Thursday, June 25, 2009

designbyte: Dwell on Design This Weekend in LA

Check out Dwell on Design this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center (South Hall).   Besides great design programming, DoD serves up something new and delicious this year, provided you buy your ticket in advance.  The home tours are sold out, but the Sunday kitchen demonstrations during Square Meal should be very enlightening.  (I never have perfected the art of poaching...)  Not to mention the great shopping on the floor... Even if they weren't my client, I'd totally be going this weekend!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

greenbyte: Last Chance to Pimp Your Eco-Ride

Inhabitat has extended their Pimp My Green Ride Bike Contest to June 24th.  Win an awesome folding Strida 5.0 SX Limited, valued at $950, by simply sending in a photographic reason for why you deserve, need, can't survive without this special folding bike.  Whether you have a million and one steps leading up to your house or your car blew up in a freak accident and you've since turned over a new bike leaf, take a representative snapshot and see if you could be the lucky new owner of this state-of-the-art bike.  

Sunday, June 14, 2009

travelbyte: From the Air

Why is it that American airlines are so behind the times?  I'm sitting on a Virgin America flight somewhere over Pennsylvania, flying back to Los Angeles from Boston....blogging.  How cool is that?  

The entire Virgin experience is superior: from the slick check-in kiosks on Starck-like white tables, to the hot pink (maybe they're supposed to be red) and blue lighting, the humorous animated safety film, and the on-demand munchies.  From start to finish, this airline uses sleek and modern design combined with smart technology to give each traveler an experience that feels special compared to what one gets on other airlines.  

To top it off,  Virgin was just rated the greenest airline by Greenopia.  The company uses biofuels, has a comprehensive recycling program that hopes to divert 50% of its waste by 2012, offers travelers carbon offsets that go toward green energy generation, and has transparent environmental reporting on its website.

Clearly, Richard Branson is a genius, and I'm glad to have finally popped my Virgin travel cherry!  I can't believe it took me this long.