Dubbed Sleeping Around, this pop-up shipping-cart-turned-hotel does not have an address – guests have to use a GPS to track down their room. This portable hotel includes all the amenities of a modern hotel room, and can easily set up camp anywhere from a bustling riverfront to the corner of a city street. Make sure you’re up for some spontaneity and traveling, ‘cause this hotel is constantly on the go.
Thanks to illustrator Katie Shelley’s cookbook Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat., cooking is easy and fun again! Filled with sketches of 50 recipes, the book teaches people how to cook by “seeing” rather than “reading”. Making rice pudding or preparing lasagna no longer has to be an intimidating task – a delicious meal is just one drawing away.
Made from shipping containers, Aether Apparel is the latest brand to embrace sustainable architecture. This 3-story clothing store temporarily lives in San Francisco, as part of Proxy – a two-block hub of retail stores, art galleries, and restaurants. From the metal exterior shell to the cozy interior, these pop-up shops speak to the ever-changing nature of urban landscapes.
Baristas and cashiers, rejoice! DipJar has figured out a way to get your tip jar looking robust and overflowing with tips again. Pleased customers can now dip their credit or debit card into a DipJar, an electronic tip jar that collects card payments. Get ready to flash your customers a brighter smile, because “no cash” is no longer an excuse.
For the next two days, you can explore a life-sized dollhouse decked out with furnishings from Target’s new home décor line – Threshold. The dollhouse will set up camp in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, and will be open to the public between 7am - 6:30pm. As an added bonus, visitors can snag a free makeover from beauty experts on-site.
At first glance, 1111 Lincoln Road looks like it’s only a large multi-story parking garage, but it’s actually a diverse space for restaurants, concerts, fashion shows, and bars. In addition to high ceilings and scenic city views, 1111 also hosts plenty of events to keep you entertained, including weddings, wine tastings, and yoga classes. Designed and conceived by Swiss architect firm Herzog & de Meuron, 1111 has become a local favorite and certainly a hotspot for tourists visiting Miami Beach.
Fab.com just announced its new, streamlined website design today – complete with “improved search, amazing discovery, and better browsing”. The online shopping website launched in 2011, but has since become the go-to website for everything design, from home décor, fashion, and food to vintage items. Whether you’re looking for something quirky or sleek, Fab is dedicated to connecting you with products that will keep you coming back for more. Now with the new website design, you can shop with even more ease and delight.
Check out the new site here!
In celebration of Pantone’s 50 years of color history, the world’s color wheel has shown us exactly how color trends have emerged over the last few decades. Pantone recently released a visually stimulating infographic, “Celebrate Color,” highlighting time periods like “The Vibrant ’80s” and “The Expressive ’00s.” The infographic shows the cultural happenings during those times and how they were expressed through color.
If you have trouble committing to one iPhone case color, here’s a case with chameleon-like tendencies. By simply tilting your phone at a different angle, Aurora Skins will change colors. If you’re looking for style, versatility, and a lifetime guarantee against scratches and dents, Aurora may be your best bet.
What if Mad Men characters existed today? How would they live their lives in 2013? Shutterstock chose an item that is characteristic of each character and reimagined those items in modern-day terms. For instance, Betty’s smoking tendencies back in 1963 were a completely acceptable way of relieving stress. Fifty years later, with health gurus and fitness experts raving about yoga – we might find Betty going to a yoga class instead. Check out these different side-by-side comparisons and envision Mad Men characters in the 21st Century.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Chanel couture gowns before they hit the runway. The painstaking attention to detail truly speaks to the designers’ fine craft.
The Passenger, a retro rock bar in Madrid, Spain serves coffee by day, but enchantingly transforms into a historic train ride by night. Inspired by vintage luxurious passenger cars from the 20th century, the restaurant features three “windows,” which are actually large screens streaming videos of urban and natural landscapes from train rides around the world. Dim lighting, bulky leather seats, wooden tabletops, and brass finishes also set the mood for guests to play the role of affluent travelers.
Diet Pepsi teamed up with HGTV star Vern Yip to roll out an all-new, chic Limited Edition Diet Pepsi Mini Can for the spring. So, why a peacock? Pepsi says the peacock is currently trending this spring, from home décor to movie sets. The “Sip in Style” campaign hopes to strike a chord with female consumers who love home and design. With a fun design and cool color palette, who said soda cans can’t have flair?
With so many buildings throughout New York, it’s impossible to identify them all. James Gulliver Hancock took it upon himself to draw a those buildings, all compiled in his book, All The Buildings In New York: That I’ve Drawn So Far. Hancock is an Australian illustrator who found the architecture in New York to be very intriguing when he first moved to the city. As he attempts to draw all the buildings in New York, he records them on his blog, All The Buildings In New York.
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