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Song for Someone

Song for Someone a business venture by a good friend of mine has just relaunched and now offers an even wider range of songs that are personalised and can be downloaded instantly. The site is now really easy to use, with previews of songs available for just about every name imaginable (I believe there’s 400…

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Augmented reality software

Interesting new technology, the user has a cube in the real world and thecamera maps the character onto it on the screen. An iphone ap came out lastweek with it, and it’s getting some buzz on a few blogs:Design Boom Etre Has pretty limited appeal because the user has to have a webcam, but is…

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Freebies freebies freebies

So searches for online vouchers are going through the roof. It seems to be that the best way of promoting a product/service in 2009 will be to run a comp and place it on other websites. This week I’ve been doing just that for Mororola and Ben & Jerry’s. Ben & Jerry’s is an interesting…

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Glasses for one billion people

Was just reading this on The Guardian about a pair of glasses that can be adjusted by adding or removing fluid. I’d heard about it a year or so ago, but they have some bold plans for them – one billion people need them. I’ll still floating about deciding what area of design I’d like…

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Free to a good home – one pound

Just came across this ad on gumtree for our rather battered pound. Nicely done.

A new bus for London

I find this very exciting and look forward to when the new Routemaster hits London’s streets. I’ve never been a fan of the bendy bus and believe that the public transport of a city has a huge impact on the wellbeing of its citizens. I like this winning design. I love the return of the…

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Merry Christmas from AKQA

A nice little Christmas viral from AKQA

Find shelter..

It’s fascinating to see the way that the current economic situation is spun in adverts. Just heard a corker on the radio “Find shelter from the economic climate with the army”

Credit Crunch Monopoly

I had an idea for a version of Monopoly. Much like the version you are used to, but with each turn the price of all property increases and the money received when passing Go increases. Things keep going in a frenzy of buying until there is no money left in the bank. Then all property…

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Motorola photo comp

I like competitions that encourage a bit of creativity and I’m currently working on this campaign for Motorola where entrants upload a photo that encapsulates their home city to a Facebook page The work of the eight photographers were commissioned to capture 24 hours in their home city is also worth a look. The best…

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