I took a few minutes today to stop by MacWorld in San Francisco. Wow – lots of inventiveness in one place. And if you may ask, yes, this is relevant to sweetriot Cacao as we will continue to strive to innovate and design in an out of box way…thus, following companies like Apple is an important source of inspiration. Plus, we have been called the iPod of the chocolate world. Wow, how cool! J
You’ve probably heard some of the Mac press about today, so let’s instead go behind the scenes on the actual trade show floor.
I’ve had this idea for a while to create a Riot Roll of cool companies, which we rioters appreciate. Today I am starting the first Riot Roll in honor of MacWorld 2005.
What constitutes placement on the Riot Roll….well, the company must be…
- A leader not a follower
- Open to the world
- Down to earth and approachable
The Riot Roll for today includes...
iSkin – they were there first creating protective skins for our iPods. They are a cool group of young founders from Canada who put design first. One of their latest designs is Japanese Anime created by an Italian artist.
Crumpler – this Aussie company has a great vibe and great products. They are approachable, open, and a bit quirky. Their giveaway at the show was a red apple with a crumpler sticker on it.
Honorable mentions include
PumpPod – fitness on your iPod
iFace – a Taiwanese based company with beautifully designed skins
Etchamac – they can etch amazing artwork on your computer shell – wow!
LifePod – now you can buy a boombox bag and plug in your iPod!
Lastly, I had a chance to see my Apple friend, Pedraum, who has been a great source of support and inspiration for sweetriot. Thanks, Pedraum!
Tonight sweetriot will be featured at the iSkin MacWorld Party in downtown San Francisco, so I better run! Signing off live from MacWorld and San Francisco….I hope you’ve enjoyed the very first Riot Roll!