Design Automotive Sustainability

Advertising BMW's Art Journey Sends Artist On Global Trek To Study The Heavens

The auto brand's cultural engagement that supports today's most promising artists is sending winner Zac Langdon-Pole around the world to study how ancient peoples mapped the stars, ending in an Art Basel presentation

Automotive Future Ford Vehicles Could Be Designed In Virtual Reality

The automaker's use of Gravity Sketch VR design is poised to revolutionize the process, enabling designers to not only sketch in 3D but also place themselves inside of the vehicle, enabling more life-like and faster-to-market creation

Cafe & Restaurant How Innovative Packaging Is Fighting Throwaway Culture

Packaging has been considered a necessary evil—until now, as designers are finding creative ways to encase products in materials that serve a second function, from measuring tape to toys

Design How Automotive Groups Are Designing For Ridesharing

Transportation companies, particularly auto makers, are creating products and services specifically for vehicle sharing as the end of car ownership looms on the horizon

Packaging & Product Engagement Amazon Adds Scannable Codes To Boxes That Encourage Customers To Reuse

The company's new "SmileCodes" unlock app-based media, including arts and crafts how-tos, when scanned with a smartphone

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel This Truck Hotel Offers Travelers Flexibility Of Destination

The Truck Surf Hotel gives travelers the opportunity to explore uncrowded surf spots, natural parks and mountains, as well as immerse themselves in different cultures

Automotive Volvo-Google Sync May Kickstart In-Car Services Revolution

Thousands of automotive apps may emerge after new partnership agreed

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Carbon-Neutral Modular Hotel Can Move Between Remote Locations

The Tetra Hotel is a new take on travel lodgings, featuring a flexible, futuristic and eco-friendly design of move-able concrete pods

Brand Activation & Immersion Lexus Experience Hub Combines Dining, Retail And Art

The luxury auto brand's new NYC space will serve as a cultural watering hole for creatives while boosting brand image

Interview Interview: Why We Need Less Tech, Smarter People

Cyborg anthropologist Amber Case makes an argument for better, quieter design

Food & Beverage Sweetgreen Gave A Local Market A Sustainable Makeover

The LA-based chain teamed up with the owner of Hank's Mini Market to provide healthier food options to local residents, using its resources to boost small business instead of pushing it out

Design Vespa Hack Points To How Auto Makers Could Redesign Classics

Design sensation could provide clues to how legacy brands could reimagine their back catalog

Retail How Brands Are Upping Their Game Using Olfactory Immersion

Scents are the latest addition to products and services from companies ranging from Cartier to Vaqso, as brands from many different industries aim to enhance the consumer experience

Hotels, Hospitality & Travel Battery-Powered Planes Could Transform Regional Travel

All-electric commercial planes are getting close to a reality, and could transport passengers on short journeys for a fraction of the cost