tease. And even if you can, that thing sits around for nine months out of the year reminding you of how sad it is that summer's gone. What to do?
Black and Blum's new Hot Pot solves a few problems at once: It's a terracotta plant pot that also doubles a grill, so you don't ever have to look at some rusting disgrace.
If you have a gift for knitting sock-monkey chairs or playing air guitar or collecting sporks, then boy are you in luck! Through March 11, the Minnesota-based contemporary design company Blu Dot is giving away furniture through its website in exchange for all sorts of hipstery creative projects.
It's a problem that anyone who's ever worked with fonts has faced, whether you're throwing together a flyer for your kid's bake sale or designing a glossy magazine spread: how do you know what typefaces will look good together, before going to all the work of putting them into your layout?
If your idea of a kick-ass jukebox is a hulking old thing with rusty trip levers, a disco ball, and every Jimmy Buffet album ever, then we entreat you to stop reading immediately. Because what Frog Design has done to the jukebox will appear downright blasphemous.
A month ago, Google's Android operating system became the world's top OS for smartphones. How did that happen? Well, now you can see for yourself -- courtesy of a stunning 3D data visualization of Android phone activations geolocated and plotted between October 2008 and January 2011. It's slow in the beginning, but stick with it:
This is the ninth piece in the 10x10 series by innovation firm Method. Read more from the series here.
Comedy, especially stand-up, is widely regarded as the most difficult gig in show business. Similarly, successful product innovation is so difficult, it could be regarded as the stand-up comedy of the business world.