CultureWaves Q3: The New Era of Vending

2018 is an era of unprecedented convenience. Brands are going out of their way to get to the consumer faster and more directly—as seen in this example from Pizza Hut, where autonomy, artificial intelligence and delivery methods are all used … Read More

Light Beverages

It’s hard to have a celebratory beverage during your hike without being weighed down on the trek up. … Read More

Is This For Real??

I love bacon and the weird internet subculture that has sprung up around it. I have chuckled at bacon flavored toothpaste, chewing gum, bacon scented candles, bacon inspired fashion, even bacon flavored lube (bleck). BUT surely, this is, going too … Read More

BK Flirts With Home Delivery

“Burger King has begun testing home delivery at a handful of restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area.  The success of the program will eventually lead to a nationwide rollout.   A few restrictions apply: Customers must live within a 10-minute drive … Read More

Favors For The Neighbors

College is a busy time. You’re either cramming, rushing off to class or sleeping away a hangover… who has time for grocery shopping? For that matter, who can afford them? Well, this start up is wanting to connect people who … Read More

The Middle Class Want Their Food… Fast.

I came across a study that really challenged my perception about who eats fast food. I’ll go ahead and admit that if I was asked what demographic frequents fast food chains I would have guessed a lower socio-economic one. I’m … Read More

Never Run Out Of Deoderant Again

Guys & Dolls™ is about ACUTE GENDERIZATION.  Men being macho and women being feminine. Well a company called Guyhaus is all about the dudes.  Forgetful dudes.  Or dudes who are too busy doing dude stuff to shop for toiletries. You … Read More

M-Commerce: We Want It, But Don’t Trust It

I came across this survey that Mobio Identity Systems has conducted, and it revealed some pretty interesting statistics.  A whopping 94% of all North Americans would complete payments through their mobile phones if they were sure of systems security. People … Read More

Shopping & Shipping Green

Amazon.com has always been a greener way to shop because your car stays in your garage the whole time. Now even the shipping is greener. Instead of all those boxes that pile up, Amazon has introduced the Amazon Tote to the Seattle area. Your order is delivered in a free re-useable tote. … Read More

Wow, Something That Works ANYWAY®

I hate waste! I’m the kind of person who will always find the quickest route anywhere or keep the peanut butter until every last skerrick has been eked out of the jar. So, here is a great design innovation that really appeals to me. … Read More