The Popular Workshop Artist Series
Whether you’re a published photographer, a snap-happy picture taker or you simply like looking at photo albums, one can’t help but respect those who have the eye to see beauty in moments that no one else notices. This episode of the Popular Workshop series features Bob Chisholm, a photographer who shares his unique view of life through the lens. Stories like these are fascinating,...
Obermutten - A Little Village Goes Global
If you are the mayor of Obermutten, a tiny village in Switzerland with 78 people, how do you create a large-scale social media campaign to increase awareness and tourism? Easy, make a promise. The mayor’s promise was simple, hit the ‘like’ button on their newly created Facebook page, and a picture of your face will go on the village bulletin board. People from all over the...
Flying People In New York City
20th Century Fox pulled off an amazing stunt to promote its upcoming film, Chronicle, ahead of the February 3rd release. Working with viral marketing group Thinkmodo, three human shaped RC planes were flown high above New York City to create the illusion of flying people. The “Flying People in New York City” video has gone viral, and gotten great response through social media....
The Waterfalls Restaurant At Villa Escudero
Located in Quezon Province in the Philippines, the “Waterfalls Restaurant” at Villa Esudero” offers a dining experience unlike any other. Patrons sit just feet away from a beautiful, running waterfall while enjoying local Philippine cuisine. Water even runs through your feet while you enjoy your meal. This is an extremely unique dining experience, unlike anything I have ever...
Art Of The Menu
How many times have you been to a restaurant and stared at the menu for minutes, with no idea what to order? You have seen the menu, but have you really looked at the design itself? A well designed menu can be a great touchpoint for a restaurant; while further reinforcing their message. The folks at new blog Art of the Menu are looking to find some of the best ones from around the world. ...
Augmented Reality For National Geographic
This is one of the best uses of augmented reality that I have ever seen from a brand. National Geographic was looking for a way for people to interact with their content outside of the magazine. They decided to bring to content directly to the consumer. “Using the principles of augmented reality, people could immerse themselves in different scenes such as dolphins, leopards, the space...
As I walked through downtown Chicago, I noticed an interesting phenomenon with many homeless people on the street; they were holding clean white signs that read “Please Help” or “Homeless” written in smooth Helvetica font. Was this a new local government initiative? Who was supplying Chicago’s homeless with clean, laminated signs? After doing some research I...
Integrated Street Art
Graffiti turned street art has been popping up globally, but this work by Russian artist, Pavel Puhov, might be some of my favorite. Cleverly integrating his surroundings into the art, he creates an almost interactive play with the designs. Check out more of his on Collosal. L
One Small Step For Lego Man
It looks like Canada has won the international Lego Man space race. Two 17 year old students, Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad successfully launched a Lego Man 24 kilometers above the earth. The Lego Man, sporting a Canadian flag, successfully twirled through the air for 97 minutes before returning to earth. Ho and Muhammad were inspired two years ago, after watching a video of a balloon sent to...
(Soccer) Field Of Dreams
A beautiful space for The Beautiful Game. The Casa Toluca, designed by Mexican architect Fernando Romero combines gorgeous home design with an immaculate soccer field. The Casa Toluca reminds me of another famous sports venue located behind a house. Click here for more photos of the Casa Toluca, and check out the interior in this stunning video tour. S
Oh Expletive: A Kickstarter Project
This self-proclaimed project of “epic epicness” is creative, cute and you can’t help but appreciate the simplicity and sarcasm in the humor. The prints can be viewed in full here. The project will be backed by Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, on February 10th. L
Lurpak - Lightest From Blink
Okay. When I first saw the intro shot for this video before pressing play, I really didn’t think it would be anything special. But alas, I was proven wrong. Beautifully, artistically shot with creative sound as well, this video for Lurpak directed by Dougal Wilson of Wieden+Kennedy proves that healthy is not boring. L
Spartan Golf Club: Best.Logo.Ever
This could be one of the most clever logos that I have ever seen. It has always been a challenge for designers to use dead space effectively, and incorporate all parts of the name in the logo; but Spartan Golf Club have absolutely nailed it. Similar to the current FedEx and old Big Ten logos, Spartan Golf Club is playing some amazing tricks with space and mind. S
The Holstee Manifesto
For someone who finds mission statements as prehistoric and trite as I do, the Holstee Manifesto is a breath of fresh air. Instead or writing a cookie cutter “mission statement” for their lifestyle and clothing company, Holstee created a wonderfully inspiring video that conveyed the company ethos, while inspiring viewers. Sure enough, the Holstee Manifesto has been shared over...
Squash: Grand Central
Great idea from the Professional Squash Association to increase awareness and visibility for the sport. Instead of holding their annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions at a traditional venue, they are playing in the heart of Grand Central Terminal in New York City. If you can’t make it to Grand Central, you can still watch highlights from the tournament! Check out photos from the...