Mar 22, 2012 - By Diana Cook
It’s the start of a long March Madness weekend, and we’ve got the design scoop on who is wearing what and in what colors for this year’s Sweet Sixteen. Russell Athletics will make a rare appearance this year, thanks to Number 13 seed Ohio wearing a hunter green uniform designed by Russell, defeating Number 12 seed South Florida. After that , team uniforms are pretty evenly split between Nike and Adidas, but it looks like the special Adidas Ultra-Lightweight NCAA Uniforms are the stars so far. Louisville , Baylor and Cincinnati – the three teams playing in the much derided animal print festooned neon jerseys – survived the early rounds of the tournament and will be playing this weekend.
Mar 20, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Want to take your mad LEGO building skills to the next level? Looking to out your inner architect? Dwell has joined forces with Pacific Standard Time to challenge the next Joseph Eichler or Charles Eames to construct a model of an original home inspired by iconic California mid-century modern architecture. Your building material? LEGO bricks. Looking for inspiration like the amazing replica pictured above of the Charles and Ray Eames Case Study House #8, situated in the Pacific Palisades in Southern California built from 1945 to 1949. That model was created by Stacy Sterling you can see more of her amazing creations here.
Mar 16, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Looking for the best places to eating green – St. Patrick’s Day style? We’ve got the list of all the lucky food promotions available to the Irish and Irish at heart this holiday season. From donuts to fries and all the green themed goodies in between, check out our list of top o’ the morning tasties available this year.
Mar 15, 2012 - By Diana Cook
How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend? Do you wear green? Attend a parade? Decorate your home or office? Did you know that 34.7 million U.S. residents claim Irish ancestry, but nearly 122 million Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We thought it would be fun to take a look at this infographic created by Column Five and the History Channel that explores the history of this popular holiday with facts about parades, traditions and its religious roots.
Mar 13, 2012 - By Diana Cook
If these walls could talk we guess they’d say “Draw on me” or something to that effect. This week at SXSW, eight street artists from around the world will compete over three days and two nights in a series of Secret Walls live art battles. The battles work like this: Two, 8-by-8-foot (or one 8-by-16-foot) canvases are setup for each round of the competition. Each artist is given an initial theme and 90 minutes to complete the rendering.
Mar 09, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Scrambling to find the best places to party at SXSW this year? South by Southwest Interactive, the annual hipster pilgrimage is under way. Music lovers, film aficionados and tech mover and shakers are all descending on Austin, Texas this week. And while every too-cool for-school attendee will be jockeying to find the right places to see and be seen, DesignCrave readers have the skinny thanks to our friends over at Hasai.com
From the Mashable house at Buffalo Billiards to the Yelp Mobile lounge over at the Violet Crown Social Club and all party points in between, this infographic maps all the best places to check out for SXSW 2102. Now you know where to go – all that’s left for you to do is score the plus ones.
Mar 07, 2012 - By Diana Cook
We are already in love with the concept – affordable razors delivered to your door each month, but it’s the nicely executed ad that got us excited enough to order the product. As the name implies, with Dollar Shave Club you pay a dollar and you get a month’s supply of twin-blade razors shipped to you. Yes, you are reading this right – just one $1. This is pretty amazing considering the ridiculously high price of store bought razors and the fact that you can’t grab a cup of coffee for that.
Mar 05, 2012 - By Diana Cook
Beer aficionados have lots to smile about these days. Thanks to the phenomenal growth of independent craft breweries over the last few decades, there’s a plethora of quirky off-beat beers to chose from. By tapping into local tastes and offering unique brews, craft brewers are now experiencing the heaviest level of growth they’ve seen since 1900. Ever wonder what constitutes is a brew pub, microbrewery or regional craft brewery and just how many of each you can find in the U.S.? This infographic, created by Column Five and intuit looks at where the movement stands today and what really defines a craft brewery. To learn all about the independent beer movement and the challenges it faces, click on the infographic below for an enlarged view.
Mar 02, 2012 - By Diana Cook
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.