flavor of someone's home
Did you grow up eating flavored rice and noodles from Knorr? The memory seems to be the most comforting thing now that we are older we and more aware of the ingredients in these bags. Knorr wants to capitalize on that nostalgia in their new campaign that touts "The greatest flavor on earth? The taste of home." So, live a little and go get your self a bag of cheddar broccoli rice and forget about the unpronounceable ingredients.
online banana buying
There is probably a grocery store in your area that offers online shopping that enables you to simply swing by and pick up your produce, but it comes with fees and at a premium. Well, Walmart wants to get in that game with a pick-up only grocery store that doesn't have displays, signage, or anything else that you would come to expect from a grocer. This is either a brilliant idea, or a 17-year-old high school boy is going to be picking out your tomatoes. Good luck!
high coffee reviews
If you are ever in the Netherlands and you want a cup of Joe you probably shouldn't go to a "coffee shop." Well, Amsterdam based coffee brand Moyee realized the confusion so they took some coffee to the "coffee shop" to get patrons' reviews. The results are... interesting. Would you trust the opinion of a stoner for your morning boost?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
dinner, AirBnB style
Oh, if only this were real. Miami Ad School students in Berlin dreamt of a world where visitors to a city in a new county could book an home-cooked meal with a local, much like you can book a room via AirBnB. The concept is called AirBites and it is awesome. Are you listening AirBnB?
play your debt away
You spend 4+ years in college and sometimes it feels all you're left with is a plethora of useless knowledge and a boatload of student loans. Well, a new company called Givling lets graduates put that useless knowledge to the test for the opportunity pay off their student loan debt. For just $0.05 a round, players can compete to win $ for answering questions correctly. They can also add themselves to a queue, where once Givling's funding reaches $10MM they will start paying off each person in line's student loan debt. Seems like a no brainer.
ya got some Big Mac on ya
So you like yourself some Big Macs, right? How much though? Enough to rock 'em on your clothes? To decorate your house with 'em? Yeah, me neither . . . but apparently people in Sweden would, or this wouldn't be a thing. From rain boots to wall paper, you can get it all here. Oh the irony of workout pants with Big Macs on them.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Beethoven to the rescue
No, not Ludwig, the big furry 4 legged one. Last week at SXSW Mophie enlisted Saint Bernards to rescue dying phones all over Austin. With a simple tweet, you could have been sent a pup with a battery pack to charge your phone. They also had a rescue lounge where you could meet these friendly pups and/or adopt one. With all of the clutter and competing brand activations at SXSW, this one stood above the rest.
hot dudes reading
Yes, this is really a thing on Instagram. Well now that we’ve cleared that up, Banana Republic has tapped into this quirky hashtag and added a twist for good. They created various “organic” posts and changed the hashtag to #HotDudesReadingForACause which supports First Book, a childhood literacy foundation. Sure the posts feature men wearing Banana Republic clothing, but at least they’re turning a borderline creepy trend into a good one.
400 bottles of beer on the wall…
Take one down, pass it around, 399 bottles of beer on the wall. You get the point. To celebrate its 400th birthday, Grolsch beer hung 400 bottles of beer in front of a custom street mural. To dial it up even more, artists customized the bottles with spray paint, yarn and gardens. Sounds like fun celebration. Cheers to 400 years!
Thursday, March 19, 2015
bringing the cool back to k-swiss
Admit it, you had a pair of K-Swiss kicks back in the day. You struggled to keep them white and your 'friend' who you haven't talked to in 15 years used to scuff them up, out of jealousy of course. But what ever happened to the shoe company that used to pair so well with those Bugle Boy jeans and Big Dog tees? Well, they are still around and they really want to be cool again. So badly that they want you to apply to be on their board headed by DJ/producer Diplo.