international Starbucks, simplicity in packaging, and turkey emergencies

Issue 6, Volume 1

12/16/11

Happy holidays.

Welcome to the sixth issue of the Dirty Dozen. This issues highlights: international Starbucks, simplicity in packaging, and turkey emergencies.

As always, digest these at your own pace, or not even at all. Learn, comment or ignore. Pass ’em to clients, start a conversation, impress your friends. We’ll keep looking, cooking and sending these lists.

Enjoy.

 

1. The sounds of Guy Savoy:

http://vimeo.com/7850818

2. Farm Bill, Michael Krasny:

http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201111020930

3. The French rebound, rejoice:

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-paris-eats-20111103,0,1334846.story

4. Starbucks ’round the world (+ respective menu items):

http://www.thedailymeal.com/starbucks-items-you-need-passport-slideshow

5. Fatty ‘Cue and the journey of the pig:

http://vimeo.com/15330049

6. High design at the Concrete Blonde, Sydney:

http://www.thecoolhunter.net/article/detail/1975/concrete-blonde–sydney

 7. Minimalism + packaging:

http://www.thedieline.com/blog/2011/11/10/a-study-in-brand-minimalism.html

 8.2X2 Buzz vs. Bulge:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/caffeine-and-calories/

 9. Saison evolves, comments ensue:

http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2011/11/14/joshua-skenes-explains-why-hes-transforming-saison-into-an-18-seat-restaurant-with-a-ticket-based-chef-counter/?tsp=1

 10. Designer’s toolkits, infographic:

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665487/infographic-of-the-day-the-best-design-tools-on-the-market

 11. Arbitrage and the McRib:

http://www.theawl.com/2011/11/a-conspiracy-of-hogs-the-mcrib-as-arbitrage

12. The help-line for the Butterball help-line:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/butterball-help-line-help-line