3D LED Window Displays – Harrod’s “Senses” Campaign

Harrod’s, the famous London department store, has launched a brilliant new in-store campaign called “Senses” which is uses a 3D LED display of vibrant colours and patterns to stimulate the sense by mimicking them.

An image of a city skyline by night appearing to be under a dramatic storm evokes th…

3D LED Window Displays – Harrod’s “Senses” Campaign (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Harrod’s, the famous London department store, has launched a brilliant in-store campaign called “Senses” which uses a 3D LED display of vibrant colours and patterns to mimic the senses.

An image of a city skyline by night appearing to be under a dramatic storm evokes the senses of sight, sound and …

Free Your Mind…

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Kevin Kelley, founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, has some deep thoughts about getting paid in a time where content is increasingly free.

When copies are free, you need to sell things which can not be copied.

Well, what can’t be copied?

There are a number of qualities that can’t be copied. Consider “trust.” Trust cannot be copied. You can’t purchase it. Trust must be earned, over time. It cannot be downloaded. Or faked. Or counterfeited (at least for long). If everything else is equal, you’ll always prefer to deal with someone you can trust. So trust is an intangible that has increasing value in a copy saturated world.

Kelly then offers eight generatives—Immediacy, Personalization, Interpretation, Authenticity, Accessibility, Embodiment, Patronage and Findability—that people will pay for.

These new eight generatives demand an understanding of how abundance breeds a sharing mindset, how generosity is a business model, how vital it has become to cultivate and nurture qualities that can’t be replicated with a click of the mouse.

Leica Camera: 1 ½ Love Stories for Leica

Leica Camera: 1 ½ Love Stories for Leica

Check out the new Leica Corporate Image Website: http://www.leica-camera.com

Advertising Agency: Scholz & Volkmer, Wiesbaden, Germany
Creative Director: Dominik Lammer
Art Director: Carolina Cwiklinska
Screendesign: Carolina Cwiklinska, Susanne Schwalm, Ben Reubold, Hugo Göldner
Concept/Copywriters: Eva Kuemml, Tim Sobczak, Claudia Bauer, Carolina Cwiklinska, Dennis Baum, Peter Post, Claudia Bauer, David Gilbert
Photographer: Carli Hermès
Technical Direction: Natascha Becker; Programming: Dennis Baum, Christian Auth, Sebastian Ludwig,
Markus-Oliver Morgenstern, Christian Söllner (Assistance); Project/Account Management: Frank Thieme, Sascha Kurfiss, Stefan Döring; Motion Design: Rob Chiu, Patrick Weber (Assistance), Sound Design: Ben Lukas Boysen
Published: January 2008

Recycling Retro Pop Culture For Modern Jewelry – Earrings Made of Doll Eyes

(TrendHunter.com) There’s a country song that goes, “I got tears in my ears from lying on my back crying over you.” Now you can have eyes on your ears without the tears.

These funky earrings are made from the eyes of dolls from 60 years ago, at a time when dolls had eyes that would actually open and close. The earr…

Innovative Custom Laptop Decor – SkinStyler Trackpad Skins (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) We’ve seen countless computer skins before, iPhone skins and funky mouse pads, but the newest form of personalizing your electronics is decorating laptop trackpads.

These colorful trackpad skins from SkinStyler add a little bit of oomph to that piece of your Macbook that never really gets looked at…

Polaroid Tribute – Digital Polaroid Frame (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) With the imminent death of Polaroid, David Friedmans designed a digital picture frame concept that makes sure the familiar look of a Polaroid photo lives on.

The design incorporates retro features such as a “Classic” mode where the photos gradually appear over about a minute or so, just like a rea…

Tea Candles as Pixels – Moving Art by Phil Hansen (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) Candles are one of the oldest forms of interior decoration, having been used not only as a light source for centuries, but to set a mood. They continue to be focal pieces on their own or to enhance art, but this piece takes an uber modern approach by turning tealights into an image which looks like …

Today In Twitterverse: Don’t Overthink It

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Anil Dash works at Six Apart. The funny thing about Anil’s tweet is the fact that “Dashes” is a clever twist.

Mind Controlled Games Coming To Mainstream – Emotiv Headset (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) We’ve seen and read about mind controllers, but come Christmas you’ll be able to test it yourself. Emotiv plans to launch the first thought-controlled, consumer gaming device this Christmas for $299 with one or more bundled PC games. Emotiv EPOC Neuroheadset allows users some control over objects on…

Bring Graffiti to High Tea – Welovekaoru Graffitea Cups (VIDEO)

(TrendHunter.com) Drinking tea from china cups typically evokes images of older ladies in frilly dresses and is often considered a stuffy past time. Be prepared to let go of those stereotypes.

The odds of you seeing a table full of grannies sipping from Kaoru Parry’s cups are oh so slim. In the very off chance you …

Maxim Meets eBay – JohnnyDarter.com

(TrendHunter.com) JohnnyDarter.com is combining the exciting photos of a men’s magazine (like Maxim) with the convenience of an online store (like eBay). They don’t actually sell anything. Instead, the site ‘advertises’ the things that women are already selling somewhere else on the internet, e.g. eBay, Craiglist, et…

Set Your DVRs

In anticipation of the web show quarterlife’s network debut on NBC (premiere episode on Tuesday, Feb. 26 10/9c) and MTV (premiere on the afternoon of the 26th), New Tee Vee spoke to series creator Marshall Herskovitz and star Bitsie Tulloch.

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Herskovitz says, “I’m on the site literally 15 times a day and I’m reading every comment. When we were doing Once and Again, I would go to the fan sites maybe once a week at most. It was not a daily relationship the way it is now. And John O’Shaughnessy, the cinematographer, does it too.”

Tulloch says, “It was a big task trying to give this awkward, bumbling character some integrity. Having to not only act but also do this whole new thing with a camera and blogging — I’d never done that before.”

Chest of Plastic Suitcases – Take Out by Klaus Aalto (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) What looks like an ordinary chest of drawers is actually a cabinet of suitcases.

This design enables ease of transport for certain items, whether for travel or simply to bring something to a nearby room.

The Take Out was designed by Klaus Aalto.

While the site suggests it would be good for toy…

I’m wearing black until I find something darker.

All you horn-rimmed glasses, turtle-neck wearing, T-square wielding, mac-loving, spray-mount stinkin’ arty folk rejoice. There’s a new black in town, which is blacker than black.
The washingtonpost reports that “Black is getting blacker.”

Researchers in New York reported this month that they have created a paper-thin material that absorbs 99.955 percent of the light that hits it, making it by far the darkest substance ever made — about 30 times as dark as the government’s current standard for blackest black.

The newest black — which when held next to something conventionally black, such as a tuxedo jacket, is noticeably blacker — reflects just 0.045 percent of visible light.

Better clear the closet from all the jet black, matt black (btw, there’s an Art Director named Matt Black in Oz who promised to name his son Jet), antracit, asphalt, charcoal and black to make room for the new black. Wonder what we shall call it?

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Hitching his wagon to efficient light bulbs

Sometimes (usually when I mix chili with coffee and decongestants) I find myself awake late at night, in a cold sweat, having visions. These visions often include compact fluorescent light bulbs dressed as cowboys, sitting around campfires, strumming V-shaped guitars and crooning ballads about energy conservation. Imagine my surprise when Kelliher Samets Volk captured such images for Efficiency Vermont in an animated campaign called New Bulb in Town, introducing a fluorescent-bulb Western hero (Jesse Fewer Watts) who rides into the Green Mountain State to round up inefficient light sources, or something. I also have this recurring nightmare about leprechauns spraying me with fire hoses. But that’s a story for another day. See a few more Jesse ads here.

—Posted by David Gianatasio

How much more black? None more black.

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If you’re one of those creative types who insists on wearing black, you may soon have to wonder whether your attire is black enough. An item in the Washington Post reports that researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., have developed “a paper-thin material that absorbs 99.955 percent of the light that hits it, making it by far the darkest substance ever made.” When held next to something that’s “conventionally black,” like a tuxedo jacket, the new black is “noticeably blacker.” Fashion aside, the technology has potential applications in solar panels (making them more efficient) and military “cloaking” (making objects harder to detect), among others.

—Posted by Mark Dolliver

We Missed it But Bud Light Cut the Cheese

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We missed this one. Perhaps you’ve all seen it already but at a count of just 20,473 on YouTube since February 5, we’re guessing not everyone has.

An Airbrushed Life of Scandal – Kate Moss for Longchamp (GALLERY)

(TrendHunter.com) Kate Moss, one of the world’s most famous super models, recently modeled for Longchamp Paris in a campaign that debuted today.

The campaign is stunning. Moss wears a strapless, black corsette top with a tiny pair of black underwear. Her hair is done up in a sexy blond bob a la Marilyn Monroe and s…

What Ho, It’s an STA Travel Campaign

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Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books that served as the gateway to your Lord of the Rings and/or Star Wars fixation?