Live The Language

A splendid series of spots for the linguistic training courses by EFF, “sequences of life”. Direction of Gustav Johansson, typography by Albin Holmqvist. Produced at Camp David

Karl X Johan. Brilliant Macro Shots!

This is awesome! Karl X Johan directed by Gustav Johansson! Brilliant macro shots everywhere. Macro dont get any more beautiful than this!

Mad As Hell! Kinetic Typography

450 words individually synced and animated to the famous monologue from the 1976 movie "Network".

How to Solve Creative Blocks

People have trouble living creatively when they don’t know who they are or what they’re about. The best thing to do if you’re blocked is to make radical changes and get outside your comfort zone as Rainn Wilson argues! Thanks to The Curious Brain for the tip.


You just have to love this. The best thing that hit the market since C64!
Try it here bigassmessage.com/ Thanks to Bjorn for the tip!

Bus Stops Now Let You Play Games Against People At Other Bus Stops

Waiting for a bus is boring. But it's about to get much less boring in San Francisco, where touchscreen multi-player games are coming to bus shelters.Yahoo installed huge poster-size touchscreens at 20 San Francisco bus stops, allowing commuters to play online games against people at other bus stops. Nothing brings out my allegiance to my neighborhood like some crazyass futuristic sports trivia.

That's one of the several games available to people waiting for the bus, along with puzzles and others. And what would competition be without incentive? The neighborhood that racks up the most points before the end of next week will get to host a block party featuring the band OK Go.

The screens were made possible by some unholy advertising alliance between Yahoo, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and the evilest of all evils, Clear Channel, but I trust commuters aren't going to let that spoil their fun. Cause this has to be the coolest thing Yahoo or Clear Channel have done, like, ever, right? VIA

Ariel - Project Return

Ok, if Ariel Stain Remover is so extremely effective, it must mean it makes my clothes extremely clean. And if my clothes are so clean, it must mean it looks brand new. If my clothes are brand new, it must mean I can return them whenever and however. Even if I bought it from, let's say Louis Vuitton. Thanks to Luong Lu for the tip.

Vattenfall - Neighbor Dining

Today, more and more people live alone and according to a late study, loneliness is a bigger health threat than alcoholism, obesity and smoking. What if we could fight it with something so simple like eating, and at the same time, save energy? Thanks to Luong Lu for the tip.

GuessWho goes Digital - Facebook / iPhone

Hasbro, the board game maker goes digital and wants people to play their famous mystery face game again, without asking them to go offline! Thanks to Luong Lu for the tip.

Squeeze Me

This is some crazy fingerflipping! Video for Kraak & Smaak’s funky song ‘Squeeze Me’! Kraak & Smaak co directed this with Superelectric.


I wish I could tell you more about this lovely Japanese animated dancing girl besides that it was created by by Shishi Yamazaki for Neo Cos exhibit. VIA


Balls of Pride

Straight men avoid publicly stating that they’re pro-gay for various reasons. Our idea is to have their girlfriends do it for them. That makes them pro-gay and unquestionably straight at the same time.
Thanks to Jacob Sempler

Old Spice | I'm Back

Is it just me or am I the only one who saw the commercial in his beautiful brown eyes?


Beat box hip hop history by Eklips for Trace

And I thought I was good... Oh my god! French beat box phenomenon EKLIPS performs a 4 minutes history of HIP HOP for Trace Urban... In one single take!


Enjoy the walk of shame

The Hero Food Movement

Jamie Oliver together with OpenIDEO created a competition to find solutions on how to change the way kids eat in the U.S. Teaching them how to cook and what fresh food can do for them. Here is one of the winners.
The idea is to teach kids about the importance of fresh and healthy foods by a clear connection to their heroes. Superman has good eye sight, so maybe he eats carrots! Let’s talk about carrots. The goal is to create a positive spiral among student and parents in understanding the importance of fresh and healthy food.

RFID in shoes aka KarmaTech

A concept made for the module Advanced Interface Design at Hyper Island hosted by North Kingdom. They call it KarmaTech, and I love it!.

"This school project was hosted by North Kingdom and the brief was to connect the brand WeSC to music and/or art with the goal of creating an impression so great that the receiver wants to be the first one to share the experience. The basic idea is to put an RFID tag in a shoe. The user makes an active choice to connect their shoe to different social platforms. Tag readers can be placed and interact in different ways." - Hampus

Hyper Island Crew: Hampus Lemhag,Mikael Näslund, Anna Andersson, Pier Madonia, Kris Bengtson, Bodil Gustafsson Fürst.

Subway Running

Guy runs through 5 subway cars before the train exits the station.

Surfing a 30-Foot wave at night

Surfer Mark Visser surfing at night while wearing a vest covered in LEDs.
"Riding in complete darkness meant I had to go off feeling," says Visser. "I had to zone out from how you normally ride and just be a part of the wave. I am so pumped to achieve something that no one thought possible and that I was told couldn't be done." Watch a a video of his ride.

Freddie W's Guitar Army!


Lacta - Facebook app - case study

See how Lacta, the leading milk chocolate brand in Greece, managed to grow its Facebook page into the most popular of any brand in the country, through a Facebook application that enabled users to express and share their love.


Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

IBM and the Jeopardy Challenge

Using advanced computing and emerging technology, IBM is building a natural language processing computer code-named Watson to compete in the game show Jeopardy.

Skins Season 5 Trailer

Neil Gorringe continues his Skins runs with the promo for Season 5.

Musicians With Guns - Astroblast / Fractal Madness

I don't like it. I love it!


The coolest snowboard trick ever made by man!


Carlsberg - Probably the best ad in the world

3D Holographic Glass Paintings by Xia Xiao Wan

Amazing artwork by Chinese painter Xia Xiao Wan. His technique consists of using special pencils, tinted glass, and 14 to 30 glass panes. Click on images for higher quality.

In Xia Xiaowan’s latest show, “Painting From the Inside,” “painting” is conceived of as both as a physical act and artistic outcome. Under such a pretext, Xia Xiaowan’s works seek to investigate and question the essence of painting as well as the process of creation, sensual perception and our observation of reality.Since his early drawings, master sketcher Xia Xiaowan has restlessly been pushing the boundaries of Western traditional realistic painting. His goal, in all of this, has been to explore, by means of expanded and diffracted viewpoints, a new and ‘true vision’ which goes beyond the principles of physics. Dating back to sketches from the late 80s and early 90s, Xia Xiaowan’s subjects are often depicted from unusual angles and sometimes even appear deformed. At the same time, they appear to float in space. In short, over time, his works have increasingly departed from objectivity, realism and a strictly two-dimensional plane. It was from 2003 that Xia Xiaowan’s works found their ‘true space,’ gaining a three-dimensional quality and materially becoming in-air, ‘spacial paintings’.



Amnesty International - Making the invisible visible

Bungee Jumping Russian Style

Windows To The Soul: Eyeball Closeups

This is a series of eyeball closeups taken by Suren Manvelyan. As Manvelyan described it:
'I was not aware they are of such complicated appearance. Everyday we see hundreds of eyes but do not even suspect they have such beautiful structure, like surfaces of unknown planets.'

Click on image for higher resolution. VIA

Real Life Super Hero Stops Crime

A man who has appointed himself a masked guardian of a Seattle suburb is nursing his pride after sustaining an injury in the line of duty. Phoenix Jones, dubbed the real-life Kick-Ass after the movie about vigilante superheroes, had his nose broken during a brawl. Part of a band of civilian crimefighters who have dubbed themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement, he had been been roaming the streets in search of injustice. But after attempting to break up a fight in the city of Lynnwood, Washington, the aspiring avenger was turned over by two baddies who assaulted him at gunpoint. A Seattle Police Department spokesman confirmed that he is part of a band of at least nine do-gooders trying to keep the streets safe. Phoenix Jones's accomplices are nicknamed Thorn, Buster Doe, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88 and Penelope.

In what could turn out to be the rise of the obligatory comic-book super villain, police have been told by the group to disregard Captain Ozone or Knight Owl - because they are not part of the movement. Phoenix Jones says he called the police when he saw a brawl brewing in Lynnwood and put one man in a headlock while he waited for police. But then another man pulled a gun and the superhero's nose was broken. Read more at Dailymail.

The Future: Interactive Display Window

Interactive Window Concept made for the module Advanced Interface Design at Hyper Island hosted by North Kingdom. A window which makes it possible for the passers by to interact thanks to an infra-red camera.

Made by: Beatriz Areilza, Gustaf Engström gustafengstrom.se, Juliana Oliveira Silva, Lucas Lima luklima.com, Marcus Wallander lorem-ipsum.se. Music: Bonobo - Kiara. Shot with a RED ONE camera at 120fps in december 2010. Green screen: Pump Station Studio, pumpstation.se.

A Robbery Where You Decide The Outcome

Inside a convenience store, two thugs announce the assault. Who will save the day: The nerd, The hot, Grandma, The fan or Kung fu master? It's your choice, your in control. My pick is Kung Fu Master, he's awesome.


Google Earth. In a Car. In space. From Japan.

Contact lenses will project images directly onto your eyeballs

All those 3DTVs and virtual reality goggles are soon to be rendered obsolete by contact lenses with built-in LED arrays that can display images on top of your retinas, whether you want them to or not.

Researchers at the University of Washington have been working on extremely tiny and semi-transparent LEDs designed to be integrated into contact lenses. So far, they've managed to create red pixels and blue pixels, and when they can figure out green ones, they'll be able to make full color displays.

Despite being millimeters from your retinas, the images created by the lenses will be in perfect focus, and when the display is turned off, everything will be transparent. Since the lenses are inside your eyelids, though, you can't un-see anything that they decide to project, which is something that you'll have to consider when you're watching something especially scary or gross on them. Power will come from a beltpack that transmits electricity wirelessly to a resonating antenna in the lens itself, and data will be transmitted the same way so that you don't have to plug HDMI cables into your eye sockets.

In the meantime, we've already got eyeball-mounted wireless sensors for detecting things like blood glucose levels, so it's really just a matter of time before LEDs and their associated electronics get small enough and cheap enough that we can all afford to be enjoying visual overlays of stupid YouTube videos 24/7. VIA

The Art of Drowning

Directed by Diego Maclean. Poem by Billy Collins.


A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight?

Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but as NPR's Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles. And that my friends, is a mystery.


Highspeed footage of flying paint. I like it. Brilliant colours and exciting shapes. Sound, motion and editing are supporting this video very well... Great artwork!

Music Tuesday´s #1

Thanks to beautiful Gangbanged.

EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot

"In all of their brilliance, NASA seems to have forgotten to share their hopes and dreams in a way the public can relate to, leaving one of humanities grandest projects with terrible PR and massive funding cuts. I got frustrated with NASA and made this video. NASA is the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings, and their media sucks. This piece contains readings from Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot". I have edited his words to tell this short narrative. The piano is self-composed." Michael Marantz

Huggies - "Soirée"

MassMarket worked with MJZ director Fredrik Bond to create this destructive and adorable spot for Huggies Diapers via JWT New York. This spot reminds me of Philips Carousel, it's a must see if you havent seen it before.

Graphic Violence + Making of video

"ShapeShifter" – What are dreams?

"ShapeShifter" a bad ass short from Charlex, New York. Narration by Gabriel Byrne. Don't forget to hit fullscreen.


AXE Excite Makes Angels Fall from the Skies

AXE Brazil teamed up with the BBH agency to present a new provocative commercial just in its usual teasing and tongue-in-cheek style. Now, the story is centered on the divine creatures of the universe who come down to earth and turn into mortal ones just because of AXE Excite (and the guy wearing it). The fragrance can make you forget the rules and commitments, because even heaven can’t resist the temptation when smells this alluring scent. The new advert, entitled ‘The Fall (Angels),’ feature a rooster of international fashion models, such as Magda Klebanska (Poland), Adewole Betty and Frances Phillips (Britain), Sara Sampson and Josipa Jankovic (Portugal), Ivanovic Josipa and Iva Grdic (Croatia). They are angels, which come down from the skies when the leading character (Domenico Clores) sprays the new Axe all over his chest. They get together and come up to the handsome guy when he is about to ride away on his motorbike, take their nimbus and crash them to prove that they can break with their past just to be with him. Naturally, the man is greatly astonished by the effect (since the packaging hasn’t warned of this ‘danger’).

Best iPhone Holster in Town

Kickstarter, the site that helps people fund product ideas and concepts, designer Myles Christensen just needs $3,000 to start his design project “iPhone Holster”. The iPhone Holster is a case that fits all versions Apple has released of the iPhone and the iPod touch so far. It is designed to look like an old west gun holster.
"The iPhone Holster is a leather cell-phone case that is designed to look like a gun holster. It loops onto your belt, and the iPhone slips comfortably inside. Christensen says that if his project gets funded (he needs the money by February 3), the first people ordering the iPhone Holster should receive it by the end of February."

Vyne - Handfree Viewing For the iPhone

The flexible elastomer neck and plastic clip secure your phone in place, designed by Clint Spencer & Ryan Eder. Called the Vyne.
"Vyne is a hands-free viewing accessory for the smartphone. It is designed to be worn sitting down in a stationary position for viewing media content for an extended period of time. Constructed of a flexible elastomer neck and plastic clip, Vyne allows users to easily watch movies, slideshows, and video calls in a variety of configurations & locations with maximum comfort and minimum fatigue."

My Blackberry Is Not Working! - The One Ronnie

Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield star in this fruity sketch from The One Ronnie, written by Dawson Bros.


Steve Jobs pitched the iPad in the Dragons' Den

What happened when Steve Jobs pitched the iPad in the Dragons' Den? ;)

Fin-Fish by LaChLuVe - Most Beautiful Airship Ever!

It looks like it's swimming through water. Very organic and elegant. Amazing! (October 10th 2008. Airship Regatta in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Fin-Fish by LaChLuVe, Empa Dübendorf, Switzerland). VIA

Slow Motion Water Sculpture

Art work by Shinichi Maruyama. Composited by Tetsushi Wakasugi.

Skiing down Park Avenue

Skiing down Park Avenue in Manhattan while being towed behind a car during the NYC blizzard


AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary

AT&T's Txtng & Drivng Campaign Urges Consumers That 'It Can Wait. "This documentary featuring families affected by texting while behind the wheel is being distributed to educators, government officials, safety organizations and public as part of a educational awareness campaign. "

Mini Fridge Beer Cannon. Awesome.

Two words for this: Awe Some! "This is the maiden voyage of my mini fridge that now shoots beers via iPhone. It is controlled by an iobridge via a web based iPhone interface and shoots the beers from an air cannon in the housing. Features: Vends 4 types of beer. Broadcasts temperature. Adjust temperature via iPhone. Aim via webcam. Auto tweet video per shot. Fire beer with 50psi of deliciousness.

Take your shirt off fast. Then PARTY!

If you thought you could take your shirt off fast, you ain't seen NOTHIN! This is a video show you how to take your shirt off as fast as possible!

Salami CD Packaging

Lithuanian design outfit Mother Eleganza have come up with this packaging concept for "Saliami Postmodern", the new album of fellow countryman and musician Shidlas. Compact discs are fast becoming retro relics, but it's great to see some designers still experimenting with the tangible manifestations of music.