DesignAid is a hands-on combination of a magazine about unique materials and technologies, and a box with actual samples of the 20 or so materials and technologies covered in each issue. It’s the first trade show in a box!
American Apparel is committed to leveraging art, design, and technology to produce garments of the highest quality, while pioneering industry standards of social responsibility in the workplace. I.e. sweatshop-free!
Philips will soon roll-out its Senseo coffee making system in the US, already incredibly popular in Europe. Competition in the coffeehouse-style coffee at home.
Coca-Cola’s experimental Red Lounges in American malls offer music, movies and games in a custom-built setting with a plasma-screen media wall and sound domes. And Coca-Cola vending machines, of course. Brand Spaces have arrived.
Art-Money (AM) works much like a national currency that represents a gold reserve. Will it make for a more colorful world?
Even toys are playing to a hip-hop beat, as witnessed by the introduction of Mattel’s Flava dolls and HotWheels’ Blings cars.
Copenhagen-based Hvem er ibyen (Danish for ‘who’s in town’) has developed a positioning service that should gel with the SMS party generation worldwide.
Thailand ‘s Tourism Authority recently introduced the world’s first country loyalty scheme called the Thailand Elite Privilege Club. Membership is by invitation only.