The world’s most innovative companies have run out of ideas and now just copy one another. Instagram and YouTube are hoping to be TikTok, and it appears that all three platforms are inadvertently recreating television. Earlier this summer, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri made a selfie-style video (in his apartment!) explaining why his multibillion dollar company […]
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Vintage Stripes are Having a Moment
Is it just me? It seems like the best stripes from the 1970s and 1980s are making the world more lovely here in the 2020s. Today in the blog, I am showcasing four companies that make irresistible stuff with vintage, on-brand stripes. You probably weren’t planning on spending 5 minutes reading about stripes, but you’ll […]
COVID’s Lasting Impact on the Workplace is… Good.
We were all there. It was one of the most abrupt paradigm shifts in human history. For almost a century, most people worked in an office building. Then a couple days later, no human on earth worked in an office building.
Will A.I. Steal Your Job?
The hype around technology moves faster than the technology itself. Perhaps your job is doomed, at least the job you have today, but you have time to move along to something new. Maybe something even better?
Electrification and the New Golden Age of Automobile Design
Designers of electric vehicles aren’t obligated to round off every corner to reduce drag. Designers can carve vehicles with confidence and audacity. Proof? The ridiculous Cybertruck from Tesla.
Color Trends: “Battleship”
Later in the blog, I want to illustrate a completely unexpected color trend of today–battleship–but first let’s dispose of this idea that 1) color trends are constant and that 2) color trends are predictable. They are not. It was easy to point to color trends in previous decades of American culture: turquoise in the 1950s. […]