Mophie Rescue

For those of you who have not attended South By Southwest Interactive (SXSW) in Austin, it is branding/marketing mecca. Major brands literally take over every inch of downtown Austin, disrobing commercial spaces of their current signage and furnishings to adorn them with their own creatively branded themes for the duration of the show, with no expense spared. Even parking lots are fair game for event site transformation; it is almost as if the Austin you know goes into the witness protection program as it morphs into a creative tech-wonderland for a week. Mashable is known for their highly anticipated Mashable House, Samsung creates a Samsung Studio, IBM has a Cognitive Studio, Google Fiber takes over a huge commercial space, and the list goes on, down to tents and vehicles that roam the streets hoping to catch your attention. Advertising takes on all forms.

The best of branding was an obvious standout.

The platinum award goes to Mophie.

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Travel Tech, and Where To Take It

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Travel Tech, and where to take it,

all in one delicious issue of Architectural Digest- the Travel Issue, due to hit the stands on April 12.

If you get easily distracted by shiny things, you are likely to want to order one of each of the top electronics for savvy travelers, including suitcases that can charge your phone on the go and binoculars with a streaming-video app (p. 76) I probably wouldn’t advise checking that suitcase unless you want to test the tracking feature. For those of you who love hotel design as much as I do, [Read more…]

Spa Food At Home- with The Ranch at Live Oak Cookbook and Crisp Cooking Tools

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If your schedule does not allow for you to pack up and go to the spa, then bring the spa goodness to you. Pick up a copy of the Ranch At Live Oak Cookbook and let it transport you into healthier living. The authors and photographer know exactly how to entice us- [Read more…]

Zephyr’s Food, Wine, Design Experience

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What do you do when an industry leader invites you for three days of high-end design, food and wine indulgence in San Francisco? You say heck yeah and go. Zephyr Ventilation knows a few things about the details of living well because that is the highly detailed world they inhabit. Their scheduled events were so up my alley and beyond what any of our expectations could’ve been- delivering a memorable dose of the San Francisco area. Zephyr treated our design-focused group like royalty with an agenda that was equal parts destination and journey. [Read more…]

Home Innovation Buzz, 2016

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Consumer Electronics Show regulars reported that this year’s show was pretty similar to last year- no real standouts. CES buzz somewhat predictably centered around drones, cars, wearables, tracking technologies, oculus, and home innovations. Here’s the skinny: Drones drones drones. Embracing the millennial attitude, Lyft has partnered with GM to bring us self driving cars, because do we really need to own a car when we can simply pay a subscription fee to drive one? Wearables are expected to “disappear” in 2016, meaning that they will morph from clunky to fashionable. Tracking technologies and cameras will be everywhere, so you better behave.

Now, onto home innovation standouts, here and on the way: [Read more…]