Forethought: The division of labor

April 1, 2015  |  Editorial

Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. ~Abraham Lincoln
Keeping on top of trucking

April 1, 2015  |  Features, Markets

Tarp manufacturers stay up to date with the needs of the transportation industry. Some folks see a semitrailer and think of it as nothing more than an object to pass before the next exit. Tyler Birden sees an object of curiosity...
Stretching colorful options

April 1, 2015  |  Graphics

Here is a winning formula for wide-format print shops: Produce vibrant, high-quality graphics quickly and easily on a variety of materials and in a more environmentally friendly manner. What’s the catch? There doesn’t appear to be one, which is why latex printing is increasingly becoming the cho…
Productivity paired

April 1, 2015  |  Features, Management, Perspective

Father and son team Stewart and Ross Brown embrace the challenge of change by making the most of their strengths.
Cocktails under the sea

April 1, 2015  |  Projects

A birthday celebration at a private Beverly Hills estate became a lush, colorful ocean display for an opening day cocktail party, thanks to Revelry Event Designers, Los Angeles, Calif. A 120-foot-long brilliant undersea landscape...
Mesh “lasso” rounds up data in space

April 1, 2015  |  Projects

Space is the final frontier, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) just sent a mechanical cowboy into orbit around the earth to round up data about the planet’s soil moisture. NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite has three main parts: radar, a radiometer an…
Cooped up in comfort

April 1, 2015  |  Projects

An article in the New York Times calls the growth of backyard chicken coops a “chicken boomlet,” fueled by self-reliant people spooked by the recession; advocates of healthy, locally grown food; and parents who see chickens as teaching tools and entertainment for children. A client requested Jul…
Gardens, gunpowder and grace

April 1, 2015  |  Projects

An 1805 former gunpowder store in the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens, London, U.K., became the unlikely beneficiary of the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation’s gift to the Serpentine Gallery—the largest single gift ever received by the internationally known gallery of modern art, arch…
Climbing with gecko-tech

April 1, 2015  |  Projects

Stanford University mechanical engineering graduate student Elliot Hawkes wanted to find out how geckos (small tropical lizards) climb walls. Many geckos have specialized toe pads that allow them to climb smooth vertical surfaces. Now Hawkes is climbing sheer glass buildings on campus, testing a con…
Capturing philanthropy

April 1, 2015  |  Projects

Janet Echelman’s large-scale, aerial creations of thread have captured attention worldwide, so when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Wash., wanted a sculpture that expressed the spirit of the foundation...