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Monday, 9th December 2013 at 4:48pm
We’re delighted to announce that 10x10 Drawing the City London, the flagship event for architectural charity Article 25, raised £90,000.
The event brought together world-renowned architects, artists and designers to create artwork of a chosen area of London. The images went under the hammer at the special live auction which took place at The Crossing, 1 Granary Square, London on Thursday 28th November.
The thrilling evening provided a chance to view and bid on a great variety of over 100 pieces of unique artwork with 25 selected pieces auctioned by a Sotheby’s auctioneer.
The magnificent pieces of artwork, which captured the extraordinary, the unnoticed and the ever-changing City of London, included images from some of the UK's leading architects and artists, such as Dame Zaha Hadid, Lord Richard Rogers, Robert Fitzgerald, Sir Terry Farrell and Piers Gough. This year focussed on areas such as Hackney, Shoreditch and the Barbican.
All proceeds of the sale of the artwork will go to Article 25 building Street Children Centres, helping to get thousands of Africa’s most vulnerable children off the streets permanently and reconnecting them with their families or foster families.
The Think Tank is proud to be this year’s media partner for Article 25.
Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 6:51pm
Users will be able to create their own art, then enjoy eating the rest of the supplies left over.
These supplies will feature in the Seibu design store in Japan.
Take a look at more of these edible supplies here, and tell us if this convinces you to become an artist.
Wednesday, 4th December 2013 at 6:31pm
Coca-Cola’s Sweater Generator allows users to create 'the perfect combination of warmth, cheer and snow cobras' by offering traditional patterns alongside more unusual ones, like Christmas dolphins.
Coca-Cola even made the 100 tackiest sweaters and shipped them to their creators.
View the whole sweater gallery here and tell us which one you would have for your Christmas party.
Monday, 2nd December 2013 at 1:51pm
Having already featured on this blog, The Think Tank has been able to get their hands on their own Fusion Table.
For those that don't know, Fusion Tables are able to double as a pool table and as a dining/meeting table.
The addition of this table acts as both a meeting room for the team, and also a pool table to help the guys relax after a busy day's work.
You can enquire about a Fusion Table of your own here, and tell us if you would one of these for your office.
Wednesday, 27th November 2013 at 10:30pm
With the festive season already among us South African dog food company Bobtail launched this campaign to increase the awareness of the dangers fireworks cause dogs.
Bobtail created their own fireworks - that when lit opened up an informative message about the stress and anxiety that can be caused to dogs by fireworks.
These were given out to top celebrities and radio personalities for maximum coverage.
See the campaign below, and tell us if this makes you think twice about fireworks.
Wednesday, 27th November 2013 at 12:28pm
Designed by Swedish company Genberg Underwater Hotels the private room offers a unique tranquillity against the beautiful African backdrop.
The building has three different levels; a rooftop terrace - perfect for sun bathing, a deck at sea level and the submerged hotel room below sea level.
Spotlights have even been placed on the sea bed to attract a variety of attractive marine life to be viewed from the bedroom.
Take a closer look at this project in the video below or find out more here, and tell us if you'll be booking a stay!
Wednesday, 20th November 2013 at 6:19pm
The website allows users to experiment with 3D projection mapping on a miniature model of Tokyo whilst using the buildings and sectors to create sounds that form the perfect symphony.
The website offers users an integrated acoustic and visual 3D experience of the City of Tokyo.
Users can share their unique renditions online through Facebook or Twitter.
Create your symphony here, and see this in action in the video below.
Thursday, 14th November 2013 at 9:18am
Sony has used eight million flowers in their latest ad promoting their 4K Ultra HD TV.
Sony boast that this new TV is capable of delivering HD television with four times more detail than before.
The eight million flowers were selected by Sony to resemble their eight million pixel display - only available on the 4K Ultra HD TV.
Take a look at the video below, and tell us if this would compel you to invest in a new TV.
Wednesday, 13th November 2013 at 4:47pm
Lady Gaga wowed the audience of her new album launch party this week by piloting the world's first 'flying dress'.
The dress entitled 'Volantis' is shaped to resemble a haute-couture gown, and is powered by six different rotors.
Lady Gaga is not new to dramatic public appearances, but flying dresses are a first even for her.
You can see this unique dress in action below, and tell us if this is your sort of dress.
Friday, 8th November 2013 at 11:19am
This campaign was facilitated by scattering a series of doors with the names of European cities on them around Paris.
Once opened the doors displayed real-time events happening in those cities.
This fun campaign gave French pedestrians the chance to have their portrait sketched in Brussels, watch a mime performance in Milan and much more!
Take a look at the campaign in the video below, and tell us if you would like to find these doors in a city near you!
Thursday, 7th November 2013 at 3:56pm
Safety videos usually bore passengers to sleep, but last week Virgin America launched a new video to engage people in a more light-hearted way.
The video features rapping and even people dancing the 'robot' which certainly breaks the norm for on-flight safety videos.
Dance stars from 'American Idol' and 'So You Think You Can Dance' team up with Virgin America staff to make this highly entertaining video.
Virgin is even auditioning for dancers for the future version of the safety video, entrants must be U.S. residents but anyone can judge the contestants here.
Take a look at the lively video below, and tell us if you would like to see it on your next flight.
Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at 4:50pm
Created by AMVBBDO, London, these posters use bright colours and eye-catching fonts to express the imaginative and inventive nature of children.
These ads serve as a good reminder to us all to not be afraid to express our childhood creativity as working adults.
You can take a look at more of these posters here.
Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at 4:27pm
Using JCDecaux and Clear Channel's bus shelter network Pedigree were able to map out interesting city walks in the Belgian cities Ghent and Brussels.
To make these walks a bit more interesting the posters also had an interactive aspect through Facebook, enabling dog walkers the chance to win free dog food.
Take a look at how these walks were received in the video below, and tell us if this would inspire you to walk that little bit further.
Wednesday, 6th November 2013 at 3:43pm
This year, The Think Tank is the media partner for Article 25’s flagship event,10x10 Drawing the City London. Organised by architectural and construction aid charity Article 25, 10x10 Drawing the City London brings together world-renowned architects, artists and designers to create artwork of a chosen area of London.
Participants of this year’s 10x10 Drawing the City London were on hand at a preview event held at Paul Davis + Partners' offices on 30th October to discuss the inspiration behind their work. Charity Founder Maxwell Hutchinson, broadcaster, architect and former past president of the Royal Institute of British Architects, was on hand at the preview to quiz the participants in an informal ‘show & tell’. Rydal Hanbury, Giles Carlton, Christian Spencer Davies as well as well as Peter Heath, Morley von Sternberg, Simon Haddock, Simon Gazzard, Dominic Chung and Soham De provided a further insight into the inspiration behind their work.
It was fascinating to hear the personal stories linked to each of the artworks, and to see the different interpretations of this vibrant and multicultural part of London - the auction looks set to be a thrilling evening!
The artwork created is due to go on display to the public from 21st to 28th November at the Crossing, 1 Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA. Visitors will then have the opportunity to bid for selected pieces by attending a special charity live auction event on the 28 November. Preliminary bids can also be made here. To attend the auction register online here.
The 10x10 charity auction helps to raise funds for Article 25. All proceeds of the sale of the artwork will go to Article 25 building Street Children Centres.
Tuesday, 5th November 2013 at 5:20pm
People who lived in New York, San Francisco and Seattle were able to participate in this event and spend some time with the kittens.
For $20 you could order a kitten to your door along with a Charm City Cake and some products from Uber.
All the proceeds from this project went to the local animal shelter.
See more of this initiative here, and tell us if a kitten would brighten up your day.
Tuesday, 5th November 2013 at 10:44am
Three world-renowned architecture firms were given sets off LEGO and tasked to use their imaginations to design something new.
This year LEGO introduced 'LEGO Architecture Studio' - a LEGO set designed exclusively for adults - and gave the architecture firms a set each.
The firms included in this were SHoP Architects, Snøhetta and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
The architect's designs certainly didn't disappoint, with designs ranging from ice sculptures and even entire cityscapes.
Take a look at the rest of the designs here, and tell us if you think you could do better.
Monday, 28th October 2013 at 5:04pm
Lexus has given away a car that sketches the driver's portrait as they drive.
The lucky recipient is Belgian art collector Walter Vanherent, who will have his portrait sketched based on how he drives.
The technology that enables this uses special software developed for the Art is Motion project.
The hybrid vehicle uses a screen to combine visual images of the driver with their driving style to create their portrait.
Take a look at this vehicle in action below, or find more information here, and tell us how you think your portrait would look.
Monday, 28th October 2013 at 3:08pm
Coca-Cola has teamed up with the creative minds at McCann to find an innovative way to promote exercise and healthy living.
The resulting idea was to install a bicycle pedal in a taxi in Chile that, if passengers chose to pedal, could give discounted taxi fares.
The more the passengers pedalled the larger the discount they received!
Take a look at this idea in action in the video below, and tell us if a reduced fare could persuade you into more exercise.
Friday, 25th October 2013 at 11:39am
Adobe has released a fun new video called 'Clicking Baby' to show how its marketing cloud can help businesses.
The video gives a light-hearted insight into how purchasing behaviour can affect a business, and therefore the salience of good business insight.
Take a look at the video below, and tell us if this persuades you to put a lock on your laptop.
Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 at 2:19pm
Marriott has launched TravelBrilliantly.com, to learn the different ways travellers believe that their holidays could be improved.
They invite users to suggest their ideas, and have then selected the 15 most voted for ideas as their winners.
The list of winners contains a number of great ideas, some so practical you'll wish you thought of them, and others that will impress you with their creativity.
Take a look at this list here, and tell us which idea you would implement for your next holiday.