Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Help The Onion Win A Pulitzer. Hmm...

Splitscreen: A Love Story. Hmm...

M&M's Lets You Destroy Any Website You Like. Hmm...


I'm a few months late to the party, but this is awesome. Go to the M&M’s “Space Heroes” website, drag the spaceship into your bookmark bar then jump onto any site you like…

AMOS You Beautiful Bastard. Hmm...

Amos toys made only 30 of these awesomely handcrafted dudes. They go on sale July 2, 2011 at midnight via the AMOS web store. Good luck.

Moves Like Jagger. Hmm...


Judge me all you want for posting a Maroon 5 song, but I guaran-damn-tee that for the next 3:21 your head will bob, your feet will tap and you'll secretly respect Adam Levine.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Puma's After Hours Athlete Takes Cannes Film Craft Grand Prix. Hmm..


Superb writing. Amazing direction. A fantastic and insightful idea that can live on forever. Droga 5, you never seem to disappoint.

Another Reason To ♥ NY. Hmm...

The top of the Empire State Building lit up with rainbow colors in honor the NY State Legislature voting Friday to legalize same-sex marriage. So the coasts are rocking, only the middle needs to catch a wake up.

Fine Mongolian Ass. Hmm...

A super rad fundraising party for 3 amazing South African ladies who'll be traveling from London to Mongolia to raise money for Cancer research and deliver an ambulance to a Mongolian hospital. Great bands. Great location. Great Price. Great Cause. If you choose not to go to this party you obviously hate fun and humanity.

Here's a little video to show you what all the hubbub's about.

The Internet Does It Again. Hmm...

If you don't get this, you haven't watched the Ben Stiller juggernaut that is Zoolander. I'd pray for you if I prayed.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Internet Aint So Green. Hmm...

The Greatest Addiction Ever. Hmm...

For All You Short People. Hmm...

Everything Is A Remix Part 3. Hmm...



Cover Song Of The Day. Hmm...


Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon, performed by Scala and the Kolacny brothers. scalachoir.com

Download A Book Of Awesomness With Only A Tweet. Hmm...



This took home 3 Cyber Lions yesterday and for good reason. Humans. We're smart sometimes. http://paywithatweet.com/.

Radiohead Sings From The Basement. Hmm...


It's their latest release called Staircase and it's pretty fricken groovy.

First Ever Aerial Footage Of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe. Hmm...


Must be nice not knowing who Justin Beiber is.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Race MINI's Over Google Maps. Hmm...


Mini Maps is a Facebook app that lets you customise a virtual MINI and then challenge your Facebook friends to time trials around the world over satellite images of your favourite locations. Pretty flippen rad.

Is Apple Rotten To Its Core? Hmm...

This Is How You Prank Call A Pizza Joint. Hmm...

Jozi's Own Network BBDO Creepily Scoops Cannes Radio Grand Prix! Hmm...

It seems South African agencies just love, love, love to win BIG at Cannes. This time around it's the radio Grand Prix for some rather creepy Mercedes Benz ads created by Brent Singer and Jenny Glover that sound a little like this:

Spot 1
Spot 2
Spot 3

Well done you rascals! 

Droga 5's Jay-Z Decoded Campaign Wins Cannes Grand Prix. Hmm...


When Droga 5 first came out with this campaign a while back, it blew me away. Looking at it now months later, it's even more impressive. What do they put in the water over there anyway?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Homeless Banners. Hmm...


Clever stuff from Stockholm.

How Has This Not Existed Before Now? Hmm...

Make custom guitar picks with The Pickmaster.

When Tweets Turn Into Lullabies. Hmm...

Mattress maker Fey&Co is using tweets to help people sleep better. Basically anyone who tweets #goodnight gets an invitation to lullaland - a site where boring tweets become, ahem, "lullatweets" - soothing melodies to help you catch some zzz's. Where would our industry be without buzzwords, eh?

Our Online Lives In Real Life. Hmm...


If you happen to be in London over the next month or so, go and see this!

Send In Your DVD's Or They'll Send In Van Damme. Hmm...


Yes. Jean Claude Van Damme.

Diesel's Be Stupid At Work Campaign Is Friggen Genius! Hmm...


A free app that makes Facebook look like Excel. Yeah, that'll do it. 

Running Is Your Spray Can. Hmm...

My Good Friend Gia's 1969 Mustang. Hmm....

Long story short, it was owned by a Greek playboy in the 70's who used it to take Liz Taylor, yes the Liz Taylor, to the hospital for some reason and now my very lovely friend Gia owns it. How flippen cool is that?!?!?! Read the full story here in the Sunday Times.

The Lindt Chocolate Studio In Joburg. Hmm...






















Like wine-tasting if wine were chocolate. Book your mouthgasm here.

The New Mitch Hedberg Site. Hmm...


A few years ago Mitch Hedberg passed away. The world was totally bummed. Now, his widow has come to the rescue, with an updated and amazing website dedicated to one of the greatest stand-up comics ever.

I Wonder Who His Father Is And If He Likes Star Wars. Hmm...

Michael Jackson VS Mr Bean. Hmm...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gatorade's REPLAY Season 2. Hmm...


Season 1 was all a decades-old high school football rivalry that translated into one of the greatest ad campaigns ever and winning all the ad-world glory there is to win. Looks like Season 2, with hockey at its core, is following suit quite nicely. Well done on the D&AD Yellow Pencil. You guys deserve so much more... especially since Seaosn 3 is out now. Damn.


The Recent D&AD Black Pencil-Winning Human Rights Watch Installation. Hmm...


So friggen simple. So powerful.

An Ad For The People's Car Made By, Well... The People. Hmm...





So get this: A Toronto-based agency called Red Urban is asking Volkswagen fans to help them create the next big ad for the new VW Golf. Can't say I'm surprised. These days if you want your brand to be relevant, it's all about crowd-sourcing and inviting the public to participate. So it's pretty cool that not only will fans be picking the script, cast, car and music for this ad, their names will also appear in the credits at the end. Rather fitting considering it's for a car brand whose name translates as the people's car... no? Yes.

Disco Is Saving Lives, People. Hmm...


As ridiculous as this is, it'll probably be what you remember if you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Let's hope you never have to disco-save someone though. The person may just want to die. 

Every 60 Seconds On The Net. Hmm...

Philips Helps An Arctic Town Wake Up. Hmm...


"Enlightenment" awaits you here.

Hmm... Of The Day

The Hidden Concert Series. Hmm...


Not sure this fits the Fred Perry brand, but perhaps that's the point.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Playboy App With Crystal Harris. Hmm...


If only Hugh had given her the app for real, perhaps then he wouldn't be single again living in a mansion surrounded by Playboy Playmates. Wait...

Caffeinate Yourself Popsicle Style. Hmm...

Blue Bottle Macchiato Pops
Makes 6  

1 1/4 c. brewed espresso
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. milk (I used non-fat, but would recommend 2% or whole milk)
2 T. agave sweetener

Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl or 4-cup measuring cup. Taste the mixture and add additional sweetener to taste, if needed. Chill for ~1-2 hours until cold. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze as directed.

Thank you DailyWaffle.com

This Generation's Major League. Hmm...



Whopperlust. Hmm...


In its final campaign for Burger King, Crispin Porter + Bogusky have tapped into America's obsession with the Whopper once again. This time, with a cable channel where all there is to watch is, well, a Whopper spinning around a flame grill. If you stare at the Whopper for 5 minutes you get a free Whopper. If you stare at it for 10 minutes you get 2 free Whoppers... How? Random alerts pop up and different intervals asking you to select them with your cable TV remote. As you do so, you win. Ridiculous? Maybe but according to news reports, so far Americans have stared for over 300,000 minutes. If viewership continues at this pace, America will have stared at a spinning Whopper for 13,500 hours (810,000 minutes) before the weekend rolls around. I don't know whether to be impressed or worried about that. Either way, CPB I take my hat off to you. Your work for BK over the past 7 years has been inspiring. Pity they no longer see it that way. 

The More You Watch, The Hotter The Party. Hmm...


This is just their teaser video for Perrier's new YouTube campaign that evolves the more it's shared online. What does this mean? Well, they devised a webvideo featuring unbelievably hot party people clubbing it up in what looks like the catacombs beneath Paris. They shot a few versions of it, one more raunchier than the next, literally with clothes melting off people. The more one video is viewed, the closer the next and more debaucherous video gets to being unlocked online. With 4.5mil views already and 3 videos released, it seems to be working quite nicely.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sony Balls It Up. Hmm...


Not even remotely as good as the original. Though watching Wimbledon in 3D would be kinda cool. 

Google Chrome's Speedbots. Hmm...

What We Put Our Mouths Through. Hmm...


Here's the director's cut of Listernie UK's new TV ad, which is cool I guess... but what's really fun is their YouTube page where you get to basically torment midgets in tooth and gum costumes. Doesn't get better than that.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Amazing Art Made By Algorithm, iPad And Digicam. Hmm...

So last night was the grand opening of my good buddy Daniel's latest art exhibition at the Resolution Gallery. It's called DENCITY and I must say it's pretty rad. Tons of people showed up to see walls of amazing artworks created by algorithm, ipad and digital camera, then all beautifully printed and framed. There was even an interactive bit where you could create your own artpiece on a huge 50" HD screen using said iPad and digicam. Art in the digital age. Gotta love it. If you have a chance, go have a look.

The Arcade Light Switch. Hmm...

The Premiere Of Nike's Short Film: The Chosen. Hmm...


It's 20 mins of awesome.

Google Now Lets Us Search Using Voice And Picture. Hmm...



Monday, June 13, 2011

Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth Graduation Speech. Hmm...


Worth every brilliantly considered minute.

Broadway's Not Just For Gays Anymore. Hmm...


Neil Patrick Harris and the best damn opening to any awards show ever.

The Bard Abides. Hmm...

A huge THANKS to a certain Dr. out there for bringing this to my attention. Can't wait to read this thing. If you're interested in doing the same, and you should be, just dl your copy here, unless of course you're a nihilist. In which case, don't piss on my rug and fuck you, man.

Welcome To The Jungle Played On Two Cellos. Hmm...


...nuh nuh nuh nuh nice nice nice!!!!!!

Turn Your iPad Into A Phone. Hmm...

Video Chat Magic. Hmm...


If only...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dear 16-Year-Old Me. Hmm...

Shampoo Prank. Hmm...

Illustration Still Rocks When It Needs To. Hmm...



Awesome characters and illustration by Oscar Ramos. See more of his work here.

Did You Hear A Click? Hmm...


Aww man... they think they're taking a still, but they have it set on video. So young. So very, very young.

Hmm... Of The Day

Balkanology. Hmm...

Balkanology - a dance party concept where Gyspy, Hipster, Kugel and Boet all come together to dance their faces off to Balkan Gypsy House music. Sounds weird, I know. After all, when it comes to gypsies, Borat taught us all we need to know about them, right? And yet, somehow this concept just works. There's such an energy there. You find yourself bouncing around without even realising it. Last night was my first time attending one and alI can say is that unless you're strangely opposed to having radiculous amounts of fun, you should do everything in your power to attend the next one.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cats Really Do Make You Fucking Crazy. Hmm...


How in the hell did she get an MBA?

NYPD About To Get Pwned. Hmm...


Hey! Shmucks! Give this guy his 50 bucks back and worry about actual crimes in NYC you idiots.

What To Get Your Dad For Father's Day. Hmm...


This is pretty awesome and I'm with them right up until, well, they push their stupid Father's Day gift idea on us...

Friday, June 10, 2011

T-Mobile Brings You Angry Birds Live. Hmm...


For the first time ever, some lucky bastards get to use their smartphones to play a life-size version of Angry Birds. Complete with real shooting birds and exploding pigs! Awesome. 

Awesome Friday Song! Hmm...


Oh Land performing Wolf & I

One Of The Coolest Things I've Ever Seen. Hmm...


It's called Project Aura, a bicycle safety lighting system that, by its sheer design and the fact that you can't look awway from it's awesomeness, will save lives. I love smart people. They give me hope for the human race.

The BMW 1M. Hmm...

Immortalise Yourself True Blood Style. Hmm...

Immortalize Yourself is a new app developed to promote the start of True Blood Season Four. It takes data from your Facebook profile including friends, names and locations, and generates a bespoke video starring you, your friends and True Blood characters, based on storylines across the seasons of the show so far. Bloody brilliant if you ask me.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

WWF Shadow Animals. Hmm...


Nicely done.

MacDonalds' Digital Billboard Game. Hmm...

The World's First Airbag Print Ad. Hmm...

Skate Pinball. Hmm...


If you live in New Zealand, hop on Facebook and stand a chance to skate this thing for real.

An Egg Timer Worth Talking About. Hmm...

The World's Most Exclusive Website. Hmm...

Go ahead. Try and get in.

Hahn Beer Is Made Like No Other Beer. Hmm...

Jaguar XKR Test Drive Turn Man Into A Muppet. Hmm...


I'm not sure if this guy understood the power of the new Jaguar XKR before he climbed in the car. But he definitely does now.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NIKE's The Chosen. Hmm...

Leon Botha: 4 June 1985 – 5 June 2011. Hmm...

Leon Botha, noted South African painter and musical performer, most recently part of Die Antwoord, as well as one of the world's oldest survivors of progeria died two days ago. You rocked, little man. MUCH RESPECT!

Hail To The Master Chief. Hmm...


The only Halo I play are the ads for it. Damn they get better and better.

Don't Dare Use Your Phone In A Texas Cinema. Hmm...


The Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, TX doesn't allow anyone to sms during a movie. So when some idiot lady did, they warned her twice before kicking her out. When she called back later to bitch and moan, they decided to turn her f-bomb-filled message into a PSA which they now play before every R-rated movie.

Magical iOS5. Hmm...


Magician Simon Pierro makes the iPad even more magical.

The Boxer Rebellion's Latest Single. Hmm...


Semi-Automatic from The Boxer Rebellion's second album Union.

Steve Martin Can Sing? Hmm...


Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

TEDx Wants You To Think Stupid. Hmm...


I wonder what Diesel has to say about this...

LAMB Are Back. Hmm...


LAMB, one of my favourite trip-hop groups of all time, are back with their first single in 8 years! It's called Another Language off their album 5' and you'd swear they never disbanded so many years ago. I was actually at their final show in London (2004). They played for hours and at the end, announced they were disbanding and thanked us for attending their last show ever. Glad to know now that is not the case.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Darth Vader Goes To Disneyland. Hmm...


Could have been funnier, but I guess humour was no match for the force... of Disney.

Aliens Stole My Beer. Hmm...


A game you play while jumping around and yelling.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Coldplay's New Song. Hmm...


More here.

How A Blog And Some Tweets Got A Macbook Thief Caught. Hmm...

Okay, not my Macbook. A designer named Joshua Kaufman in Oakland, California's Macbook. See, on March 21st it was "stolen" by the douchebah in the photo above. Kaufman went to the cops and was told they couldn't help. So using a rad app called Hidden, he was conveniently able to record all movements and actions on the laptop remotely including the built-in webcam. He snapped some shots of the thief, created a blog and began tweeting. Next thing you know Good Morning America hops on the story and the cops suddenly show up willing to help. On June 1st they "caught the thief" and got the laptop back. Now there are two ways to think about this story. 1) It's true or 2) It's an elaborate stunt to promote the Hidden app. Either way it's pretty cool.

Amazing Sculptures With Maps. Hmm...


Created by Nick Rosato. See more of his work here.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Sounds Behind The Wall. Hmm...


What they saw (above). What they heard (below)


Behind The Wall  is a public binaural sound installation for JAYS HEADPHONES. Using headphone jacks placed in selected locations around Stockholm, it dares curious passersby to experience what actually goes on behind the wall. Wow, headphone sales must be really down to go out with an entire campaign!!! Good thing those ad guys happened along. 

Licence To Chill. Hmm...




In the news today, an amphibious ice cream van was spotted sailing down the Thames past Parliament. The 'HMS Flake 99', as its been christened, will tour the UK delivering delicious ice-cold delights to all in a valiant attempt to create National Ice Cream Week. In other news, the Thames looks like everyone took a shit in it. Who's for a soft serve, eh?

Amazing Photo Manipulation. Hmm...




Created by the brilliantly talented Rodney Pike. For more of his awesomeness, head over here. 

The Tweeting Fridge. Hmm...


Here's how at least on Brazilian tweeter gets reminders to drink water. Before you watch the video, know the english translation is pretty bad, but the idea is pretty good. Best part, I could see this working pretty darn well with beer. Hmm... What? There's water in beer. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The 100 Greatest Movie Threats Of All Time. Hmm...

The Museum Of Me. Hmm...

Facebook visualizations are nothing new, but few have been as radonkulously good looking as Intel's Museum of Me.Check it out.