If Most Packaging Could Be Re-Purposed Like The Philips Activa Fitness Monitor

Philips has won 8 iF Design Awards in 2010; among them, five were in the category of packaging design. And one of those designs, the packaging of the Philips Activa Workout/Fitness Monitor, makes one wonder why isn't package re-purpose the ideal goal for more packaging design?

Social Media of Dreams - Christopher Nolan's 'Inception'

With the opening of Christopher's soon-to-be classic movie 'Inception,' the actual science behind dreaming indicates his tale may be rooted more in reality than fiction. And there is evidence to believe that we can actually social network when we dream.

iPhone 4's Bi-Polar Dilemma - Louis Armstrong Meets Darth Vader!

How does one not feel uplifted when listening to the dulcet tones of Louis Armstrong singing, "Oh when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you"? How does one not feel frustrated as hell when they can't receive reception on their smartphone. Such is today's iPhone 4 dilemma, and whether or not Apple is a victim of their own success?

Mahjong Playing For Life Or Death In Competition With Cancer Cells

A new gene has been identified by biologists at Florida State University (FSU) in collaboration with colleagues at the University College London (UCL).  The gene, named Mahjong after the popular Chinese tile game, was found to be the only one that can help the good guys in the life or death 'cell competition' between healthy and cancerous cells.

Is Twitter's @EarlyBird Offers Social Media Bait Or Bait & Switch?

Why did two Disney movie film projects decide to purchase two different advertising campaigns off of Twitter? Does the early bird really get the worm, or was this a calculated marketing move predicated by two divergent strategies?

Iron Maiden Bench? Excellent!... Unless You're Short On Cash

This prickly park bench by design student Fabian Brunsing is a real pain in the butt... unless you pay first.

'Old Spice Man' & Magnetic Marketing Make Users Part Of The Social Media Story

Similar to our recent involvement with the Barefoot Bandit, Social Media differing from traditional media allows users to become an integral part of the story. While a man's aftershave lotion isn't exactly breaking news, how Old Spice's ad agency is engaging its customers via social networks is.

Hotel Of Trash Built With 12,000 Tons Of Garbage - Outside The Vatican

If you were imagining what the Pope was doing on June 5, 2010, he might have passed by, or seen from one of his many Vatican windows, the world's first hotel made entirely of garbage - 12 tons of it, picked up from European beaches in just a few days.  It was the Save The Beach Hotel designed by German artist HA Schult and it was built to emphasize World Environment Day.



The Surprising Facts About The Mediterranean Diet And Alzheimer's Risk

 Whether you are young or old, mentally alert, experiencing senior moments, or are even in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease, you need to know what recent Mediterranean diet studies have demonstrated....

Virgin America Introduces Virgin Social Networking

Airline Passengers are learning they don't have to stop social networking just because they left Terra Firma and are hovering at altitudes of 30K above the ground. Virgin America is the first to introduce a Bluetooth-style seat-to-seat chat system that allows passengers to connect with fellow travelers throughout the aircraft.

Social Networkers Panic In UK, While Zuckerberg Panics In US

While Mark Zuckerberg is panicking in the US over privacy issues and a new movie portraying him as a social networking version of Ivan the Terrible, Facebook users across the pond have cause for another type of panic. This week it was announced that Facebook in the UK will allow a "panic button" application on its site to ward off cyberbullying and sexual predators.

Blackberry Tablet Is "Flashing" Its Way Into The iPad Marketplace

The writing is on the wall... er, tablet. Secret is out. Blackberry is use to going mano a mano with its number competitor Apple. RIM, Blackberry's manufacturer has been competing with the iPhone for several years now, but breaking out and developing a whole new product line is quite aggressive for the company. Nonetheless, entering stage left is the new Blackberry Tablet. Start queuing up!

Equine Dehydration: It's Not Just About Leading Your Horse To Water

Exercising, even moderately, in mid-day summer heat, you are at risk for dehydration and, possibly, heat stroke.  But your horse is 3 to 10 times more likely to succumb to heat stress than you are.  Here's what you need to know to let your horse keep his cool....

Mommy Greenest, Today's Environmentally-Friendly Travel Influencer

There's a reason they call our planet "Mother Earth."  With nearly 1 billion tourists crisscrossing the globe annually, today's Moms find it more important than ever for their families to minimize their carbon footprints and reduce the impact they make on the earth's natural and cultural resources. 

Andrew Kim Hits Another Home Run With "Google Vitamin" Concept

How many industrial designers have a world-wide fan club when they are design school Freshmen?  Andrew Kim has had one ever since he took on Coca-Cola in his Eco Coke Bottle design, the square-carton, green answer to the Coke bottle and can.  Now, Kim is taking on the Google in his design and packaging of Google Vitamin and his simple concept for the Google Vitamin website.