Friday, 26 March 2010

Space for £500

Robert Harrison took these fantastic photos of Earth from about 20 miles above sea level with a balloon, a Cannon Sure Shot and a polystyrene box 

Monday, 22 March 2010

Japan-The Strange Country

Japanese graphic design student Kenichi Tanaka created this info-graphic, motion piece 
as his final thesis project.

Diego Stocco - Music From A Bonsai

Composer/sound designer Diego Stocco makes music on a Bonsai tree

Ben Folds Chatroulette

Ben Foldes does Merton live before an audience at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 20th, 2010. 
You can Chatroulette here.

Infinite USB

Chinese design student Gonglue Jiang's award winning USB concept.
Why didn't I think of that?

Friday, 19 March 2010

Thing Of Beauty no.4: Bell & Ross Vintage BR 123 Carbon

The new vintage Bell & Ross 123 Carbon was revealed at BASEL 2010 as part of their new collection.

There's always one

This arrived in my inbox this morning.
I don't know its origin but I laughed a lot. I hope it's genuine

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Shadow Art

Shadow art by artist Kumi Yamashita
(excuse the low rez photos)

Places on Earth Print

Created exclusively for the Royal We by Oliver Jeffers, this is a signed print of a hand drawn map of the world. The whole world. With pins. Each print comes with 202 pins to chart your path to total global domination. 200 of the pins are black, one of them is red and one of them is blue. red is for headquarters, blue is for next target. 

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Thing Of Beauty no.3: Norio Fujikawa's Rocket Boy

San Fransico based designer Norio Fujiko created this beautiful miniature as a fitting followup to thestunning Rocket Girl
These are toys I would have killed for as a child... I am still rather keen

The Rocket Project is the world’s first literal product launch and the ultimate
product demonstration. Created by Sony Electronics’ agency of record, 
180 Los Angeles, the project showcases the amazing capability of both the Intel 
chip and the Sony VAIO laptop. People can follow the students as they attempt to
launch a rocket and make their dreams a reality, through online initiatives and a
documentary film.

More here.

Tropicana "Arctic Sun"

BBDO Toronto made the sun shine on Inuvik, Northwest Territories, by raising a 
36 foot wide helium balloon over the northern town as it emerged from weeks of 

Tropicana also provided a free carton of Tropicana to every household in the

I Met The Walrus

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto 
and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite 
and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create this award winning animated short film using the original interview 
recording as the soundtrack.
More info here

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

KLM: Choose Your Personal Kind of Comfort

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has launched Economy Comfort, offering passengers 
a greater range of seating comfort in Economy Class.

To promote this they made a street marketing campaign in Manchester Airport 

with Dutch magician Ramana.

Friday, 5 March 2010

This Too Shall Pass

This video for the song This Too Shall Pass was directed by James Frost for the band OK Go
The "machine" was designed and built by the band with help from Syyn Labs.
Ok Go have always produced fantastically imaginative promo videos
Lets hope that this one doesn't end up "influencing" the next Berocca campaign.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Broken Bells

Last night I was taken to see Broken Bells perform live at the ICA
Three words: Intelligent, authentic, inspirational.