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hobnox live audio flash tool

Posted on | June 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

all those who are into making their own electronic music (and those who like crazy flash sites) but can’t afford the expensive music software tools should take a look at the new hobnox live audio web tool. a pretty amazing flash site that provides everything you need to make your own mix (although KABE, producer of the klamauk label said it’s not interesting for pros using the standard on computer software or tools).

still a cool site, click here to check out the hobnox live audio tool website.


did you know?

Posted on | June 30, 2009 | No Comments


Posted on | June 29, 2009 | No Comments

funny bath plug. never thought about looking for a fun bath plug but really like this. available at slamdesign.


observing the masses

Posted on | June 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

well, massimo vitali is not a guy who puts his vacation photos on the web but an interesting photographer who loves observing the masses while, in most cases, they get fried in the sun. looks delicious, made me hungry for more and actually his portfolio is a pretty interesting collection of human fries.

click here to see more.


volume up, volume down, play, record and forward

Posted on | June 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

visually interesting rebranding move from avid. offering the industry leading editing tools this makes perfect sense. whether it is smart to make such a big leap or departure from where they were is impossible to judge without knowing the insights but visually nice job. although the details like spacing and top and bottom lines could have been a bit better.


mongolian death worm

Posted on | June 28, 2009 | No Comments

EPOS257’s orghoi khorkhoi death worm made it to prague – all the way from the gobi desert, where it is from. interesting installation.


sweet puma

Posted on | June 27, 2009 | No Comments

awesome puma shoe. done in coop with sergio rossi.


augmented reality at wimbledon and in browser

Posted on | June 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

this is sort of an update on a post of mine on augmented reality from a few weeks back. this shows it in use at wimbledon. check it out – awesome. i love it and again, imagine the possibilities from here on.

then check this out too. layar, the worlds first mobile augmented reality browser.

ikea toy trap

Posted on | June 24, 2009 | No Comments


some brüno fun

Posted on | June 24, 2009 | No Comments

got you daytona macho boys. yes, brüno is fun. for all who haven’t seen this clip from the original show. it’s been around for a while but great.

perfect brainstorming position

Posted on | June 23, 2009 | 3 Comments

this is not a member of the local police force in sichuan, china taking a nap as the news agency reuters claims but a design student of the community college thinking about a campaign he has to develop as part of his studies as my sources tell me.


lack of film standout at cannes makes integration…

Posted on | June 23, 2009 | 2 Comments

from advertising age, by teressa iezzi

“Lack of Film Standout at Cannes Shows That Creativity Is Evolving
The Shift to Digital Makes Integration a More Meaningful Premise

Some people don’t like Cannes. Sometimes I’m one of them. Certainly there are distasteful things about the experience, about awards shows in general. There are the illegitimate ads spawned by the win-at-all-costs mentality that attends the awards-industrial complex. There are those creative directors who are far too driven by awards alone (you know who you are).

But the fact is, for now, Cannes still matters; awards still matter.

Simply, awards are a marketing tool, for individuals and for companies. Especially now that clients are taking more of an interest in what goes on at Cannes, winning a Lion is business.

Any awards show is, by definition, a wank. So let’s move on and look at the work that’s on show and what it means. And I would argue that the work that’s in contention this year at Cannes is far from a disaster. It reflects an industry that is doing the work of evolving.

There is no nucleus of shoo-in work around which the critical mass of debate has revolved this awards season. There’s no one answer to the question “What’s going to win?” But there are a lot of exciting ideas. There’s “Best Job in the World,” a campaign for Tourism Queensland out of CumminsNitro, Brisbane, Australia; Fiat’s Eco:Drive, an in-car application from AKQA, London, that monitors driving data in the name of fuel efficiency; and a kinetic sculpture at the BMW Museum from Art+Com. All won top nods at the One Show.

There’s Burger King and Crispin Porter & Bogusky’s excellent Facebook twister, “Whopper Sacrifice”; there’s Droga5’s “The Great Schlep”; Goodby’s “Hotel 626″ for Doritos; the social/outdoor campaign for James Ready beer from Leo Burnett, Toronto; and of course, nothing less than the all-encompassing campaign to elect Barack Obama president (and we’ll not talk about predicting into which categories things will be slotted. The increasingly arbitrary nature of show categories is fodder for another discussion).

While there are highlights (Nike’s “Fate,” the controversial “Whopper Virgins,” Philips’ surprising hit “Carousel”), in general there are fewer blockbuster film-based moments. The industry’s energies have shifted, obviously, from the broadcast to the digital side. A reminder: This is a good thing. Digital isn’t just an appendage. In a recent Creativity white paper on integrated production, those responsible for executing the huge ideas coming out of leading agencies emphasized this idea over and over and over. In the words of Crispin’s head of integrated production, David Rolfe, “The goal and reality is … that integrated is all about moving the interactive mind-set to the center” (and witness how Crispin, one of the leading ad agencies, expands globally — by acquiring a digital shop).

So now that this shift is happening, if the downsides are a glut of nutty microsites, some of which history shall judge as mildly pointless, and a decrease in blockbuster films, so be it. That’s not to say that as the industry advances even further into digital, design and beyond, film content will fade out. In fact, I’d argue that narrative-type film will see a resurgence as integration becomes a more meaningful premise (witness how one of the leading digital production companies, B-Reel, recently expanded — by acquiring a film-production shop).

And rather than complain about things like Cannes, I would reserve my suspicion, rancor, words of advice or whatever for two constituencies: marketers and holding-company types, the two groups of folks who have perhaps the biggest say in how the industry continues to evolve through this tough time. May they view Cannes in the right spirit — as an inspiration to change and to innovate.”


Posted on | June 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

very funny! ok, story and product don’t really connect for me. the fact that both are about kids is not enough but it is still a funny story worth watching. done by saatchi in new york. they got a laugh out of me.

clever cans

Posted on | June 22, 2009 | No Comments


interesting fonts

Posted on | June 22, 2009 | No Comments

aron jancsó, a designer and type addict from budapest, hungary, does some quite interesting work. posted here are a couple of samples for typefaces he creates. like the clean, pure yet playful characters and am curious how they will eventually look like.

click here for his flickr portfolio site


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