Prophet has launched a new blog, The Inspiratory for the interested and interesting to come and be inspired across the brand, marketing, design, innovation and analytics industries. Click here to visit The Inspiratory, and add it to your bookmark bar (right next to where PLAYSTUDIO is bookmarked).
We’ll be sharing stories and trends, with our signature point of view, through video, photo, infographic, and good old-fashioned blogging. Hope to see you there!

Prophet has launched a new blog, The Inspiratory for the interested and interesting to come and be inspired across the brand, marketing, design, innovation and analytics industries. Click here to visit The Inspiratory, and add it to your bookmark bar (right next to where PLAYSTUDIO is bookmarked).

We’ll be sharing stories and trends, with our signature point of view, through video, photo, infographic, and good old-fashioned blogging. Hope to see you there!

Researchers in London are “rethinking the radiator,” as you can see from the prototype above. They’ve taken the radiator off of the wall and simulated a campfire-esque way of enjoying heat during the cold winter months. Eco-friendly, easy on the eyes, and a new use for an “old” thing. It’s an aesthetically pleasing innovation, sparked by looking at something in a new and different way.

Great infographic of cellphone calls in the US. 

The lines between states and even countries are pretty arbitrary: The  ties you have with people 50 miles away aren’t going to be too-much  affected by some imaginary line drawn up 200 years ago. What if you  could remap the United States — not by geography, but rather social  ties?

Great infographic of cellphone calls in the US. 

The lines between states and even countries are pretty arbitrary: The ties you have with people 50 miles away aren’t going to be too-much affected by some imaginary line drawn up 200 years ago. What if you could remap the United States — not by geography, but rather social ties?

In Tokujin Yoshioka’s “Rainbow Church”, a 26 foot (8 meter) tall glass window, made up of 500 crystal prisms, creates a multitude of rainbows within the space as the light is refracted. For more on Yoshioka’s inspiration for this majestic piece, click here

Working with Prophet, the strategic brand and marketing consulting firm, E-Mart identified a place for three specialty formats that hadn’t currently existed in the Korean marketplace: pet retailing, consumer electronics and a warehouse-style price club store (but without any membership requirements). (via E-Mart, Seoul | Visual Merchandising and Store Design | VMSD.com)

Working with Prophet, the strategic brand and marketing consulting firm, E-Mart identified a place for three specialty formats that hadn’t currently existed in the Korean marketplace: pet retailing, consumer electronics and a warehouse-style price club store (but without any membership requirements). (via E-Mart, Seoul | Visual Merchandising and Store Design | VMSD.com)

With two issues under their belt, Wrap has already interviewed a slew of talented artists and designers and, with their latest issue, they decided to make the magazine itself part of the design process. Each issue can easily be taken apart and used as wrapping paper, which I love. It’s fun to tear things out and save it, but if you’re like me and end up with a stack of already-read magazines, it’s great to know that this can easily be reused. Wrap even perforated the back cover so it turns into eight note cards to coordinate with featured prints in the magazine. You can check out (and order) the issue right here- thanks to Polly for the tip!

Design*Sponge

brilliant design developed for the end-user, and eco-friend to boot!

I found the entire documentary “Objectified” incredibly engrossing, this is just a clip detailing Apple’s design process.  Ive’s stresses truly good design is designed in such a way that you couldn’t imagine it any other way. 

Look at five products sitting around you.  How could you improve upon them to a point it feels “undesigned.”