In Case of Emergency: Give Roses

Well this is an absolutely adorable concept. Amsterdam’s Kingsday agency posted these little “In case of Emergency” boxes all around with City of Love, encouraging pedestrians to break the “glass” (it’s actually cellophane) and give a rose to an attractive passerby. It’s a playful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day—and the Parisian setting really gives it…

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Guinness on the Sapeurs: The Men Inside the Suits

Ever since Solange Knowles featured the sapeurs—Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes (the Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People)—in one of her music videos, I’ve been entranced. I did a minor in Postcolonial Studies in college, but rarely is there a colonial vestige as sartorially interesting as the style of the sapeurs. I love…

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What does the world think of America?

Loved today’s NPR blog post asking American expats to solicit opinions of America from the people in their local communities. The results? Well, for the most part they won’t surprise you. The general consensus—which focused on our affection for guns and lard—across countries and continents, makes me a little sad about the state of our…

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It’s a Small World (Machine) After All

A bit of a throwback now, but I can’t think of a time of year that’s more applicable for the message in this Coca-Cola video. It’s all about bridging differences, making connections, building relationships, and remembering we’re not so different after all. I’m constantly amazed by the power of technology and advertising, especially when they…

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Instagram Location of the Year

Way to use your analytics, Instagram! I love this post they came out with today, showcasing the most Instagrammed locations of 2013.  I’m a little surprised that the number slot goes to Siam Paragon, the biggest mall in Bangkok. Don’t get me wrong, I loved me some Siam Paragon while I lived there, and they…

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Stunning Photos of the Alps

On one of my recent perusals of Behance, I stumbled across the photography of Lukas Furlan. He’s got some amazing shots on his Behance profile, my favorites of which are his Alp Impression series. The colors and light in these shots are just amazing—If these don’t make you want to grab a backpack and your…

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What’s That in the Sky? : British Airways New Billboards

In honor of the busiest travel day of the year, here’s a video of British Airways’ awesome new interactive billboards in action. I’m sure many of us know the feeling of standing beside a four-year old who’s scanning the skies for the next jetstream. I love that they’ve captured that moment here—with the funny twist…

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It’s Just Around the Corner: Europe

What if all it took to be  transported from your home city to another large European city  was the opening of a door ? On September 13th and 16th, SNCF and TBWA\Paris made it happen. Colorful doors were placed in major SNCF destination cities. Thanks to some incredible technological achievements, which provided a spotless real-time experience and…

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Highlining in the French Alps: Paul Smith

Holy shit, my palms were soaked just watching the ad, but the behind-the-scenes look at the making of Paul Smith’s new underwear advertisement has got the acid seriously up in my stomach. It features slackliners Antoine Moineville and Tancrède Melet performing some truly incredible feats way high up in the French Alps. Encore, frenchies!! While…

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24-Hour Design Challenge: Midtown Atlanta

Savannah College of Art and Design Generate Challenge I barely knew what I was signing up for when my department—the Graduate Studies in Advertising Design at Savannah College of Art and Design—announced a 24-hour design marathon challenge. I think maybe the prize money (a whopping $2500) blinded me to the key part there: 24 hours.…

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