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13-Year-Old Girl Develops Cure For Hiccups - DesignTAXI.com

13-Year-Old Girl Develops Cure For Hiccups - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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No longer will we have to drink large quantities of water, or hold our breaths for a minute, to relieve ourselves of hiccups.

A 13-year-old girl from Manchester, Connecticut—Mallory Kievman—may have found a cure in getting rid of hiccups!

Called ‘Hiccupops’, they are made with apple cider vinegar and sugar—which according to her will ‘over-stimulate’ the hiccup causing nerves in our throat and mouth, and making the hiccups stop!

Her patented Hiccupops have won prizes for innovation and patentability.

She will soon be leading a team of graduates from the University of Connecticut to launch Hiccupops worldwide.

Say goodbye to hiccups during your next presentation—as long as your audience doesn’t mind you sucking on a Hiccupop!

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Creative Review showcases the winners of the One Show

Creative Review showcases the winners of the One Show | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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The 'solar powered' annual report wins at One Show
Graphic Design


Posted by Creative Review, 9 May 2012, 9:48

 

See source;

http://www.oneclub.org/#pane=awards

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Murmure – Agence Créative

Murmure – Agence Créative | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Showcase of Agence MURMURE Créative

 

Visit the website to experience the inventive 'Parallax' display of half-transparent images by scrolling...

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Kickstarter Advice From The Guy Whose E-Paper Watch Raised $7.1M

Kickstarter Advice From The Guy Whose E-Paper Watch Raised $7.1M | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Eric Migicovsky needed money. It was January of 2012, and even though he had a cool idea--a watch that could connect to your iPhone or Android smartphone to display incoming calls, calendar and weather alerts, and email, Twitter, and Facebook...
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Color Coding Shows Word Origins In Famous Texts

Color Coding Shows Word Origins In Famous Texts | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Yet I had no idea how bad it was until I encountered this remarkable, simple visualization from Ideas Illustrated, which pulled various “English” passages (ranging from Mark Twain to UN maritime documentation) and marked each word’s origin in various colors. It looks like Shakespeare is puking Skittles.

 

That said, you do learn a few things. By the sheer force of pink, it’s clear that Old English (in pink) is the closest thing we’ve probably got to true English. No doubt, it helps that articles like “the” and “a” along with prepositions like “of” and staple verbs like “is” and “was” are all Old English. And pluralizing by adding an “s” on a word is a Middle English (red) trick--which you begin to appreciate as every word appears to be bleeding.

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Target Store Creates ‘The Avengers’ Using Everyday Objects - DesignTAXI.com

Target Store Creates ‘The Avengers’ Using Everyday Objects - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

27 Apr 2012

 

Target Store Creates ‘The Avengers’ Using Everyday Objects - DesignTAXI.com...

 

In anticipation of Marvel’s The Avengers film, popular American retail chain Target has launched an ad campaign that features the Avengers constructed from everyday objects found it its stores.

Titled ‘A Superhero in Every Aisle’, the campaign is produced by Portland-based agency Wieden + Kennedy.

 

The ad features Iron Man made from headlights, toys, Dr. Pepper cans and pencils while Thor’s Hammer is made from among other things, a toaster and a dumbbell.

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Perfume Souvenirs Let You Smell Like Your Favorite Cities - DesignTAXI.com

Perfume Souvenirs Let You Smell Like Your Favorite Cities - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

26 Apr 2012 | Designtaxi

 

They say that the sense of smell triggers memories more than all the other senses combined.

And if you can smell like a new Apple product, you should be able to smell like your favorite city too.

Perfumer Gérald Ghislain and designer Magalie Sénéquier created perfume souvenirs that ‘catch the essence of your travel’.

 

‘The Scent of Departure’ are bottles of perfume that contain the ‘essence of cities’—so that you can relive and recall your travel destinations with just a whiff of the perfume.

Ghislain and Sénéquier have curated the scents of places Abu Dhabi, Paris, Bali, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Milan, and the likes.

We’re not sure whether the scents smell truly of the places they’re supposed to resemble—does New York really smell like green apples, lotus flowers, jasmine, lilac, rose petals, caramelized apples, white musk, vanilla and caramel, put together?

 

More destinations can be found here;

http://usa.thescentofdeparture.com/destinations.php

 

 

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A Pop Up chocolate store, where you pledge on facebook to pay

This pop-up chocolate store let you pay with the promise of a good deed toward a person you care for. The chocolate boxes had a range of different ‘price’ options so that people could pick a box according to the good deed they were willing to do. 
Instead of a cash register the store uses iPads where people can log in to Facebook and post their promises to the profiles of both the giver and receiver of the generous deed.


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Robotify.me – what Labs are making next, and why.

Robotify.me – what Labs are making next, and why. | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Author: James Mitchell, Strategist, BBH & BBH Labs

 

Every once in a while at Labs, we like, no, need to get our hands dirty. Oily, even. We like to make stuff that we can learn from – learn from the making of and learn from the interactions with. Robotify.me is one such experiment. And unlike most of our output, we’re going to share its whole gestation with you. Partly because we’re too excited not to, partly because we want you to shape the product.
Product? Yes. With robotify.me, we want to put a personal digital robot into the hands of every person who wants one.


Of all the companions you could make, why a robot? Why not a plant, an animal, even a pet rock? Because of the line robots walk (or fly), between the artificial and the human. They are not alive, but in the way the act we try to give them life. And this has bearing on the other half of the project.

 

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The story about Birds on Twitter

Birds on twitter is the english version of advertising campaign for Latvian weekly magazine IR, 2011.

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Pantone reveals 336 new colours | Blog | Computer Arts magazine

Pantone reveals 336 new colours | Blog | Computer Arts magazine | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Pantone has added 336 brand new colours to its Pantone Plus series, giving designers more choice and flexibility when it comes to creative work...
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Creative Review - 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design #53

Creative Review - 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design #53 | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

In the second of our extracts from the new Laurence King book, 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design, Steven Heller and Véronique Vienne look at 'shadow play'...


#53 Shadow play

 

One of graphic designers' most enduring obsessions is to try to escape from flat land.

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4 Ways To Keep Great Ideas From Getting Stuck In The Pipeline

4 Ways To Keep Great Ideas From Getting Stuck In The Pipeline | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

WRITTEN BY: Gordon Hui

 

(...)

 

More than ever, innovation is a real, tangible competency at many Fortune 500 companies, which are investing substantially in their innovation capabilities to build new businesses, explore new technologies, and find new avenues to creating value.

 

(...)

 

A PATH FORWARD
To better account for the pipeline paradox, corporate innovators should follow these steps:

1.) Begin with the end in mind.

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2.) Be clear about the goals of your pilot.

(...)

3.) Figure out a way to turn a profit in the short term.

(...)

 

And One More Thing …

Steve Jobs famously said, “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” (...)

 

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Philippe Starck Creates Spray That Instantly Makes You Drunk

Philippe Starck Creates Spray That Instantly Makes You Drunk | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

07 May 2012

Designtaxi (via Daily Mail)

 

You can now get drunk for a few seconds at a time.

As part of their niche market referred to as ‘aerosol cuisine’, French designer Philippe Starck has joined forces with French-American scientist David Edwards to develop a small spray that gets you feeling drunk for a few seconds with no aftereffects.

Called ‘WA|HH Quantum Sensations’, the alcohol aerosol spray looks like a lipstick and dispenses 0.075 ml of alcohol each time—a minimum quantity for the alcohol microparticles to stimulate the brain.

 

Read more.....http://goo.gl/xNAX7

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Concept for new Swedish money

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(Image: proposal for new currency)

 

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By Mirko

 

Stockholm Design Lab participated in the competition for the redesign of the Swedish currency. Unfortunately, their design was not chosen. They put up a PDF together to explain their process. You can see some images of their proposal on this post, the last image is the (ugly) chosen new currency.

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3 Tips For Selling A Geeky Idea To Everyone

3 Tips For Selling A Geeky Idea To Everyone | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
When I’m not writing for Fast Company or elsewhere, I make films that help organizations and companies make sense of interesting ideas.
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Camera Describes Pictures Instead Of Taking Them, Using Crowdsourcing

Camera Describes Pictures Instead Of Taking Them, Using Crowdsourcing | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
Our photos are filled with gobs of metadata, but it’s mostly useless stuff to anyone but pro photographers. It identifies the camera the photo was taken on and all of its settings, but it can’t tell us anything else.
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Pebble Watch for iPhone and Android, The Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever - Forbes

Pebble Watch for iPhone and Android, The Most Successful Kickstarter Project Ever - Forbes | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
In less than three minutes of video, Migicovsky lays out this case for the Pebble watch with the inevitability of an Apple product launch (without the turtleneck!).
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A Broken Polaroid Camera Spits Out Amazing Abstract Art

A Broken Polaroid Camera Spits Out Amazing Abstract Art | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
New York photographer William Miller thought he scored big when he snapped up an old Polaroid SX-70 at a yard sale for $20. “I’ve always loved this camera,” he says in his artist’s statement.
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MIT student builds wooden DIY cellphone for $150

MIT student builds wooden DIY cellphone for $150 | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it
If you're looking for a new phone with a unique look and a modest price tag, MIT's High-Low Tech research group has just the thing for you — a DIY cellphone made of wood. PhD student David...
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See the photos! Huge archive of historical photos of New York City debuts online 

See the photos! Huge archive of historical photos of New York City debuts online  | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Image: In this Oct. 7, 1914 photo provided by the New York City Municipal Archives, painters are suspended from wires on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York. (AP Photo/New York City Municipal Archives, Department of Bridges/Plant & Structures, Eugene de Salignac)

 

 

Incredible images among 870,000 photos of NYC now available to the public for the first time

 

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 12:41 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 12:41 PM

 

ARCHIVE

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/home.html

 

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IKEA Makes Digital Cameras Out Of Cardboard - DesignTAXI.com

IKEA Makes Digital Cameras Out Of Cardboard - DesignTAXI.com | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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At last week’s Milan Salone design show, IKEA distributed digital cameras made of cardboards as part of their press kit.

The “disposable” camera runs on two AA batteries, can store up to 40 images on internal memory stick and has a USB connector as well.

According to Gizmodo Italy, the camera will be available for sale in IKEA stores soon.

 

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9 Principles For Great Branding By Design

9 Principles For Great Branding By Design | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

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BY EXPERT BLOGGER MARK MCNEILLY

04-16-2012 | 6:47 AM

 

We all know great design has a critical role to play in building a great brand. But how do we go about making that happen? I recently had the opportunity to speak to three top designers about that very question: Robert Brunner, founder of the design shop Ammunition and author of Do You Matter: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company; Joe Doucet, founder of Joe Doucet Studio and David Hill, vice president of design at Lenovo and author of the Design Matters blog.
Through these conversations, it became clear that the link between design and branding is important, and that having a top design team is to crucial to having a winning brand.


Here's what I learned:

 

1. Branding and design are, to a large extent, inseparable.(...)

 

2.If design is the brand, stop thinking of branding and design as distinct disciplines. (...)


3. Brands need to create an emotional relationship with people.(...)


4. Designers need to "get" the essence of the brand. (...)

 

5. Design needs to be strategic from the outset. (...)

 

6. Integrate design early in the process to drive innovation and create solutions. (...)

 

7. Don't overdesign. (...)

 

8. Use design to continually reinvent the brand.(...)


9. Use design to make a difference.(...)


While these steps may require a new way of thinking about design for some, they're key steps to the path for those who want to build a great brand and make life better for those who experience them.

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New logo: Actimel (Danone) | Poland + UK

New logo: Actimel (Danone) | Poland + UK | Creative Feeds | Scoop.it

Actimel is a "probiotic" yogurt drink manufactured by the global dairy group Danone and sold in Europe, Latin America and North America (where it is known as DanActive). This month it has introduced a revitalised visual identity in the UK, created by Dragon Rouge in London.

 

The most noticeable part of the redesign is an overhaul of the brand logo, probably the most substantial redesign of Actimel's logo since its launch

 

Actimel's visual identity differs a bit between markets, but the logo has typically used a purple serifa for 'Acti-' and a blue san-serif for '-mel', with a yellow arch tying them together. The new logo introduces a contemporary typeface and drops the arch for a sunrise icon. A sunrise has previously featured on the Actimel bottles.

 

The new packaging reportedly hit UK stores on April 10. The new look is also already in use in Poland. It remains to be seen if other markets follow.

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