It’s March and that means we are in the home stretch, spring is just around the corner.  Still recovering from the extra Leap Day in your February calender? Not to worry, we’ve got the skinny on everything from Charlie Sheen’s new ad campaigns for Fiat and DirectTV to the true human cost behind iPhone production.

The French graffiti artist Tilt has unleashed his work on the unsuspecting Au Vieux Panier Hotel in southern France, cloaking half the room—walls, ceiling, floor, bed, shelf, mirror, and everything else—in paint and leaving half of it stark and bare. Learn more about the “Panic Room” at

The “iKill” infographic charts the human cost of the iPhone, as reported by Mark Wilson for

Adweek chronicles the return of Charlie Sheen.  Sheen is back with humorous ads for DirecTV and Fiat. Is it true that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you funnier? Read and view the ads to find out.

The Dieline anoints its Top Ten packaging articles of the week. From tacos to specialty teas, find out if your favorites make the cut.

Intomobile lists the 5 Essential iPhone Apps for Outdoor Enthusiasts. Covering everything from tying knots to selecting hiking trails, these apps are designed to make time spent enjoying the great outdoors a whole lot easier, safer and fun.

The New York Times has the lineup for the spring 2012 season of High Line Art, the public art program of the New York park built on a historic elevated rail line.  Highlights include a new contribution by David Shrigley and performances by three women artists, Alison Knowles (April 22, Earth Day), Channa Horwitz (May 17) and Simone Forti (May 24).