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.
We love extraordinary vending machines, so we couldn’t resist featuring this New York-born Swap-o-Matic. The Swap-o-Matic is a vending machine that allows users to donate and receive items, instantly and for free. Why? Because re-using and recycling can be just as fun as buying something new. And, of course, because swapping is contageous and using is the new…Read more →
In order to promote good old Lego (who didn’t grow up with it?), the Malaysia-based office of advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather came up with a neat series of three bus shelter advertisements, entitled ‘Whale’, ‘Caterpillar’ and ‘Monster’. Every ad is a unique piece that completely consists of Lego bricks, and was made in collaboration…Read more →
You have probably heard of flowering tea, which is just as much of an experience to watch as it is to drink — an unseemly pod that blossoms right before your eyes when you immerse it in water, transforming the liquid into fragrant tea. Singaporean student Chan Min Yun has taken a similar approach for medicine in her design project, blooms. She packaged three common medicines in origami forms. The thin water-resistant paper used causes the packaging to unfold when immersed in water, creating a blooming effect.Read more →
How many times have we heard that art is far from people’s lives, that is something extraneous to the real world? Unfortunately, too much. How can we get people closer to it, making it easy and friendly? Although being difficult, there are a pair of nice examples… Does anyone remember the old, american-style cigarette machines?…Read more →