We talk to Maeda about his new job in Silicon Valley, what he regrets about his tenure at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the school’s outlook for the future.
"Effie has this lavish lifestyle in the Capitol, but she’s grown close to Peeta and Katniss. So even though she looks put together [the dress is by Alexander McQueen], she’s teetering on shoes that are a bit too high, or her waist is cinched in a bit too tight. She’s not letting herself ever be fully comfortable. It’s kind of her own penance."
"The most natural and expressive tool for getting ideas on Paper—a beautiful blend of advanced technology and crafted design."
FiftyThree has a new stylus for its Paper app. It’s called Pencil.
"It’s almost a miracle to see each letterform leave his paintbrush so fully formed and perfect."
Eye-popping images on Colossal will make art lovers of us all
Open offices don’t have to suck! Here’s how to build open layout workplaces that are good for introverts AND for extroverts!
(Hint: there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all office)
Pinterest’s new office is exactly what you’d think Pinterest’s office would be: Charming! Take a quick tour.
- Left: Joanna Coles, editor in chief of Cosmopolitan, takes time for analog tasks like reading the paper at her treadmill desk. “It mitigates the exercise panic that sets in around 4:30.”
- Right: New Yorker writer Susan Orlean is a devotee of the treadmill desk. “I’m not sitting down at all any more to write.”
Some incredibly productive people have treadmill desks. Should you?
"[The challenge] is getting communities and getting companies to truly keep pace with every single individual because this"—she waved her iPhone—"is enabling them," she said. "If you want to keep the next generation and if you want them to be united, you have to see this is how they live. You have to blow up all your existing policies—everything!—and rebuild them around this."
This summer, we asked Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts about her company’s greatest challenge. That her first thought was to compare Burberry’s hurdles with that of Apple’s is telling.
Today, Apple named Ahrendts as the company’s new senior vice president of retail.
Two weeks ago, at Fast Company's Innovation by Design conference, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts spent time on stage praising her company’s recent collaboration with Apple for a fashion show. What Ahrendts neglected to mention, however, was that her partnership with Apple would soon extend beyond the runway.
Today, Apple announced that Ahrendts would be joining the company as senior vice president of retail and online stores, a newly created position, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. In her role, Ahrendts will “have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation” of the Apple “consumer experience on and offline,” according to a statement Apple released late Monday evening. Most significantly, she brings a reverence for design and customer experience that’s consistent with Apple’s DNA—unlike her predecessor John Browett—which will be crucial in rejuvenating Cupertino’s retail experience.
Native Americans counter racist sports iconography with racist baseball caps
Fast food logos redesigned as… fat food logos.
Check out the new $100 bill, which starts circulating tomorrow. It’s packed full of new security features.
At last night’s Innovation By Design Awards, the Fast Company staff got to try out the Decelerator Helmet, which won the Concepts award.
By donning this shiny helmet, your perception actually decreases in speed. The world around you is put into slow motion.
Molskine + Paper app = a beautiful match made in heaven