New Stuff and Inspiration
Help, I can't sleep.
I have to first lead with the packaging and concept for the Help stuff is great. Love it. But this angle on the sleep aid stuff is truly hilarious. The tone of the voice over, coupled with the content is quite entertaining. While off the wall, it nicely begins and ends with the product and it’s effects (a sleeping consumer), so it keeps it poignant, while still working the wacky factor in there. Very fun stuff, indeed.
OOOH! Neat-o set of images here, folks. Postcards to my Peeps is a great flickr set of images done by Carolyn Sewell and sent to the folks she likes. Too bad we’re not on her friend list, these are cool!
I always wondered
Very nicely designed and illustrated site answering some of life’s oft wondered questions. Very much worth a surf over there.
3D mapping of nuclear reactors
Pretty cool interactive 3D mapping of all the worlds nuclear reactors. With all that’s going on in Japan, I’m guessing there will be a lot more scrutiny into the safety of our nuclear reactors. And what better a way to grasp how many we have and where they are located, than with some interactive, info graphics? Check it out.
Evolution of corporate logos
Pulled these from Time.com, and found them to be interesting. There seems to be no general trend except that things get a little more ‘gentle’. Which is to say ‘perceived to be more easily palatable by the general masses’. Which typically then translates to even less interesting. See what you think:
World Water Week
World Water Week is now! (March 20 – 26) And you can help just by going out to eat. Click here and find a restaurant that is participating in the Tap Project. Just pay $1 for the tap water you’d normally get for free. And just like that, you’re helping UNICEF provide lifesaving water and sanitation to kids around the world. I bet you didn’t know you were so powerful.
Help Japan, wear a cool shirt
Sweet design from Joshua Smith of Hydro74 to benefit those who need help in Japan. 100% of the proceeds of the sales of this shirt will go toward The Salvation Army USA and their efforts to provide relief to the many Japanese who could use it.
The shirts can be purchased here.
Neato guerilla execution here. Treasure on the bottom of the pool with the line “Discover Asia’s sunken past.” This was done for The ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, which is using underwater posters and weathered masts to promote the exhibition, Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds.
Panyee Football Club
A cool, feel-good video about a small village in Thailand. The kids had nowhere to play soccer, so they built a floating field and ended up being really good, and nicely portrayed the idea: whatever challenges in life you face, if you think you can make a difference, you can.
Pixel oven mitts
Pretty sure these pixel oven mitts are the coolest mitts I’ve seen in a while.