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Thursday, 31st July 2014 at 4:45pm
Diana Beltran Herrera uses nature photographs as inspiration for her amazing three-dimensional renderings, which are made of hundreds of pieces of coloured paper.
Her sculptures include a kingfisher in flight, a proud cockerel, and a striking greater bird of paradise.
Herrera, who is currently studying for a Fine Arts Master's in Bristol, also works on display windows for fashion brands and a number of commissioned projects.
See more of her work on Flickr here.
Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 1:52pm
The seven-storey Sharifi-ha House includes three rooms that can rotate 90 degrees to let in more sunlight and make space as the seasons change.
The rooms are part of a motorised system, which also puts stairs and handrails into the adapted space.
The luxury house, by Nextoffice, also features a range of leisure facilities, including an underground gym and swimming pool.
Take a look at the house here and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 12:40pm
CoeLux uses a full-spectrum LED lighting system, with a special pane that reproduces the Rayleigh scattering effect of sunlight travelling through the atmosphere.
The window is available in three options, mimicking the sunlight of the tropics, the Mediterranean, or Scandinavia.
Find out more about CoeLux here and tell us what you think of the idea.
Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 4:33pm
The screens recognised the dominant colour of a person’s clothing and then showed them a demonstration of Dove’s deodorant being sprayed on fabric of a similar colour – proving that the deodorant doesn’t stain clothes.
The screens finished the demonstration by telling users where to buy Dove within the shopping centre.
The campaign, put together by Kinetic, was carried out in shopping centres including Bluewater and Lakeside.
Find out more about the campaign here and tell us what you think.
Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 2:12pm
Gerry Judah has created an 85-foot-high steel installation arching over Goodwood House, featuring two iconic Formula 1 cars: the 1934 Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow and Lewis Hamilton’s 2013 Mercedes.
The racing cars seem to defy gravity as they hang suspended, as if they had just passed each other in the air.
Judah designs an eye-catching artwork for Goodwood every year and his past installations include an infinite loop with four Lotus racing cars.
Find out more about the sculpture here and let us know what you think of it.
Friday, 25th July 2014 at 3:51pm
An interactive book enables readers to project shadows on its pages to ‘fill in’ the story.
‘Motion Silhouette’, by Megumi Kajiwara and Tathuhiko Nijim, requires a light source to be shone on its intricate pop-up pages, creating silhouettes that move as the light moves.
The beautiful monochrome book is handmade to order.
Take a closer look at it here or see it in action below - tell us what you think of the project.
Friday, 25th July 2014 at 1:23pm
The ‘Share a Coke’ campaign has been extended to Channel 4’s 4oD platform, in which viewers have to log in to watch content.
4oD users will see a bottle of Coca-Cola with their own name on it, followed by the brand’s advert.
Channel 4 has been chosen for the campaign, as half of the 16-24 demographic in the UK are signed up to 4oD.
Find out more about the innovative campaign here and tell us what you think of it.
Thursday, 24th July 2014 at 4:40pm
The 50 foot fibreglass sculpture was a tribute to Monty Python’s famous ‘dead parrot’ sketch and was placed near Tower Bridge in the run-up to the last show.
The sculpture took more than two months to complete; lead sculptor Iain Prendergast said: "The key challenge for us was capturing the comedy value of the dead parrot, keeping the realism of the bird whilst also adding touches like the bloodshot, stunned eyes."
The parrot was delivered to the O2 Arena for the final performance of Monty Python’s ‘Live (mostly)’ farewell show on Sunday.
Find out more about the dead parrot here and tell us what you think of the stunt.
Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 at 3:02pm
Six new buildings have been shortlisted for the Prize, which is awarded to the project that has made the most significant contribution to architecture in the United Kingdom.
The nominations, which include Renzo Piano’s The Shard, are drawn from the public, commercial, and educational spheres.
Zaha Hadid, a previous recipient of the Stirling Prize, has also been nominated for the London Aquatics Centre.
The winner will be announced by RIBA on the 16th October.
Find out which buildings have been nominated here.
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 at 4:30pm
The study, by Aesop and OnePoll, asked consumers to rate brands for personality, memorability, and credibility, among other factors.
Charities and technology brands are overtaking established stalwarts for storytelling; with Apple remaining at the top of the ranks, supermarkets are being superseded by the likes of YouTube, Virgin Media and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Cadbury is also highlighted as a strong storytelling brand, thanks to its innovative marketing strategy, which has included high-profile experiential stunts.
Find out more about the research here and tell us which brands you think are good storytellers.
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 at 1:41pm
Lucy Williams painstakingly produces three-dimensional pictures out of materials including different types of wood, coloured card, acrylic paint and wool.
Inspired by photographs of modernist buildings, Williams’ work has recently been hosted by the McKee Gallery in New York.
Take a look at more of Williams’ architectural art here and tell us what you think of the handcrafted pictures.
Friday, 18th July 2014 at 2:31pm
The designers took inspiration from Galeria Melissa’s ‘We Are Flowers’ shoe collection by creating a three-dimensional lattice suspended from the ceiling.
This was covered by over 20,000 translucent 'flowers' of different colours, and funnelled towards the ground at selected points in the gallery.
Take a closer look at the striking installation here or watch the video below, and let us know your thoughts.
Friday, 18th July 2014 at 2:29pm
Barcelona-based workshop Alien and Monkey binds sand together with other naturally-occurring minerals, which, when compacted, dries solid.
The hollow ‘sand boxes’ can be broken open, and when the sand crumbles away, its package is revealed.
Take a look at the eco-friendly packaging here and tell us what you think – would you love to receive a present packaged in sand?
Thursday, 17th July 2014 at 1:59pm
The giant dome, which will be climate-controlled, recreates iconic parts of cities from across the world, including Oxford Street, Broadway and Las Ramblas.
The 4.5 million sq m city will also boast the world’s biggest indoor theme park and shopping mall, along with 20,000 hotel rooms.
Dubai is already known for several record-breaking constructions, including the world’s tallest building.
Find out more about the Mall of the World here and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, 16th July 2014 at 2:31pm
An award-winning photographer creates LEGO artworks inspired by iconic Banksy images.
Jeff Friesen’s series, entitled ‘Bricksy’, uses well-known Banksy art as a starting point to create a complete scene made of LEGO.
Friesen, from Winnipeg, started making LEGO dioramas with his daughter, eventually turning to the work of the famous street artist for inspiration.
So far, he has recreated ‘Balloon Girl’ and ‘Kissing Coppers’, among other works.
Take a look at the Bricksy series here and tell us what you think of the fun idea.
Wednesday, 16th July 2014 at 11:22am
One of our clients, Ecolution, revealed the world’s first portable solar system, smartflower™ at Dukes Polo, Essex (12-13 July).
The stunning solar power plant is a unique mobile all-in-one photovoltaics system that unfolds automatically as the sun rises, follows it just like a sun flower, and then folds itself away when the sun sets.
Andy McGloin, commercial manager at Ecolution comments: “smartflower offers a design-led approach to renewable energy. With sustainability and energy efficiency becoming every day terms in our lives, we need to provide our customers with products that are simple to use, efficient and at the same time would adhere to their aesthetic requirements.”
Take a look at some more pictures of smartflower™ below.
Tuesday, 15th July 2014 at 2:10pm
Described as the ‘biggest design poster ever made’, the poster by SNASK is a physical, interactive installation made of massive shapes which visitors can climb.
The colourful project, which is eight metres wide and and thirteen metres long, used 175 litres of paint, 280 plywood boards and 10,000 nails in its construction.
It celebrates the 30th Malmö Festival, which is taking place in August.
Take a closer look at the innovative poster here and tell us what you think.
Tuesday, 15th July 2014 at 8:50am
The Tour de France champion cycled through the service tunnel in just 55 minutes, reaching speeds of up to 65km per hour.
The two minute film was released during the British stage of the Tour de France and was anticipated by Jaguar’s #KeepPushing hashtag.
Jaguar has been supplying vehicles to Britain’s Team Sky since 2010 and signed an official partnership deal this year.
Watch Chris Froome in action below and let us know what you think of the film.
Thursday, 10th July 2014 at 2:31pm
The study discovered that one in seven viewers search through social networks to find television recommendations, while over a quarter stay off social media when they need to avoid spoilers.
YouView surveyed two thousand viewers and also asked them about their ‘second screening’ habits (nearly one in six are on Twitter while watching a programme).
Find out more about the research here and tell us if social media influences your television habits.
Thursday, 10th July 2014 at 2:28pm
The ‘See whatever you want to see’ posters feature animal pictures that, when turned upside down, look like a completely different animal.
The ingenious black and sepia posters, designed by Leo Burnett France, include a giraffe which becomes a penguin when flipped.
The posters are intended to give the brand a spirit of adventure and encourage users to see the world – while driving a Jeep, of course.
Take a look at the campaign here and tell us which is your favourite poster.