I’ve been on here for a little while, but only just got round to giving it a mention… Pinterest is a kind of online scrapbook, where if you see something you like you click on their ‘Pin it’ button in your bookmark bar (a little like an add on in Firefox or an extension in Chrome) and it saves the image into the chosen folder on your pinboard. It’s pretty simple, but a handy idea when it comes to storing imagery. I’m sure different people use it different ways, but for me it’s just an easy way to store inspiration from the web, which I can access anywhere either online or through the app.
In their words (a little more American than my description…) – “Pinterest lets you organize and share all the things you find on the web… Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. “
Take a look for yourself here – pinterest.com
A lovely little creation by BERG, the ‘Little Printer’ will effectively be your very own personal PA. By scouring the web, and other sources available from your phone, it then gives you a bite-size summation each day that they describe as a ‘mini newspaper’. Conveniently this ‘mini newspaper’ is the perfect size to use as a bookmark, slip into your wallet or stick on the fridge, so each morning you can take it with you to enjoy whenever and wherever you fancy!
In Berg’s own words – “Little Printer lives in your front room and scours the Web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day.”
It’s a pity its not available until next year, otherwise it would definitely be on my Christmas list!
You can read more about the ‘Little Printer’ as well as their other projects on their site – bergcloud.com/
Nice, fun little project by Uniqlo. Enter either your Twitter ID, or keywords of your choice, and it takes the tweets and images related to what you entered and animates them. Although slightly psychedelic at times, it’s a good way to amuse yourself for a little while!
Have a play at www.uniqlo.com/colortweet
It seems like every step of the way Burberry have been way ahead of the rest of the fashion industry when it comes to using technologies, and more importantly, using them well. This London Fashion week they had their ‘Tweetwalk’ show, where they tweeted preview photos of every outfit before it hit the catwalk, bringing ‘Burberry’ up to the second most trended term worldwide (impressive eh!), but last April they did something a lot more visually inspiring. Their Holographic catwalk show. With models exploding into each other and randomly appearing/disappearing it was more like a fireworks display than a catwalk show.
If you’d like to see more of their events and other videos check out their YouTube channel here
Or if you’d like to read more on the thinking behind their campaigns there’s an interesting overview up on Mashable here