Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Talking about some freaky stuff

Hey everyone, since the last post, there has not been much change. I am busy doing different kind of stuff (mostly baking & experimenting in the kitchen but also some independent projects), so I won't be updating that often. Don't worry, deep down I am still the very geek that can't bear to be away from her world wide web connection too long. If you are interested to find out what I have been up to or the stuff that I have been reading then just follow me on my twitter JuliaBanana. The ease of sharing is just too addictive for me ;-)

Now, I present you one of the wackiest and coolest video that I have watched in the last couple week: Muzorama. Muzorama is a short 3D animation film based on the universe of french illustrator Muzo. Produce in 2008 with a six weeks production time. Directed by Elsa Brehin, Raphaël Calamote, Mauro Carraro, Maxime Cazaux, Emilien Davaux, Laurent Monneron and Axel Tillement.

Muzorama from Muzorama Team on Vimeo.

Ooo and I promised to share the result of some of my kitchen alchemy on the next post :-)

Monday, 13 July 2009

Headache and item not as described

Since the last couple weeks I have been contemplating to go back to Jakarta. Europe is still reeling from the economic crisis and it is quite obvious that the future is in Asia so I thought that may be it is time to return so I can catch up in time. However, this business of returning is so complicated, at least I don't have any mortgage obligation, but there are still enough headache. The problems range from mobile phone contract (that ends next year grrr), legalising all sorts of documents, last minute trips around Europe as well as selling my furnitures (and some wardrobe). eBay and Craiglist are of course on the top of my mind, but whee it is difficult and troublesome! Anyway, out of boredom I was browsing around and somehow I accidently found itemnotasdescribed. A website dedicated to share some terrific ads with offers that people can't refuse! You really need to check it out and here are some excerpts from the website.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

My first North Korean commercial

Ever curious with what kind of commercial they have in one of the most mysterious country in the world? Well, now you get the chance to take a peek on how they do it. I used to think that they only have state broadcasts with no commercial, but I suppose this can be count as part of the propaganda. Kim Jong-il has authorised North Korea's first beer advertisement for the Taedonggang Beer Factory. The "Pride of Pyongyang" beer claims that it will help ease stress. It also promises: "It represents the new look of Pyongyang...It will be a familiar part of our lives." Enough said I guess, just enjoy ;-)

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Hibi no Neiro

You gotta love this brand creativity. A Japanese pop group, Sour, managed to crowdsource and collaborate with their fans around the world to create this one cool video clip. Kudo to Directors Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Magico Nakamura, and Masayoshi Nakamura!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Challenge Your World

Challenge Your World fosters the development of a new generation of businesses — businesses that place equal value on people, planet, and profit.

Through an online community, contests, and events, Challenge Your World promotes sustainability, nurtures innovative ideas, and connects emerging entrepreneurs to the resources and expertise they need to launch companies that restore the environment, contribute to society, and build a healthier economy.

From all of the videos submitted for this competition, I must say that this is one of favourite. Wouldn't it be nice if we can really have that sort of machine?

Recycle invaders from Challenge Your World on Vimeo.

Monday, 29 June 2009

Scientology knows you and knows your life

Hi! I am back from my long and wonderful trip from Greece. Crete was amazing and beautiful: the sunshine, blue sky, crystal clear sea, and friendly people. It was heaven! Anyway as a greeting to you all, I present the latest marketing works from Scientology to persuade people to ruin their lives.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

How internet entertains Julia...

Finding something of adequate quality in YouTube is a struggle. Yeah sure there bound to be interesting videos but you need to be awfully lucky or patient. Anyway, I will just start my so far crappy Wednesday with a wacky Bollywood's interpretation of Michael Jackson's classic: Thriller.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

WTF commercial

Watch this latest Cadbury Caramilk ads from Saatchi & Saatchi New York, then tell me if you have the same reaction as I do....

Friday, 5 June 2009

AR is everywhere!

Augmented reality has been rising its popularity in the industry, some have grand executions, some left much to be desired. However, it is now branching towards the world of music video. Digital Agency Devilfish created an interactive music promo for musician Julian Peretta's track ‘Ride My Star'. It is pretty neat and cool, just check out the demo.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Lazy me

I had a semi wonderful long weekend. It was the warmest in Holland for awhile so most people used the opportunity to go out and have fun (which I so DID). However there is only a certain amount of options to do before the boredom and lethargy set in. I have been appropriately uninspired and neglectful when it comes to updating the blog. There were many lists in my head but in the end my laziness won! and I must say that I have been hooked on micro-blogging (read: twittering like mad) hehehe anyway despite this stupid rambling, I am here to share another wonderful execution to commemorate Olympus's 50th anniversary. You know me, I love my camera ;-)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Hermès and Dior

I suppose everyone has been caught up with Lady Noir which was released by Dior yesterday. Starred by Marion Cotillard and directed by Olivier Dahan, viewers were left hanging for the continuation of the short thriller movie with the next installment, Lady Rogue. This makes me I wonder if it is an emerging trend among the big fashion houses? Remember the recent Chanel no.5 with Audrey Tatou or the previous one with Nicole Kidman? There is also the Fitting Room Follies which was produced by Kaiser Karl himself. Now, I also present you the latest video from Hermès to promote their new scarf collection, "All I Do".

Monday, 18 May 2009

Benadryl -War-

As one of the people that is afflicted by hay fever almost every year, I can't help but support this war.

Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK
Creative Director: Russell Ramsey
Art Director: Andy Smith
Copywriter: Ryan Lawson
TV Producer: Anna Church
Planner (creative agency): Ian MacDonald
Account Director: Will Kirkpatrick
Aired: May 2009

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

We are in it for the long haul

What happen when you merge a video and photos together? a hybrid project 'The Long Haul'!

Stop Motion | The Long Haul from DUMAIS on Vimeo.

Photo and motion commit to a long life together in a movie made from 4000 great pictures and...
3 x pimped out stills cameras
2000 square feet of studio
11 x Obama lovers
2 x Producers with whips
450 kg of props
360 degrees of dolly track
15 hours of makeup
1 x clip on rat tail
2 x actors standing still for 22 hrs
1 x grown woman wearing a child sized dragon outfit
1 x 72 hr work work day
1 x "Bapapa" song

Steal Our Ideas

Art director and copy writer, Jon and Adam, post their ideas everyday so people can 'steal' it: As creatives in the ad business, we know that coming up with ideas can take you away from the important things in life.Family. Friends. Absorbing culture. Coaching soccer. Reality TV. Sex parties. is here to help you get back the happiness that you've sacrificed to work long hours in creative industry. Our blog entries will save you the time and energy it usually takes to think of stuff, while building the credit needed to chat yourself up at award shows.

Infinity Citizen

The beautiful video of Tokyo in time lapse came to enhance Citizen watch's booth in Basel 2009. This video is provided by W0W, directed by Kosuke Oho & Takuma Nazaki, and designed by Daisuke Moriwaki, Daihei Shibata, Tsutomu Miyajima, and Yoko Ishii.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Coca-Cola is gearing up for good summer

As one of the Happiness Factory big fan, I am pleasantly surprised by Coca-Cola's 5 billion summer limited cans. Enjoy the lovely simple design ;-)

Is Banksy really coming to dinner?

Source here.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Flashmob with Gisele Bundchen for Sky

Love the idea, good execution, but I have problem mixing flash mob with TVC. It felt too constructed... other opinion?

Train de Nuit, Chanel No.5 avec Audrey Tatou

As if we can't get enough of Coco Chanel. A tv commercial for Chanel No.5, starring Audrey Tatou under the direction of Jean Pierre Jeunet, has just been released. The romantic mood is serenaded through by Billie Holiday, "I’m A Fool To Want You".

Monday, 4 May 2009

What should we do next? A video about design strategy

RESONANCE from chris hosmer on Vimeo.

Is this just too much? The power of branding.

Disney has cleverly steered itself from branding junk food aimed to kids to a much healthier options such as vegetables and fruits. The producers are happier because they are partnering with a famous brand and selling more. Children are more than eager to chomp on avocado promoted by Zac Efron. Parents would prefer to buy the healthier range than the sugar laden snacks. And of course, Disney managed to hit two birds with one stone by including its 'corporate social responsibility' in this marketing strategy. Eveyone is satisfied right? What do you think? May be this Hannah Montana Banana article can help you make up your mind.

See what Kenya Hara has to say about Muji and the concept of emptiness

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

One of my Spring soundtrack

Coeur de Pirate || Comme des enfants from Dare To Care Records on Vimeo.

Don't you love a bit of drama in your life?

Enjoy the theatrical battle between human kind against the force of dandruff, courtesy to Lowe Bangkok for Clear shampoo. PS: I will be off partying along with the rest of the Dutch for Queen's night and Queen's day. Expect some random updates only if I have time.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Made in Holland

I would love to share a short animated movie 'Noteboek' created by Dutch artist Evelien Lohbeck. Transforming her day book into a notebook, the video challenges your view on illusions and expectations.

Noteboek from Evelien Lohbeck on Vimeo.

My First Dictionary

Feeling a little bit blue from the constant rain, I tried to entertain myself reading through My First Dictionary. The blog has a darker approach in interpreting our not so blue sky world. It is fascinatingly macabre.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Lets be more optimistic

Download this Mozilla Firefox and replace the word of 'crisis' with 'opportunity':

Spectrum of online friendship

Mike Arauz, a strategist from Undercurrent, is sharing his thoughts on the idea of online friendliness. To him, the online friendliness are divided into several levels such as: passive interest, active interest, sharing, public dialogue, private dialogue, advocacy, and investment. Although I do not agree with him 100%, I still think that the article is quite interesting. Read more about his conclusions here.

mike araouz friends.png

Passive Interest e.g. repeat visits, blog readers, fans, followers, etc.

Active Interest e.g. people who leave comments on your blog, wall comments, @replies on Twitter, etc.

Sharing e.g. social bookmarking, retweeting links, posting links and content to my own sites and profiles, etc

Public Dialogue e.g. public @replies, referrals in a blog post, and references posted to our various sites and profiles, etc.

Private Dialogue e.g. exchanging email, TXT messages, IM, and direct messages on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc.

Advocacy e.g. same tools as Sharing, but different language; usually entails recommending the person or brand, and not just a specific piece of content


Youtube is offering movie now...
Waiting for the verdict

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Tweenbots experiment

I forgot to share it yesterday, but since I have a lull during my lunch break, I wanted to post the adventure of a tweenbot in Washington Square Park, New York. The idea is to examine people's random act of kindness towards the tweenbot.

Kacie Kinzer of the project said:

The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination assisted only by strangers. Every time the robot got caught under a park bench, ground futilely against a curb, or became trapped in a pothole, some passerby would always rescue it and send it toward its goal. Never once was a Tweenbot lost or damaged. Often, people would ignore the instructions to aim the Tweenbot in the “right” direction, if that direction meant sending the robot into a perilous situation. One man turned the robot back in the direction from which it had just come, saying out loud to the Tweenbot, “You can’t go that way, it’s toward the road.”

The Tweenbot’s unexpected presence in the city created an unfolding narrative that spoke not simply to the vastness of city space and to the journey of a human-assisted robot, but also to the power of a simple technological object to create a complex network powered by human intelligence and asynchronous interactions. But of more interest to me was the fact that this ad-hoc crowdsourcing was driven primarily by human empathy for an anthropomorphized object.

Drumming on ice

Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt, Stockholm, Sweden
Art Director/Copywriter: Jacob von Corswant
Account Director: Jan Tallroth
Director: Jacob von Corswant

Cutesy doer

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Just feeling like poking fun on my industry

Source: Publicis Mojo Sydney

Dollar van Demos

In this difficult time, any free love would be appreciated. And I really respect the idea of Dollar van Demos, an alternative transportation with a twist for the resident in Brooklyn. The concept is that passengers can use the van service throughout various routes in the borough while local musicians, rappers and comedians give live performances. These performances are then recorded and posted onto the group's You Tube page.

From the Borough of Brooklyn comes Dollar Van Demos: a showcase of talented musicians, rappers and comedians performing inside a dollar van with real passengers.

Dollar vans provide a much-needed transportation for neighborhoods under-served by mass transit. Typically operated by West Indian drivers, the ride is cheap, adventurous and now immensely entertaining with the addition of performers singing their hearts out.

Please email for consideration as a performer. Please include links to your music.


Spread the word!

iPhone has every single apps that you might need, even for business ;-)

One click stands: the trend of online dating sites

Since I am super busy, just enjoy the visualization and read the article.

Happy Easter and try out virtual jogging

Jog through Tokyo via a mash up between Google Street View and Wiimote! Check here for more.

Try to run on the google street view like a jogging game of wii fit from katsuma on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Is this your luggage?

Ever lost a luggage? Could it be that by fate 1 of these bags belongs to you? Is this your luggage is a site that aims to find owners of the lost bags while taking voyeuristic photographs of the items inside it. For more luggage visit the site.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Another video to complete my geek Monday

PS: This video is submitted for the Barclay Card water sliding video. For more entries click here.

Futuristic game playing

The trailer made the movie seems to be very teenage-ish but hey my inner geek peeked out when I get to see how people play game in the future. It is like totally cool :-P

Turbo: Trailer from Jarrett Conaway on Vimeo.

Education access for everyone

For those who always thirst for more knowledge, like me, then internet is truly a great blessing. Apart from the constant access to knowledge in several clicks away, now we have the opportunity to learn directly from the masters and experts of different fields. Academic Earth hosts thousands of videos featuring lectures from top scholars. Academic Earth is not the first website to do so, however my inner geek and hippies rejoice for another opportunity to learn :-)
PS: Another favourite is the ever accessible Ted Talk. Long live the geeks!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Colgate Wisp

If you are one the people that want to have handy toothbrush ready whenever or wherever you need it then you would have love Colgate Wisp. This cute tiny toothbrush also comes in nice packaging ;-) Julia's source.

International Pillow Fight Day

My dearest fellow people that live in the Netherlands, with this I would like share that we are going to an international pillow fight day at 4th of April 2009 5PM in Dam Square, Amsterdam! So please drop by, bring your own fluffy pillow, and have fun! For more info check the facebook page or the website :-)On the side note, if you live in New York and unemployed, then you might be interested with Olympics for the unemployed. Rea more about this interesting event by clicking this.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Diego Stocco, making music from sand

Diego Stocco - Music From Sand from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

The www has been washed with Diego Socco's sand music video. Not wanting to sound snobbish, but I think that he is just the more tech savvy version of street musicians in Jakarta. If only I can find a video in Youtube to show it....

Friday, 27 March 2009

Parody is the best for of compliment ;-)

The third culture kids

Part of a campaign to promote Mandarin in Singapore, this would probably come true in the future if China continues to grow its power.

Short film from emoticons

Hihi loving the toilet scene and I found it from here.

Participate in Earth Hour 28 March 2009 8.30PM

For more information on your local city/country click here.

Earth Hour from Green Day Energy on Vimeo.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Just another lovely video for Thursday afternoon

Forum nucléaire from étapes: on Vimeo.

Eatphabet: taking a food diary to the next step

For more go to Luiza's FlickR stream.

The next movie in my list to watch

Visualizing our daily water consumption

GOOD magazine in one of their latest transparency article featured a handy graphic that visualizes our water consumption, comparing various activities and decisions that we undertake on a daily basis. Remembering that clean water is is the next unsustainable source, it is good to learn to be wise early on. Just like my old man always say, life is about making good decision.

How China see the world

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Monday, 23 March 2009

Celebrating the 100th post with cool executions

Yai, I finally reached this important point with Life in Planet Hunky Dory! So for celebration here are some brain candies to inspire your day :-)Advertising Agency: FP7, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Executive Creative Director: Marc Lineveldt
Creative Director / Copywriter: Neil Walker-Wells
Art Director / Typographer / Illustrator: Jason Freeny at MoistProduction
Art buyer: May Farhat
Advertiser’s supervisor: Raji


I haven't been inspired lately and in terrible rut of bad mood, so I need something positive. Here is Sign, a short movie directed by Australian director, Patrick Hughes. The movie touches the issue of depression and social isolation in urban environment. Narrating the story between Jason and Stacey, Sign is a beautiful film about communication and worth your 12 minutes.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Mutating Batman icon

It is Friday 5 o'clock and I need to take a break from my number crunching, mind numbing charts. So here is a video for my fellow nerd: a mutating Batman icon.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

The new Puma Lift campaign

Dancing and light play, what else? Click this for more ;-)

When cooking, details make the difference

Advertising Agency: McCann Erickson, Milan, Italy
Creative Director: Gaetano Del Pizzo
Art Director: Federico Fanti
Copywriter: Ilaria Agnoli
Illustrator: Adam Hayes