What if we could sleep two (comfortably) on a plane?

...February 3, 2010

Being able to sleep in a reclined position makes a huge difference for airline passengers when they arrive.  Sleeping well with a friend is even better!  Until now, this luxury was reserved for first class passengers (see the Airbus A380 Cabin Suites below).  Today, Tourmag.com revealed Air New Zealand’s ingenious idea for economy class: the […]

What if, instead putting salt on the roads, we put sugar on them?

...February 2, 2010

This news story comes from Switzerland, and no, it isn’t a premature April Fools prank!  It was published in the French Swiss journal Le Matin on February 14, 2009. “ ‘Sugaring’ the roads instead of salting them?  This idea comes from the [Swiss] Federal Office of Roads, which is currently testing a new ecological method […]

What if an imitation could replace the original?

What if an imitation could replace the original?

...February 1, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW5czKqT05A&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Standing in for Lady Gaga in Poker Face is a color-coordinated septet!  A great moment for “User Generated Content” (see above) that could even cheer up the shar-pei (see below)!  Special thanks to François Momboisse, for finding this treasure!

What if the fans made the artist?

What if the fans made the artist?

...February 1, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91cJHVr0O6I&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The Grammy Awards were this evening in Los Angeles.  The big winners included Beyonce (above), who took home 6 Grammys; the Black Eyed Peas, who received 3 Grammys; Taylor; Swift; Jason Mraz and Lady Gaga.  Special congratulations to the two French winners (the group Phoenix and the DJ David Guetta) as well as to […]

What if typography was still the principal means of expression?

What if typography was still the principal means of expression?

...January 31, 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7vsde5LgN0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Wikipedia defines typography as the “art and technique of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs.”  If typography is an art whose rules are part of a precise code, the great typefaces like Garamont and Bodoni, among others, have certainly made their mark by expressing very diverse styles (see the choices available on […]