Monday, November 30, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
Love your work
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Simon Sinek talks and talks
Simon Sinek is one of those names that pops up regularly in my Linkedin feed.
He's a smart guy with smart things to say about work and the workplace.
His chat with Debbie Millman is well worth putting on your iPod for your commute to work.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Great print copy lives!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
New John Lewis sails in
Monday, November 23, 2015
The Giant Crumpet Show
Shudder to think what it cost to get The Muppets for the ad. But man oh man it was worth every penny.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
And not in a good way.
McDonalds is everywhere. And a lot of people love it.
But the sight of those Golden Arches in beautiful old streets always gets me down.
So you can imagine how I feel looking at this press ad by DDB Vienna.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Give the gift of home
Very touching spot for an air freshener.
Yes you read that right. An air freshener.
Well I guess if anyone can crack that brief Droga5 NYC can.
Good to see it also involves a partnership with Habitat For Humanity to help benefit families and their homes.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Things I wish I'd said
Monday, November 16, 2015
What can I say. I'm a man of well considered taste.
Suffice to say I am appallingly bad at hiding my disappointment in a gift.
Which may explain why I love the Harvey Nichols #GiftFace campaign.
It's by the always reliable Adam&Eve DDB.
There's a nice tv spot too. You can find it on YouTube.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Creative horror stories
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Lack of govt vision
If you don't know her Martha Lane Fox was co-founder of LastMinute.com and is a very high profile speaker and thinker on all matters internet in the UK.
Judging by the conversation playing out I'd say the UK government is as shortsighted as the Australian one when it comes to a national broadband network.
Given the rapid rise of China over the last few years. Plus the continued growth of India. I'd say there's a strong possibility that Australia and the UK will be third world countries by the time my kids are my age.
Pretty sad really.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Kate Spade & a girl from Girls
I have a real soft spot for the Kate Spade brand. I love it's kooky kitsch vibe.
Which may explain why I'm a sucker for this short film for the brand.
As well as Kate Spade regular Anna Kendrick it also features my favourite girl from Girls - Zosia Mamet.
Keep an eye out for the very clever plug for Uber.
And I can't tell you how happy I am to finally know how to pronounce Zosia properly.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Chatting to Michael Beirut
Terrific episode of the Design Matters podcast with Debbie Millman chatting to esteemed designer Michael Beirut.
Monday, November 09, 2015
The timepiece template
Friday, November 06, 2015
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Look after your beer'd
Just in time for Movember. Beer enhanced shaving products from Carlsberg. I imagine these could quite possibly be the best shaving products in the world.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015
Get your years right
I wrote about the importance of attention to detail in an earlier post today.
Whoever made this ad obviously has no interest in it.
If they did they'd have chosen a Stones song from 1972 rather '78.
They might also have used the Cuervo bottle from '72 as well.
But hey. What would I know!?