I love this gorgeously designed animation of a fantasy fast food world, called Happy Food, by Yum Yum London. They manage to make all the characters so cute – I particularly like the hot dog and the zombie.
Looking at that last video, they obviously didn’t know about Liqui-Glide! Thanks to James for being the first in a long line of people to alert me to this amazing innovation – a non-stick material for ketchup and sauce bottles. Liqui-Glide is a coating that can be used in any condiment bottle, to enable the contents to flow out easily. It was one of those things that made everyone say ‘WOW’. No more thrashing the bottoms of glass ketchup bottles! No more getting annoyed with squeezy bottles never releasing the last bit of sauce! No more wasted products!
It was created by a MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith, working with a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group. Read more about the technology and more videos of how it works, on the Fast Company website.
Thanks to Periscope who, through their Tweet (no pun intended) we discovered these amazing LEGO brick British Birds, created by Thomas Poulsom, on the LEGO CUUSOO ideas site. You can vote for any of his six creations, which include a Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, and Puffin to name a few, here.
Thanks to Zayne for sharing these amazing illustrations called Bodies of Water, by Tamsyn Mystkowski: “I thought this was good fun because I know how much my mind get taken off on a direction with word associations, and I like these because of the combination of old sepia pictures of actual (lovely) places with their reinterpreted body of water.” This was found via the Hamilton Hughes blog, where they make a very nice point about how distracting evocative words can be. More of Tamsyn Mystkowski’s work on Cargo Collective.
Thanks to Katie for sharing this clever idea for a campaign from ageisobar in Brazil. To promote their Camp juices range they created juice boxes made from actual fruits, that were grown in specially made vacuum moulds, directly from the tree. The real ‘fruit boxes’ were placed among real fruits in supermarkets for customers to discover. The video below shows how they did it (if you can bear the slightly irritating music). Found via The Dieline.
These ‘carpets’ created from different everyday materials such as cotton wool balls, pasta and clothes pegs, come in all shapes and sizes, and I like the fact that they aren’t always displayed on the floor. Dutch art collective We Make Carpets (obviously) have taken a contemporary interpretation of traditional carpet weaving skills. Whereas traditional carpet making was based on materials that only the wealthy could afford, these use ordinary materials to create an interesting range of textures and finishes.
In: Advertising, Art, Brand communications, Film & Animation, Food and Drink, Graphic design, Innovation, Ooh that's nice, Product design, Retail, Structural design, Sustainability, Technology · Tags: Birds, Friday Favourites, Ketchup, lego, Liqui-Glide, Sculpture, Tamsyn Mystkowski, Thomas Poulsom