9.11.10

THE END

28.11.07

SNOOP DOGGY DOGG, UNCLE SNOOP'S SENSUAL SEDUCTION - SNOOP DOGG SENSUAL SEDUCTION

SNOOP D-O DOUBLE G!
Snoop dogg's the man.

Snoop's got the Sensual Seduction.
Snoop Dogg 4 life.

16.11.07

PRAISE THE TECHNOVIKING - TECHNOVIKING - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT'S BLOG - THIBAULT -THIBAULT - THIBAULT - THIBAULT HOFER

just watch.
and praise the TECHNOVIKING !

DON'T YOU FORGET!
THE TECHNOVIKING DOESN'T DANCE TO THE MUSIC!
THE MUSIC DANCES TO THE TECHNOVIKING!




thanx P.

8.11.07

NIKE MOVES AWAY FROM MEDIA TO ENGAGEMENT NINTENDO

Services and engagement are the future of ALL brands.
proofs ?

Nike and Nintendo.
Nike+ and Nintendo DS' braintraining games (in that case, not exactly service, but you see what I mean).

This article about the swoosh and that article about Mario's company. S-E-R-V-I-C-E-S. E-N-G-A-G-E-M-E-N-T.
Simple idea, "if you can't bring me more than just a product, then you're not worth it".
Get it brands ? get it?

TALK TO YOUR DAUGHTER BEFORE UNILEVER DOES A MESSAGE TO UNILEVER RYE CLIFTON TIM PIPER THIBAULT-THIBAULT DOVE AXE UNLEVER AXE GIRLS ONSLAUGHT THIBAULT

Yes, yes again! (such a shame I missed it at the time, here's a back to the future).
the short film "A message from Unilever" (Dove latest ad "Onslaught" spoof), is exactly what I meant in this post about Unilever. Punk Planning does it better here, if you want.
And this thanks to Rye Clifton (the original director of the Onslaught film !?!?!?! who edited this video Message) who was smart enough to apply an "helicopter view" on the situation and his work for Unilever. He turned the feeling most of us had into images.
You got balls Rye, you're fresh.
But just one thing, you didn't knew what Unilever was before working for Dove.... ?
maybe we should ask him directly, (he posted his adress at the end of the film). I'm also wondering what Unilever's offical reaction was (the unfoffical beeing: pissed).
Wait a minute, I'm kind of lost, some articles about this story say Clifton is the "Onslaught" director, but all the other sites say Tim Piper is. I'm confused, but I think Tim Piper did the "Onslaught",(he's credited as AD, writer, director and editor... that should be enough), anyway, nevermind.



inspired by PSFK, again and again.

MINI THE OTHER LUNCH BREAK MOMENTUM LONDON THIBAULT-THIBAULT MINI UK MINI LUNCH BREAK LUNCH BREAK SANDWICH

Yes, I say yes.
Last month Mini UK organized, trough its new promotional site The Other Lunch break, a series of crazy-interesting-entertaining activities for your lunch break hour.
Check the site, we've of course (not in London + last month) missed the activities, but you'll find online some really nice videos of some of the lunch break meetings such as: Bruce Lee for Beginners - How to Beat a Lie Detector - Man/Woman School - The Things Your Parents Should Have Taught You - Moonwalking for Beginners, etc.

The link with the brand ? The spirit man, the spirit.
The global idea: "Mini is all about making even the most boring journey a little bit more enjoyable".

great job done by Momentum in London.
bravo.


via PSFK

7.11.07

DIGNITAS SUICIDE COMPANY SWITZERLAND THIBAULT-THIBAULT SUICIDELAND ZURICH LEGAL SWISS THIBAULT THIBAULT-THIBAULT

when we were kids we used to sometimes call Switzerland, Suicideland.
It was kind of a good nickname for our big little country, referring to the bit boring (that's at least what we thought at the time) teenager life we had there.

Dignitas, a swiss service company, is all over the news nowadays.(in french) and here (in German)...
Why? for its service.
Dignitas offers totally legal, medically controlled and organized suicide.

Their tagline: "To live with dignity. To die with dignity". (which is kind of a strange tagline as they organize suicides in cars for example...)

Find out more here, and make up your mind.

(I mean on the subject, not whether you should use or not their service).

Yeah, that's my
Switzerland.

NON MERCI, J'AI PAS FAIM - GARE DE NYON - SELECTA - NON MERCI J'AI PAS FAIM DISTRIBUTEUR SELECTA - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT SELECTA - GARE DE NYON

seen at Nyon's train station, Switzerland.
"no, thank you, I'm not hungry".(click to enlarge)
not sure about the final message, but there is one.

24.10.07

JIMMY WALES - WIKIPEDIA DONATION - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - JIMBO - OPLC - ZONBU - ZONBOX - THE TRUTH IN NUMBERS - THIBAULT HOFER

Introducing Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder. Watch Jimbo (I think it's kind of his nickname...) explain how Knowledge still Reigns Supreme around the world and how Wikipedia needs donation in order to develop faster and better in certain countries.
The short film features pieces of The Truth in Numbers documentary and talks about the "a PC for less than 100$" project. (by the wau I think they are two, the Zonbu's Zonbox, and the One Laptop Per Child project)

Donations go here.

Jimmy Jimbo's blog there.

23.10.07

STEFANO CASANOVA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN - EXPLAY - MICROVISION - NANO PROJECTOR - PHONE PROJECTOR - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - NEXT GREAT THING - ALLISON MOONEY -

oops, here's my techno-boner again... (bit nasty, but very visual, sorry).
nano-projection, pocket projectors, mobile devices projection are my new "close future turn on's".



PSFK's talking about it today, reporting on Italian designer Stefano Casanova's beautiful mobile phone/projector (picture). Wall Street Journal's talking about it too (or vice versa), article teaser here. Microvision works on it with Motorola (all this in psfk's post by Allison Mooney from NGT).


But my favorites are definitely Explay's products, specially their nano-projector.(first picture)

What if we ended up really living like Sport Billy (remember the bag?).

Wow, fuck, great.
Wait a minute, will our bodies adapt... will humans have tiny skinny micro fingers in the future... ?

22.10.07

DIESEL LEARN DANCE DISCO 78 - DIESEL GOES VIRAL AGAIN - DIESEL YOUTUBE - ADAGE - TELEPORTATION - FINNISH DANCE MASTER - DIESEL - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

Diesel's power brand brand's power: or how the Italian fashionista jeans maker takes an old Finnish dance master's video lesson, re-edit it, add a bit of CGI (meant to be poor I guess by the way) and makes 53,777 hits on Ytube in 5 days...
Personally, I prefer this one, Teleportation. ("only" 44,024 hits in 3 weeks, see...).

Does anyone still wants to run TVC's ? (yes... I know).
films shot and written by
Rozan&Schmeltz @ Surface2Air.

Update!
Well, after all, my post wasn't about this so called "success" (is it really?). I know that most blogs, sites and magazines in the business talked about this Diesel internet move, that probably explains part of the 55 K hits on Ytube. 'Come on people, let's be honest, the films are not interesting at all, neither particularly "viral ready", neither amazing in terms of production, and so on, and so on.
Well, here's the back of my thought: This stuff is absolutely not interesting. A proper documentary about finnish dance master Ake Blomqvist (and partner Leena of course) would have been way more. by the way here's the original footage used by Surface2Air and there, Master Blomqvist's real dance school).

inspired by AdAge's Steve Hall

JOSH KEYES - CHUCK ANDERSON - AMERICAN ART - ART - ART ART - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

































art by american artists Josh Keyes.


thanx to psfk via other american artist Chuck Anderson

19.10.07

VICE BROADCASTING SYSTEM - VICE MAGAZINE - SPIKE JONZE - RICHARD KERN - AMERICANA - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - INFOTAINMENT SANDWICH

ViceBroadcastingSystem.tv has been around for a while now, but I only spent some time on it a week ago or so. It's basically the VICE magazine/group TV channel(s)/network on the net. You'll find some great shows in there, such as "Spike spends Saturday with..." (director Spike Jonze spends a Saturday afternoon with... someone), or "shot by Kern" (photo sessions with photographer Richard Kern) or the VBS news, Americana, etc, etc, just to name a few. So, again, dig in there, you'll find a show for you for sure. "online broadcast networks" are really interesting and they are more and more active (spreading to long feature films production, having more and more regular shows, increasing quality on every level, etc). I'm really wondering (even if I can imagine part of the answer) what are the habits of their "regular audience". I don't know, it seems logical that you can get "hooked" by such a show/channel, and that technology really makes it easy to follow on a regular basis (podcasts, RSS, any kind of subscribing...). But the fact that it is drowned in thousands and thousands of other free and exciting sources of interest or entertainment makes me wonder if anyone really sticks to one show/channel... it seems that once you've found something interesting on the net, you can't wait to find the next one, and so on and so on. At the end of the day, there is no way out, you'll have to make a choice to make it worthy. I like that idea that all the news/cultural/entertaining sources that you can find on the net are like sandwich "ingredients". Thousands of sandwich ingredients to chose out of. But again, finally, if you don't have at least two slices of bread and a decent number of "layers" (can you eat a sandwich with 1347 slices of ham, 349 pieces of cheese and 34 Kg of mustard?), you end up with a heap of indigestible stuff and probably won’t “eat” nothing. Just like your body, your brain needs to be careful on the menu. Bon appetit.

17.10.07

THE ARCADE FIRE NEON BIBLE VIDEO - FULL SCREEN VIDEOS - HERON PRESTON - INTERACTIVE VIDEOS - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

hey hey,
was reading a post on Heron Preston's blog yesterday (have a look, good stuff) about "full screen videos" on websites. I totally agree with him, they're really nice, bringing something special to online moving images, that kind of TV feeling with an arty touch added... also agree with him that they can not be everywhere. anyway, here's an evolution of the technique (so to say): The Arcade Fire "Neon Bible" interactive video. (the group's site is really well done too) Mixing full screens vids and that interactive exchange probably gives a good idea of how next big hit sites will look like pretty, pretty, pretty soon.

thank you's go to Heron Preston and the Fabrica Blog.

MAPS OF WAR - HISTORY OF RELIGION - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

hey.
Guys at
"Maps Of War" just did this crystal clear animation map of the evolution of major religions. as they say, 5000 years in 90 seconds.

worth the check.



thanx to the Fabrica blog

16.10.07

DOVE - UNILEVER - AXE - LYNX - ONSLAUGHT - DOVE ONSLAUGHT - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - DOVE

New Dove flick. here on Ytube.
Smart, smart, smart Unilever.
On one side, it plays it nice and gentle with the ladies via Dove, on the other it invites crazy young males, via Axe/Lynx, to catch them and f*%!£k them hard.
yeah!

AXE US - DAVID SPADE - THE WORLD'S DIRTIEST FILM - LE FILM LE DU MONDE LE PLUS SALE - AXE AXE AXE - LYNX - CONTENT CREATION - CONTENT - THIBAULT-THIBA

David Spade and Axe proudly present (?!?!) The World's Dirtiest Film, and here..
content, content, dirty content. Axe again.

MEKANISM - MEKANISM SAN FRANCISCO - AXE - SURFWIDE - SNICKERS - SEGA - BP - CLEARIFICATION - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

tons and tons and tons and tons and tons of quality work.
Mekanism, enjoy.

15.10.07

MP3 TAPE PLAYER - TAPE PLAYER - THIBAULT-THIBAULT


I want one of these.
buy it here.

COMMON CRAFT - INTERNET IN PLAIN ENGLISH - SIMPLE DEMONSTRATIONS - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT HOFER

easy, simple, clear.
all that we need, The Common Craft Show.



thanx to Fallon Planning

YOUTUBE - HISTORY OF YOUTUBE - FIRST VIDEO ON YOUTUBE - TUBE YOU - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

Here's the history of YouTube on YouTube.
Or should I say a super fast and growing history of YouTube on YouTube.
Bonus, the first video uploaded on YouTube, and the first most popular YouTube's video on YouTube.
what are we talking about ?

MARC ECKO - BARRY BONDS 756 BALL - VOTE756 - AIR FORCE ONE TAG - MARC ECKO BASEBALL - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

"I bought this baseball to democratize the debate over what to do with it,"
Marc Ecko (Air Force One Tag with Droga5) won the $752,467 bid on Barry Bonds' record-breaking 756th home run baseball. He bought the ball, and let the public decide what to do with it (3 choices: sent it into outa space and never talk about it again, give it to the Hall Of Fame as it is or give it to the Hall of Fame branded (with an Ecko asterisk)).

Result... check the official, Vote756.

"The idea that some of the best athletes in the country are forced to decide between being competitive and staying natural is troubling."

The man is right, and probably did the best brand move in the past ten years.
nice.

BLU BLU - FANTOCHE - MEGUNICA - ANIMATIONS - DRAWINGS - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - BLU - BLU - BLU ANIMATIONS

bluBlu.org.
Beautiful animations, amazing urban wall living paper creatures.
lovely.

incredible, here.

FRANK BUDGEN - SONY BRAVIA PLAY DOH - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - NEW YORK - FALON - CABRAL - SONY BALLS - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

you've seen it 100X of course,
but the making of is nice and easy.
here.

TOYOTA TACOMA WORLD OF WARCRAFT - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

Toyota Tacoma + World of Warcraft.
If you wanna play red neck, do it there.

A FEW GOOD CREATIVE MEN - A FEW GOOD CREATIVE MEN - A FEW GOOD CREATIVE MEN - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT

nice work.
click here to view.

19.9.07

THE URBAN DICTIONARY - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - URBAN - SLANG DICTIONARY WITH YOUR DEFINITIONS - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - DEFINE YOUR WORLD - DEFINE YOUR WORD

and you thought a mushroom was something you could eat, or, bad for you, this ugly thing on your foot. it's not, and depending on your tastes, it's hilarious, disgusting or very interesting...

mushroom
a dick slap across the face of someone, leaving a red mark resembling the head of a mushroom.

"I whipped that bitch out and gave 'er a mushroom"

surprising? who says so? probably the most interesting compilation and illustration of the fast growing and mutating vocabulary used by hundreds of youngsters, geeks, students and... well us.

The Urban Dictionary is one of these virtual places where you can stay for hours. Click on 'random' and enjoy.

Fauxbia
Backseat Buyer
Dinner badge
etc, etc, etc.thousands of language wonders.

12.9.07

ARS ELECTRONICA 2007 - GOODBYE PRIVACY - AUSTRIA - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - IS YOUR LIFE BETTER? - THIBAULT HOFER - ART,TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY - THIBAULT-T




"Goodbye Privacy” is the theme of this year’s Ars Electronica, the festival extraordinaire of art, technology and society in Linz, Austria. September 5–11, 2007...".
Yummy, yummy, interesting.
This Austrian festival has been around for a long long time. Here's the wiki and the official site. Amazing to see that these guys were already discussing major issues... 10 years in advance. The artistic dimension of the festival also seems very exciting (animation festival, concerts, events, exhibitions, etc...).

Have a look, Dirty Curious Avatar.

You'll even maybe find some answers to these crazy questions:
what is really the effect of all these technological tools on our lives?
Do you really talk more to your cousin in Wisconsin now that you can email, call, twitter, facebook, myspace him?

Is your life better? (fuck, this one is so stupid, I love it).

11.9.07

BACK ON TRACK - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - SUMMER BREAK - WHIPPET - BLOGGING IS LIKE HAVING A DOG - SUMMER IN BIARRITZ - THIBAULT HOFER

Hello. It's been a long time.
As I always say, a blog is like a dog. First you find it nice and amusing and after a couple of month it even pisses you off to have him walk for a piss.
This attitude is wrong, I'm ashamed.
My blog-dog dog-blog must be dead, starving or at least very very angry at me now.
Let's try to feed and pet him right again.

Summer's over, I'm back.

17.7.07

OMAHA BITCH - CES MESSIEURS - ALBAN - NOSE PREMIERE HEURE - DANCING CYPRINE - OMAHA BITCH - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

Rock'n'roll. Ass'n'legs. Guitars'n'Heroes.
New Omaha Bitch's Dancing Cyprine video love.
Powered by Nose@PremiereHeure,

the classy Ces Messieurs,

and the band, Omaha Bitch.

Listen with the eyes,
watch it with the ears...

29.6.07

BUMP TOP - LET'S GET PHYSICAL - PABLO - ADSENSE - PHOTOSYNTH - MICROSOFT SURFACE - IPHONE - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT HOFER - LIVING IN A MATERIAL

Let's get physical, physical,
I wanna get physical, let's get into physical
Let me hear your body talk,
Your body talk, let me hear your body talk





"Bump top", impressively cool desktop metaphor, or how to recreate your personal organized mess in your computer...
Just imagine: opening your "photosynth" app. trough "bump top" on your Microsoft Surface.... what? you prefer to buy an iPhone, then check the first users tests before you move: NYTimes, AlterClickr.

Living in a material world (material)
Living in a material world
(repeat and fade)

mastermind post contributor: Pablo Prince des Palettes

28.6.07

ZAG SEVEN BOOKS - MARTY NEUMEIER - A.RIES - J.TROUT - E.DE BONO - W.CHAN KIM - R.MAUBORGNE - JC.COLLINS - JI.PORRAS - PM.SENGE-CM.CHRISTENSEN-G.HAMEL

when it comes to branded books on brands,
you can trust Marty and his ZAG-o-ZAG.
7 choices, don't know them all, of course, but probably worth the check.
the choice is yours.

27.6.07

KEEP A CHILD ALIVE - JOHNNY VULKAN - IPHONE KEEP A CHILD ALIVE - IPHONE EBAY - KEEP A CHILD ALIVE - THE LINE STARTS HERE - FIRST IPHONE - KEEP A CHILD

The human side of technology.
The real connectivity trough a fancy electronic device.
In two words: splendid idea (as R.Davies says).
The idea:
be the first to get an iPhone,
sell it on eBay
and give 100% of the proceeds to the Keep A Child Alive organization.

here's the starting point on flickr.
For the rest get ready and check eBay.

OPEN INTELLIGENT AGENCY - DAVID NOTTOLI - EMILY REED - JEFFRE JACKSON - RUSSEL DAVIES - FUTURES AGENCIES - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

David Nottoli - NYC

Emily Reed - sydney

Jeffre Jackson - amsterdam

Russel Davies - london

Talented thinkers, global small business, free collaboration.

An Open, Intelligent, but still Agency.

Is future going to look like that? Hope so.

TED - TECHNOLOGY ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN - TED TALKS - TED SPEAKER - SETH GODIN - AL GORE - PHOTOSYNTH - TED - TED BLOG - TED GLOBAL - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

Technology,
Entertainment,
D
esign.


TED, about 100 business-creative ideas (and of course a bit of bull%*+t) on video.

Definitely worth the check.

26.6.07

D&AD AWARDS 2007 - CANNES LIONS - THE ONE CLUB THE ONE SHOW - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - AD AWARDS - WHY THE HELL DO YOU GIVE SO MANY PRIZES?


Well, Cannes Ad festival just finished.

You better check the
D&AD 2007 awards winners, believe me.

Still not satisfied ? Then go there:
The One Club.

STARDOLLS - CELEBRITY PAPER DOLLS - TEENAGER FASHION LOVE - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - GET NAKED - YEAH - THIBAULT HOFER - STARDOLLS - PAPERDOLLS GAME - STAR

Here's one of the new teenager (and fashion pervert lovers obviously) favorite site.

The Stardolls.com project, where stars are paper dolls.

Not that far from reality finally... great design, easy to "use" and good looking easy to undress people. The enitre star system to play with!




thanx to contagious magazine.

JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS - DIESEL LIQUID SPACE - DIESEL FASHION SHOW 08 - DIESEL THE HEIDIES - DIESEL - RENZO ROSSO - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT HOFER

Jem & The Holograms come to live,
introducing the latest Diesel fashion show: Liquid Space S/S 08.

Have a look, future is knocking on our door, again. Shall we let it in?

And while we're at it, Diesel again: "The Heidies". viral/social/crazy campaign for the poshy Italian brand.

Renzo Rosso is back, and he means business.




bonus:
Jem episode guide with all the featured tracks, Rock FM to the fullest!

13.6.07

LUIS NIETO - CARLITOPOLIS - PARANOID PROJECTS - ENSAD PROMO 2005 - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - CARLITOPOLIS

Gondry-esque,
and it's a compliment.


Luis Nieto's 2005 graduation work is probably the best example of giving life to CGI ideas (have a look at the prizes and awards list...)


Luis is now a ParanoidProjects director.

Carlitopolis.com for the entire story.

ERGONOMIC WALLPAPER - SURREALIEN - WARPING WALLPAPER TECHNOLOGY - WARP YOUR ROOM - BOINGBOING - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - THIBAULT HOFER - GERMAN WALLPAPER

House of style, style your house.
Good idea, or should I say technique, coming from
Germany.

The Warping Wallpaper Technology.


Give them every detail of your room (dimensions, electric plugs, etc...) and they will customize a unique wallpaper for you.

Sounds classic, but the effect really kills, check it out.

thanx to boingboing

12.6.07

FALLON FOR SONY - NEW SONY BRAVIA AD - FALLON LONDON - PLEIX FOR SONY - SONY PLEIX - HD EXPERIMENT - HD SONY - SONY BRAVIA AD - PLAIX BRAVIA

Sony... like no other again.

Thanks to the really like no other talent of Pleix and Fallon
(check the ''birds'' project, probably inspirational for the Sony flick)


... then try to forget ''balls''
by clicking here.


NIKE COMMERCIALS - NIKE BUENO AIRES - NIKE RUNNER PLUS - NOT A USUAL NIKE AD - MOVE AND SHAKE - DANCE YOUR BODY - SWEAT NIKE - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - YES

Hot & juicy new Nike commercials.
Just loose it.
Male and female version.
Male: to get rid of that beer belly, sweat a pint.
Female: Move 'n' shake instead of Nip'n'Tuck.

Nice.

thanx to if!PSFK and brainstrom9. Illustration from the 'Brand Gap'

11.6.07

THE CREATIVITY AWARDS - CREATIVITY - ADAGE GROUP - THIBAULT-THIBAULT - COMBOS - DOVE - TOYOTA - AXE - MIT - THIBAULT HOFER

C-WALK - THEREMIN - LEON THEREMIN - THEREMIN - C-WALK - CRAZY - BIZARRE MACHINE - DANCE TO THE MUSIC - THIBAULT-THIBAULT

now what?
hell yeah, dance to the music.
Top of the hype: C-walk on Theremin beats.

Learn C-Walk here, and hear the "crazy" sounds of the first totally electronic instrument there (above, Lev Terme aka Léon Theremin, the inventor of the bizarre machine).

Go practice boys and girls.

WHO HAS SEEN THE iPHONE? ON TV OR MAGAZINES? - iPHONE PRODUCT PLACEMENT - WHO IS THE FIRST TO SPOT THE iPHONE? - PEOPLE WITH iPHONE - iPHONE CONTEST

music videos?
TV series?
people magazine?
people party?
people?
feature film?




WHO IS GOING TO SPOT THE FIRST iPHONE PRODUCT PLACEMENT?


please place comments if you've seen the thing.
REWARD
(not an iPhone, obviously...)

UPDATE / BY THE WAY:
just to make sure they won't come back in my net:
the first ad: hello
the first offical/product ads, here
and this beautiful first fake ad "the future is calling" by Ryan Landels
and other fake ads on Ytube.