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

Blackboard blogger in Liberia

Alfred Sirleaf wanted to provide fast and real-time news towards his community. Just like a blog. Hindered by the lack of electricity and internet connection, he decided to do it through a blackboard. Read his interesting full story in AfriGadget.

Liberia's Blackboard Blogger from WhiteAfrican on Vimeo.
This is one of the best example that shows that simplicity is one of the best solution and in the time of need, people are very creative ;-)

Mark lives in IKEA for a week

Mark Malkoff, was looking for a temporary residence while his apartment was being fumigated, when he came up with great idea to ask the local IKEA for permission to stay for free in the store. IKEA agreed and allowed him to move in for an entire week. This move also allow IKEA a good dose of free real-time publicity: Mark documents his experience 24/7 on Marklivesinikea.com (which of course includes plenty of product demonstrations) and manage to generate a million hits daily. In addition to that IKEA managed to reinforce their image as a good nature company.

Side note: this guy seems to be pretty irritating though...

Globalization versus local language

The Economist reports that a third of the world's languages are at risk.

AROUND a quarter of the world's population speaks just three languages: Mandarin, English and Spanish. But out of the 6,700 of the world's identified languages, nearly 2,500 are deemed at risk according to UNESCO, the UN's cultural body. The imposition of a colonial language long ago in big countries such as Brazil and America is still endangering the diversity of native tongues. In America, 53 languages have become extinct since 1950, more than in any other country.

I feel a bit sad when I read this article however I believe that in the end it is inevitable. There are many purists that would argue for the notion to preserve the originality of languages however I think that language is an organic thing. It is supposed to change and evolve following time. So in the next decades I imagine that there would be more text/tech slang being used as daily or more adaptation from Mandarin/Hindi/English/Spanish into local language. In a way language is a tool of showing cultural (which is tied with economy) superiority. And we need to remember that the basic use of language is to communicate between 2 or more individuals. As long as it serves its purpose, I don't see the problem, and may be in not so distant future, we will all communicate in one global language. What do you think?

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Card box furniture

Everyone has been talking about the new agency in town, Nothing. What so special about it? Well lets say that they have different approach when it comes to their furniture.
To create the right atmosphere for the Nothing office - it being "an independent entrepreneurial agency that delivers innovation and commercial creativity for local and international clients out of a cardboard box" they literally built the Nothing office, entirely out of cardboard boxes.
I wonder what happen if somebody accidentally spill coffee :-P

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Coco avant Chanel

During this moment, I really wished that I have diligently brushed up my French during my University year. A trailer for Coco Chanel's biopic, starring Audrey Tautou, has been released and obviously it is in French. Even with my limited French, I kinda get the gist that it is abou her childhood and early womanhood. As it said, Coco before Chanel, Coco before she became famous. Well, I will be looking forward to watch when it is released on 22 of April.

A really cool IKEA

A good dose of cuteness in my busy day

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Recalling the importance of happiness - Coca Cola Encounter

Fashion fix

With Paris Fashion Week still going on (and several other previously in NYC, London, etc.), I have been drooling like mad. Lets say that Galliano's swooshy harem pants, Gaultier's strip-panelled tights, and Commes des Garcons' jacket are in my radar. If only they have the affordable high street version soon! In the mean time I will be looking forward to Zara's spring collection, especially for these 2 lovely shoes!

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

World Builder

"A strange man builds a world using holographic tools for the woman he loves."

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.

This award winning short was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit, widely known as the co-creator of '405'. World Builder was shot in a single day followed by about 2 years of post production. Branit is the owner of Branit VFX based in Kansas City.

Blackberry bulleting through Apple

Monday, 2 March 2009

And I am looking forward to the future

At the Wharton Business Technology Conference, Microsoft’s Business Division president Stephen Elop presented a video that shows future predicted technologies in the year 2019. It contains a wall connecting two classrooms in different parts of the world, touch displays, electronic newspapers and cool interactivity level. Apart from the reminiscence of Minority Report, I would love to play with such technologies!

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-GB&playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:a517b260-bb6b-48b9-87ac-8e2743a28ec5&showPlaylist=true&from=shared" target="_new" title="Future Vision Montage">Video: Future Vision Montage</a>