"the invaders" is a must see movie from belgian director Nicolas Provost. It’s a story about an illegal African immigrant whose journey begins in Brussels as he searches, like many other immigrants, for a better place in the world. Through his confrontation with a harsh society, he slowly but irreversibly starts to incarnate our worst fears and becomes the monster we have created.
See the beautiful trailer, with supermodel Hannelore Knuts
Sometimes you see something and you think, WOW I wish I could do this/made this. Like this one; the giant pinball for Mountain Dew. It’s like skating in wonderland!
To launch three new flavours of Mountain Dew in New Zealand, Auckland’s Colenso BBDO, along with specialist designers, BMX riders and skateboarders, have helped to create a giant pinball machine-shaped skate park. The skateable pinball machine is 600 square feet and contains 40 foot backboards, sensors, sound flippers, lights and an LED screen - with the skateboarders representing the pinballs. The park was built in only 17 days and cost a whopping $500,000 to create. The difficult task of ensuring that lighting, sounds and scoring could work in unison as skaters traversed the park, was handed to Automation Associates, and it was successfully achieved.
This is probably the cutest printer that I have ever seen. I Want !!!
Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from your friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper.For more see:bergcloud.com/littleprinter/
The Feel-O-Meter is created via cameras placed around Berlin, streaming footage back to a facial recognition system that detects the mood of people walking around the city in real time, with that feed then controling a huge face atop a lighthouse. Now just add a live feed from twitter!
"Cloud Cities" installation by Thomás Sarceno. Installed inside an old train station, and is now a contemporary art museum in Berlin, the immersive and surprising work combines ideas about bubbles and spider webs in ways that seem oddly reconciled within the former concourse. Even though the installation is very real (you can go and visit the bubbles, even poke around inside a few if you’d like) there is something about all of it that seems so far removed from reality. Maybe not surprising since the curatorial text describes an exhibition that will “shatter traditional concepts relating to place, time, gravity and traditional ideas as to what constitutes architecture.” Even untraditional ideas about what constitutes architecture are probably challenged by this installation, assuming it’s architectural enough to do so.
Yeaaah It’s time to be creative again! I just love campaigns like this one. "Absolut Blank", the new campaign from Absolut Vodka, gives you the change to design a Absolut vodka bottle . The only thing you have to do is download the app and be creative. Go to the campaigns website en get started!
Another lateral idea that is taking a current use such as the swipe bar on the iphone and adapting it to a winding race track, as a marketing tool for Audi. It allows consumers to interact with the brand as they can play around the track and when they reach the finish line, the ad will then open an app for Audi IPad magazine. A very clever way of driving traffic (excuse the PUN) to Audi’s website.
Audi iPad Ad Turns ‘Slide to Unlock’ Into a Long, Curving Racetrack Another clever rethink of the featureBy Tim Nudd
An Iphone ad that toys around is a bit more playful. It’s from Audi and AlmapBBDO in Brazil, and it reimagines “Click to Unlock” as a winding racetrack. For users who play along and circle the track, the ad opens an app for Audi’s iPad magazine. Simple and clever.