simpson's wine now with hints of blue hair
The final piece of your Simpson's viewing party has been revealed. Forgo the beer and chips for a cheese plate and a glass of fine (maybe) wine as you view the timeless classic brought to you by Matt Groening. Unfortunately, this is only a concept. But that shouldn't keep you from having a drink of your choice.
youtube user vs. nbc... fight!
Youtube has brought about a new era of media. Over the years, content creators on Youtube have had to deal with a lot of legal issues around the idea of Fair Use and copyrighted content in an attempt to earn a few bucks. The great part about social media in all of it's forms is that everyone has a voice. And when a Youtube user feels like he is getting screwed over he gets to post a video about it, and then it makes the news.
potato chip morning jolt
The wait is finally over. You can now get the new flavors in Lay's chip flavor extravaganza at a convenience store near you. This year it would seem that they have selected flavors that will make sure you are covered on all your daily cravings. First, start your day off crunching on a cappuccino. Enjoy a light sushi lunch accompanied by Ginger and Wasabi kettle cooked chips. Don't trouble yourself with dipping your chip in to the Mango Salsa, have the new chemically enhanced crisp for your afternoon snack. And at the end of the day you are sure to need a taste of comfort food with some Bacon Mac & Cheese sprayed all over a fried potato.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
the color of characters
Color is one of the most powerful and memorable elements used in design, and no one understands this better than the masters of color, Pantone. Their new minimalist poster series featuring not much more than the color of some of the world's most beloved cartoon characters hits the point home in the most adorable way possible.
meow that's what I call a super group
Did someone say meow? What's better than a cute video of a famous cat? Oh, maybe a video with SIX famous cats! Summer Cat is a pop-video staring a super group of all your favorite internet cats including Grumpy Cat, Oskar the blind cat, Klaus, Hamilton, Hipster cat and Nala. And, as if that weren't mind blowing enough, every time you watch this sugary sweet adorableness, Friskies donates one meal to cats in need. So click play and prepare for cuteness overload.
steal your attention, steal your data
The internet is filled with fun and distracting websites, some of which could easily be comprising your security. To illustrate that, Netherlands-based security software company Ziggo sent a sexy lady (more clothed than the ones you're likely looking at online) to distract computer users. Then BAM, she disappears to hack and wipe out your computer. A strangely effective way to get a message across.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
neil patrick harris is at it again
Neil Patrick Harris already has, like, a 98.1% approval rating, so the last thing we needed out of him was a clever, unorthodox turn as a pitch man. And yet, here we are with a new W+K spot for Heineken. Watch as NPH stumbles over the copious amount of red tape in advertising alcohol, while not once explaining to us how he met our mother.
Stepping inside a kaleidoscope sounds like an idea your stoner cousin would present to you while you're half listening. That said, a pair of Japanese artists actually designed such a thing, and the results are pretty visually arresting. The design was for an art contest in which participants were challenged to "create something spectacular that fits within the confines of a standard shipping container," and suffice to say, we want one in our office. Now.
mirror mirror on the wall, who's the smiliest of all?
Talk about service with a smile. At a recent awards night, Dove unveiled a "magic mirror" that prints photos for its visitors - but only under the condition that they're sporting an ear-to-ear grin. Not a bad way to associate your brand with positivity and good feelings, huh?
Monday, July 21, 2014
well beyond #throwbackthursday
Way before hashtags were a thing, in land where computers used dial up modems and our phones all had cords, video games were born. For those of us that remember those days and the early video games that we all fell in love with, you can thank R-Kaid-R, for this new invention: The Portable Arcade. With this amazing device you can take the arcade with you wherever you go and play the classics from Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Atari 2600 and Playstation One.