FIFA 15

Fantastic. It has been a while i last posted and this has just got to be the post today. Brilliant execution by Wieden + Kennedy for FIFA 15, “Feel the Game”. As exciting as you might expect, one of their forte when it comes to long TV commercials with well articulated scenes of action. So much thrill, so interactive and highly engaging content. We see people’s exhilarated faces, disappointing faces, desperate moments of silent and the on-the-edge moment of scoring. So much excitement just like how you would expect when you are playing the game. Fantastic!

Living on the edge

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I know I havent been catching up a lot on design stuffs. Not that I will, but this article I chance upon on DesignTaxi just had to come on to the blog. First thing that came to my mind, “Man, I want that!” A house so dangerously mounted on to the edge of the cliff! Check this house from the Southwest coast of Victoria, Australia. That view! At this point, the design had significantly outweighed practicality. The Cliff House, is designed by Modscape Concept in an attempt to answer to the amazing needs for an unique yet adventurous clientele. Definitely a very intense moment for those with a phobia for heights but a very outlandish way of living for those who truly appreciate heights! As you can see, the highest floor is basically designed for the vehicle while the different levels portray a different segment of the house. Interestingly, the house diverges down narrowing as it moves lower. One must be pondering how this structure can actually be securely mounted to the edge of the cliff. To answer that, the designers have used engineered steel pins to ensure security has not been compromised. Awesome!

Spin spin spin!

Expect to see more of these innovative toys coming your way. The Sphero, a smartphone-controlled vehicle is one that rolls distances, attempt stunts and even glow on its own! As it begun to gain more traction online, this smartphone-controlled toy, resembling a cylinder, is known as the Ollie. A term used in skateboarding where the skater attempts to do his stunt. The Ollie is a cylindrical ball that does quite a number of feats by simply spinning. Check out the video. Check more about this interesting toy here.

Phone payments

An article on Mashable reports the recent partnership between Apple, Visa, Mastercard and American Express to formulate a digital mobile platform for all phone users to make purchase through their iPhones while they shop in stores. I guess its about time that this would happen considering there have been numerous digital wallet applications that have hit the market but yet to gain enough traction from their applications. Quite expectedly, the new iPhone come with NFC chips, creating the possibility for digital payments. While a lot have little success in this area, Apple has a considerably high change of gaining success. I do see a lot of innovative opportunities to tap on. Will you be comfortable to try out mobile payment through your phone?

Yummy yummy!

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Im sure girls are going to like this. I remember watching a TED talk where the speaker spoke of how our senses play a vital role in allowing the mind to register a splendid experience from one to the other. Designers have always been able to create visually appealing items but what about incorporating smell into these pretty little things? If you are into nice pretty confectionaries, the recent work from Firebox has a nice assortment of cute coin purses infused with lovely fragrances to intrigue your senses. With designs like donuts, macoroons and even candies, the smell factor has certainly beef up the idea to a whole new exciting level. Scents like strawberry, chocolate, mint and orange are some of the iconic scents that comes along with these lovely pursues. Certainly an interesting fashion item to have isn’t it? Check them out here.

Love indulging in sweet meringue and yummy confectionaries?Firebox has created a collection of coin purses that are infused with these delicious fragrances.

These scented zip-up coin purses are shaped like donuts and belgium waffles and they come in three flavored scents—original, strawberry and chocolate, while the macaron purses are packed with delightful scents of chocolate, mint, strawberry and orange.

Find out more about these decadent purses here.

Design Design Design

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Beautiful. Design design design. I love how these wonderfully designed postcards parade themselves in these compositions. Intrepid design directions give birth to well crafted creative work. Postcards has always been one of the most ideal platform for artists to work on. Have a look at these designs published by Princeton Architectural Press. The article was posted here.

Change bit by bit

This ad by Saatchi & Saatchi, Bucharest, Romania for United Way might seem like a very simple ad but I do feel the message is well conveyed and extremely impactful. Cutting down the layers of flashy details, going straight to the core of the message, the ad communicates the importance of changing lives. We see a sad old lady, a dirty little boy and a gritty looking man transforming in the videos. Their differences in appearance was well illustrated from the beginning to the end of the video. Clearly, what we see in our daily lives can be changed through the little actions we do. Donate generously.