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From Time: By 9:35 on a recent Friday night, Dominique Thomas had been camped outside the Niketown store in South Miami for two full days. Thomas, who goes by the street name DK the Line Pimp, had flown in from Denver and was first in line to buy the $100 Cowboy Air Max 180s, which […]
The house above is a 827 sf shack in Cupertino, CA (the peninsula town that Apple Computer calls home). The asking price is $764,900. From San Francisco Chronicle: You’re not the only one dreaming of ditching the Bay Area for a Midwestern college town or a coastal city in the Southeast. Two out of five […]
From Star-Telegram: Anheuser-Busch Cos., the United States’ biggest beer maker, next month plans to roll out Peels, a line of fizzy, alcoholic fruit drinks in such flavors as strawberry with passion fruit and cranberry with peach. The St. Louis company recently invited editors at some of the nation’s top women’s magazines for free manicures and […]
Seth Godin hit a nerve with his anti-Vegas rant. I’ve never liked Vegas much. The place seems flimsy and unreal, like a Hollywood set that will be gone tomorrow, after a big dust storm blows it up into Utah. Las Vegas is an epicenter of a trend that is accelerating through every market and community […]
Adweek: Maybelline is launching a Web site Tuesday for its new makeup line, Pure, that takes a novel approach to engaging teenage girls and young women. Instead of focusing on its products, the cosmetics company is taking a page from MySpace’s playbook and inviting visitors to create and share content. Built by aQuantive’s Avenue A/Razorfish, […]
Der Spiegel: From Munich in the south to Kiel in the north, Ikea is increasingly turning into a welfare center for pensioners, young moms, low-earners and the unemployed. Many low-earners prefer eating in the familiar atmosphere of this temple to consumption to standing in line at the soup kitchen. Indeed, the stigma of poverty is […]
Fast Company: There was a time when “working a hotel” meant fishnets and a miniskirt–now it’s a laptop and a cell. Hang out in a hotel lobby or bar, particularly a high-end one, and you’re sure to see more people than ever running their entire business operations from a table over in the corner. “With […]