Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Geek Chic

I've just discovered these genius Echo Design Touch wool gloves (£28)that have nylon tips on the index finger and thumb, allowing iJunkies to tap away without risking frostbite (or embarrassment from trying to answer calls with their nose). Genius!

Friday, November 26, 2010

The analogue Facebook

In a promotion for French telecommunications company Bouygues Télécom, DDB Paris recently devised a way to take your Facebook profile offline...

The agency realised that while people may share their most treasured memories and photographs via Facebook, the constantly changing nature of the site means that they can quickly be forgotten, or lost amongst the amount of info stored in a profile. So Bouygues Télécom created the option of turning your Facebook profile into an actual book.

Participants could pick up to ten friends to include in their book, and also pick the timeframe covered, whether it be a birthday, wedding or other significant event. As these images of Francis Peric's book show, the styling of the books were also thoroughly in keeping with Facebook's look. The application was a huge success, with the limited edition run of 1,000 books all requested within one hour.

When Facebook becomes a book from Siavosh Zabeti on Vimeo.

Agency: DDB Paris
Exec creative director: Alexandre Hervé
Creatives: Siavosh Zabeti, Alexander Kalchev

Source: Creative Review

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Latest from the newly launched Google Street View in Germany: Naked man climbing into the boot of his car.

Google Street View has been launched in Germany after a lot of skepticism and protest from the German population. And after yesterdays new of a woman apparently giving birth on a pavement, we now have the naked man climbing into the boot of his car. What is it wiz zese bonkers Germans?

NB Notice the dog lying in the driveway, either asleep or permanently with the angels.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

20 profane URL’S

1. Scrap, fresh from America... 
2. Cccan you spot it? 
3. Mr Dover appears to have opted for a childish classic.
4. Blinds, shutters and more... 
5. Man and machine love.
6. Who knew a country could hurt you so much?
7. It seems Dicksons wised up to their mistake. The URL now redirects. 
8. Don’t make me swear at you! 
9. Looking for a change? 
10.Google. In the Cook Islands. 
11. Mixing art and surgery
12. Never heard of a toilet? 
13. Say it as it is. 
14. The best tunes around. 
15. An island of pens! 
16. More childish humour. 
17. When school just isn’t enough. 
18. A site of therapy. 
19. Web One appear to have now changed their name to iiNet... 
20. Who’s managing who?  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The story of a man told through Facebook's interface

Merry Kissmas

Sweet idea for this year's 50ft Christmas Tree in Covent Garden. You activate the 50,000 red and white LED lights on the tree by kissing (or holding hands) under the mistletoe. It's there from today until 2nd January in Covent Garden's West Piazza WC2.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Queen on Facebook: one has updated one's status

The Queen continues her foray into social networking with the launch of the British Monarchy's very own Facebook page. Below is a screengrab of the latest feed, as seen by Tim Dowling

ASOS launches an independent marketplace

Loving ASOS's innovative and bold idea to feature a Fashion Marketplace allowing smaller, independent designers to sell through their website.

The company said the "ASOS Marketplace" initiative - allowing small boutiques to sell their fashion products to ASOS customers - should boost traffic to the site and drive further sales"

ASOS Marketplace launched today along with another new feature, Fashion Finder - which allows customers to search for brands the company does not ordinarily sell.

Grandmas discover Photobooth

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Star Wars headphones