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I Am Star Stuff

February 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off

My wife has become a huge Etsy fan over the last few months, and has discovered many unique,  smart artists & jewelers who combine intelligence with skill. One such example is I Am Star Stuff: Of course the starstuff idea comes from the famous Carl Sagan statements: that we are composed of the stuff stars […]

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Tags: Art · Culture · Design · Fashion · Jewelry · Retail

Tokyo Cube — Shopping Japanese Style…

May 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Fun, fun, fun Japanese goods shop… sections include Art, Fashion, Interior & Toys. “Tokyocube was founded in 2005, initially with the launch of the Tokyocube Magazine, which was designed to provide people throughout the world with a place to find features, articles and reviews on all the latest to come out of Japan, as well […]

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Tags: Art · Books · Business · Culture · Design · Fashion · Graphic Design · Industrial Design · Inspiration · Japan · Magazines · Retail · Technology

Nike+ launch

June 1st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Sneaker fetishist/designer Jeff Staple describes the buzz and atmosphere at the day-long Nike + Apple launch of the Nike+ iPod integration kit. Too much fun. I can’t wait to try these out. I think it’s a great idea, done the right way by two smart companies. -photo courtesy of Jeff’s site.

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Tags: Apple · Archived from Blogger · Branding · Fashion · Retail

Scent Branding

April 10th, 2006 · Comments Off

This article discusses the use of scent to build brands. Not neccesarily a new concept, but maybe not quite as obviously focused as it is now. Two companies, Scent Air and International Flavors & Fragrance are quite refined in their service. Interesting ideas… what’s your brand’s scent? From: The Weekly Wire

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Branding · Retail

Adicolor: Adidas revives an old shoe idea with a clever ad campaign and beautifully-executed website

March 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off

Lovely kit! Wooster Collective notes the difference between this new Adidas campaign and the prior Sony PSP campaign here. The accompanying website is beautifully-executed, with a fun Shockwave-based design tool. Via Newstoday

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Culture · Design · Fashion · Retail

CBC Schwag

August 12th, 2005 · Comments Off

Don’t know why I didn’t link this earlier, but I just noticed that they recently released some fun old-school items and so deserved a link. See everything here.

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Tags: Archived from Blogger · Canada · Culture · Fashion · Retail