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Friday, 15th August 2014 at 9:28am
The innovative design disguises its architecture within the topography, providing a playful and freer environment for the animals.
Overhauling the rigid style of most zoos and animal parks, BIG’s scheme uses three zones, each dedicated to a continent, within the doughnut-shaped zoo.
The imaginative features of the continental zones include bamboo cottages in the panda enclosure, a hill of rice fields in the elephant house and savannah craters for giraffes and zebras.
Read more about the fun design here.
Wednesday, 13th August 2014 at 2:56pm
LEGO Architecture Studio, consists of over a thousand pieces – however, unlike ordinary brightly coloured LEGO sets, all of the components are either white or transparent.
LEGO said: “Anyone with an interest in architecture can now create their own LEGO original designs, as well as building mini architectural masterpieces such as the Eiffel Tower and the Trevi Fountain.”
A guidebook, with helpful diagrams and contributions from leading architecture firms, also comes with the set.
Discover more about the new product here – do you think this is a great idea?
Tuesday, 12th August 2014 at 3:25pm
The campaign, devised by Miami Ad School/ESPM, recreates games such as Pac-Man and Snake using coloured Tic Tac mints against a black backdrop.
The colourful print posters inject a touch of fun into the Tic Tac brand, which is owned by Ferrero.
Take a look at all of the posters here and let us know what you think of the creative ads.
Thursday, 7th August 2014 at 2:22pm
TD Canada Trust converted some of its ATMs into ‘Automated Thanking Machines’, dispensing all sorts of presents, including clothes, flowers, and plane tickets.
Watch the heartwarming video below to see the lucky customers’ reactions and tell us what you think of the campaign.
Thursday, 7th August 2014 at 12:25pm
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook in the Eastern Townships has dozens of trails and boasts North America’s longest suspension bridge, making it the ideal location for an after-dark attraction.
The 2km-long trail uses lighting effects and an original soundtrack, and even has guides dressed as folklore characters along the way.
Find out more about Foresta Lumina here and tell us what you think of the immersive experience.
Wednesday, 6th August 2014 at 2:26pm
A team of designers has devised a renewable energy generator in the shape of a duck.
The Energy Duck has been submitted to the Land Art Generator Initiative competition in Copenhagen and is intended to be an interactive, educational installation as well as a fun public artwork.
The generator is based on the common eider duck, which is native to Copehagen and is under the threat of climate change.
The 12-storey-high duck, which would float in Copenhagen Harbour, would have a steel frame covered in a skin of photovoltaic panels for energy generation, which would contribute to the city power grid.
Find out more about this innovative idea here.
Tuesday, 5th August 2014 at 12:07pm
The goldfish follows the new Renault Captur to the beach with some impressive acrobatics, soundtracked to La Femme’s ‘Sur la Planche’.
The fun advert plays on the freedom and adventure that the Renault Captur represents, and you can watch it below.
Let us know what you think of the advert.
Friday, 1st August 2014 at 5:04pm
Microsoft and Carphone Warehouse teamed up on the outdoor ‘Back to Light’ campaign, which has demonstrated the phone being charged by over 800 apples and potatoes.
The public demonstration took place at Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush and was designed by artist Caleb Charland, who took inspiration from the classic classroom project of making batteries out of fruit.
Charland said: “By creating this large organic charger to power a Lumia 930 device, this work speaks to a common curiosity we all have for how the world works, as well as a global concern for the future of Earth’s energy sources.”
Find out more about the demonstration here and let us know what you think.
Friday, 1st August 2014 at 12:01pm
Surrounded by forest, the Lodge slopes upwards to a fountain, which coats the stone and vegetation with water.
The arched windows add to the fairytale feel of the hotel, which even has a rope bridge connecting it to the forest.
The Lodge, which acts as a base for ecotourists, also has a bar, restaurant, and outside hot tubs made from trees.
Find out more about the hotel here and tell us 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 1:22pm
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.
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
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.