Posted November 14, 2011, 8:40 AM EST
Check out these ideas, products, trends, and other cool stuff to have on your radar.
Everywhere Chronicling the success of more than 80 apps and mobile sites, The App & Mobile Case Study Book—out in November from Taschen takes an in-depth look into one of the fastest-growing marketing trends.
Washington A visit from Prince Charles in August drew media attention to Common Good City Farm (V St. NW, 202.330.5945), which provides healthy food to the surrounding urban community. For a $500 fee, corporate groups can pitch in with farm tasks like planting, harvesting, weeding, and composting while learning about sustainable urban agriculture through games and discussion.
Los Angeles In time for laid-back holiday events, Icon Event Rentals (10317 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, 323.412.0304) is launching its new Moderno line, designed for indoor or outdoor use. The collection includes a chaise, corner arm sofa, lounge chair, and coffee table featuring powder-coated frames and soft tweed upholstery.
Las Vegas Habitech (6255 McLeod Drive, No. 17, 702.505.9961) is putting the finishing touches on its cocktail kiosk, a glass highboy table that houses an LED video projector inside.
Toronto LED ice buckets are part of the newest collection from Divine Furniture Rentals (416.750.9272). The glowing pieces come in two sizes as well as a stand-up model, and can be programmed to change color or flash.
Orlando The Birchmore Group (1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Bldg. 22A,407.478.1616) has new products that create snow for corporate holiday parties throughout Florida. In addition to making fake flakes, the company can provide evaporative snow effects, snow slides, and even real reindeer.
New York On November 21, Barneys New York will turn over a floor of its Madison Avenue flagship (660 Madison Ave., 212.826.8900) to Lady Gaga’s take on Santa’s headquarters. Gaga’s Workshop will include a selection of small gift items.
Chicago Tru executive chef Anthony Martin recently introduced Coral Caviar. The tasting presents caviar on a molded coral serving piece that holds abalone shells filled with colorful roes. The service is available for the whole table or for individual guests. (312.202.0001)
Miami Running through February 12 at the Bass Museum of Art (2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.7530), the Laurent Grasso exhibit of conceptual art explores the juxtapositions of time and space through paintings, sculptures, videos, and neon works.
Boston Restaurant Island Creek Oyster Company (617.532.5300) can now set up full-service kiosks at off-site events. Restaurant staffers man the booth, doling items from the eat-in menu in a casual, street-food style of service. Menu options include oyster sliders, lobster rolls, and chowder.