Fans of the Back to the Future series can now enjoy ‘Pepsi Perfect’, as seen in the second movie of the trilogy, where Marty Mcfly purchased it at the Cafe ’80s when he traveled to 2015. In celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary, Pepsi will be producing 6,500 bottles of these limited edition Pepsi Perfect, which will be sold online at a price of US$20.15, unlike the bottle that Marty purchased for US$50.

The bottle is shaped like the one seen in the film, along with the same logo design printed on it. The drink will feature the formula found in ‘Pepsi Made with Real Sugar’. Lou Arbetter, senior director of marketing in PepsiCo, told The Hollywood Reporter, “we wanted to take advantage of the fact that Marty traveled to the future, to this month, and wanted to actually come out with the product.”

The drink will be available for purchase on 21 October 2015, on the same date that Marty arrived in the future, which coincides with a special edition re-release of the entire Back to the Future series. Pepsi will also be hosting a Back to the Future-themed panel discussion at New York Comic Con, along with a booth designed to look like Cafe ’80s, where Pepsi Perfect will be given out free to event goers who dress up like Marty. (via Design Taxi)


German photographer Martin Klimas, previously featured for his striking images of exploding flowers, has produced a fascinating new collection of work that showcases porcelain figurines. The photographer drops these chinese figurines in fighting poses from a height of three meters, the crashing sound would then trip the shutter release of his camera, capturing the images of the figurines right on time before it completely falls into pieces on the ground. The semi-shattered images create stunning depictions of a high-impact struggle between the figurines, who appear to be fighting to their deaths. (via DesignTaxi)

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In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University’s Computer Club, New York-based artist Cory Arcangel has rediscovered digital paintings made by Andy Warhol on vintage floppy disks stored in the archives of the The Andy Warhol Museum.

These paintings were commissioned by Commodore International, who wanted to demonstrate the graphic arts capabilities of the Amiga 1000 personal computer. The quest to find these paintings started when Arcangel chanced upon a YouTube video of the Amiga product launch, where Warhol is seen using Amiga prototype hardware and imaging software to create his art.

As the famous pop artist has saved his data in completely unknown formats, it was a struggle to extract information from the disks—however, the team managed to pull out 28 digital images, of which 11 bears Warhol’s signature. (via DesignTaxi)

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New York-based firm Specht Harpman Architects has turned a tiny 425-square-feet Manhattan micro loft apartment into a stylish, spacious home. Located on the top level of a six story building, it features a narrow vertical layout not unlike this similar apartment in Madrid. The firm made use of four separate “living platforms” to accommodate all the necessities of apartment life, while ensuring it remains spacious and open.

A small bathroom is located on the bottom floor under a staircase, which has multiple storage compartments built into it. The kitchen opens up into the living room, with white cabinets and countertops maintaining a bright and airy feel. The simple design prevents the area from looking untidy and cluttered, creating the illusion of more space. The first flight of stairs takes you to the bedroom, which is supported on steel beams and seems to float above the living room below. The bed frame comes with a night stand and a cabinet behind the bed stores magazines and books. More storage compartments are hidden under a second set of stairs which leads to the rooftop garden.

Every inch of space has been creatively utilized to make the most of the limited area, with each “room” dissolving into the next to create a seamless flow. The lack of walls and doors ensures the apartment doesn’t feel cramped, while the built-in features mean only a few pieces of furniture like a couch, coffee table, bed and side chair are needed. (via Design Taxi)

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The map2 is a pocket-sized paper map that uses clever folding to allow you to zoom in, showing an enlarged view of an area. Designed by Anne Stauche, a usability expert with experience designing digital products, the ‘map2’ was inspired by the “great zooming features of online map systems”.The map2’s ingenious design beautifully combines the functionality of digital maps while retaining the convenience and tactile experience of paper. Available for the cities of London and Berlin, Stauche has plans to produce maps for other cities. A map for New York can currently be funded through Kickstarter. (via DesignTaxi)

A great idea.

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Designed by Anders Stai Fougner, a 19-year-old student from Oslo, Norway, the squarish ‘Wood.Head.Phones.’ is one of the most visually striking headphones around. Available in ash, oak, cherry or walnut, these wooden headphones are hand crafted in Oslo, Norway. Each pair will also be customized to fit each person. (via DesignTaxi)

Funky and weird, but yet stylish.

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For the much-awaited Season 6 of its hit TV series ‘Mad Men’, AMC has unveiled stills of the first two episodes of the season. The images give a glimpse into what’s to come during the two-hour premiere on Sunday night—featuring the Sterling Draper Cooper Pryce office and Don Draper on a vacation. (via DesignTaxi)


Here is another thing to add to your Tokyo to-do list: party on the fabulous Jicoo Floating Bar. Cruising serenely within Tokyo Bay, the boat bar looks more like a high-tech warship from a sci-fi movie than an entertainment venue, but it is certainly designed for a good night out.

Its route will bring you back and forth between the Hinode Pier to the Odaiba Seaside Park in an hour, providing services like live performances to wedding party logistics. (via DesignTaxi)


Pepsi will be introducing a new bottle design for the first time in 16 years. The new bottle, which will debut next month, will feature a swirled grip on the bottom and a much shorter bottleneck. It will also feature a smaller bottle wrapper, showing off more of the drink’s content and placing more emphasis on the brand’s existing logo. Pepsi’s Vice President of Marketing Angelique Krembs claims the swirl on the new bottle design “is an element that goes back to some of the early glass packages”.

“We didn’t want to create a shape that came out of nowhere,” Krembs said. “It’s not uniform, it’s a little asymmetrical, there’s a little edginess and playfulness, which is consistent with Pepsi’s equities and youthful spirit.” While its rival Coca-Cola has always been known for its iconic contour bottle shape, Pepsi hopes that with this new design, it will help boost the brand and become “a standard” that can be built on in the future. This new bottle design will affect the brand’s 16 oz. and 20 oz. plastic bottles—as well as a 12 oz. glass bottle, which will only be available from selected retailers. (via DesignTaxi)


After a month long of Hasbro’s “Save Your Token” contest for Monopoly, fans have decided to replace the board game’s ‘iron’ token with a cat. Voters had to choose their favorite token which they wanted to ‘preserve’ by going to Monopoly’s Facebook page. They were then asked to pick their least favorite token and have it replaced by a newer model. The newer models included a robot, a helicopter, a guitar, a diamond ring and a cat. In the end, the cat token received 31% of the votes, sending the iron token to ‘Jail’ permanently.

“We chose all of the new token options by really listening to our fans and hearing what they were talking about,” said the vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming, Jonathan Berkowitz. “We’re going to keep listening to our fans… We’re going to make sure we keep Monopoly current and exciting, as we’re doing with the token vote.” Hasbro will be releasing the new version of the board game in the fall. (via DesignTaxi)