MAGWERK.com: Online Mags*

18 09 2007

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Magwerk.com is one of my favorite online magazine website. Following their motto “no more papercuts” the site features four interactive online mags that focus on Design, Fashion, Gaming, Arts & Music.

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All magazines are flash based and feature interactive content (films, visuals, sounds,…) the cool thing is that even the ads are interactive…

 

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So if you’d like to enjoy a little different reading experience…check out magwerk.com .

 

Visit: magwerk.com





TED: Seadragon & Photosynt*

2 09 2007

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Check out this amazing presentation I found on TED.com.

Blaise Aguera y Arcas (Microsoft Live Labs) presents Photosynt.“…A software capable of taking a wide variety of images, analyzing them for similarities, and grafting them together into an interactive three-dimensional space. This seamless patchwork of images can be viewed via multiple angles and magnifications, allowing us to look around corners or “fly” in for a (much) closer look…

This definitly is one of the coolest presentations I’ve seen this year!

Here is some background on TED:” TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TED was born in 1984 out of the observation by Richard Saul Wurman of a powerful convergence between Technology, Entertainment and Design. The first TED included demos of the newly released Macintosh computer and Sony compact disc, while mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot demonstrated how to map coastlines with his newly discovered fractals and AI guru Marvin Minsky outlined his powerful new model of the mind. Several influential members of the burgeoning digerati community were also there, including Nicholas Negroponte and Stewart Brand.” Visit: http://www.ted.com/





City of Helsinki: The interactive Wall*

29 07 2007

A few days back I had posted an article on the Adobe CS3 OOH Interactive Billboard. Now I found this piece of interactive information tool. The city of Helsinki offer’s an interactive screen “The Wall” that visitors can use to find out more about the city and even send their friends pictures.

It’s an interactive touch screen that let’s you move the on screen elements to any position at your demand.

Pretty cool! Kind of reminds me of “Minority Report” with Tom Cruise ;o)

(Source: www.influxinsights.com)





BP: Eco Gas-Station*

22 07 2007

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BP USA have launched the “Green Curve Promotion”.

For one there is a website where one can define his own green curve through a “green questionnaire”.

The central element is a “eco gas station” that BP has set up in Los Angeles. Here is a brief description:

At the corner of Olympic and Robertson in Los Angeles, you’ll find a new kind of gas station. I

t isn’t like an ordinary gas station.We started with the typical, everyday station on that corner and renovated it in an eco-friendly way — a little greener in its design and materials and in its use of water and energy.

It’s not a prototype “station of the future.” It’s a station for today that’s a little better, a living lab where we can try out ideas for other stations and where people can find ideas they might want to bring into their own lives. It’s a kind of a conversation between BP and people who come into the station, a conversation about how we can both move up a notch on the greencurve.”

Really interesting project and great architectural design by Office dA.

Visit: thegreencurve.com

(Source: CoolHunting.com)





Superfuture.com: City Guide*

26 06 2007

You might wonder why I am placing another Travel tagged entry today.
Might be because I am looking for a good place for a week of holidays ;o)

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Here is superfuture.com a great online guide to the major global metropolitan cities.

Superfuture was created in 1999. It basically consists of personal reviews of the best clubs, art exhibitions, shops, etc., … around with specialized maps. The designer intially created it for friends and business partners coming in to Tokyo to visit him. Now it’s evolved into a great guide for a lot of the world’s greatest metropolitans.
It’s worth taking a look!

(Visit: http://superfuture.com/)





Luxe: Travel Guides*

25 06 2007

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Here is an interesting series of travel guides that I found on CoolHunting.com. They are called “Luxe“. Haven’t quite found out wether the content is good, but from what I understand they are written by people who live in the respective city and the offer regular online updates to the published version.

The core content is “cool” places for food, shopping, arts and hanging out.

Sounds really promising!

Visit: http://luxecityguides.com/

(Source: CoolHunting.com)





Nike+: Addicted Campaign*

17 06 2007

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End of April Nike launched a new campaign (Wieden + Kennedy) for their Apple/Nike combined running program: Nike+. The campaign kicked off with the “addicted” TV ad featuring the voice of Edward Norton. It’s a bit like the v/o elements that we remember from the movie Fight Club.

(English)

For the German people out there reading this blog, here is the German version of the ad with a voice over by Thomas D (at least it sounds like it) one of the lead singers of the German Hip Hop band “Die Fantastischen Vier

(German)

Now Nike has extended the campaign feat. “everyday” male & female runners from different European countries that claim “I am a runner”. The creatives builds on the initial tv ads.

Nike+ – “Not a runner”

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Nike+ – “Sofia”

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Nike+ – “Paula”

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Nike+ – “Andrew”

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I really like this one..maybe because I am a runner too ;o)

(Sources: Nike+.com & Boardsmag.com)