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6 w ago
Customized Fast Food
McDonald's Create Your Taste Lets Customers Craft Their Own Meals
With its new Create Your Taste program, McDonald’s is putting customization at the forefront of ordering off of the menu. The options for customization include the TasteCrafted burgers and...
7 w ago
Protein-Heavy Convenience Menus
Mcdonald's is Testing a New Menu of Healthy Breakfast Bowls
Following the announcement of kale-infused lunch menu additions, McDonald’s has announced it will begin testing healthy breakfast bowls at its southern California restaurants. The interesting...
9 w ago
Pop Art Burger Joints
This Paris Burger Restaurant Features Bright Geometric Shapes
This vibrant Paris burger restaurant is a refreshing change of pace from your local burger joint or fast food chain. The pink-tinged interior is given a boost thanks to bold geometric shapes, with...
11 w ago
This Los Angeles Church Cafe is Non-Profit and Serves Up Quality Java
Cafe Ignatius is a non-profit coffee bar located within the St Agnes Korean Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Located near the University of Southern California, the cafe and coffee roaster has been...
14 w ago
Seasonal Margarita Recipes
This Colorful Strawberry and Blood Orange Margarita is Very Vibrant
This strawberry and blood orange margarita is the perfect seasonal cocktail to welcome spring. From food blogger Beth of Tasty Yummies, the bright and vibrant alcoholic beverage will instantly take...
29 w ago
Exotic Desert Lookbooks
The Crescioni Spring 2015 Catalogue is Set Among the Desert
The Crescioni Spring 2015 catalogue is set in the desert of Southern California. Designer Andria Crescioni opted for beige and off-white peaked sand dunes, all of which proved to be the optimal...
32 w ago
Chainmail Beach Sandals
STEELYZ is Crafted with Luxurious Stainless Steel Chainmail
Los Angeles-based footwear company STEELYZ uses luxuriously soft 304 stainless steel chainmail fabric to coat the sole of the sandal. This lightweight fabric floats above the base of the shoe, which...
36 w ago
Glass Ping-Pong Tables
The TravisMathew Ping-Pong Table Features a Glass Top
This glass ping-pong table by Southern California company TravisMathew is a custom-made steel structure supporting a 300-pound glass surface which is meant to ensure “fast but consistent play.&#...
13 w ago
Adorable Animation Cupcakes
Baker Fernanda Abarca Creates Pastries Inspired by DreamWorks Movies
Fernanda Abarca is not only a baker, but also an animator for DreamWorks. She has creatively blended her two worlds by creating a series of cupcakes inspired by some of DreamWorks’ most...
31 w ago
43 Healing Therapy Innovations
From Light Therapy Eyewear to Wireless Pain Alleviating Devices
Whether alleviating physical or mental pain, these therapy innovations will help one get on the path of healing. Some memorable examples from this list include products that are intended for light...
39 w ago
Bizarre Bathrobe Photography
The Bathrobe Crusader Instagram Travel Photo Series is Hilarious
It is not everyday that an Instagram travel photo series will not only make people feel jealous, but also have them rolling on the ground laughing. Although people might not find it that funny, it...
41 w ago
Organic Water Batteries
The Organic Redux Flow is an Efficient & Environmentally Friendly Battery
Although Lithium-ion batteries have numerous benefits, they also have several drawbacks, particularly since they are not a kind of environmentally friendly battery. These batteries are typically...
43 w ago
Sensuous Summer Editorials
The 'Summer is Over' Editorial is Bittersweet
Amanda Cerny stars in the aptly-titled ‘Summer is Over’ editorial, photographed by Mat Abad. Oh, summer—parting is such sweet sorrow. Cerny and Abad traveled to Malibu’s...
51 w ago
Patterned Sprinting Collections
The Publish 'Jogger' Collection Features Ornate Patterns
The Publish ‘Jogger’ Collection, which is comprised of patterned jogging pants, is a departure from the Southern California-based brand’s signature solid color palettes. In order...
54 w ago
Patriotic Fantasy Maps
This Infographic Brings the World of Game of Thrones to the USA
This interactive map cleverly merges the world of Game of Thrones with the American states to create the ‘A Game of American Thrones’ infographic. The fantasy-filled map translates the...
55 w ago
Sensory Kinetic Installations
The Breathing Wall 2.0 Reacts to Gestures with Movement
University of Southern California student, Behnaz Farahi, has designed the ‘Breathing Wall 2.0,’ a kinetic wall that responds to physical gestures. The installation explores the...
55 w ago
Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy
An Immersive Form of PTSD Therapy Gets Veterans to Relive Trauma
A virtual reality form of PTSD therapy gets veterans to experience the sounds, smells and feelings of an IED with the support to help them heal. Research performed by the University of Southern...
58 w ago
20 Beachy Social Businesses
From Cow-Print Cushions to Organic Sun Care Collections
From cow-print cushions to organic sun care collections, these beachy social businesses embrace the vibe that everyone loves to love: sand, water and sun. But there’s one vibe that tops them...
3 w ago
Globe and Mail: Trend Hunter's Shelby Walsh Explores Today's Tech Separation Anxiety
With technology playing such a fundamental part in the day-to-day of many, countless individuals are looking for ways to distance themselves from their gadgets for some much needed downtime....
5 w ago
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms
This Robotic Arm Reacts Faster Than Other Thought-Controlled Arms
Researchers at the University of Southern California created this incredible thought-controlled robotic arm. While mind-controlled prosthetics aren’t altogether new, this one works in a more...
8 w ago
Zesty Hybrid Burgers
Carl’s Jr. BeganTesting its 'Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Thickburger'
The latest hybrid burger creation comes courtesy of Carl’s Jr. with its new Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Thickburger. Although still in the early stages of testing, the popular chain has begun testing...
11 w ago
Nitro-Infused Cold Brews
The Nitro Cold Brew is Stumptown's Ode to National Cold Brew Day
In honor of National Cold Brew Day, cult West Coast coffee purveyors Stumptown Roasters have released a nitrogen-infused canned cold brew. Contained in special aluminum cans, the brew is paired with...
36 w ago
Rapper College Degrees
The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy Focuses on Invention
Those who truly respect the Beats empire and how it reached the pinnacle of its fame by being acquired by Apple will love the idea of enrolling in the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy. A new...
54 w ago
Daredevlish Stunt Camps
Hollywood Stunt Camp Helps Kids Learn to Punch and Fall Like a Stuntsman
There are some stunts that kids should never try at home, but going away to sleepaway Hollywood Stunt Camp through Pali Adventures is the perfect place to tackle some dangerous movie-worthy stunts—...