Articles tagged fun

Our first inspirational design find this year is the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle.

Unlike normal puzzles, the laser-cut creation is made of 133 uniquely shaped pieces which can be arranged in an infinite number of ways ‒ and on either side.

Showcasing an incredible image of the galaxy taken by the Hubble Telescope, the puzzle is inspired by the ingenious ‘Klein bottle’ principle, which is an ‘impossible’ 3D object with no boundaries.

Explore the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle, created by designers Nervous System, here and tell us if you’ll be buying one to play with.

From marketing and advertising to art and design ‒ and everything in between ‒ we’ve covered some interesting things this year on The Think Tank blog. So now, we’re returning to our Friday Five series to look at a few of our best blogs in 2016:

What typeface are you?

Ever wondered what font you should be? Apparently, we’re Helvetica, according to CreativeBloq’s quiz, which is still online

ASDA’s #GiantHen campaign

Let’s return to the Easter spirit for a moment and remember how ASDA teamed up with animators Framestore to create a massive chocolate hen.

Commuters ain’t afraid of no ghosts

To celebrate the new Ghostbusters film, Waterloo station saw ground being literally broken by the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ‒ definitely our favourite experiential stunt this year.

The Importance of Colour

A fun series of infographics showing us how colour can make all the difference in design ‒ now, is that a shark or an iceberg coming towards us?

KitKat launches pop-up chocolatory

And finally, another chocolate-related blog, which saw KitKat sprinkle a touch of Willy Wonka magic on Westfield.

These are just our pick ‒ let us know which blogs you’ve enjoyed reading this year.

A sweet spot for Australian retailer David Jones takes a look at the different ways we ‘Christmas’, celebrating our idiosyncrasies during the holiday season.

Starring Cate Blanchett, the ad takes in flaming barbecues, garish Christmas jumpers, and scheduled fun, shining a light on the festive spirit down under.

Designed to show that ‘David Jones provides endless possibilities for everyone’, the ad ends on Blanchett waking up on Christmas Day, realising that there’s no wrong way to do Christmas.

Watch the ad below and let us know how you Christmas.

There aren’t many bath products that are also fun and educational – but then there’s Archaeology Soap.

These colourful bars of soap consist of four distinct layers made from different materials (so they erode at different rates), representing the layers of the Earth.

And, if that wasn’t enough, the soaps also contain two plastic dinosaurs which are gradually revealed as the ‘Earth’s layers’ wear away.

Strictly speaking, it should be called Palaeontology Soap (as the word ‘archaeology’ doesn’t apply to dinosaurs’), but its creators have said they will change the name.

Take a closer look at the fun soap cubes here and tell us what you think of Archaeology Soap.

A fun project reveals the creativity of Swiss designers, celebrating the power of the imagination.

Let’s Play asks some of the country’s leading creative to pose for a portrait ‒ before building something out of wooden blocks.

But there’s a catch: they have to use three blocks left behind by the previous player and they have just half an hour to perfect their creation.

Let’s Play then combines each portrait with a picture of the designer’s construction, creating diptychs that offer a unique insight into creativity.

See more of Let’s Play here and let us know what you think of the project.

Apple has released its new festive ad, with a rather quirky take on opening our hearts to everyone.

‘Frankie’s Holiday’ follows Frankenstein’s Monster as he tries to make friends at Christmas, recording his music box on his iPhone and using his neck bolts as bulb holders.

At first, the villagers seem less than pleased to see him, but with the help of a little girl, Frankie can deliver his present and make friends at the most wonderful time of year.

Watch Frankie’s Holiday below and let us know what you think of Apple’s ad.

An architect has brought his childhood dream alive - by constructing seemingly lifesize LEGO vehicles in Rome.

Domenico Franco's 'LEGO Outside LEGOLAND' project sees him create race cars, bulldozers, and even helicopters, digitally placing them around the streets of the Italian capital and playing with our sense of perspective.

Incredibly, the colourful creations actually fit into their surroundings, injecting a bit of fun around the city's best-known landmarks and its more hidden backstreets.

Explore Franco's work here and tell us what you think of the fun project.