Thursday, March 26, 2009

bruce branit's world builder

I posted this in my other blog, 4x6 & Words, and felt the need to re-post on this blog. It is not only inspirational in its visual effects production, but the story itself is quite touching. I would not be able to place myself in that position (or watch this film again) without tears building in my eyes!

Maybe it's far too late at night—or early in the morning—or maybe I just can't bear the thought of losing a loved one. Whatever the reason may be, the 9 minutes and 15 seconds World Builder brought tears to my eyes. This brilliant work of art was created by filmmaker Bruce Branit. Does his name ring a bell? It might, because you've probably seen his work before on your television set or the big screen. The visual effects section of his resume includes hit television shows Pushing Daisies and Lost, the 21st century King Kong film (2005), the film rendition of Sin City (2005), and so many more. In Branit's words, the touching short film is a story where "a strange man uses holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves." The video is also available in high quality.

Additional link: World Builder on Facebook

Monday, March 9, 2009

pretzel ring with salt diamonds

There are a lot of things I love. Jewelry is one of them. I adore necklaces, rings, bracelets, anklets, headbands; the list goes on. Another thing I love? Food. To combine the two, Roni Baram has designed and put together a Pretzel Ring. It's not just any ring; it's a ring embedded with salt diamonds. How quaint! What's there not to love about edible jewelry? This is one handy snack! (Source)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

escalator marketing

There is an unbelievable number of escalator marketing out there and I'm only finding out about this now. Why is that? Like I said in my last post, making use of public, everyday objects to advertise your product is probably the cleverest thing to do. What better way to brand yourself than a method that jumps out at consumers and have them really think, "Wow"? Surround them in their everyday elements! I chose two of my favourite ones to show you; there are so many more that can be found here!


scotch brite's "sponge"

I absolutely love outdoor, public advertisements. The ability to make use of public space and incorporate and transform commercialism into public use should be praised. I love guerrilla advertisements! And with that, I believe Scotch Brite should win a prize of some sort for this brilliant "Sponge" drinking fountain. What better way to demonstrate the absorbency of their sponges? More pictures can be found in the source link below.


slide + stairs

Leesha is nicknamed xsparkage on the World Wide Web. She is best known for her YouTube videos that act as makeup tutorials for cosmetic lovers worldwide. The girl has beautiful skin, great judgment for ravishing looks and fantastic hair! Anyway, the other day on her Twitter, she tweeted with a link and said she really wanted the item in the link. What was in that link? This stunning staircase is both a slide and stairs! How cool would that be to have in your house? I'd walk up those stairs just to slide down again and again!

Does anyone know where this is from? Seriously, I need to know!

camera lens calender

For all you camera lovers out there who needs a way to keep track of dates, like me, you're in luck. Photographer Sharad Haksar has created something that's going to blow your mind. This isn't a regular camera lens but a Camera Lens Calendar! Each ring represents an aspect of the calendar—the year, month, day, and date! This little baby will last you from last year (2008) to 2032. I want myself one of these! (Source)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Mike Mak Design created a brilliant clock that really makes you think at first glance. Can you guess how it's read?

His design has the "eyes" acting as the hands of the clock. The position of the eyes replace the position of the hands on a clock. The left tells the hour and the right, the minute. Isn't it cool?