Friday, November 23, 2012

Polaroid Coolness | Photography Gadget

Polaroid is back with this sweet baby. How cool is the Z2300 instant camera. Want one! It prints 2x3 inch prints [which also happen to be stickers] straight from the camera.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Great Small Businesses | Kamers Market

I have mentioned in a previous post that Kamers is just a great creative market. The market in Cape Town this year was bigger and I thought I would feature a few of the small businesses that I actually purchased items from [there where many other great ones as well]. In my opinion, the following didn't just have a great product they were passionate about what they did and their service ethic was great. All worth checking out, especially for Christmas shopping :). [See pics below].

Red Balloon Revolution They say they are the initiators of a worldwide positive revolution. A non-profit that uses their great product to fund their cause in poor communities.

The Bean Bag - Fantastic product [in many sizes], super comfie and super service [they had to deliver and were excellent]

Anomali, they make jewellery that they refer to as strange and unusual and I love that - especially their efforts to recycle, they are also very helpful!

Lulu by Emma Just really fun stuff with a twist for kids. Love the capes for girls!

Bokke & Blomme Have fantastic word decor. Lots of colours and different words.

Lappoppie really cute toys, well made and fun - like the superhero toy comes with a cape for the child as well.

Cold Gold artisan ice creams and sorbets with really cool flavours like Honeyed Caramelised Fig, Honey and Saffron, Chewy Baked Banana, Vanilla & Peanut Butter! YUM! All healthy with no this and that! Just great! Passionate people running it.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Geekery for your iPhone | Gadget Cool

There are times when I suddenly have a barrage of gadget geekery pop up in my feed. Here are a few of the cool ones that I have come across recently.

First the Sophie by Mac Funamizu a designer and futurist. The Sophie basically allows you to print out pics from your iphone. Wow. I want.

Next we have a fan for your iphone by Japan Trust Technology, just what you need to keep you cool this summer. Pretty hilarious and more fun, but I'd buy it!

Then we have Brookstone's pocket projector. Très cool! Really want.

Finally there is the iRetro Phone dock. Just love this one but it seems to be sold out in most places. I understand why. I saw this on TechWOOT.

Look at the pics below

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Clever Graphics

I just love graphics that are considered and can even possibly make people feel good for even 2 seconds in a dreary place. Like this one...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Children's Hair | Interior Cool

I WISH this hair salon -Beehives and Buzzcuts- was down the road from me but New York is a little far. The design is by Andrea Mason and it is just gorgeous! My kids would love it.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cool Offices | Googles London Office

Google certainly knows how to spend money that is for sure! Their new office in London is jammed packed with awesomeness :) and lots of padded walls knows what. Jokes aside, it looks like a fantastic place to work. See for yourself.

Human | Great Idea

This is just such a great way to contribute to humanity. The coolest thing is this idea is just so different. By purchasing this really cool looking notebook [writable] from Human you contribute to providing books to a classroom of children. The focus is on the importance of maintaining language and story telling [very important in African communities] by fostering literacy and creativity. I JUST LOVE IT. Please take a look at the site and think of contributing by buying a writable for only R175. Watch the video for more info...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Clever Ad

How simple and clever is this Ad by German Agency Jung von Matt for Mondo Pasta.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Art of Recycling Big Fish

Nothing like a UN Conference [one on Sustainable Development aka Rio+20] to spark a bit of creativity ;). The following gigantic 'beached' fish artwork -made entirely from recycled water bottles- spoke to the topic well and they clearly make an impact. Located at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, these were on display for the conference which was held in June. Pictures courtesy of Alexandre Macieira|Riotur

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Coolness that is Madiba | Video

Happy Birthday Madiba! I have come across some very cool tech celebrating Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday but the following video, done by Prezence Digital Agency is my favourite so far. Very clever, and tackles the concept of 'what if' Madiba lived through the prime of his life with today's technology. Watch it on the Mandela Story or below. Fantastic. Well done Prakash!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recycling Coolness | Take 2

A while back I posted a few clever recycling ideas I came across. The post was a great success so I thought I'd do another. Introducing another collection of recycling coolness by some clever people, I'll let the pictures do the talking. I feel a weekend project coming on :).

Sources: Real Simple, Poppytalk, Better Homes, MyERoom, BluebirdHeaven, DeepFriedCreative