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Thursday, 22nd January 2015 at 12:06pm
The design studio’s ‘Chocolatexture’ collection consists of nine chocolates moulded into unique shapes within a small cube, and just 400 boxes will be on sale at the trade fair.
The lounge will also feature Nendo’s furniture for brands such as Offecct, coloured to complement the chocolates, and an installation made of 2,000 brown aluminium pipes.
Nendo has also been named ‘Designer of the Year’ by Maison&Objet following a particularly prolific year.
Find out more about the interesting chocolates here and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 4:23pm
Hongtao Zhou’s ‘Textscape’ incorporates layers of letters, numbers, and braille, which are built up to different levels for a textured effect.
The three-dimensional blocks also visually profile their subject matter - one of the documents is about New York City and it emulates its cityscape and skyscrapers.
The artist was inspired by early Chinese woodblock printing, making an association with 3D printing.
See Textscape in more detail here and let us know what you think.
Wednesday, 21st January 2015 at 12:41pm
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is a contest for ice and snow sculptors, who exhibit their creations around Heilongjiang Province during January.
The stunning sculptures include enormous castles, beautiful statues, and even a complex train installation made from ice.
Explore the festival here and tell us which is your favourite sculpture.
Tuesday, 20th January 2015 at 4:26pm
The film shows the chicken breaking free from her barn and making her way through fields, tunnels, and even across a road, getting plenty of exercise on the way.
When faced with a billboard for a ‘global fitness barn’, she turns away and continues running through her natural surroundings.
The ad has been launched just as many people struggle with New Year Resolutions and is designed to inspire them to take a ‘free range’ attitude to their exercise regimes.
See the chicken go free range below and tell us if Reebok has inspired you to stick with your fitness goals.
Monday, 19th January 2015 at 4:17pm
David Colombini’s ‘Attachment’ project allows you to send a message via a webpage connected to a ‘poetic machine’, which prints and packages your message in a tube, before tying it to the balloon.
The machine then inflates the balloon and releases it into the air; the balloon floats away until it deflates and lands somewhere completely different, just waiting for a stranger to unravel its poetic message.
Watch ‘Attachment’ in action below and let us know if you’ll be sending a message to stranger.
Monday, 19th January 2015 at 11:57am
Visualistan has made a new infographic giving some top tips on how to tailor your content to each channel you use.
The infographic looks at the most popular social channels, including Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest, and how to make the most of each one.
Suggestions include using calls to action in tweets, using a custom thumbnail on YouTube, and uploading portrait-orientated images on Pinterest.
Take a look at the whole infographic here and tell us which advice you’ll be taking.
Tuesday, 13th January 2015 at 10:13am
‘Intrude’ sees striking rabbits enlarged and frozen within the Royal Festival Hall’s foyer spaces.
These sculptures “explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within in” and were also on display at the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney.
Find out more about Intrude here.
Monday, 12th January 2015 at 10:06am
The ‘Orbits Clock’ features three rotating carbon circles.
The time is read by studying small indicators located on the hour and minute ‘hands’.
Read more about this innovative device here and watch a demonstration below.
Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 4:55pm
Starting with the New Year’s 2014 celebrations, the ‘Year in Review’ covers the World Cup, the ice bucket challenge, and the #HeforShe campaign.
Watch the Year in Review below and tell us what are your highlights of 2014.
Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 4:36pm
Harvey the dog has advertised for Thinkbox since 2010, but this final festive-timed ad will see the much-loved pet falling in love.
Thinkbox said: “[We] will carry on advertising on TV but we always had in mind that we wanted to complete Harvey’s story at some point.
"Now feels like the right time and there’s no better way to leave him than in love.”
Let us know when you spot the ad on television or have a sneak peek here.
Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 12:43pm
Ford’s ‘Yule Tube’ is a short stop-motion film, which spoofs popular videos like ‘Spider Dog’, ‘Dove real beauty sketches’, and ‘Coca Cola Christmas Truck’, as well as other pop culture references like Frozen and LEGO.
The film was painstakingly put together from footage shot over thirty hours, using lovingly handcrafted elements.
Watch the short below and let us know what you would have included.
Thursday, 11th December 2014 at 5:11pm
The IPA has devised a novel way of testing the effectiveness of Christmas 2014 adverts: Dogglebox.
Ellie, Paddy and Duffie, the IPA’s canine testers, were exposed to a series of high profile television adverts. Their posture, eye position, yawns, barks and pants were scientifically analysed and measured to determine emotional engagement with the adverts.
Lorna Hawtin, Disruption Director at TBWA/Manchester said, “We looked quite hard for a segment that hadn’t already seen a lot of adverts that are out there. We wanted to find a group of consumers that really reflected UK households.”
The initial indicative test results showed that clips from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s had the greatest impact.
Watch the Dogglebox video below:
Wednesday, 10th December 2014 at 2:41pm
The airline has capitalised on the popularity of the New Zealand-filmed Tolkien trilogy by using stunning vistas, clever references, and plenty of humour.
Director Peter Jackson and actors Elijah Wood and Sylvester McCoy star alongside elves, orcs, and of course, human ‘passengers’ in the video.
Watch the short film below and tell us if you think more airlines should shake up their safety videos.
Tuesday, 9th December 2014 at 4:28pm
Stephen Orlando, an Ontario-based photographer, has transformed the repetitive motions of canoeists, kayakers and swimmers into gorgeous light paintings.
Attaching customisable LED lights to his subjects, Orlando used long exposure times in order to capture the movements across the water.
The strands represent individual strokes across time and space.
Stephen said "Using LED lights with custom colour patterns and long exposure photography, I'm able to tell the story of movement. This technique reveals beautiful light trails created by paths of familiar objects."
Let us know what you think about these stunning images and click here to view more.
Thursday, 4th December 2014 at 4:31pm
Artist Sonja Hinrichsen has created these beautiful snow drawings by walking over the frozen Catamount Lake in Colorado.
Sonja and over 60 volunteers wore snowshoes to tread these beautiful and highly decorative patterns into several miles of snow.
This piece of land art is part of Sonja’s Snow Drawings series, an on-going project that provides the community with an opportunity to experience their familiar surroundings as art.
The creative process and the relationship with the outdoors is a central element in Sonja’s work; as art and the landscape fuse together, the project unlocks a sense of modern society’s re-engagement with the natural world.
The aerial photographs help demonstrate to a wider audience how systems of designs can transform the landscape into art.
Let us know what you think of this gorgeous swirling land art and click here to find out more.
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014 at 4:44pm
The billboard for the Quebec City Magic Festival has a magic mop, which can be commanded from a distance by its owner.
Catching the eye of bystanders, the mop continues to paste the poster to the board in front of an astounded crowd.
Watch the mop in action below to discover the secret of the magic trick and let us know what you think of it.
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 at 2:54pm
Studio Diip’s ‘Fish on Wheels’ is a robotic four-wheeled car, attached to a bespoke tank that includes a webcam that tracks the goldfish’s movements.
The tracking data is relayed to an Arduino microchip, which then drives the vehicle in whichever direction the fish is moving.
The studio said: “Our pet fish have always been limited to their water holding area known as ‘the fish tank’. In an attempt to liberate fish all over the world, the first self-driving car for fish has been developed. Hopefully this invention will encourage more development in enhanced pet mobility, so pet animals can travel the world more freely.”
Watch Fish on Wheels in action below and tell us if you’d buy this for your goldfish.
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 at 3:44pm
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has teamed up with Ogilvy & Mather Chicago for the short videos, which offer animated interpretations of famous works, including A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Hemingway’s writing is often perceived as simple and lean, but the films aim to challenge viewers by exploring the deeper meanings behind it.
Watch some of the videos here and let us know which other famous novels you would like to see immortalised on Instagram.
Tuesday, 25th November 2014 at 1:13pm
The company, which enables people to advertise their extra living space for travellers and tourists, will be posting the ‘night at…a KLM plane’ opportunity on its site - all entrants need to do is state why they should be the winner.
Three individual nights are up for grabs on the MD-11 airbus, which has stylish refurbished interiors by TANK.
‘Night at…a KLM plane’ follows Airbnb’s previous giveaway, which was a stay at the Château de Chenonceau in the Loire valley.
Find out more about the competition here and tell us if you’ll be entering.
Monday, 24th November 2014 at 4:50pm
Eurostar’s #bettercloser campaign uses customers’ real responses to show the greater cultural understanding between London, Paris, and Brussels since the train service began in 1994.
Artists, including Jean Jullien and Adrian Johnson, brought these responses to life in the form of creative marketing material, including posters and an exclusive Metro newspaper wrap.
Read more about the campaign here.