Archive for April, 2011

Finally – A Zombie-Proof House.

Complete with retractable drawbridge and firewalls. Danger is everywhere.

Zombie Backyard

Santa’s Forgotten Letters by Ogilvy Brasil

It’s a gold, lurve.

Sporty Vouchers by Ogilvy & Mather Frankfurt

One simple idea.

The evolution of mobile in 3D projection

The history of mobile phones. Brought to you by Vodafone.

Chromaroma – Oyster Card, Foursquare Style

Chromaroma is a game that shows you your movements and location as you swipe your Oyster Card in and out of the Tube.

It connects communities of people who cross paths and routes on a regular basis, and encourages people to make new journeys and use public transport in a different way by exploring new areas and potentially using different modes of public transport.
At its simplest, Chromaroma is about amassing the most points possible. By watching your own travel details you can investigate interesting new ways to travel and exciting new destinations in order to get more points. Grab “multipliers” and bonus points by working with a team, building up connections with fellow passengers and discovering mysteries that are attached to locations on your routes.

Beyond competition and conquest, Chromaroma’s gameplay opens up the beauty in the city’s transport flows and reveals to its most persistent players some of the mysteries of travel, and even the strange characters travelling through the tunnels in the centre of the system, who may hold the secrets to your city.

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IBM personalized commute forecasts will keep you out of traffic jams.

Imagine a world where no one ever gets stuck in traffic–where cars have built-in sensors that can predict where and when future accidents will occur, keeping commuters out of harm’s way. That’s never going to happen.

But IBM, Caltrans, and the University of California at Berkeley are working on the next best thing: personalized commuter forecasts that analyze the traffic on individual routes, warn drivers of the rush-hour madness to come before they leave the house, and suggest new travel plans (including alternative forms of transportation).

Read more at Fast Company.


Another projection mapping project. This time with a real car from Hyundai. Makes the experience so much cooler.

Meet MyVoice AAC

This new iPhone app helps people with aphasia, autism, and other speech disorders communicate. And it’s free!

Push the button

DDB Paris created this simple, fun “Escape Machine” experience for the French travel company Voyages SNCF.

Menacing, glowing black cubes wait till someone goes close enough. Then the cube asks where the person would like to travel. Pushing the red button produces a crazy celebration, complete with gigantic walking kisses, and provides the wishers large, customized mock tickets to their destination. Watching the faces of the onlookers is just as much fun as the experience itself!

Tip Ton chair by Vitra and BarberOsgerby

Billed (by some) as the world’s most eagerly-awaited chair, the Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby designed Tip Ton chair made by Vitra, gets ready to debut next week at the Milan furniture show.

Take a seat. It is a thing of beauty.

Be Your Own Souvenir

Very cool project in Barcelona. Get a full 360-degree scan with openKinect > 3D printer outputs a mini version of You.


A new commercial for NTT Docomo’s Touch Wood SH-08C wooden-encased phone, created by Morihiro Harano of Drill Inc.


Epic music video in every way.

Skittles: TOUCH

Color Looks To Reinvent Social Interaction With Its Mobile Photo App (And $41 Million In Funding)

$41 million. From Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Pre-launch.

That’s how much a brand new startup called Color has to work with. Your eyebrows should already be raised, and here’s something to keep them fixed there: this is the most money Sequoia has ever invested in a pre-launch startup. Or, as the Color team put it, “That’s more than they gave Google.”

Read more at TechCrunch.