The End of the Monster Polaroid

20×24 Studio (the home of large-format instant photography) announced this week that it will be ending production operations next year. While many might not know about it, an enormous version of the Polaroid camera was invented in the late ’70s in order to show consumers the quality of the brand’s large-format film, and while it (understandably) wasn’t a model that caught on for the mainstream—the …

PSFK’s “Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Debrief” Explores our Vices

Between easing marijuana laws, the proliferation of online dating apps and on-demand alcohol delivery services, it’s safe to say that the business of sex, drugs and booze is booming. PSFK took a closer look in their latest report, the “Sex, Drugs and Alcohol Debrief” to highlight some of the new trends, products and business models that are shaping the industry. The 24-page report includes over …

Rebranding Weed

In 2010, Silicon Valley vets Michael Blue, Christian Groh and Brendan Kennedy left their their shiny tech offices to join the marijuana movement. At the time, cannabis was rapidly becoming more accepted as a legitimate medical treatment and, one by one, states were dropping their laws banning the substance, making opportunities in the burgeoning industry seem endless. The three started Privateer Holdings, a private equity …