Apple Mini Store

Just two days after announcing the "Mini" store concept, Apple opens the first 6 locations today. Preliminary reports indicate these stores will not only feature cutting edge design, but also forward thinking technology. Because 80% of customers pay with credit cards there will be self service check out stations. To facilitate communication within the store and back to "HQ," all employees will wear a Trekkie …

The New York Times: Consumed: Sole Mate

Josh Rubin, a blogger and designer based in New York, maintains a Web site he calls Cool Hunting, a regularly updated catalog of things (sneakers, gadgets, household products, etc.) that he finds interesting or inspiring. Not long ago he posted an item about Medium Footwear, a small shoe company founded by designers and ''targeting Cultural Creatives — a class of people who are responsible for …

Street Memes Walking Tour

Eyebeam created a new web site at streetmemes.com to track street art, stickers, stencils, posters and visual memes (self-replicating ideas) that are posted, copied and mutated in the streets of New York and around the world. Very exciting, though I can’t help but wonder whether spelling it all out for the general public defeats the whole purpose of subversive and esoteric street art. Anyway, as …