It seems that last year may have been the year when the automotive industry turned a corner, leaving behind a century of steady development, and entered a brave new world where its decades-old business model becomes increasingly irrelevant, thanks in no small part to the involvement of (or interference by, depending on your view) the technology sector.
Motor shows continue to be snubbed by big automotive brands, who are increasingly attending events such as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This year’s CES saw myriad automotive-related products and services launched, including important announcements from Faraday Future, Harman, TomTom and Delphi, while the keynote address was delivered by Carlos Ghosn (Chairman and CEO of Renault and Nissan, and Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors).
Spotted on designboom, these fantastic Pantone Swatches re-imagine by Lisbon-based artist Teresa Freitas. Enough words, dive in… View this post on Instagram What's your favorite #pantone color for summer? A post shared by Teresa Freitas (@teresacfreitas) on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:39am PDT
A broadside from Phil Adams, regarding one agency’s contention that (c)ontent marketing is a young person’s game, according to JWT Singapore and so they’ve decided that the average age of the team will be 25. The notion that this type of activity needs people of a certain age was what enraged Phil, and rightly so, […]
So, perhaps not exactly hot off the press, but having dropped by the Hyundai store at Stratford’s Westfield complex (worth a visit in it’s own right), here’s the thing. It really isn’t any surprise that the place is doing as well as reported, given the simplicity of what it delivers – a straightforward and strikingly […]
This is a simple re-post from the Bank of England Bank Underground blog, but well worth a read, especially given the recent reports about the UK economic prognosis for the next year. Question is, is a predominantly finance-driven new car sales culture going to sustain the dealership business model? If not, what are the alternatives? […]
Three stories on the BBC News website, tenuously linked to one another, caught my eye this week. Two stories come from the States but all involve large structures that can be seen – and were possibly designed to be seen – from the road, as well as those celebrating past of anticipated glories and which […]
and apologies in advance if you’re lunching… Thomas Nagel wrote (in “Birth, Death, and the Meaning of Life,”) a short thought experiment The Spider in the Urinal. Apparently he was inspired(?) by a episode in his life on visits to the bathroom at the institute where he was teaching and “noticed a sad little spider […]
Your wait is important to you. No, really, it is. I didn’t know this, but some online services actually make us wait for their response. I learned this via Mark Wilson, who revealed as much in his latest post. The fact is that returning a search result usually takes micro-seconds, but we’re suspicious creatures. Anything […]
It’s been a couple of weeks since a retrospective celebrating the work of Ove Arup opened at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. ‘Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design’ runs until November and looks at the work of a man whose work crossed disciplines and included the iconic Sydney Opera House. […]
Spotted this collection of matchbook covers, and apart from the gift of match-based metaphors, what struck me (sorry) was how valuable this very particular media opportunity used to be. Seeing as how so few people use or need matches now, the art of the matchbook cover has surprising parallels with many of our more usual […]