10 Surprising Brand Owners

It’s no shocker that a company like Clorox would own brands such as Pine-Sol and Glad. But what about nature-loving Burt’s Bees? There are other unexpected alliances throughout the corporate world that might surprise you. From chocolate makers who own health food brands to low-end beauty labels in league with couture cosmetics, these unusual mergersContinue reading “10 Surprising Brand Owners”

Tamiya Model Kit Business Card

If you worked at Tamiya, the Japanese model-kit company, you’d have the chance to hand out the coolest business-card ever made. At first glance the letters on the “card” look like a stencil cut into plastic. Peek a little closer and you see that it is itself a tiny model kit. Break the letters fromContinue reading “Tamiya Model Kit Business Card”

Inside Starbucks New Stealth Store: 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea

A couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of buzz generated by the news that Starbucks was looking to explore new store layouts and designs and even considering dropping the brand name from certain locations. The plan is to create new environments that will try to re-explore the spirit of a traditional coffeehouse includingContinue reading “Inside Starbucks New Stealth Store: 15th Avenue E Coffee and Tea”

Amazon Buys Zappos For $920,000,000

Amazon.com has purchased the ecommerce footwear company Zappos  for 10 million Amazon  shares or $880 million. (The Amazon release said it was $807 million, but that was based on a trailing 45-day estimate of its share price. Closing price today bumps the deal up to $880 million.) Zappos employees also will get $40 million in cashContinue reading “Amazon Buys Zappos For $920,000,000”

Rumor Watch: Apple To Buy Twitter

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington is reporting that rumors beginning to float around the blogosphere are stating that Apple is interested in purchasing Twitter for US$700 million in cash. Twitter is the magical “social networking” tool that has you answer the question “What am I doing right now?” in 140 characters or less. Twitter currently has moreContinue reading “Rumor Watch: Apple To Buy Twitter”

Make A Lasting Impression With Meat Cards

Meat Cards starts with 100% beef jerky and then sears your contact information into it with a 150 watt CO2 laser.  Stand out and be remembered with this delicious alternative to those boring and tasteless paper business cards.  

Metal Business Cards With An Articulated Hand

Typographer and designer Aehrich O’Dubhchon created these amazing business cards with articulated hands for the photographer and craftsman Todd Schellinger. Todd wanted some metal business cards for his studio Hand + Eye. Designing for metal presents many challenges and opportunities. The goal of the project was to design something that would transform from one stateContinue reading “Metal Business Cards With An Articulated Hand”

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