KEEPING YOU POSTED

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KYP the-big-internet-museum1

Who designed the “@ symbol,” what was the very first search engine? If you have ever wondered how the internet came to be, The Big Internet Museum will give you a tasteful interactive tour through the ever-growing existence of the “World Wide Web.” Aside from that it’s a museum like any other, with curators READ MORE

buy-google-glass-ifihadglass

Google has finally learned how to show instead of tell. Shot from the point of view of the Google Glass wearer, the video below, shows skydivers, ice skaters, ballerinas, skiers and pilots enjoying all of the augmented-reality and photo-capturing goodness of the glasses. Also, images on the Google Glass website show more uses for the READ MORE

frying-pan-bottoms

These photos might seem like the surfaces of Mars, Venus or any other (undiscovered) planet, but in reality, they are far from. Christopher Jonassen, a Norwegian photographer shot these beautiful and otherworldly series called ‘Devour of frying pan bottoms’, which are visually similar to the craters on a planet. By removing the handles, Christopher brings READ MORE

lumino-kinetic-beyond

The Lumino Kinetic and Beyond media project explores the properties of light and perception of space. The project has been presented at the digital media installation event IDAS (hongik university and has been developed by Japanese designer Yuri endo. Yuri developed the project for the final phase of his thesis project, elaborating on the previous experimentation, ‘luminous specimen‘ which READ MORE

tattoo-infographic

While poorly made infographics are being called the “plague” of the internet, its awesome to see artists like Paul Marcinkowski (AKA Kaplon) create something truly original. You might remember the famous 1999 Stefan Sagmeister poster where the designer carved text into his own body with an X-acto knife. Needless to say, his unconventional method is READ MORE

the-future-of-space-travel

The future of space travel is closer than most of us think and last night, at the “future of space travel” conference in Amsterdam, scientists Gerard ‘t Hooft, Bas Lansdorp en Michel van Pelt all gave us amazingly clear explanations on how we will be returning some time soon. Nowadays several space agencies are taking second looks at historical READ MORE

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As drones, facial recognition technology, and cellphone snooping are starting to affect the broader culture, the New York-based artist Adam Harvey has designed a line of high-tech garments made with sophisticated fabrics that can block signals and thwart cameras. Set to launch next week in London as part of a collaborative project with fashion designer READ MORE

daily-contaminations

These creatures aren’t some futuristic insect-bots developed by the government or some shadowy conspiracy group to infiltrate our homes. No, they’re little sculptures put together by London photographer Luca di Filippo, using pieces of electronic waste for his series, “Daily Contaminations”, in which they have been posed with food and photographed. These bugs with their READ MORE 

garnier-coming-cool

Im loving this Publicis Switzerland campaign “For Any Hair Type” for Garnier Fructis, as between many boring or overly edited advertising photos this definitely finds some originality, shampoo that features guys with long beards that aren’t really beards and aren’t really attached to the guys. With the ad Garnier is responding to the fact that shampoo is for both READ MORE


THE COOL ADVERTISING: GUERILLA

by Miryam Muller in , ,


These days i'm pretty much sure that many of the best advertising ideas are not ads in the digital and social media age.

Take TNT’s new dramatic entrance into the Belgium market, where TNT literally brought drama to this tranquil country with the placement of a big red push button in the small town square of Flanders. A sign with the text “Push to add drama” invited people to use the button. People daring to push it were confronted with a flash mob of ambulances, fist fights, police shootouts, bikini-clad motorcyclists, and finally a banner that reveals the message, “TNT. Your Daily Dose of Drama.”

http://youtu.be/316AzLYfAzw

Since the video of the flash mob has gone viral, it has already racked up over 28 million views in less than a week. Of course, flash mobs and viral videos are not new. Last month in France, a young woman in Paris sampled the new Q10+ Nivea cream and ended up being encircled by a flash mob of handsome flower vendors, joggers, policeman, firemen, and even a modern day shining knight on a white horse. Needless to say, this execution was a huge viral hit with the French ladies with nearly a half-million hits.

http://youtu.be/Zx_CvQZ_xIw

Or just the amazing T-MOBILE London Heathrow "welcome home" commercial, welcoming people from their flights in these amazing circumstances!

http://youtu.be/NB3NPNM4xgo

What I love about these advertising ideas is that they are based on product benefits and creatively brought to life through fresh, non-traditional executions, engaging consumers in a fun, memorable way.

These should be good reminders that today’s most successful ad agencies are in the ideas business, not the advertising business.


TRAIN REPLICA OF VERSAILES

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Who needs to visit the Palace of Versailles, when you can also RIDE in it? The complete interior of a train on Paris’s main transit system, the RER, has been dramatically transformed into a replica of the grande Palace of Versailles, which once had been the centre of political power in France. The isles of the train are lined with golden sculptures, and the ceilings feature beautiful, intricate paintings. The interior, which was funded by the Palace itself, mimics the Hall of Mirrors, Marie Antoinette’s estate, and the Gallery of Battles. If you’re in Paris, you’ve got to check this out.

If you happen to be in Paris, definitely go and check it out!

Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast
Train Replica of Versailles @ ShockBlast

DYSKOGRAF BY AVOKA

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http://vimeo.com/51700038 Drawing inspiration from traditional record players, French new media production company Avoka has created Dyskograf, an interactive sound installation in which visitors are able to create music with just a pen and piece of paper. Instead of using a needle and a vinyl record, Dyskograf is equipped with a camera and custom-designed software that detects felt-tip pen marks drawn on paper records, each of which will create a different sound depending on their locations and how they are drawn. Since the camera is in a fixed position, the musical sequence is read as a loop and sounds like it would be a perfect fit for an electronic music track. In the video above you can see the "graphic disk reader" in action.

Dyskograf Concept : Dyskograf   Dessiner votre musique

 


PARIS SHOPPING GUIDE

by Johanna Bilitza in ,


Part of my internship at it fits! and fullinsight was to create a shopping guide of Paris. I had the chance to rediscover the city where I am studying and I really enjoyed it. I made a personal choice of interesting shop addresses and I hope the pictures will inspire you to prepare your own Paris shopping tour. An area map will help you to easily find every store and district.In the following picture we are showing you a few shop examples. If you are interested in having the complete guide, you can just send us an e-mail to itfits@xs4all.nl and we will send you a pdf.


LOUIS VUITTON - MARC JACOBS EXHIBITION PARIS

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The exhibition Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs at the Arts Décoratifs Museum tells the story of two men in exceptional course. Each in their time, they changed the fashion industry, able to express the moment by what was happening around them.

Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs 9 March–16 September 2012 Les Arts Décoratifs – Mode et textile 107 rue de Rivoli 75001 / +33 (0)144555750


PARIS, CITY OF (VINTAGE) BIKES

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It is counterintuitive that Paris, the host city of the Tour de France finish line, was ever not a bicycling capital, but until it got a bike-share program — and an expanded network of bike lanes — cycling was not a mainstream mode of transportation there. Now it’s de rigueur, thanks to the Vélib’ system’s more than 20,000 bikes at 1,800 stations. The Vélib’ app, available on iTunes, tells you where to find the nearest station and the number of bikes there. A couple of cool ones below.

A charming, 1980s-inspired store in the 18th Arrondissement,Vélo Vintage refurbishes yesteryear’s beauties plucked from the French countryside. And there is no shortage of high-end shops: the museumlike biCyCle Store Paris stocks everything from California cruisers to lowriders; Cyclope is for the fixie-obsessed; and Bicloune is packed with bikes of all shapes.

If you have only one day to do Paris by bike, make it a Sunday, when a city program called Paris Respire (“Paris Breathes”) closes some of the loveliest areas to cars, including Montmartre, the Marais and some roads along the Seine. For spectacle, time your trip to coincide with a Béret Baguette ride, in which Parisians put a very French twist on London’s Tweed Run: bérets, Breton stripes, vintage Peugeots and a picnic of baguettes, brie and wine in the Bois de Vincennes.