Visit a 7-11 in October and you'll see a huge promotion going on with the lovable Japanese character, Domo. For those of you who aren't familiar with this brown guy, he was created by Japanese illustrator Tsuneo Goda in 1998 as the mascot for a Japanese TV network. Domo has since become a pop culture phenomenon thanks to user-generated content and viral videos on YouTube,… Continue
Not since July, when Michael Jackson's memorial tickets were released to a select group, have I seen excitement like this on the web. Earlier this week, Google sent out 100,000 invitations to test out Wave. Over 1 million people applied for a preview of the communication software, which blends elements of IM, email, social networking and collaboration. But what the heck… Continue
Added by alice on October 4, 2009 at 7:30am —
Today I thought I'd look back at some of the most gorgeous modern houses we've ever featured here on the Met. What each of the designers or architects did so well was plan for an intelligent use of space. Not only do these homes look equally comfortable as they do gorgeous, they provide the homeowner with an amazing experience. They've created an inside/outside… Continue
Once constructed, Okhta Center in St. Petersburg, Russia will be the tallest building in Europe, and one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings in the word. The twisting tower, designed architecture firm RMJM, will primarily serve as the headquarters for Gazprom's oil unit OAO Gazprom Neft, with additional spaces dedicated to a concert hall, museum, hotel and…
When we think of multi-touch right now, the iPhone naturally comes to mind. But really, with such a small screen, there are only so many gestures you can do.
BumpTop greatly expands that roster, and includes several gestures that it claims to have patents for. Basically, they have gestures that use all of you fingers, and both hands, and even the side of hands. You can “lasso” things, “shove” them, “scrunch” them, and “crop” them.
Finally, South America gets an Olympics! The 2016 Games are going to be in Rio de Janeiro. In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat out finalist Madrid.
Rio spoke to IOC members' consciences - The city argued that it was simply unfair that South America has never hosted the games, while Europe, Asia and North America have done so repeatedly. "It is a time to address this imbalance," Brazil's charismatic… Continue
This amazing piece comes to us from one of our favorite artists, Hush, who is hard at work getting ready for his upcoming show next month at London's Urban Angel Art Lounge. More pics to come as we get closer to the show!…
China certainly knows how to throw a party! Celebrating 60 years of communist rule, hundreds of thousands of participants marched past Tiananmen Square in costume or uniform, with floats and dancers mingling with soldiers and military hardware. The Big Picture is on… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 2, 2009 at 12:00am —
Is there such a thing as packaging that's too modern? If so, please don't tell these ten people who've designed these amazing concepts! While most of the ten incorporate some sort of clever design idea, each and every one of them takes packaging down to its most simplest form. What's left? Not just a product that gives people an experience but packaging that…
These magnificent photographs of castles and bridges by Marcin Stawiarz are simply majestic. It's almost as if he takes us on a trip back in time during the days of King Arthur and the Knights of Camelot. By using black and white, instead of color on these shots, Stawiarz creates timeless images that are breathtakingly beautiful.