In this trendwatching podcast, Cathi Bond talks about ad agency, Wieden and Kennedy’s successful SHOP a collaborative, free-wheelin’ 5 day event in their offices, which brought NYC designers together (via JC Report). Could this sort of collaboration and energy be a good model for a recession-strapped retail sector?
Meanwhile, Nora Young mentions a fun and funky remote-controlled kitchen island, which you can operate with a custom-built iPhone app (via PSFK) Nora thinks that with the rise of the Internet of Things, we’re going to see more and more remote-controlled objects in our environment. She also thinks the idea of creating products with custom-made apps is the future. It’s the natural extension of brands with real-world products building companion apps to extend the brand.