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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.
Wednesday, 9th July 2014 at 4:14pm
The Abyss Table stacks blue glass on slices of light wood, which gives the impression of a sandy sea bed.
The glass echoes the effect of the ocean, as the layers appear to darken as they deepen.
The uniquely shaped table mimics the contours of the ocean and was handmade by Christopher Duffy’s team.
Find out more about the table here and tell us what you think of it.
Wednesday, 9th July 2014 at 3:17pm
‘There can only be one’, devised by Y & R Shanghai, uses the features of famous cartoon and puppet figures against a background square of their dominant colour.
Completed by their Pantone numbers, the posters demonstrate that a strong colour is key to making characters instantly recognisable.
The posters include ‘Pantone 7686 C’, a deep blue, which uses googly eyes to represent Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster.
Take a look at all three posters here and tell us what you think of the fun concept.
Tuesday, 8th July 2014 at 3:43pm
The museum, which is currently under construction, is due to open in 2016 and will be three times the size of the current building.
The £80 million project will include design workshops and a design library, a free-to-enter permanent collection and a gift shop.
A virtual tour of the site was made available online last year.
Find out more here and let us know what you think about the project.
Tuesday, 8th July 2014 at 3:32pm
‘Murat’, by Motiv, is an innovative spin on traditional graphic novels, making the most of current technology to involve readers in its storyline.
Murat looks like a typical black and white comic, but it uses audio and visual effects and is clickable throughout – one page of the comic consists of a jigsaw that readers has to construct themselves.
Watch the trailer for the comic below or read it here – tell us if you find this development in comics exciting.
Friday, 4th July 2014 at 9:52am
PR Daily has compiled a list of ideas for Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, designed to make your content offering more diverse and distinctive.
The list recommends digging out vintage company photos for Facebook, crafting inspiration boards on Pinterest and sharing quick tips on Twitter.
Other ideas include checking what's trending on social media, sharing industry-relevant blogs, creating infographics and even making video montages.
Take a look at the whole list here and tell us if you have a great content idea for a social network.
Thursday, 3rd July 2014 at 1:44pm
The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Germany has been constructed using digital design and robotic fabrication techniques, which also included insulation, waterproofing and cladding.
The hall’s structure consists of 243 hexagonal plywood panels and the double-domed design is inspired by the skeletal structure of a sea urchin, which is described as ‘one of the most efficient modular systems in nature’.
Find out more about the design here and tell us what you think.
Thursday, 3rd July 2014 at 1:22pm
The Bible of BBQ, produced for Brazilian brand Tramontina, consists of pages that have a particular purpose in the ‘perfect barbecue’.
For instance, the book had a knife-sharpening page, a sheet made of salt for seasoning, a flammable page and even a fold-out apron.
The Bible of BBQ was sent to fifty people, many of whom proudly displayed their present in their restaurant.
Watch the book in action below or find out more about the book here – tell us what you think of it.
Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 at 12:53pm
The stop, which is on Regent Street, has been created in conjunction with the nearby Hamleys toy stop and is made from 100,000 pieces of LEGO.
It took two weeks to put together, but TfL hopes the bus shelter with a difference ‘will bring a smile to the face of even a hardened commuter’.
Even the windows of the bus stop have been replaced with clear LEGO bricks, although the more complex transport maps were printed as usual and then pasted onto the LEGO wall.
The Year of the Bus celebrates several bus-related anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the iconic Routemaster bus.
Take a closer look at the LEGO bus stop here and let us know what you think of it.
Tuesday, 1st July 2014 at 4:53pm
The study by Leo Burnett divides brands into categories: ‘superstars’, ‘rising stars’, ‘settled greats’ and ‘former glories’.
A brand’s popularity and momentum determine in which category it ends up, along with other brand attributes, including affinity and longevity.
Leo Burnett analysed 5,000 responses to fifty brands, including Innocent and Heinz, and revealed the results to Marketing Week.
Find out more about the research here and tell us which brand attributes are important to you.
Tuesday, 1st July 2014 at 12:23pm
The cows, named Dolly, Daisy and Molly, were installed at key points around the festival and provided revellers with wi-fi for twelve hours every day.
Acting as 4G hotspots, the cows were powered by EE (Glastonbury’s technology partner) and designed by Hank, the on site artist.
Find out more about the cows here and tell us what you think of the fun idea.
Friday, 27th June 2014 at 1:55pm
The project, entitled ‘Maison des Fondateurs’, is partially sunken into the ground and incorporates spiral geometry, invoking the feel of cogs and other watch pieces.
Based at Audemars Piguet’s headquarters in Vallée de Joux, the building will hold the watchmaker’s workshops and galleries.
Find out more about the design here and tell us what you think of it.
Friday, 27th June 2014 at 1:55pm
Ryan McArthur has taken quotes from famous people, such as Oscar Wilde and Albert Einstein, and plays with their meaning in illustration prints.
For instance, Thomas Edison’s ‘Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration’ is represented through one light bulb and ninety-nine drops of water.
Take a look at the posters here and let us know your favourite.
Thursday, 26th June 2014 at 4:55pm
In Budapest, trams are each decorated with 30,000 blue and white LED lights during the holiday season.
Visiting photographers often take long exposure pictures of the trams, creating ethereal images that give the trams a futuristic feel.
Take a look at some more long exposure photographs here and tell us what you think of them.
Thursday, 26th June 2014 at 4:55pm
Jim Dingilian fills empty glass bottles with smoke, which clings to the inside layer as soot.
He then scrapes and brushes away the soot until beautiful pictures emerge, framed by the remnants of the smoke.
He says: “The miniature scenes I depict are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature… [the bottles] become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories.”
Find out more about the remarkable work here and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, 25th June 2014 at 12:28pm
The list of twenty brands uses LinkedIn’s Content Marketing Score, which measures content by how it engages other users.
Recruitment companies, such as Hays and Reed, feature in the list, but a range of brands score highly for content engagement, including Financial Times, BBC and Eurostar.
Take a look at the whole list here and tell us which brands you engage with on LinkedIn.
Wednesday, 25th June 2014 at 11:20am
The fifty six winners are drawn from regional categories for the National Awards, with a separate category for projects by British architects in the European Union.
High-profile winners include The Shard by Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Tate Britain, Millbank Project by Caruso St John Architects; and Danish Maritime Museum by BIG.
The Stirling Prize shortlist will be drawn from the winners and will be announced in July.
Find out more about the Awards here.
Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at 2:19pm
Bounce Below uses three trampolines suspended from the cave walls, each connected by chutes and safety nets.
Visitors will travel deep into the mountain by train, where they can reach the trampolines via a sixty-feet-long slide.
The experience is completed by LED lights, which provide a colourful background to the long-unused caverns.
Bounce Below opens to the public on the 3rd July, near Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Let us know if you would jump at the chance to experience Bounce Below and take a closer look here.
Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at 12:13pm
Brighton Waste House, which was completed in April, was devised by University of Brighton lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown, and constructed by Brighton students and apprentices from The Mears Group.
The house uses discarded materials, including two tonnes of denim, 2,000 floppy discs and 20,000 toothbrushes, and a salvaged framework from a demolished house.
Incorporating clear panels to showcase the waste, Brighton Waste House is a live research and design project for Sustainable Design students and community workshops.
Find out more about the workshop here and tell us what you think of it.