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Video: Apple’s Design Philosophy

For those who may have missed it at their presentation today:

What I’ve Got: Urban Resign, Grill Edition

With more young people moving into smaller cities like Philadelphia, on top of the usual flow of college graduates to larger cities like New York and San Francisco, there is more demand than ever for ...

What I’ve Got: Bacon Mania

Internet culture’s somewhat strange obsession with bacon is fascinating for its roots in virality and its lessons for desirable design. Similar to the viral phenomenon of hating comic sans, newc...

What I’ve Got: Preordered Items

Pre-ordering an item is a vote of confidence in that product. In some cases, supply may be limited and the pre-order allows an earlier acquisition before the product sells out (e.g. Tesla electric car...

What I’ve Got: Piggybacking on Common Associations with Countries

Why are Pret A Manger and Au Bon Pain desirable as french-style fast food establishments when they are based in the UK and US, respectively? How would they be different if their names were Union Sandw...

What I’ve Got: Iconic Item Customization

As we established in the Icon Challenge, designing a highly recognizable, game-changing piece of fashion or homeware is difficult but rewarding for the brand who is able to do so. An interesting off-s...

What I’ve Got: Currency Redesigns

By definition, the newest version of any bill, or the special edition of any coin is inherently of the exact same value as the ordinary version. Why, then, do we desire these items? This comes down to...

Challenge 7: The Oxford, Reinvented

The first iconic update to professional fashion of the 21st century. Subtly breathable and professionally stylish. http://bit.ly/123Miwq

Viral Infographic: Boston Land Ownership

My infographic dissects Boston land ownership, and attempts to play on local pride in Bean Town and the timely shock factor of interest in the distribution of wealth to generate buzz and drive viralit...