June 30th, 2010
quirky, pivot power

Quirky is a collaborative based industrial design website. Think you have a great idea get on here and load it up. The quirky community votes for the best ideas and the winners get to see their design created, and get a big percentage of the profit.

Here is one such product that leaves me thinking ‘why has this not been done before?’

 

June 30th, 2010
bl:nd, lilac wine

Images from a beautiful motion piece by Bl:nd, an American multimedia design studio. This motion piece was for Dr.Martins who are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Dr.Martins asked 10 artists to record a cover version of a cult classic track that represented the spirit of people who wore their shoes. This of course is a cover of Jeff Buckly “Lilac wine”

Check out the motion piece here.

 

June 29th, 2010
the smart board

Really nice stop motion piece, raising awareness of the Smart Board. It is amazing that we have come to this stage, I remember the blackboard and chalk!

 

June 28th, 2010
lightning strikes in chicago

Fantastic video from Craig Shimala, who captured lightning stricking three of the tallest buildings in Chicago.

 

June 28th, 2010
samsung presents 10 optical illusions in 2 minutes

This is a nice advert for Samsung. Its bound to start going viral. I like the fact there upfront about it being connected with them and didnt go the route RayBan did when they filmed a gu getting RayBans tattooed on his face.

 

June 25th, 2010

Bringing tags to life in 3D. Solomon Vaughan, a graffiti artist, thought himself to use 3D programmes and created models of his tags. It reminded me of the graffiti analysis project by Evan Roth.

 

June 25th, 2010
super mario

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjcFQquHipE&feature=player_embedded

found via www.moinid.com

 

June 25th, 2010
george lois @ offset!

George Lois has been added to the Offset 2010 line up. Offset is a Creative festival held in Dublin, with the addition of Lois its not to be missed.

‘Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything’-George Lois

 

June 25th, 2010
head, tennis advert

 

June 25th, 2010
Wireless in the world 2

The flow of the city we live in and the information which surrounds us. This video was created for  the HABITAR exhibition at Laboral.

 

June 19th, 2010
stuff and things

Like this pretty random animation by  Jack Cunningham.

 

June 18th, 2010
something left, something taken

An animated short by Tiny Inventions, about a couple on holiday in San Francisco , when they meet a man they believe is the Zodiac Killer.

 

June 17th, 2010
youtube play

Really loving the new animation for YouTube Play by Johnny Kelly. Work submitted to the site will go in front of a jury who will select the most creative clips to showcase at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Found via Creative Review

 

June 17th, 2010
vw

 

June 15th, 2010
web 3.0

 

June 11th, 2010
bp oil disaster

The bp oil disaster began on the 20th of April 2010. Today the 11th of June, it is still gushing oil into our sea with no sign of it stopping any time soon. What have BP done? Big brands need to have ethical policies in place to stop disasters like this happening again. It seems all to often these brands think they are a law onto themselves. They must feel they can get away with almost anything. We as the consumer must turn our back on these brands and go somewhere else. It is only through reduced revenue and reduced customer loyalty will these big brands think before they act. We have long stopped using any BP station in Birmingham and others must do the same.

 

June 10th, 2010
rainman to the rescue

Offbeat news and a tshirt, this basically makes up t-post. Their latest venture is random super-hero acts of kindness. Make a costume, make a gesture of random kindness send it in and you could win $1,ooo. Fantastic. Rainman is my favourite . More on their site here.

 

June 9th, 2010
recordmakers

Celebrating their 10th anniversary!

 

June 9th, 2010
sgr

Some great t-shirts with great style on the SGR website, check them out here

And there blog is good too, lots of cool stuff like this:

 

June 9th, 2010
the xx – islands

This video has been out a while but it is good… hypnotic