Whimsical Wears

“Commercial” Accessories. Accessories are at the forefront of fashion today with some designers turning everyday items and product packaging into clever, offbeat fashion pieces. It’s another form of nostalgia as […]


The Smart Home. If you saw the movie, Her, you know what I’m referencing—having an operating system with which we interact and grow attached is likely not as far away as one might think. Consider the growth in digitally connected homes and technology’s pervasive encroachment into our daily lives, which […]

Entertain Me

Variety Revived. The variety show is back from its languishing in the ‘90’s+, perhaps fueled by the renewed interest in musicals over the last 5+ years (e.g., High School Musical, Glee) or based simply on talent. Enter Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, one of the few performers today who […]


Retail at Your Door Step. The slow movement has not yet been applied to shopping behavior; rather, our intent is going the other direction, fueling our “stay at our desk and at home” mentality. Delivery services—from large companies to start-ups—are popping up to save time, simplify lives, and stave off […]

Cultural Collectives

Commerce, Content, and Community. More today than ever companies are not solely purveyors of products—rather, they sell lifestyles, philosophies, and culture. Not one note—brands are becoming new forums for commerce, content, and community. The Guardian, the digital news brand of the U.K. with more than 40 million readers, now has […]