So, with the launch of the iPhone 6, IKEA have taken to the stage to launch their 2015 Catalogue just as if it was the world’s best gadget… At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas. Had to share it. Love it.
Have you ever just wished you could lift your pen off the paper and see your drawing become a real three dimensional object? Well now you can!
It’s compact and easy to use, and requires no software or computers. You just plug it into a power socket and can start drawing anything within minutes.
Find out more here.
How clever is this? This is a beautiful and moving piece of work for the homeless in Spain, turning their handwriting typically only used to write on cardboard for donations, into new fonts that can be bought online by brands and agencies around the world. The film speaks for itself, and you can buy the fonts here.
The funds collected through the website will be used to finance the work of Arrels Foundation for the homeless people in Barcelona.
Do you text and drive? Well watch this video…
In a very smart PSA run in Hong Kong, Volkswagen sent text messages to people while they watched footage of a driver who gets in an accident while texting.
Now this is how you get people to stop texting while driving.
Pepsi Max surprised London commuters with an unbelievable experience at the New Oxford Street bus stop. From meteorites and aliens to lions and balloons, this ‘Unbelievable’ Bus Shelter is a little bit of branded fun.
Enjoy watching their reactions…
To promote exercise and the 2014 Olympics, a very special ticket machine has been installed at the Moscow subway station.
Instead of accepting money as payment, the high-tech ticket machine only accepted exercise. Riders could receive a free ticket by standing in front of the machine’s camera, and performing 30 squats. The idea is to get people active and amped for the games.
If you could do a little bit of exercise in exchange for a train ticket, would you?
Ever tried to get rid of all the old pages and boring brands you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook, or spam you’ve accumulated on Twitter? Colgate’s social tool called “Ajax Social Wipes” does exactly that, by instantly aggregating all of the pages you’ve ‘liked’ on Facebook, where you can easily (with a single click) get rid of things clogging up your news feed! Meanwhile, over on Twitter, it will actively detect spam that you might have started following, and automatically remove it from existence!
- 2.5 Billion People are Online
- 1.8 Billions are on Social Networks
- Top Social Networks added 135 Million users in 2013
- Facebook now has 1.184 Billion Users
It may be 183 pages, but well worth the look, grab a cuppa and enjoy!
This map was created by comic website Doghouse Diaries and highlights what each country leads the world in… very cool.
Australia has the most deadly animals, deadly shark attacks and highest rate of melanoma in the world… not so cool.
Here are some of the highlights:
Russia: Raspberries and nuclear warheads
Cameroon: Killer lakes
Mongolia: Velociraptor bones
US: Death by lawnmower
Mexico: Getting struck by lightning
South Africa: Ostriches
Spain: Cocaine use
Canada: Maple syrup and asteroid impacts
New Zealand: Sheep and rugby
Greenland: Personal space
Ireland: Highest quality of life
Democratic Republic of Congo: Pygmy chimpanzees
Cambodia: Longest alphabet
South Pole: Emperor penguins
The map was based on articles from Wikipedia so may not be the most accurate, but it sure is amusing.
To illustrate the adventurous reputation of Toyota’s Rav4, the car manufacturer built an outdoor website on the Bryanston Cycle Park in Johannesburg.
Parts from the website were brought to life on a 1.8km cycling track that was fitted with sensors, custom-built option bars and WiFi. Cyclists could literally use their bike as a cursor and navigate their way through the outdoor site. They could choose options while on the course to pick which area of the site they wanted to view. They were also able to live tweet during their ride by hitting wooden twitter buttons along the route.
At the end, the cyclist rode through a “refresh” button that refreshed the track for the next cyclist. What a great way to show just how adventurous Toyota’s Rav4 4×4 SUV can be.
See how the participants took to the outdoor site:
Find out more here.