Archive for April, 2006

Plastic surgery ad!

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Here’s an interesting, perhaps fun ad on a cup! You position the cup, drink from it, and whala, you have a new nose and lip. The ads for plastic surgery and I’m sure it’ll capture a few customers, though, I think kids will have more fun swapping cups..perhaps a collectible .

via frederiksamuel
ddb Canada (the ad firm)
update: seems these cups (ripoff) are available for purchase now.

Beanbag chair!

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Who says you can’t have a bit of fun and work in an office environment… Get a beanbag on a chair!

via designspotter

Clever Manhole Ad…

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

Clever coffee manhole coverYou know those manholes that steam up on cold mornings in nyc… We’ll now everytime you see them, you’ll think think about hot steaming Folgers coffee. I’m not sure if these ads are real, but seems like a great idea!!

via coloribus
via gothamist

Entrepreneurialism: the new rock ‘n’ roll

Monday, April 24th, 2006

I came across this inspiring article about being an entrepreneur and making your passion reality. Reminds me of the billion dollar networks. Give it a read, and think about it. I truely believe that more and more people will run their own business in todays fast paced digital society.

BBC article

Isle Lounge

Monday, April 24th, 2006
Isle Lounge

The widely popular Isle Lounge Chair (sofa) is finaly available for sale, even though the price is still rather high, but to have one of these suckers in my house would rock!!(given I had a space for it) Roll around in it, sit and lounge with 10 others in it, take a picture and look like a munchkin in it, or even roll a basketball around you for endless hours of fun. I’m sure if I ever got one of these beauties I’ll feel like a kid again.
I’ve posted some great images of this monster after the jump…

More Pics
IsleLounge website


Fuselage Library concept (lot-ek)

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

Fuselage Library concept  by lotek

Lot-ek has always been a favorite in the realms of sustainable architecture along with an assortment of incredible projects dealing with art, architecture, information, urban reality, and technology woven into our everyday lives. Recently they introduced an astonishing concept for a library using over 200 Boeing 727 and 737 fuselages. The fuselage is the ONLY part of a decommissioned airplane that cannot be effectively recycled. Check out their site for some very inspirational ideas, especially their use of cargo vessels.

fuselage project
other cargo container projects

Color Changing Concrete!

Friday, April 21st, 2006
Color Changing Concrete

Chronos Chromos concrete brings to us adaptable concrete that changes colors to create images, text, or just plain cool ambient aesthetics. In a large space. The transition is a bit slow, but has a magical blurring quality to it. I’m not sure how much this system would cost, but I look forward to finding and experiencing it soon. Check out their demo video! (takes awhile to download)

Vectorial Elevations Project

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Vectorial Elevations Project Vectorial Elevations is one of these rare projects that gets users to interact online as well as react off-line in a large public space. Users anywhere in the world could participate. 18 robotic spotlights were networked to a server in a large public square in Mexico city. On-line participants created animated sequences of patterns using all 18 spotlights. Throughout the night, these on-line sequences would become reality in the space where thousands of people would view, react, and awe in an amazing projected atmosphere. On-line users could view their creations via webcams. How cool is that!

Video Project summary
Google Pictures

3M Security Glass Ad

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

3M Security Glass Ad Great ad by 3M on a bus stop. I wonder how many theives sat around this late into the night. I’d expect to see a few scratches here and there after the first few weeks. From what the posts says, yes, it’s real money.

link– scroll down a bit.

Ocean Power Delivery

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Ocean Power Delivery OPD, Ocean Power Delivery, creates an amazing system for generating up to 750 kilowatts of electricty from the movement of offshore waves. Renewable energy is a huge topic into our near future and OPD is one very unique option to follow. I wonder if theres a system to renew energy through roads, highways, or the freakin shaking floors in malls when you just stand still. Perhaps malls will one day be partially powered by the traffic they get.

Aaron Jasinski

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
Aaron Jasinski

I StumbledUpon some great music by Aaron Jasinkski who also has some great illustrations. His beats are ambient experimental tunes that are great to sketch to or when your in that ‘brainstorming by yourself’ moment. Good stuff!

Sexy shower heads

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Sexy shower heads Sexy shower heads
It’s curious how industrial products are slowly evolving back to their natural stages. Pictured above are two showerheads connecting you to nature a bit more. First, a shower head that rains on you in a sexy kinda way, then another one that actually creates a cloud that rains on you…pretty cool yeah!!!

rain showerhead via popgadget
cloud showerhead via wmmna