Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Closed for Xmas

First off, if you haven't got it already or have never heard it, the CassetteBoy 'Festive Christmas' mix from 2002 is just what you need.

Everything you'd expect from those guys. If you like Xmas but are sick of Xmas tunes and stuff have a listen. Get it here.

Nearly it from UTI for the year. But quickly let me point you in the direction of some of adland's best and worst Christmas cards, etc.

I haven't had time to look at many but a couple that caught my eye are this from Fallon showing that you can get carried away with wrapping...

Johnson Banks recycled CR's make great snowmen...

Dave at Karmarama is eating sprouts for Charity.

And Albion's TurkeyOff is a nice spin too.

Over on the CR blog you can get more - check a few posts - here and here and if you've got loads of time on your hands head over to Bannerblog for about 120 from around the world.

The Teen's Speech

I don't usually put ads on here but this idea from Poke/Barnado's is a winner.

The Teen's Speech gives teens a voice and will be broadcast on the homepage of MySpace on Xmas day to coincide with the Queen's Speech.

The Teens Speech from Poke on Vimeo.

Read all about it over at Crack Unit

Telstar Logistics

is the alter ego of Todd Lapin who uses it as a fictional company to gain access to lots of places mere mortals aren't allowed to go - then he photographs and documents them. Like this amazing shot from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge...

More here and the actual site is here

Rabbit on

Ros has created this lenticular rabbit on the shutters of the Cordy House in Shoreditch...

A bit more over at Wooster

Monday, 7 December 2009

new from Glue Society

Metal on Metal "BASTARD" from The Glue Society on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Parra X Stones Throw

Ace illustrator and record label Stones Throw have teamed up over in LA to do a pop-up mobile Rockwell store. Some nice touches and tees, etc.

More here

Pass me the salt

No longer...

By Suck UK

Countdown meets Traffic lights

Nice by Damjan Stanković -a traffic light that counts down to when it goes amber, etc

Read more over at Toxel

Dan Wieden interview

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Sing it

This is cool. Write some words. The website sings them by borrowing vocals from all manner of tunes and splicing them together. Smart.

This is some serious shit

FLAIRS - TRUCKERS DELIGHT from 3rd Side Records on Vimeo.

Knitting madness

It's getting cold so feast your eyes on these lovely woolen creations...

Some by Ed Bing Lee and some by Bnice2mice

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


The fairly awesome Ben Wilson has done this for Walk The Plank's Art Car Parade up in Manchester. I'll let him explain...

"Walk the Plank’s illuminated Art Car Parades - full of mechanical mischief - will take over Manchester’s streets This Thursday 26th and in Edinburgh this Saturday the 28th November.

Ben Wilson was one of three artists to be awarded commissioning money to create a mobile work of art, which will join the existing troupe of vehicles.

ARTIKCAR is inspired by a child’s wooden toy car. The Pedal Powered vehicle is made from steel tubing, it steers by leaning and uses an innovative technology to illuminate the car"

Monday, 16 November 2009

Latest Two Bob

Bear Grilled...

bear grylls - born shit eater from twobob.tv on Vimeo.

87 Cool things

Nice presentation from Google Labs...

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Blind Radio

Designers Sam Hecht, Durrell Bishop and Andre Klauser have created a radio called the R1 Radio, intended to help the blind.

The radio, instead of having traditional knobs and a readout telling you the station, is all contained in one tiny box with four small wheels mounted underneath. The wheels control the tuning and the volume, making it easier to fine tune a station or change the volume level. Pretty neat. More over at Design Boom.

Picture keyboard

Chris DeLorenzo has made a keyboard with pictures instead of the alphabet. I'll elt him explain - "We used to learn our alphabets by reading those classroom banners that associated each letter with an animal or object. These days as kids become increasingly computer dependent at an early age I thought it was about time to adapt an old method to a new medium. From cultural icons to greek mythology, this keyboard sticker set will advance the alphabetical knowledge of any child, or adult."

Read more here and while your there check out some of his other stuff

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Battle of Branchage - Architectural Projection Mapping

Nitro circus

Some cute little idents for MTV show 'Nitro Circus' by Amauta Lab and Flamboyant Paradise. Worth a butchers.

Watch them here

Neat knitting

Some well smart knitted objects for you

Check the whole set over at Flickr

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Solar Roadways

I really hope this happens... roads harnessing solar energy. Great idea. Asphalt is made from petroleum anyway so this is double whammy problem solving.

Here's a picture of what it might look like...

Read more here

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Someone had to

you should too...

Give Nick Griffin a slap here

3 Frames

Three Frames de-constructing famous, but for the majority by no means critically acclaimed, movies into a three frame animated gif. Funny, bizarre and strangely cool.

Go here and check out a really wobbly website - you need to as the gif's don't work on here

Monday, 26 October 2009

Invisible Dogs

Is the latest project from NY based Improv Everywhere. 2000 'dog walkers' hit the streets of Brooklyn with leads.

Look at the picture

Watch the film

More here and check out my favourite one of theirs here


Nice from celebrity chef/irritant Jamie Oliver.

Recipease is (to quote Design Year Book):

"Celebrated chef Jamie Oliver has just launched Recipease, a new retail concept for food and kitchen shop where anyone can learn to cook and make great food on the spot. At Recipease, shoppers can come and ask questions, learn new skills, get inspiration and try some fantastic food from the professional chefs. They also provide fresh daily meals for take away with beautiful packaging.

Like the shop concept, the Recipease packaging tells stories, the packaging communicated a sense of ‘meal assembly’ using the simple idea of a food kit, filled with illustrations and witty repartee about good food and easy cooking".

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Surf's Up

Some amazing photos of waves - 'inside the tube' - by Clarke Little.

More here

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Billboard trasher

Nice stuff from Sam3 - where a monster that lives on a billboard comes to life and trashes the poster on it.

More stuff here

Monday, 19 October 2009

Under Water Cabinet meeting

The GOVT of the Maldives (which are truly nearly screwed because of global warming and rising sea levels) staged an underwater cabinet meeting to raise awareness of their plight.

Here's the President before...

Here's the cabinet meeting in progress...

I think I remember reading too that they've annoucned they'll be the first completely Carbon Neutral country in the world now or soon too.

More here

One for writers

Learn a new word a day but in the context of something you like - like drugs or sex. Check it here

Terry Toy

Smut / porno / fashion photographer Terry Richardson immortalised as a toy. Cool.

More over at High Snobiety


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