Monthly Archive: October 2010

Sears extends the “pop-up” concept

Sears extends the “pop-up” concept

With all the hoopla (yeah that’s right, I said “hoopla.” I got tired of “hype”) surrounding pop up stores and store concepts it’s easy to forget where they came from. Pop up stores have their roots in food trucks; mobile businesses that go directly to their customers and fill a niche in the food world.

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Wisdom of a Mad Man

Don’t you love when you see something that you think is a “concept” then you find out it’s real and can be bought with a click of a button! That’s what happened when I saw this book: Sterling’s Gold: Wit and Wisdom of an Ad Man.

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Faster! Faster!

Fast food is a permanent and pervasive part of the American way of life. Now, it turns out, all those omnipresent fast food signs actually have a psychological effect on us, making us impatient about other aspects of our lives and fueling the Clockless Wave.

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INFLUENCERS

I’m excited to see this documentary from R+I creative on Vimeo.

“INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion. and entertainment.”

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Blue Ribbon Reward

China, the producer of all things cheap, has now accepted one of America’s cheapest beer brands as a status symbol and deemed it worth $44 a bottle. Granted, it’s a beer made just for them, comes in a sexy bottle, and is called Blue Ribbon 1844—after the year the company was founded in America—but it’s still PBR, which makes it all more than a little hard to believe.