Then I came across these lucky bastards. What a buzz kill. Now I want to enclose the back yard.
This is the beautifully inspired office of Selgas Cano Architects in Madrid. You can view more images here.Tweet
Watch this four-minute video and be inspired.
Because I live in a city addicted to bland high-rises, I particularly love the idea of using anti-gravity balls to show the effect of light and shade for urban planning.Tweet
In a not-so-serious way, the idea of allowing clients to pay for my services with their personal credit cards has been paddling down my stream of semi-conciousness lately. Since most of my invoices are below most thresholds for complicated approvals, clients could pay me on-the-spot, earn travel rewards, and simply submit my fee along with taxi receipts and airline tickets.
That’s why the launch of Pay Pal Here is intriguing. This is big news for banks, vendors and card issuers.
If Hipster lifestyle is your thing or the thing you hate most, check out Stuff Hipsters Hate or buy the book by the same name. It’s funnier than you might think it would be.Tweet
This makes a great wall poster.
Sony has turned the slogan for its Play Station video store ”Great films fill rooms’ into a good old fashioned demonstration spot. These videos are reportedly shot in one take and show us the power of graphic projection.
Like them or not, this must have taken enormous planning and orchestration. I’m grateful to the crew at McDonnell Haynes in Toronto who introduced me to these short films during a recent visit.
James Gaddy has written an excellent overview of this project. You can read the whole thing on Fast Company’s blog. This hand-drawn video took months to complete. Here’s how Gaddy introduces the project:
The new video for Irish duo We Cut Corners starts as innocently as the children’s ditty it sounds like: a black and white portrait of the lead singer whose face is obscured and revealed by rising and falling waves. Eventually sharks, lightning, and skulls–a reference to the song’s title, “Pirate’s Life”–float in and out of the picture until the bridge, at the 1:30 mark, explodes into a jumbled riot of colorful hand-drawn geometry. And it’s then that you realize that the whole thing was drawn, by hand, with markers.
For those of you with time, take a look at the “making of” video as well.Tweet
I’m not sure that the brand connection is super tight on this technical spot for the lightweight Audi A6 but I find it highly watchable and very well done. I’m pretty sure that humming birds are incredibly inefficient, burning almost all the food they take in immediately, but who cares? Really? It’s a nice spot.Tweet