Two All-New Lincoln SUVs: The 2020 Corsair + Aviator

American-made luxury autos that steer the brand toward a bright future

In a consumer culture driven by experience and emotion, people want their things to do some talking for them—and specifically for the product name to carry some weight. With Lincoln‘s Navigator, Continental, Aviator, and Corsair, there’s a recognizable theme. These names (unlike the uninspired alphabet soup of MKZ and MKX that the brand wisely dropped) declare that the driver has not only arrived, but they’re …

Turning Big-Box Store Parking Lots into Urban Farms

French design firm Studio NAB has proposed the Car Parks 2.0 concept, which strips away asphalt in the acres and acres dedicated to big-box store parking lots, in order to expose the soil trapped beneath and utilize a portion for urban farming. The concept envisions two other sections: one where the community can grow and another where some parking spaces remain, but where the asphalt …

Ivory Coast Artist O’Plérou Grebet’s Africa-Centric Emojis

21-year-old Ivory Coast-based O’Plérou Grebet noticed a lack of applicable emojis for many Africans to use in everyday instant messaging and did something about it. Grebet’s emoji library Zouzoukwa (meaning “picture” in his first language Bété) includes 200+ images from food to furniture, facial reactions, tools, and more. “I love it because it’s exactly why my project is useful to an African, it fills a …