Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hasbro goes 3D

The other day i thought to myself 'i wonder if they'll make a 3D iphone...'

Thanks to Hasbro, iPhone users dreams have come true. They've created a pair of 3D glasses which has a slot for you to insert your iPhone or iPod touch. What's even better is the glasses are gonna cost about thirty bucks. Good times.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bra's not as we know them

Bra ads always make me look twice but this one got a second glance for other reasons. Really nice campaign.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Interactive wall from Honda

On Friday the Australian Motorshow began in Sydney, they featured multiple vehicle launches including the all new Ranger from Ford.

Check out this interactive installation from Honda, pretty cool stuff. It uses facial recognition software so it can detect what gender you are, how old you are, and by the lines on your face what mood you are in. Then it tries to make you happy.

To find out more click here

Friday, October 8, 2010

Get on a Jellybean

I've never been a fan of riding bikes. Brings back bad memories of riding home in the hail from secondary school.

When i bought my first car one of the first trips I made was taking my old bike to the dump.

But then, I came across these little gems. A website where you can build your own custom bike and they don't charge you an arm and a leg. Sounds good to me.

Check them out for yourself; Jellybean Bikes

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

If Madmen had the internet

There's something nice about taking new things and making them old. Really nicely art directed ads via

Friday, September 17, 2010

ADMA Awards Judging

This year i was fortunate enough to be selected as a creative judge for the 2010 ADMA Awards. Judging took place in Sydney, where alongside some very highly respected creative directors we picked the best work of the year. Here are some behind the scenes pics of the judges at work;

Checking out a campaign by Commonwealth Bank

Hamish, Rebecca and Neil reviewing the video case studies

Dave Scott writing his thoughts

Selecting the finalists with red dots!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

iPad just got a little cooler

Really nice video by Dentsu London showing what beauty you can create using an iPad and your digital SLR camera. You can read about it more here. Thanks to Only Dead Fish for the link.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things look great from far away

I recently went on a trip back to my home city of Christchurch in New Zealand and everything was as i remember it. 2 weeks later the 2nd biggest earthquake NZ has ever seen struck the land and the hearts of my friends and family.

On a lighter note, look how beautiful it looks from space. NASA Colonel Douglas Wheelock, based on the International Space Station, claims to be the first space based twitterer and has specialised in turning out the kind of landscapes only astronauts can come up with.

He posted this picture 2 days ago not knowing the devastation that really lay below.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Go the All Blacks

Tribute post to the boys for this weeks Bledisloe Cup clash. Go the AB's

Interesting take on the world

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

This is why I sleep in

Loved this pic from FFFFound

Monday, July 12, 2010

Writers abusing the privilege

I've always thought i'd quite like to be the guy who writes comical punny headlines in Newspapers. This guy is living my opportunist dream. To read the full article

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Toy yo! ta

Great new campaign for Toyota. I cannot describe my jealousy of being able to do great work like this for a car brand.

Friday, June 25, 2010

YouTube Play

In a collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, YouTube has released a campaign called YouTube Play. It is designed to recognise and showcase the most remarkable online videos from around the world. To enter your video simply post it on YouTube and then submit it to YouTube Play. For more info click here

Sometimes headlines just seem to write themselves


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mad for fashion

Great little article here from the Wall Street Journal on the fashion of Madmen. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Adobe releases makeup range

Do you have wrinkles that you want gone forever? Well try Adobe's new photoshop makeup. Use a little bit once daily and you'll look 20 years younger.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Harry Potter Broomstick

What were they thinking... i mean really.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's not just any watch

Nice concept here from The Cool Hunter, pity it's just a concept!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graffiti Analysis 2.0

Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study in the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Find out more

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Feature: Bonjah

Originating in NZ, these boys have taken Australia by storm and now my talented friends Bonjah are off to Japan today to spread their love overseas. Here is a clip from their recent tour of NZ when they appeared on TV One's Morning Show. For more Bonjah love go to their website

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Youtube turns 5!

It's hard to believe Youtube has only been around for 5 years. I heard someone mention the other day that there is about a billion videos watched daily. Mad.

Facebook goes text-only for cellphones

Facebook has teamed up with 50 wireless operators to offer cellphone users a stripped-down version of the social networking site that can be accessed without incurring data charges.

The new site, dubbed, is a text-only version of Facebook's flagship internet site and is specially designed for mobile phones with limited bandwidth internet connections.

Read on

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another flash mob in Central Station

I have to say i'm getting a bit tired of seeing these flash mobs. Fat Boy Slim did it first and the best, I think it's about time somebody took it a bit further.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I don't know what to say about this ad. It's interesting and eyecatching yet slightly disturbing and pornographic. But I like it none the less.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Feature: Albert Chan & Stacey Turner

Albert and Stacey are two NZ artists living and working in Melbourne, and are producing some awesome work. I was at their place on the weekend and saw their work in the flesh, and some of them have to be seen to be believed. They will be having an exhibition soon so if you like what you see, watch this space and i'll let you know where and when. To see a few more click here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I am listening and blogging

Just when i thought the Perfect Italiano ad couldn't get any better they gave me a widget. To download your own, click here

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Stella Artois presents: Up there

Really nice little video showing the almost lost art form of high rise billboard advertising. Well worth a look. Via

Human fight!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Great preso brought to you by Ash Ringrose

Really nice presentation here by Ash from Soap, which he presented at the Ad Age Digital Conference 2010 in NYC. Well worth a look

Salivating designers

Last week in Melbourne the agideas conference was held at Hamer Hall, bringing together 100s of the coolest young designer hipsters and business owners for 3 days of inspiration. Presentations were done by some of the most creative people from around the globe. i've never seen so many pairs of black skinny leg jeans in my life.
pic via

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Take a 3D tour of Anne Franks house

If you've never been to Anne Franks house now you can. Virtually. If i've caught your interest you can check it out here

When I blog i weep

No matter how many times I watch this ad I can't help but laugh. And weep.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Your country has a handy web extension, I might just use that..

Lately i've noticed more and more brands using foreign country web extensions to add an extra dimension to their campaign.

One in particular that seems to be getting good usage comes from the lovely little island of Tuvalu, a Polynesian nation located in the Pacific Ocean. Their country's extension is .tv which for obvious reasons is very desirable.

I think anyone that uses that extension for a campaign should have to make a nice donation to the people of Tuvalu. Well that's what i would do anyway.

Image via

//DAN23 is the man with the skills

This guy is an inspiration. Might have to dust off a canvas in the weekend and whip something up too!

//Optus supporting Socceroo's

Great new ad for Optus done by MC Saatchi Sydney, supporting the Socceroo's quest to win the 2010 Footbal World Cup in South Africa. Thanks to Campaign Brief for the video

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

//History of art

Love these little artist interpretations via

Friday, April 23, 2010

//Not so super after all

A study has shown that woman superheroes are not so super after all. No matter how strong or smart or what powers they have, they are still portrayed as the weaker sex. That may all be very true, but i'd sooner watch Charlize wearing a tight suit than a man. For more on the story read on

//Nobody puts Ironman in the corner

This has to be the best video i've seen all week.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

//TurboBoost Touchdown

Really nice campaign for Dick Smith by Soap. Well worth a look

//Fun with Cocktails

Thanks to 'Blame it on the voices' for the pic

//Antivirus software bug hits NZ

I wouldn't normally write a post about something so geeky, but how funny is that. You buy software to protect your computer from bugs, and then your software ends up being a bug itself. You just can't win. Well, not if you're a kiwi anyway. Australia seems to be ok, for now.
If you're a bit of a geek feel free to read on
Thanks to Fortune City for the pic.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

//30 years of nudity in games

Nudity in games seems to be becoming more and more a common occurance these days, but it's far from a new thing. Nudity in games started way back in 1980 in the form of some skin coloured little square blocks arranged in the shape of a woman. I remember the first time I played 'Rings of Power' on the Sega Genesis and saw my first pixelated cartoon nipple. Those were the days. To see a snippet of game nudity through the years, click here

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

//New iPhone 4G sneak peak

Hot off the press, the new Apple 4G iPhone. I find it interesting that they gave it sharp corners like the new iMacs, I would've thought they would've kept the super lim line design like the new iPad. Have a look and let me know what you think?
Thanks to Gizmodo for the hot news.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

//Southpark on Facebook

I really like this, it brings to life a weird truth about facebook from a real life perspective. If you can get your hands on the full episode its definitely worth a look, there were some more absolute gems.

Friday, April 16, 2010


An electric foldable bike. Seems like a good idea but to me looks a little weird! For more detail see here

//Homer scolds Tiger

I think i prefer this version to the cut and paste Earl Woods version..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

//Unsafe drinking water makes a pretty fountain

Solidarité from La Boite Concept on Vimeo.

//Coke bottle chair

Each of these Emeco 111 Navy chairs is made from the plastic in 111 coke bottles.

Brought to you via

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

//Hidden Pizza Restaurant

A mysterious new pizza restaurant has popped up in Melbourne which gives away free pizzas, with the challenge being finding where it is! You must search for it online and then once you have found it, order your pizza with the time you will be arriving and they will send you a unique code and the address of the location. Then you get your free pizza!

Smells like a good idea to me. Check it out here

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

//Learn F***in' Science with Insane Clown Posse

If you're into profanity ridden learning then this is your dream. From the makers of Insane Clown Posse comes a textbook where every lesson is jam packed full of clown rage which are all based on ICP lyrics. To fully appreciate it, watch this

//Nice little skit for the iPad

Thursday, April 1, 2010

//Nice clock

I'm not a fan of clocks but this one is pretty cool

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

//Banksy Releases Official Movie Poster

Artist 'Banksy' is releasing his first film, 'Exit Through The Gift Shop'. Unfortunately it isn't coming to Australia for a while, but if you happen to be in New York on Friday 16th of April you're in luck. Love his one sheet poster featured above.

Friday, March 26, 2010


Nice start to a Friday, just heard news that my 'Let's Talk campaign picked up a Silver for Best idea at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards. I wouldn't normally toot my own horn but it was one of only two in Australasia to pick up an award. Sweet!

//Just when you thought a Rubik's cube couldn't get any harder

Couldn't help but appreciate the coolness of this. I wish i could read braille so i could give it a crack!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

//Project Cold

New microsite created by Razorfish for Coors light. A can that tells you when its cold, now that's an idea.
Check it out here

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

//Tweet tweet vroom

Nice stuff from the peoples at POKE. Virign have released their new F1 Racing Car, and as part of the launch they decided let the fans have a crack at naming them. All you need to do is go onto twitter and include the namethevirginf1car hashtag and tweet away. Winners will be a part of F1 history, good times.

Monday, March 22, 2010

//iPod wearing jogger killed by plane

Enjoying a nice moment to himself on this resort island, a man was jogging on the beach and listening to his iPod when he was struck from behind on Monday evening. Officials say the man neither saw nor heard the single-engine plane making an an emergency landing. Must of had his music up pretty loud.


Buy these shoes and get a VW Polo for free. Nice idea for VW in France.