As we discussed yesterday, nothing starts out perfect when it comes to product design — even if you’re Apple. One interesting recent move for the company was its hiring of Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve, who, as Haydn Shaughnessy at Forbes suggested, might have less to do with the development of the iWatch than with Apple’s potential desire to expand into clothing. If Shaughnessy turns out to be correct, it won’t be the first time Apple branches out into fashion. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we got to see the first official photo from the new season of Arrested Development thanks to a tweet from Conan O’Brien. We listened to Tig Notaro discuss her difficult high school years. We took a look at some of the most memorable storm scenes in… Read More
Even though we don’t eat a ton of fast food, like most people, we have a pretty strong attachment to McDonald’s french fries. They’re salty, crispy, and totally irresistible. A new video created by McDonald’s Canada that we spotted on Gizmodo give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how the fries get made, from the farm to the factory to the fryer to yet another fryer. Watching this educational little clip, it’s easy to forget that in the end, these bizarrely indestructible deep fried delights are likely to outlive us all. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we found out who is the most stalkable on Facebook. We examined a few amazing, transparent animals. We spotted some crazy tattoos of politicians’ faces. We watched a video remix from Eclectic Method, inspired by the work of Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar. We got a few pop… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we stayed far away from the 10 hottest places in the States. We met a human bowling ball. We had a zen moment watching Andy Warhol eat a hamburger. We listened to Ira Glass’ tips about the secrets of creative success. We were mesmerized… Read More
Regular Flavorwire readers know that we’re completely obsessed with logo design — from the fascinating back stories on how companies’ logos were dreamed up, to what they would say if they were really telling the truth. Now thanks to a post over on StockLogos, we’ve gotten an interesting glimpse at the original (and much less recognizable) logos of some of the world’s biggest companies, juxtaposed with the visuals that we associate these brands with today. From an Apple logo featuring a drawing of Isaac Newton perched under an apple tree to a McDonald’s logo with nary a golden arch in sight, click through for a slideshow of some the most surprising makeovers that we discovered. … Read More
1. Transcendental Youth, The Mountain Goats’ 15th studio LP, is due out on October 2nd! According to the John Hodgman-penned press release, it’s “full of songs about people who madly, stupidly, blessedly won’t stop surviving, no matter who gives up on them.” Also just announced: the details on Grizzly Bear’s fourth album Shields,… Read More
The last thing we want to do is perpetuate a fast food nation, but there is something fascinating in finding beauty in the grotesque. In this case, it’s unexpectedly interesting architecture housing the antithesis of the greatest Portlandia skit to date. A contradiction in every sense of the word, we’re not celebrating the evil All-American meal and the global health epidemic it’s played a large hand in creating, but only commenting on the power of design should franchised McArchitecture ever be abandoned entirely as a marketing strategy. Case in point: we might actually consider eating at a beautiful McDonald’s.
Call us aesthetic snobs, but subpar standardization permeates this food culture from top to bottom. We can’t help but wonder, what if it didn’t? The fast food of the past 60 years might have looked a lot more like Ferran Adrià’s latest Fast Good in Barcelona.
From a charming adaptive re-use of a Beaux-Arts train station to a lo-fi pop-up to design blog-worthy modernist buildings, click through to check out what fast food architecture could be. Now we just need to get them to revamp the food. … Read More
After watching this video that Ohio designer Adam Ladd created with his five-year-old daughter, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear. Ladd asked her to share her thoughts about popular logos belonging to some of the world’s biggest corporations. She candidly shares her feelings about each image — in only a way that a five-year-old can — and the commentary is adorable, insightful, and allows you to look at age-old brands in a refreshing way. She instantly recognizes the Disney, Apple, and McDonald’s logos, which isn’t too surprising. Other symbols are simplified to a funny degree. Starbucks simply becomes the “coffee logo,” and anything that looks like it could be a cheetah is a cheetah (Greyhound, Puma, etc.). Check out her commentary past the break. … Read More