Very cool photography series called Big Appetites by artist Christopher Boffoli.
From his site: “The series presents tiny, meticulously detailed figures posed in real food environments, referencing both a cultural fascination with tiny things as well as an American enthusiasm for excess, especially in the realm of food.”
We would be remiss if we didn’t at least mention the Olympics. And since today marks the opening ceremonies in London, we wanted to show you this video of Carl Lewis. Carl Lewis is a track runner who has won over 10 medals and is an advocate for plant-based diets. Carl isn’t the only famous vegan Olympian. To name a few, there was Edwin Moses(track and field), Bill Pickering(swimming), Charlene Wong Williams and Surya Bonaly(figure skating) and Andreas Cahling(body building). This is proof that you don’t have to eat meat to be a successful Olympian, or athlete in general.
Applebee’s has a new ad campaign with the tagline “See You Tomorrow” from Crispin Porter + Bogusky. However, The Onion thinks it has a better idea for the restaurant chain, which is to get hipsters to try Applebee’s through ads that invite them to ridicule its food, service and atmosphere. Check out the faux campaign report below. The tagline: “Wouldn’t it be funny to go to Applebee’s?” Hey, they might be on to something.
Chrome is a great web browser, but is it the best? Google claims that Chrome is the most popular and we can see why. It’s very user-friendly and makes internet searching very simple while maintaining a clean interface. I’m using Chrome to write this post! With all of the browsers out there, it can be difficult to choose a favorite, but we know that everyone has loyalties somewhere. Check out the video in the link below, and maybe you’ll change over to Chrome if you haven’t already.
Billboard advertisements are made to catch peoples attention and create a memorable impression, making you think about the advertisement after you’ve driven past. Good ones are short, clean and to the point in their design and copy. Here are some great examples of memorable and clever billboards. Enjoy!
Introducing GameDock for iOS! This Kickstarter project lets you play classic games with two controllers and a TV, just like when you were growing up. You plug the dock into your TV like a video game console and your iOS device into the dock like a game cartridge. It’s designed to be compatible with existing iCade games and for dock-ready games that include two-player support and full 1080p HDTV output. It also charges your iOS device so that you never have to stop playing!!!
Here’s a very interesting article in The New York Times on Kenji Ekuan of Japan who is the man responsible for creating the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser in 1961. The design hasn’t changed at all since 1961!
“In 2007, to mark its 50th year in the United States, Kikkoman issued a gold-capped version, and the company has also given souvenir bottles, bearing the image of Mickey Mouse, to groups of schoolchildren visiting the factory. But Ekuan’s original design persists.”
A couple of us drove to Lively, VA today to pick up our WORK beer pint glasses. Things got a little sleepy after we devoured some crab cake sandwiches, but we finally made it home to Richmond with the glasses in tow. And yes, those are water misters on the perimeter of our lunch spot. A very nice bonus on this hot day.