Archive for May, 2008

The companies that win will be the ones that listen.

While still never ordered anything off the site, Threadless has been a company I have a great deal of admiration.  Their core values are innovative as they are simplistic.  It’s a formula that works and one I believe we’ll be seeing a lot more in niche industries.  The upcoming issue of Inc Magazine has a fantastic and insightful feature on founders, investors and philosophies that make up Threadless.  Here’s a preview:

“Its success demonstrates what happens when you allow your company to become what your customers want it to be, when you make something as basic and quaint as “trust” a core competency. Threadless succeeds by asking more than any modern retail company has ever asked of its customers — to design the products, to serve as the sales force, to become the employees. Nickell has pioneered a new kind of innovation. It doesn’t require huge research budgets or creative brilliance — just a willingness to keep looking outward.”   Read more.

Look Now

2K by Gingham debuts spring line with some gems.  A bit pricey for a t-shirt but sure to please, especially Genevieve Gauckler-obsessed fans like me.

Breaking up sucks

Just ask Australia’s Cut Copy as they debut their new video, “Hearts on Fire”.

Thirsty?

Talk about clever packaging, Naoto Fukasawa designed this awesome banana juice box.

We invite you (yes, you)

Coworking is the new black.  Enter “Jelly”, a semi-weekly work-together, and you’re invited. They’re popping up in living rooms, coffee shops and creative offices all around the world.  Jelly provides the sofas, wireless internet and interesting people to bounce ideas off of.  You bring a laptop, lunch money and your A-game.  Move over golf because Jelly just kicked your ass. Check the site for some Jelly near you.

 

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