Wendy’s is beginning to execute on its plans to target international expansion and growth by re-entering Japan with an estimated $200 million investment — and the launch of a $16 foie gras and truffle burger. The burger will be served at Wendy’s in Omotesando, Tokyo’s luxury shopping district, and will be the first of a targeted 100 shops.
Here's a notable unique and localized approach to re-entering an international market with nuanced tastes, demographics and strong competition where the lines of fine dining and mass consumption collide. Masstige at its finest.
I confess I've never thought much about the idea of the wristwatch, that anachronism, as territory for Apple to plumb, but as Mike Elgan on Cult of Mac notes, Siri technology really changes the game of what this kind of product could deliver and the ease/convenience with which it could deliver it. And if it looked like this, with waterproofing, anyone from a Navy Seal to a runway model would find it in place.
With flu season in full swing I thought I would take a look at some of the great fashion out there for prevention. Seriosuly if you are sick, stay home! And if you have to venture out, keep your germs to yourself. For everyone else, be armed and ready to protect yourself! Here are a few of my favorites flu-fashes.
this guy is the commuter with style and protection...Doraemon steez! (Doraemon is from a classic japanese cartoon)
and more from Japan...land of the face masks!
So have fun this flu season and get your flu-fash on!
(p.s. Thanks Craig! The inspiration behind this Blip. Aaaachooooo!)
FYI: Love Moscot! Harvey is a great friend and has always had great design sense - understanding design can live beautifully in simplicity. This is a great documentary! "We swim in an ocean of products. Behind each one, there is someone (hopefully) thinking about the way we experience it. In this episode of Off Book, we explore three aspects of product design: build quality and engineering fundamentals, humanism and sustainability, and speculation on the future of the product experience. In discussion with the 4th generation owner of a classic brand, a brilliant designer of socially progressive products, and an MIT researcher looking to revolutionize the product experience through 3D printing, we'll capture a sense of the values and challenges in the contemporary world of product design. Featuring: Dr. Harvey Moscot, Moscot Eyewear Yves Behar, Fuseproject Peter Schmitt, MIT Personal Robotics Group Special Footage Credits: Makerbot Industries"
Finally, no more flats!
Wisconsin-based Resilient Technologies, a company that develops "advanced mobility products," makes something these mazing tires for motor vehicles: The Non-Pneumatic Tire.