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Time-sliced landmarks from day to night

Thursday, 5th March 2015 at 2:34pm

Time-sliced buidingsA photographer has released a series of  pictures showing the world’s most famous places from day to night.

Richard Silver carefully takes pictures of each landmark before 'slicing' the images into strips and arranging them into a single photograph.

His work includes compositions depicting Milan, Shanghai, and even Easter Island.

Have a look at these unique photographs here and tell us which one is your favourite.

Tagged photography, art, architecture, creativity, international, time-slice, design, construction, landmarks, fun

Digital marketing spend reaches record high

Wednesday, 4th March 2015 at 2:57pm

Digital marketing spendOracle Marketing Cloud and Econsultancy have unveiled the results of their research on digital marketing spend and the overall trend is positive.

It shows that 77% of companies are planning on increasing their budgets during 2015 and that 8% will increase the budget allocated to digital marketing.

Oracle Marketing Cloud said: “this is an exciting time to work in marketing, where budgets and boardroom support are rising steadily, driven by the new challenges of delivering a connected customer experience” .

Have a closer look at the results here and tell us what you think about them.

Tagged digital marketing, Oracle, companies, 2015, budgets, customers

The infinite chocolate trick

Wednesday, 4th March 2015 at 2:05pm

Infinite chocolate trickHave you seen the intriguing ‘infinite chocolate trick’?

The grainy video, which has been on YouTube for eighteen months, is gaining a new lease of life on social media.

It shows a chocolate bar being cut across three angles, with the pieces then moved around - except when it’s supposedly reconstituted, there’s a piece of chocolate left over.

Watch the trick below and tell us if you’ve worked out the secret.

Tagged infinite chocolate trick, fun, clever, video, viral, social media, YouTube

Pantone-inspired business card holders

Wednesday, 4th March 2015 at 1:34pm

A Danish retailer has produced Pantone-inspired business card holders.Pantone business card holders

Room Copenhagen has collaborated with the famous brand Pantone and Knud Holscher Design Studio to come up with a range of 8 different Pantone colours.

This collection is part of the brand’s 'Pantone Universe' campaign and can be used for credit cards and notes as well.

Have a look at the collection here and let us know which one you'd choose.

Tagged Pantone, business, creativity, design, innovation

74 designs revealed for new bridge in London

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015 at 11:51am

Thames bridge designsDesign proposals have been unveiled for a new bridge to be built on the River Thames.

The competition, launched in December, has received 74 proposals from all over the world, for a new bridge between Nine Elms and Pimlico. 

The project submissions each have different and unique features, from red bicycle paths to pink spotlights.

The jury, which includes architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, will select up to four designs next month.

Have a look at these designs here and tell us what you think about them.

Tagged construction, London, design, competition, Thames, architecture, creative

LinkedIn launches new advertising products for B2B brands

Friday, 27th February 2015 at 3:13pm

Linkedin new productsLinkedIn has revealed a new range of advertising products for B2B and 'high-consideration' brands. 

The products are dedicated to helping brands reach sales leads and include LinkedIn Lead Accelerator, LinkedIn Network Display, and Sponsored InMail.

Big companies such as Lenovo, Salesforce, and Samsung have already tested the products, citing a positive impact.

Senior director of LinkedIn, Josh Graff, commented: “by combining Bizo’s technology and nurturing capabilities with LinkedIn’s professional targeting expertise, we’re redefining B2B and high-consideration marketing”.

Find out more about the range here and let us know what you think about it.

Tagged Linkedin, social media, advertising, B2B, web, innovation

Sony World Photography Awards 2015 shortlist revealed

Friday, 27th February 2015 at 1:25pm

Sony World Photography Awards 2015

The world’s biggest photography competition has unveiled its shortlist. 

Amazing entries from all over the world have been received for this year’s Sony World Photography Awards - the highest amount since its creation. 

Astrid Merget Motsenigos, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation and organizer of the awards, says “the sole purpose of the Sony World Photography Awards is to celebrate and appreciate the talented artists working in the photographic industry.”

You will be able to have a proper look at the shortlisted images at Somerset House in London from April 24 to May 10.

Discover some of the photographs here and tell us what you think.

Tagged Sony World Photography Awards, photography, competition, creativity, art

Unique design for convention centre

Thursday, 26th February 2015 at 3:04pm

Australian Forum

A major new convention centre in Canberra is to be designed by Studio Fuksas. 

Studio Fuksas, in collaboration with Canberra firm Guida Moseley Brown Architects, was appointed by the Australian Government to come up with designs.

The Australia Forum, which will be located in the centre of the capital, will have a unique shape, incorporating wavy floors and a bulging, elliptical roof.

The studio describes the design as being "in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment, the complex is conceived with extreme flexibility”.

The project is set for completion in 2020.

Have a look at this original design here and tell us what you think of it.

Tagged construction, design, architecture, original, Australia, creativity

Pizza brand creates deliberately hard to spot ads

Thursday, 26th February 2015 at 11:24am

Pizza advertising campaign A pizza brand makes its adverts hard to notice - on purpose.

Daiya Foods has decided to stand out from the crowd of ‘in your face' advertising with its unusual but clever placements.

Its new campaign uses the slogan 'it's easier to notice this ad than notice our pizza is dairy-free', displayed in places where people don’t usually notice adverts, such as on the top of a bus.

Some of the adverts are so small that they could be easily skipped, such as tiny stickers on benches or on panels in lifts.

Have a look at the ads here and tell us if you think they're a clever publicity stunt.

Tagged Creativity, advertisement, brand, pizza, innovation, placements, advertising, marketing

Iconic building gains trompe l’oeil wrap

Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at 4:20pm

Building wrapThe famous Banqueting House in Whitehall is to feature a stunning trompe l’oeil wrap as it undergoes major restoration work.

Banqueting House will be covered in a full-height wrap giving the illusion of a torn façade revealing its five hundred year history.

The façade, designed by Northover & Brown, references the building’s striking ceiling by the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens and the sketches of designer Inigo Jones.

Northover & Brown has also created a series of animations based on the Banqueting House’s history, which will be projected onto the windows from inside the building.

Let us know if you would like to see more conservation schemes given a creative twist.

Tagged Creativity, London, Banqueting House, painting, conservation, art, design, construction, architecture

Australian ‘Zootel’ brings wildlife to hotel guests

Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at 10:57am

Australian ZootelA hotel in Australia offers its visitors an unusual visit - by allowing them to spend a night with the animals.

Situated in the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra, the recently opened Jamala Wildlife Lodge consists of '
Jungle Bungalows' separated from lions, cheetahs or bears by just a glass wall. 

Not only can guests observe animals from their beds but they are also able to feed the giraffes from their balconies.

Room prices start from $AU400 (£200) and there are seven further suites available in the owner’s former residence.

Have a closer look at this amazing hotel here and tell us what you think about it.

Tagged Australia, hotel, creativity, Zoo, animals, fun

Club Tropicana reinvented for BA social campaign

Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at 9:34am

British Airways and a student group have teamed up for a campaign.

The flight operator has released a new social campaign which features Oxford University a capella group ‘Out of the Blue’ singing ‘Club Tropicana’.

The purpose of this action is to de-stress Brits during the whole process of booking their summer holidays, showing the boys dancing next to a pool and taking care of their tans.

Managing Director of British Airways Holidays, Claire Bentley, explains: “We thought we’d lighten the mood with a little humour to remind holidaymakers we can take care of everything for them. The boys are right when they sing ‘fun and sunshine, there’s enough for everyone'." 

The video has also been showcased on British Airways' on-board entertainment system since the 16th of January.

Have a look at it below and tell us what you think about it.

Tagged Oxford, British Airways, advertisement, social campaign, Club Tropicana, creativity

Why our brains crave infographics

Tuesday, 24th February 2015 at 4:13pm

InfographicAn agency has created an infographic - on our love for infographics.

Neoman Studios has come up with some data related to this fun type of content, as it is highly shared by Internet users.

For example, we learn that only 28% of words on a web page are actually read on an average visit - but also, that almost 50% of our brain is involved in visual processing.

If you want to learn more about infographics, click here.
Tagged Infographics, creativity, data, internet, fun, clever, design, visual

Innovative concrete wave built in Paris

Tuesday, 24th February 2015 at 2:19pm

A concrete wave has been built in Paris suburbia.
Concrete wave

Espace Bienvenüe in Marne-la-Vallée has a very innovative structure, thanks to techniques used in bridge construction.

Designed by architect Jean-Philippe Pargade, the wave houses a laboratory, in which scientists and engineers can develop the future of urban spaces through improvements in transport and energy management.

The building also includes a relaxation space on the roof, with wooden huts designed by Tadashi Kawamata.

Take a closer look at the wave here.

Tagged construction, concrete, Paris, design, innovation, architecture, creative

Create your own Brutalist icons in paper

Monday, 23rd February 2015 at 2:26pm

Brutalist building A design studio has created paper versions of London's classic examples of Brutalist architecture

The Polish design studio Zupagrafika gives you the opportunity to turn paper cut-outs into some of your favourite London buildings.

For example, you can make Robin Hood Gardens, Space House, or even Balfron Tower.

These creations cost €4.50 each with €5 postage and packaging.

Learn more about the creative project here and tell us what other architectural styles you'd like to see in paper form.

Tagged design, creativity, London. crafting, buildings, innovation

What the world’s biggest websites looked like at launch

Monday, 23rd February 2015 at 9:29am

Old GoogleMashable has created a gallery revealing how some of the world's biggest websites looked like on the day of their launch.

As the Internet is a world of constant innovation, it is hard to picture what it looked like in the Nineties.

It is even harder to imagine treasured websites we all use today.

Mashable, with the help of the Wayback Machine, allows us to view the original designs of famous websites such as Google, YouTube, and Facebook.

Take a look at the gallery here and tell us what you think about it.

Tagged Internet, Google, Facebook, YouTube, web, evolution, launch

White 'bubbles' bursting out of ordinary landscapes

Tuesday, 17th February 2015 at 11:47am

A French photographer unveiled a series of photographs that feature white balloons bursting out of empty spaces. Bubbles

Charles Pétillon created ‘Invasion’, in which each photo represents a metaphor, aiming to change our perception of the supposedly ordinary scenes we encounter.

This series will be exhibited at Maison Européene de la Photographie in Paris until March 22, 2015.

Watch Petillon’s stunning work below and let us know what you think.

Tagged Exhibition, photography, French, creativity, Maison de la Photographie, Paris

Designs unveiled for Beijing airport terminal

Tuesday, 17th February 2015 at 10:23am

An architect has revealed his plans for a major new terminal in Daxing, Beijing. Beijing airport

The Beijing New Airport Terminal Building will be located on the opposite side of the city to the Beijing Capital Airport (reportedly one of the largest airports in the world) and will accommodate 45 million passengers per year.

ADPI and Zaha Hadid Architects have developed the project, which is supposed to become 'the world's largest airport passenger terminal'.

Thanks to its flexible layout, the airport will be adapted into different configurations, and be connected to local and national rail services.

Find out more about it here and tell us what you think of the design.

Tagged airport, construction, Beijing, architecture, design, China, creative

The digital trends getting the most buzz online

Friday, 13th February 2015 at 1:45pm

The leading digital trends of the moment have been identified by an online listening tool. 
Digital trends
The tool, Crimson Hexagon, looked through available data from the Internet to see which topics would be significant enough to become leading digital trends.

Even if it’s impossible to determine whether these trends will become part of our daily vocabulary, it is still possible to see which ones grown the most in online chatter over the past year.

The trends are ranked by the largest percent increase in mentions on the Web and you can take a closer look at them here – tell us which ones you think will break into the mainstream.

Tagged Digital, trends, web, buzz, internet, tool

Funny chocolate ad celebrates the little things in life

Friday, 13th February 2015 at 12:11pm

A chocolate brand has released a funny advert that will cheer you up.
Mars ad

Mars created a cheerful little spot that perfectly sums up the joy of celebrating the little victories in life, as a part of their campaign “Little Wins”.

This advert sees two men competing with the best tricks that they have taught to their dogs.

After the first dog executes an impressive jump, the second dog plays Jan Hammer’s iconic Miami Vice theme on pan flutes.

To celebrate his overwhelming victory, the second dog’s owner enjoys a Mars bar.

Have a look at the charming ad below and let us know what you think.

Tagged Advert, Mars, fun, creativity, Little Wins campaign

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