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December 9, 2008

Shake to Wake

The Minute Glass ia concept clock that requires no batteries or current. It wakes you up to your favorite radio station but it won’t shut off until you’ve shaken it until it has enough energy for it to wake you up the next day. With no snooze button, this really makes you to wake up.

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December 8, 2008

Bulgari’s PR Blunder

So What do you do when your 125 year old company’s profits drops 44% in the last quarter and your stock isn’t looking so good? If you work in the luxury market, You cut costs without risking harming the brand’s image of opulence as in the case of Bulgari who has been renegotiating existing leases, pressing suppliers for better deals, introducing lower-cost boxes and bottles that may be cheap but customers may not know the difference.

NOT do something stupid like stop polishing the $10,000 wristwatch to save a few cents and then show the dull underside of your expensive product to a New York Times reporter that then uses it for the opening sentence of his article on your company.

Also, something to note in the article – Mr. Bulgari mentions that he would sell a stake in his company if he has to. I wonder if LVMH is interested.

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Bulgari
NYT: When the Lavish Cut Back (via Gawker)

Filed under: Adnan @ 2:05 am , Comments (0)

December 7, 2008

Ikepod Solaris

After twelve years, Marc Newson finally shifts to a new look for his brand, Ikepod, with his Solaris wristwatch.

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Ikepod (via Acquire)

Filed under: Adnan @ 10:43 am , Comments (0)

December 5, 2008

Kissing Cobra Watch

The Kissing Cobra is a concept bracelet watch by Ukrainian designer Andy Kurovetsis. It features two small screens on either end. One indicating hours and the other minutes.

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(via TDB)

Filed under: Adnan @ 12:59 pm , Comments (3)

 
    
     
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