The 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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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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Instaprint Prints Instagram Snaps Directly On The Spot

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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