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Wednesday, 25th February 2015 at 10:57am
A hotel in Australia offers its visitors an unusual visit - by allowing them to spend a night with the animals.
Situated in the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra, the recently opened Jamala Wildlife Lodge consists of 'Jungle Bungalows' separated from lions, cheetahs or bears by just a glass wall.
Not only can guests observe animals from their beds but they are also able to feed the giraffes from their balconies.
Room prices start from $AU400 (£200) and there are seven further suites available in the owner’s former residence.
Have a closer look at this amazing hotel here and tell us what you think about it.
Tuesday, 24th February 2015 at 4:13pm
Neoman Studios has come up with some data related to this fun type of content, as it is highly shared by Internet users.
For example, we learn that only 28% of words on a web page are actually read on an average visit - but also, that almost 50% of our brain is involved in visual processing.
If you want to learn more about infographics, click here.
Friday, 13th February 2015 at 12:11pm
Mars created a cheerful little spot that perfectly sums up the joy of celebrating the little victories in life, as a part of their campaign “Little Wins”.
This advert sees two men competing with the best tricks that they have taught to their dogs.
After the first dog executes an impressive jump, the second dog plays Jan Hammer’s iconic Miami Vice theme on pan flutes.
To celebrate his overwhelming victory, the second dog’s owner enjoys a Mars bar.
Have a look at the charming ad below and let us know what you think.
Monday, 9th February 2015 at 10:24am
Klaus Obermaier's ‘Dancing House’ interactive installation allows you to distort a house while you move.
Visitors can stand in front of the display, where they are invited to move their arms and bodies to change the building's shape and hear the sound of the wind as they do so.
As this festival becomes increasingly popular (over half a million visitors in the previous years), it has been named one of Europe's top 10 light art festivals.
Watch the video below and tell us what you think about it.
Thursday, 5th February 2015 at 10:50am
Jon Lazar’s mini-dolls are inspired from popular movies and TV shows such as The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.
They are, however, of different proportions from those of the LEGO minifigs and also have more of a ‘human’ appearance.
Click over here to have a look at them and tell us what you think.
Wednesday, 4th February 2015 at 12:01pm
‘Ittyblox’ by Stageways will allow you to create your own 3D-printed miniature city with a large range of hotels, towers and office buildings that fit onto base plates.
You can also light up the buildings at night time to watch your city come alive.
Take a look at the company’s website here and tell us what you think.
Monday, 2nd February 2015 at 2:23pm
The ad, by freelance director James Bedford, was one of the ten shortlisted entrants.
The advert shows the producer fishing at a local river whilst devouring a packet of Doritos but he soon realizes that his prey is after his snack.
Within a few seconds, the fish grabs the packet and drags the crisps under the water.
Watch the advert below and let us know what you think.
Friday, 30th January 2015 at 4:32pm
Makoto Azuma’s ‘Ice Flowers’ enhances the vibrancy and size of the bouquets, which have been arranged in a derelict warehouse outside of the city.
However, as the ice melts, the flowers will wither, until they are left in puddles of water.
Azuma says: ‘please enjoy how flowers and ice change themselves over time in the ruins far from human existence - it is an inorganic space that makes a vivid contrast with flowers’.
Take a closer look at the installation here and tell us what you think of it.
Thursday, 29th January 2015 at 12:46pm
Serbian artist ABVH, who also animates film posters and cartoons, posts his interpretations of street artists’ work on Tumblr.
His GIFs include injecting fire into a mural by Whoam Irony (pictured) and adding a beach scene into JADE’s artwork.
See more of his work here and let us know what you think.
Wednesday, 28th January 2015 at 12:07pm
WobbleWorks’ 3Doodler 2.0 is a smaller version of the original and has been designed to be more stable and user-friendly.
The pen operates like a glue gun, with colourful plastic filament extruding from the tip of the pen in a malleable form. The fan inside the pen cools the fluid plastic quickly, ensuring it solidifies into the desired shape.
3Doodler creations include the London bus figurine pictured, a remote control plane, and even dresses for a fashion show.
See the innovative pens in action below and tell us what you would make with a 3Doodler 2.0.
Monday, 26th January 2015 at 3:54pm
Naoya Matsumoto Design invited local residents to crumple tracing paper and stick it to the interior of the Yorunoma bar.
Paired with subdued lighting, the bar has a dramatic atmosphere reminiscent of fairytale grottos.
The bar was part of a pop-up programme in Osaka during Summer 2014.
Take a look at the bar here and tell us what you think.
Monday, 26th January 2015 at 12:43pm
James Patterson is offering a self-destructing copy of his latest novel ‘Private Vegas’ for £194,000 to one lucky reader - after twenty four hours, the book will actually explode.
A thousand digital copies of the book will also be released; these will also ‘self-destruct’ after a day and feature a countdown at the top of the screen.
The stunt has been designed to put the thrill back into publishing in the digital age - although a normal hardback edition has also been published for readers who prefer to take their time.
Find out more about the book here and let us know what you think of the campaign.
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
An artist has combined typography with architecture to create interactive, 3D-printed documents.
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.