You can't own colors, but you can darn sure own the numbers people use to refer to colors. Since the '60s Pantone has made a tidy business doing just that, and today they launch the Pantone Plus Series, an updated replacement for the Pantone Matching System. The Plus Series "supercharges [the Matching System] with a host of new features, colors and digital tools," including a sexy iPad app. Check it out:
What I'd like to see in the future: Pantone coming up with a numerical system to quantify human emotion. We'd see police reports stating "suspect indicates he was feeling Rage 264," your spouse could tell you she's feeling a 20% Grey Sadness, or on your birthday you could say "This is the best gift ever, I feel total Joy 5717-C!"
takes the prize for Most Innovative 'Under Construction' Page. Refresh your browser at the end of Carl Craig's intro - there are no less than six different versions, including one with a sock puppet. Who doesn't love sock puppets?
High Design in Las Vegas? Viva!
(from the New York Times)Michiganders Hugh and Bonnie Fogel packed up their high design boutique in "snooty" Detroit last year and opened Unica Home in an industrial park about a mile off the Vegas strip. The theory is something along the lines of: if...