Some people inmediately give you the feeling... I wish I was him or her. Andy Macgregor does!

First you come across a picture on Style Bubble

Then there is a link to Fred Butler Style where you see some pictures of Andy.

And finally you arrive at his own site. By then completely smitten!

Look for instance at these paper construction animals, commissioned by Elemental for Chopard watches [please visit his site for more, much more...

Bravo for the man!
Great works, I wish I was Andy Macgregor!


ABOUT DANCE [4] DV8 - Enter Achilles

British dance group DV8 did some great choreographies in the nineties of the last century. This presenting British pub life as an old boys thing, where being 'different' sets the men into celebrating their macho behaviour at the cost of the 'deveator'.

Go see 'all' their work, visit their awesome and inpiring website: DV8.CO.UK


ABOUT DANCE [3] 1234

This film has been able to cheer up so many people, I showed it too. The clever clip, combining a well build up scenography, non chalance, happiness, colour styling, dramatic development, ending into a 'deus ex machina' like disappearance, keeps you watching till the end...


ABOUT DANCE [2] SWAN LAKE [opera Bastille]

Paris L'Opera Bastille reeditioned Rudolph Nureyev's Lac des Cygnes [Swan Lake] on tchaikovsky's magnificent score. This clip gives a nice overview of the final scene, where the sorcerer / black swan comes for Odette, the princess turned swan.

Swan Lake, based on an old Russian fairytale has seen quite some choreographic developments since it's 19th century premier.

Read it's history on wikipedia
Or click for dozens of other exerpts on YouTube



Perrine Lievens [bois et sucre] Click


Anneliese Wolf Click

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro - Blur Building, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland Click

Yang Yi Click



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The Parisian architect Stéphane Malka turned an empty room into a gorgeous minimalist landscape by filling it with the humblest of humble objects, the cardboard box.
The Parisian architect Stéphane Malka turned an empty room into a gorgeous minimalist landscape by filling it with the humblest of humble objects, the cardboard box.
The installation, Rue Sans Frontieres (No Limits in the Streets), was made up of hundreds of boxes painted semi-gloss white, then glued together and thrown up around 2,045-square-foot gallery in Moscow. Like a happy Cubist explosion, they littered the walls, the floor, and the ceiling. It's what you might've gotten had you put Picasso and Kengo Kuma in a Mail Boxes Etc. together.

The exhibit was designed for a Moscow arts fair, and unfortunately, it isn't up any more. Check more photos and Malka's artist's statement here.
[Images courtesy of Stéphane Malka]



About a year ago, Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka made these windows for Hermès' Tokyo shop. Not able to embed the link press here. 
In olden days there used to be the so called AIDA formula, by which one could analyse the marketing possibilities of your design.
Its an advertising formula that has been time-proven for over 100 years and involves only 4 simple steps.

See the explanation of the formula beneath the picture.

Also note that Tokujin Yoshioka is a great conceptual designer, on which we will blog soon again.

First, you grab your prospect’s attention over what you've got to offer.
Second, you elicit their interest about what you sell.
Third, you amplify their desire to purchase your offer.
Fourth finally, you influence them to take action. Buy!

Buying seems not te be so much the objective here, but a tremendously well-done thing is achieved on the first A of attention grabbing!
Let me present Significant Objects, a website, now lying a bit low, because of the book they're making. The goal: A talented, creative writer invents a story about an object. Invested with new significance by this fiction, the object should — according to our hypothesis — acquire not merely subjective but objective value. How to test our theory? Via eBay!

In other words: "Significant Objects combines one of the oldest of all media — the near-improvised short story — with the reinvigorated writer-reader relationship afforded by Web 2.0." — The Independent's Couch Surfer. Follow us on Twitter; join us on Facebook.

Do have alook!



On his YouTube channel TEDtalksDirector, Ken Robinson lectures on creativity. He can talk with wit and humor, like any intelligent stand-upper ...  
In the lecture: "Do schools Kill Creativity?" he shows, how the world is changing and must change with education.
I watched it, thaught and made some wishes for this school year!



Just linking through the 11 consumer trends thought of this coming year.

In 2011, expect companies to monitor consumers' public moods and act upon them with random acts of may never be the same ;-) Read more »

Are you ready for hundreds of millions of more daring, more experienced consumers? Oh, and that's just one side effect of rapid global urbanization... Read more »

Flash sales, group buying, GPS-driven deals: this year, pricing will never be the same... Read more »

Expect an increasing number of 'Western' brands to launch new products or even new brands dedicated (if not paying proper respect) to consumers in emerging markets... Read more »

This year, you can’t go wrong supplying your (online-loving) customers with any kind of symbol, virtual or 'real world', that helps them display to peers their online contributions, creations or popularity... Read more »
As good health is now as important to some consumers as having the biggest, newest or shiniest status symbols, growing numbers of consumers will expect health products and services in the next 12 months (and beyond) to prevent misery (if not improve their quality of life), rather than merely treating illnesses and ailments... Read more »

Expect even more consumers to become curators: broadcasting, compiling, commenting, sharing and recommending content, products, purchases, and experiences to both their friends and wider audiences... Read more »

Brands and wealthy individuals from emerging markets (yes, especially China) will increasingly be expected to give, donate, care and sympathize versus just sell and take. And not just in their home countries, but on a global scale... Read more »

With lifestyles having become fragmented, with dense urban environments offering consumers any number of instantly available options, and with cell/smartphones having created a generation who have little experience of making (or sticking to) rigid plans, this new year will see full-on PLANNED SPONTANEITY... Read more »

When it comes to 'green consumption', expect a rise in ECO-SUPERIOR products: products that are not only eco-friendly, but superior to polluting incumbents in every possible way... Read more »

This could be the year when sharing and renting really tips into mainstream consumer consciousness as big brands and governments put their weight behind this cultural shift... Read more »