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idea with global impact

Posted on | April 23, 2011 | No Comments

very cool (or better helpful). “kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.” check out more here.



wireless power outlet. really?

Posted on | October 8, 2009 | No Comments

it was introduced at the CES early this year but so far i’ve been only aware of the powermat. what’s more interesting though is the technology integrated into other areas like a kitchen counter top or office desk. like that a lot, cables should be part of the past by now.

what’s the point?

Posted on | September 8, 2009 | No Comments

a disaster on all levels. the ad below (the headline reads: “the tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11. the planet is brutally powerful. respect it. preserve it.”) from DDB in brazil was originally rewarded with an one show merit award that just got withdrawn.

first of all the fact that it got a merit award is pretty bad in itself because the creative message has no point. why comparing one disaster with another one? should i feel more bad for the victims of the tsunami? yes, our planet is powerful but what does it have to do with 9/11? i respect that anyways.

secondly it’s bad to label an ad creative which uses an image that creates guaranteed uproar just because of it’s topic. and lastly the web community bashed it for being a hyper insensitive ad which i am sure doesn’t help the WFF at all. all leads to DDB having a completely home made image and pr issue. advertising that works - in one way or the other.


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.


stages of transformation

Posted on | May 18, 2009 | No Comments

quite like this schematic of a werewolf transformation done by illustrator ray frenden. it reminds me how creatives sometimes feel working on a horrible assignment. and, in some cases it seems like full moon never goes away.


imagine the possibilities

Posted on | April 17, 2009 | No Comments

the research group touch explored the possibilities of attaching an RFID reader to an iphone. if the phone then gets close to an RFID tag attached to certain objects, different actions or windows are triggered on the phone.

in the experiment, the creators linked favorite videos, ads, and their podcasts to individual toys that could represent objects at a store, on the street or wherever.

iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

earth hour

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

tunr off your lights at home for an hour and support the earth hour.

“THIS YEAR, EARTH HOUR HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO THE WORLD’S FIRST GLOBAL ELECTION, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
EARTH HOUR BEGAN IN SYDNEY IN 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.

IN 2009, EARTH HOUR IS BEING TAKEN TO THE NEXT LEVEL, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday.”

get more information at


jesus christ, oh my god! seriously?

Posted on | March 25, 2009 | No Comments

ok, here is something really funny. we all know a lot of people are looking for a job right now and a lot of companies think they can sell shit as a glorious position but this is the top of what i have seen so far – take a look below, i bolded the craziest parts.

did you ever hear of a recruiting company that accepts applications on tuesdays and thursday between 9 and 12? am i going to schedule my email application? that is hilarious! also, one of your duties would be “answer emails from various people”. what the fxxx. is this funny or what? or sad? i think it’s great.

alright folks, go for it and apply. more cool jobs are here.


Creative Director

Local company is looking for an eager to learn, driven employee to become the newest member of their team! Applicant should have skills in desk top publishing, graphic arts, marketing, writing, needle crafts and crafts in general.

Job duties would include but are not limited to, creating a marketing plan each year, presentation to company owner, edit and create articles for websites, newspapers, and magazines, answer e-mails from various people, create fliers and newsletters through out the year, maintain retailer database in targetware and send out monthly news briefs.

Apply at Mancan
116 Putnam St.
Marietta Ohio

Applications are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am until 12pm. Applicants must bring photo ID and social security card.

If anyone can…MANCAN!


forgotten beauty, moments of the past

Posted on | March 17, 2009 | No Comments

it is a shame how the city of detroit has been run down and ruined. yves marchand and romain meffre captured the forgotten beauty of a once powerful and vibrant city.

looking at the photos you don’t know what to feel. there is something absolutely fascinating in those dilapidated structures. it makes you dream, you start thinking about the times when these places were filled with life. where are the people who once stood in the hallways, worked in those offices, lived in those houses and what are their memories? how was the very last moment before the doors were shut and locked.

the city had at it’s peak in the 50s a population of roughly 2 million. 50 years later it’s down to about 750 thousand – declining, with about 2000 people leaving the city area per month.

see more images here.





decision ‘08 presidential results

Posted on | November 4, 2008 | No Comments

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writings on design and culture

Posted on | October 24, 2007 | No Comments

interesting website with writings on design and culture. it takes some time (as always if you have to read) to go through and get into their website but there is some good stuff on there. useful links and recommendations, need to get used to the first impression of text overload but once that settled it’s fun.

design observer website



Posted on | October 12, 2007 | No Comments

originated and created by zerouno design humus is an online magazine to deliver content on “a territory where images, creativity, thoughts and expressions have no border line or demarcation line”. you can download flash-based issues to click through for either mac or pc. the work is interesting and diverse, featuring basically everything creative from graphic design, art, photography, drawings and poems.

hummus online



left or right brainer

Posted on | October 11, 2007 | No Comments

if you want to know whether you are left or right brain oriented and what it means make the test on the website and find out if you see the dancer spinning clockwise or anti-clockwise. tested it with friends and as impossible as it seems we saw it spinning different directions. one amongst us was able to see it either way.

go to braintest


just another blogg

Posted on | October 6, 2007 | No Comments

a tiger ran out of my house, over the green grass, jumped over some random trash in the street and wasn’t seen ever again. it was my house-tiger and while waiting and thinking whether i’d let that biest back in the crib or not (if it comes back) i decided to post some interesting and inspiring stuff on this site.

are there any things really relevant to us or a majority of people living on this planet other than war, hunger, sex or climate change and pollution? are we able nowadays to influence a majority of people by a single piece of art, advertising, design, film or a photo? photos and film obviously do have sometimes the impact to change the world to make people think and get them going into a different direction but how about art for example? let’s see if i can find something over the course of the next 10 years.


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