The Secret History of the Most Famous Neon Sign in the World

Much like the I Heart NY logo or the Hollywood Sign, the sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas was not meant as a grand gesture when it was conceived. What was a simple act of civic self promotion—an ad, really—became a piece of public art and eventually an icon in the public domain, plastered on fuzzy dice and shot… » 4/22/15 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

All Signage Should Be as Smart as This Hyper-Local Wayfinding Kiosk

We've already got smartphones with GPS radios, data connections, and mapping software that can tell us where we're supposed to go. Why on earth would we need additional smart devices in the world to help us get around? Quite simply because sometimes the smart gadgets in our pockets aren't hip to what we want to… » 6/05/13 12:40pm 6/05/13 12:40pm

Emoticon Rings Put Your Feelings on Your Fingers

Chao & Eero Jewel from Finland made these hilarious emoticon rings that show happy faces, smiling eyes and other forms of emoticons in ring form. Nothing like expressing your feelings right on your sleeve, er, finger these days, right? Though I do wish I could get a stone face or cry face ring for those darker days… » 4/23/11 7:00pm 4/23/11 7:00pm