It is 75 minutes before showtime at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Justin Bieber Watch is in full effect. (OMG!) On the fourth-floor pool deck of the hotel that overlooks the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, a motley collection of MTV marketing partners, entertainment executives, and other shiny Angelenos are enjoying cocktails and squinting at the open-air red carpet.
Once upon a time, pigments and dyes from far-off lands were markers of wealth. Today, color may be easier to come by, but it's just as essential to signaling status and intent, especially for a brand's public image -- its logo. We rounded up recent redesigns that the printing professionals will be critiquing this year in Phoenix.
The number of people jumping on a plane to go under the knife is surging -- in the U.S. alone, medical tourism is growing 35% each year. Plastic surgery, which makes up one-third of these trips, will be much discussed at this Minneapolis expo. Here, we look at where people go to get pretty.
For Smith fans, the live-podcasting theater is the sanctum sanctorum where they get to see the king of the comic-book geeks in action, regally decked out in his signature puck u jersey amid a hockey-inspired decor featuring mountains of sticks and red-and-black carpeting for his beloved New Jersey Devils.
Applied Materials was supposed to revolutionize the thin-film solar business, just as it had spurred chip and display makers to new heights. Instead, it was out of the game in three years. What happened?
It may be hard to understand how a $3,868 piece of luggage helps the world, until you realize that Cucinelli's business has been the saving grace of Solomeo, a village of fewer than 500 residents in central Italy.