Thursday, February 25, 2010

//Feature: Paul Barbera

Paul Barbera is a photographer I read about on another blog, who is pretty amazing so I thought i would give him a plug on my blog as well.

After only 6 years in the business, he has a pretty impressive string of experience in Australia and abroad. Here are a couple of his editorial pics but for his full interview and more extensive pics, click here

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

//Blood bath anyone?

London-based Spinning Hat sells a variety of zany products, some of which look really fun. Like Blood Bath Shower Gel for £4.99 and Ninja Coat Hooks for £7.99. Click here for more

//Anyone lost a pair of glowing shoes?

These glowing shoes have been spotted around town in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The shoes are hung like ordinary shoes that are thrown over a power line, only these are only found in bare trees.

Each shoe has a small solar panel attached to the heel and they come alive as the sun goes down. The light that glows from within also flickers like a campfire. Every pair seen is a pair of mens, black dress shoes.

No one knows who is creating them but about 12 pairs have been spotted so far. How bizarre...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Superman SOLD

A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $US1 million ($NZ1.42m), smashing the previous record price for a comic book.

A 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1, widely considered the Holy Grail of comic books, was sold from a private seller to a private buyer, neither of whom released their names. The issue features Superman lifting a car on its cover and originally cost 10 cents.

The previous comic book record was set last year when John Dolmayan, drummer for the rock band System of a Down, paid $317,000 (NZ$451,000) for an Action Comics No. 1 issue.

There are only about 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 believed to be in existence, and only a handful have been rated so highly. It's rarer still for those copies to be made available for sale.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweet Art: "Here Be Dragons"

Nice polaroid composite by Patrick Winfield. For more Click here

The Origins of Copy and Paste Culture

Nice insight, worth a watch.

Get Ugly on TV

Whether you are pretty or pretty ugly, you can get your mug on the box. Film yourself eating a Picnic and upload it to and you too can be a c grade celebrity. Nice campaign from GPY&R.

Star Wars of recycling

Sweet ad from Switzerland, an interesting TV spot that takes a different approach to explain the importance of recycling.

Haka in a Fizz

The New Zealand Rugby Union is exploring its legal rights after a troupe imitated the All Blacks by performing a haka for a Japanese Coca-Cola commercial.

The haka also upset Maori who said the portrayal was disrespectful and want the campaign stopped.

But while Coca-Cola Japan apologised for any offence caused, it stuck to its guns saying it was an original haka and not Ka Mate.

What do you think...?