Kicking off this week's Brand Bites, model Bar Refaeli's new under.me lingerie line campaign channels an iconic cheeky tennis poster.
PETA take note: the Sierra Club's new "Coal Will Say Anything" campaign shows how it's done.
Barbie is running for president. Her "glam-paign HQ": barbie2012.com.
Go ahead, blow up The New York Times homepage.
Clorox-owned Hidden Valley Ranch dressing gets more ketchup-like.
$hit brands say: Benetton's Colors magazine provokes in London Design Museum exhibition (don't miss Happiness and Transport):
Wendy's benefits from "pink slime" by advertising that it never had pink slime.
Forget Google Glasses with augmented reality; try ADmented reality! (via)
Big in Japan: Pizza for special occasions.
Oh hai, Hipster Branding, giving logos a lo-fi makeover:
New drive/fly program: Buy a Volvo. FlyVolvo.com.
Is the USDA too chicken to take on Big Poultry?
Nike Gold Limited Edition golf. Also, watch Nike senior shoe designer Mark Miner at work:
Jessica Simpson shoe (right) is a little too inspired by Christian Louboutin:
Corvette + Mercedes SLS AMG — Dodge name = SRT Viper, red-hot star of the New York Auto Show:
Of course the Keyboard Cat is now a toy.
Land Rover joins the land of Tumblr, as does Beyonce.
Neil Young trademarks trademark audio format.
Musician/comedian Carrie Brownstein sees Twitter improve United's customer service:
Bangor eateries argue over "deluxe" name, reinforce Maine stereotypes.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn hails Taxi of Tomorrow in NYC with Mayor Michael Bloomberg (though the SUV-like design has some critics moaning):
Here's a refreshing change: Kim Kardashian vows to "work on me."
Anthropologie goes big on designer collaborations.
Make your mark with Marc Jacobs makeup.
Judge throws out McDonald's Happy Meal suit filed by a mom.
CoverGirl gets ready for the summer Olympics.
Sperry Top-Sider gets its mojo back.
Intel Ultrabook gets its Desperado on:
Infiniti luxe hybrid breaks speed record.
Buy the Frye boots worn by The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen — or buy her hometown in the movie.
Forget spiking oil, here come higher vanilla ice cream prices!
Katy Perry is getting her own Justin Bieber-style bio pic:
For burning during Tomb Sweeping Festival, Chinese are now able to buy "high-quality paper iPhone 4 and iPad 2 complete with an earphone and a battery charger."
Macy's gets Brazil-inspired Calvin Klein designer line.
Marvel licenses Incredible Hulk for "World War Hulk" pinball table. (Kids still play pinball?)
Dept. of Things I Never Thought I'd Write: "Great academic discussion involving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
Hello Kitty for Sephora is girly in pink, while Minnie Mouse inspires OPI nail polish for spring.
Smells like HRH: Queen Elizabeth gets own fragrance.
Purina celebrates cat people of all stripes:
Louis Vuitton modernizes South Asian Sari attire.
Is Spanx billionaire Sara Blakely (now expanding into bra sales) a fashion icon? TIME thinks so.
Harley-Davidson adds Big Apple polish:
Celeb nail polish guru Deborah Lippmann's involved in upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman.
Terrorist group Al Qaeda gets an art director.
Enjoy Brand Wars, a shirt collection.
One million Trojan condoms are made every day. Here's how! (via)
Infiniti Blue Essence is *not* a men's fragrance.
It goes without saying, but MINI Cooper recommends you do not attempt this.
Consumer Reports detects global warming creeping into Apple's new (Wi-Fi challenged?) iPad.