Pantone Café, Monaco

The seasonal pop-up serves a simple but bold color-coded menu

For its second year, Pantone Café once again sets up shop this summer in Monaco. Though it’s a stripped-down menu of coffee, drinks, sandwiches and desserts, it’s a fascinating exercise in color psychology and how simple yet bold visual presentation can heighten all of the senses—and also cause an Instagram frenzy. The color-coded menu features items named after its color or specific ingredient, and of …

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Medical marijuana for pets, designing utopia, using VR to solve crime and more in this week's look at the web

1. The Origins of Monopoly’s Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their origins date back to the 1930s, when Monopoly inventor (and probable idea thief) Charles Darrow developed the idea to use small items from around the house …

A Family Growing 6,000 lbs of Produce Annually at Home

A California family grows up to 6,000 lbs of produce each year in just their back yard—a space that’s one-tenth of an acre. The Dervaes family, who call their mini-farm the “Urban Homestead,” started it 30 years ago as a means to reconnect with their food sources and to be more environmentally responsible. Their harvests save them up to $75,000 per year on food costs …