Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Art of Simplicity | Great Print Ads

The simpler the better. Or so 'they' say. Found these great simplistic print media Ads that prove simplicity rules.

Ad Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Ukraine

Ad Agency: Mccann Erickson, Tel Aviv, Israel

Ad Agency: McCann Worldgroup, Bangkok, Thailand

Ad Agency: JWT London, UK

Ad Agency: TBWA\NEBOKO, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Source: Bored Panda

Cape Town Zest | World's Trendiest Stay

How cool! Villa Zest Boutique Hotel in Cape Town have just beaten the world by being declared as the Worlds Trendiest Hotel by Trip Advisor. Great one for South Africa...Well Done!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Cover Coolness | Music

I am not a big fan of covers.. BUT.. these guys are just awesome. They are, Walk off the Earth, and their covers are the best I have heard in ages. Courtesy of one of my facebook friends Melissa Attree. Great Friday vibe. Adele Somebody That I Used to Know - Walk off the Earth (Gotye - Cover)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Music Coolness | South Africa | Toya DeLazy

Hitting the big time, Toya DeLazy is H.O.T. and from my hometown Durban -Kwa-Zulu Natal [bonus]. Funky, funky chick [love her hair]! It's not hard to see her moving one way...and that is UP. You have to check out these videos: In collaboration with Soil... Fantastic!!

Thanks to Jax for introducing me to her music

Francois Van Reenen | SA Pop Art Coolness

Francois [Frank] Van Reenen's sculptures are pop art cool personified. The Cape Town artists' sculpture work is interesting, edgy and very noticeable. I think his art has a coolness that rocks, take a look for yourself...

"Die Bad" 2011

"Play Dead" 2011

"Yum Yum" 2011

"Puppy Love" 2008

"Lover boy" 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Google Doodle Coolness

Q: How strong does your brand have to be to do what Google does with their logo. A: Um.Strong. The Google Doodle for today is pretty fantastic and inspired me to search for a few other pearlers. Their constant creativity cleverly gets me to research who they are showcasing- so it actually ends up being a learning moment :). Today's one [the first image below] is in honour of Nicholas Steno, considered the father of modern day geology, who would have been 374 today. Take a look a few of the goodies from last year.

Source: Forbes

Celebrating the 374th birthday of Nicholas Steno

"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" - Jules Verne’s 1832rd Birthday

The Chemist that developed the Bunson burner - Robert Bunsen’s 200th Birthday

50th Anniversary of the first man in space

Pioneer electric guitarist - Les Paul’s 96th Birthday

Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday

And last, but by no means least Muppets creator Jim Henson’s 75th Birthday

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Geek Love | Gadgetry

OOOO! Love this. So.Want.One. It triggers my inner geek. Very clever piece of gadgetry that is apparently designed to hold charge for over a year. So useful, a tiny powerplant to charge your phone and tablet from a company called Tylt.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Sketchbook Project | Artistic Cool

This is SUCH a cool project. It's a sketchbook project and it's run by Art House Co-op . Anyone can participate, so people from all over the world, of all ages and cultures have submitted books, you can view a few of the scanned works here. Basically you sign up [for a fee] and get a sketchbook sent to you. There are a few themes to choose from and you proceed with creating your sketchbook. Once you are done, you send it back to them and they exhibit it in the Brooklyn [New York] Library along with thousands of others. Watch the video below for more info. I've signed up and am waiting for my sketchbook. Super excited!

My Vintage Styled Christmas

Well the 'silly' season is over and it's back to work. Having family around for close to a month was pure joy, considering we all live in different parts of the country and globe. Christmas was big this year, so I thought I would share a few images of our Christmas table cheer. Welcome 2012 and reporting on a whole lot of coolness ;).