The Tokyo Zoo Project

Tokyo Zoo Project

GPS drawing is hot. On Spoon & Tamago (great blog for Japan enthusiasts) we came across the Tokyo Zoo Project, a website that builds upon this idea as it transforms Tokyo’s map into one big zoo of GPS-drawn animals. The project, powered by Sony, presents a series of cycling routes around the Japanese capital that trace outlines of different animals, such as a panda that covers Shibuya and a big gorilla that crosses the city’s Haneda district.

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Woodworking: Transforming The Skyscraper

Building with timber is not exactly groundbreaking: wood is a material that is not only aesthetically pleasing (think log cabins in the Rocky Mountains), but one that is affordable, durable, and simple to maintain. Wood is a pretty ubiquitous material in much of the world, and it seems as though the time is right for…

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Coca-Cola’s Huggable Vending Machine

Recently, Coca-Cola installed an extraordinary vending machine at the National University of Singapore. The machine doesn’t want your money, it wants hugs. Ain’t that a good currency in times of financial crisis? A good hug is rewarded with a free can of Coke. It’s as simple as that.

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BIG♥NYC

Earlier this year, the Times Square Alliance came up with a heart sculpture to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In cooperation with Copenhagen-based architecture firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) with FLATCUT and Local Projects the organization launched a beautiful interactive artwork that had to bring people together. The 9 square meters glowing sculpture consisted of 400 transparent LED lit acrylic tubes. The lighting…

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Seattle’s Surreal Blue Trees

Something surreal happened in Seattle’s Westlake Park last week, when all trees suddenly turned blue. Don’t worry, it’s not some tree disease but a fresh landscaping project by Egypt-born and Melbourne-based sculpture artist Konstantin Dimopoulos. To raise awareness about how important trees are to our survival, Dimopoulos painted the trees with a “biologically safe pigmented…

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Tuesday 24 April: PechaKucha Amsterdam #21 At Trouw

Come along at Trouw on Tuesday 24 April for a new mind-blowing edition of PechaKucha Amsterdam! Expect fascinating stories, ideas and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, bound by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds, as well as funky tunes, visuals and more… Presentations by Hans Ubbink, Agata Jaworska (Droog Design),…

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Instaprint Prints Instagram Snaps Directly On The Spot

Instaprint

Instagram and many other mobile imaging applications have brought back the nostalgia of the aesthetics of retro photography to our smartphones over the last couple of years. However, as the digital image has become more immediate and networked, we could say that ‘print never went out of style’. New modes of printing — of what is usually refered to as ‘the Polaroid snapshot’ — could not have stayed out.

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The Most Beautiful Starbucks In The World

Starbucks currently has 19,435 stores spread across 58 countries. According to their website, Starbucks is looking for ways to improve the environmental performances of their stores. The coffee shop brand doesn’t only follow LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certifications standards, some of its new outlets really look good, including this new shop near…

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