26 sept. 2013

NIKE-fuel map


To encourage walking instead of using the subway, NIKE has redesigned the city of London to see the distance between stops. I will be going to London soon...who knows, maybe I try walking!

Para promover andar en vez de usar el metro, NIKE ha rediseñado la ciudad de Londres mostrando la distancia que hay entre paradas. Voy a ir a Londres en breve, así que, quien sabe, a lo mejor ando!

Source: DesignTaxi

24 sept. 2013

Crazy about...Conflict Kitchen

Conflict Kitchen is a NYC restaurant that only serves food from countries with which the US is in conflict. Every few months, they change their design and menu to adapt to the new conflict in hand. Their current theme is Cuba. Their idea is to raise awareness about the issues currently happening with the nations they represent. I love this idea. Design, food and politics all in one! What else can you ask for? Maybe that they open a Conflict Kitchen here in Madrid?

Conflict Kitchen, o como se llama ahora mismo, La cocina del conflicto, es un restaurante de NYC que solo sirve comida de lugares con los que EEUU esta en conflicto. Actualmente están con el tema cubano y en unos meses cambiaran a otro tema. Cada vez que cambian de país, cambian de decoración y menú. Su finalidad es concienciar a sus comensales de los temas y conflictos que existen entre el país de Obama y los demás. 
¡Diseño, comida y política todo en uno! ¿Qué más podemos pedir? Quizás que lo traigan a Madrid?!






Source: DesignTaxi

22 sept. 2013

Rubbish Art

A few months ago I showed you a piece of art by Wang Zhiyuan (see here). Zhiyuan turned trash into art. Today I ran across something similar. Ian Stevenson has done something similar to what I showed you, but instead of making sculptures, he wrote messages in the garbage. He calls it "Rubbish Art" and he describes it as "bringing rubbish to life and making it talk back". 

Check it out!

Hace unos meses os enseñé una escultura de Wang Zhiyuan (ver aquí). Zhiyuan convirtió la basura en arte haciendo una escultura maravillosa. Ian Stevenson ha hecho algo similar, pero en vez de crear esculturas ha escrito y dibujado mensajes en la basura. Lo llama "Arte Basura" y lo describe como "dar vida a la basura y hacer que hable". 

¿Qué os parece?

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Source: DesignTaxi

19 sept. 2013

Words come to life

Graphic designer Arun Raj has created these illustrations showing words that also visualize what they mean...I know it sounds weird, but it looks awesome!

I want one!

Diseñador gráfico Arun Raj ha creado estos posters que me encantan. Las palabras hacen lo que significan...parece raro, pero echadle un vistazo! 

¡Quiero uno!
















Source: DesignTaxi

17 sept. 2013

"Live Knitting" by NIKE

If you really want to see what a new product is made of, why not see it! NIKE China has come up with a great advertisement. Instead of putting up a billboard with foot and a NIKE shoe, they put up a photo of a foot, which they later dressed up with the same material their new product has. The idea was to demonstrate the uniqueness of its Nike Free Flyknit technology that feels like a sock but it's actually a shoe. 
Sounds like a great way of proving the awesomeness of its product!

Si realmente queréis ver de que esta hecho un producto, porque no verlo! NIKE China ha creado esta nueva campaña. En vez de poner una valla publicitaria con la foto de su producto, han puesto una foto de un pie que, luego, han vestido, literalmente, con el mismo material del producto. La idea era que, ademas de promocionar su nuevo producto, pudiesen demostrar lo maravillosa que es su tecnología Nike Free Flyknit, que parece un calcetín pero, en realidad, es un zapato!
¡Muy buena campaña!


Source: PSFK

15 sept. 2013

#Empiezaalgonuevo

Eva Gonzalez, Nuria Roca, Carmen Lomana, Carlos Moyá y Rossy de Palma son los famosos que IKEA ha seleccionado para diseñar sus espacios a medida. Qué harán y como lo diseñarán es algo que aun no sabemos. De momento IKEA solo nos ha dejado carteles por la ciudad y este vídeo en su pagina web y en su pagina oficial de YouTube. 

Pronto lo descubriremos, pero hasta entonces nos quedamos con el vídeo que han subido:


14 sept. 2013

Just Do It -- Possibilities

I love ads that make you want to push harder and challenge yourself and NIKE does it just right. Why don't you outrun a superstar or beat Selena Williams...JUST DO IT!

Me encantan los anuncios que te hacen luchar mas fuerte y llegar mas lejos y NIKE siempre sabe como hacerlo. Por qué no saltar por encima de un rinoceronte o ganar a Selena Williams...JUST DO IT!


12 sept. 2013

IE Time

After a summer of Istanbul, work, fun and a little bit of beach time, it's time to go back to studying except now I am going into the big leagues. It is goodbye college and hello IE business school. I am super scared for what's about to begin but I'm also super excited. 

One of the great things I am most excited about is meeting all the people I'm going to be sharing this year with. More than 30 nationalities will be in my class and in my city. Going to class will feel like traveling to some remote part of the planet, only to come back home to sleep. Quite the unique experience. Today is my first day and I'm off to Segovia for the Opening Ceremony. 

Wish me luck!

Meddy Garnet's Wall-e's photos

11 sept. 2013

Trapitos + 10 ESPACIOS

Se acerca el fin de semana y con ello los planes. Como yo ahora mismo no estoy estudiando no hago mas que buscar planes de tarde. Desde el tinto de verano con las amigas en la pisci hasta la exposición de arte. Para este finde tengo 2 eventos que no me voy a perder.

El primer evento que no me quiero perder es el POP UP llamado 10 ESPACIOS, donde podremos encontrar 10 ideales marcas exponiendo ropas, esculturas o cupcakes. Este pop up lo vamos a poder ver todos los fines de semana, de viernes a domingo. ¿Donde? En General Zabala nº12. En este pop up vamos a poder encontrarnos con una marca que ya conocemos muy bien: la riquísima marca de cupcakes y otros deliciosos dulces Mon Petit Gâteau. ¡¡Todo un planazo!! Ademas...habrá regalos!!


El segundo es la LIQUIDACIÓN DE STOCK de la tienda TRAPITOS de ropa de niño! Tienen prendas ideales y con descuentos geniales! Si tenéis algún sobri en el camino es el momento de comprarles algo ideal y a buenísimo precio. ¡Aprovechad!

Trapitos esta en la calle Santiago Bernabeu 16 y estarán abiertos del jueves 12 de septiembre al domingo 15 de septiembre. 



10 sept. 2013

Yahoo's New Logo!

After the 30 Days of Yahoo campaign (see here), the company has finally found its new logo to match its brand new image. 

Check it out!


Después de ver la campaña de los 30 días de Yahoo (ver aquí), la compañía ya ha encontrado el nuevo logo que les va a representar durante esta nueva fase.



What do you think?

¿Que os parece?

Source: The Official Yahoo YouTube Channel

5 sept. 2013

legs or hot dogs?

We have all seen the photos of people posting their feet in Instagram. Now, a new trend has been born: taking pictures of your legs…except your legs aren’t legs, but rather sausages. I know, it sounds gross, weird and veeery geeky…to think that someone spends time on actually getting those sausages to take a simple picture…But it is actually really cool. I started looking at some of the photos and it becomes harder and harder to differentiate legs from sausages.
Which one are real?!

Hablando de la campaña de Territorio Creativo del piestureo con un amigo, me conto que el había visto una campaña sobre gente que sube a Instagram fotos de sus piernas…excepto que en vez de sus piernas ponen dos salchichas que parecen piernas. Cuando me lo contó pensé, “yo he hecho el piestureo mas de una vez pero salchichas por piernas suena como mucho trabajo para una simple foto de Instagram o Tumblr…además que no suena muy bien no?” Pero cuando me puse a mirar las fotos fue como un empezar y no parar. Cual son piernas y cual son salchichas?!
Vaya lio…

4 sept. 2013

Sunside up!

I am starting my new masters next week, but until then, I am running away to the beach for a last minute swim and a last minute sangria by the water!!

See you next week!!

3 sept. 2013

See you later, Istanbul!

It's that time again, time to say goodbye to yet another beautiful city and its amazing people. It's time to close another episode of my life. 

To write my last post here I have come to the center of culture and history: Sultanahmet, the place where both Islam and Christianity come together and life in peace in the form of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia and the place from where you can see Europe and Asia separated by a body of water called the Bosphorus. 

So I'm seating here seeing the sun set before me and, accidentally Pearl Harbor's theme song starts on my iPod...so opportune to set the mood!

I don't like saying goodbyes. This year alone I have had to say goodbyes to two people I very much love and it has become a word I have come to hate. Goodbye...that implies not ever seeing you again, which doesn't seem appropriate since I know I will come back one day. I have to, because I have to see all the people I'm leaving behind, because I have to go shopping in the bazaar and I have to eat the real kofte -they don't make those meatballs and that eggplant salad anywhere else! And also, because I have to see my front door neighbor again –he always made my mornings better. 

But until I come back, I can tell you I will miss you all. I will also miss the smell of the corn cooking that is in every street, the prayer at 5am that wakes up even the deepest sleapers. I will miss waking up to the Bosphorus every day -I always smile when I see the water and my problems seem to swim away. I won't miss so much those strong jaegermeister shots from Tektekçi, but I will miss the company with whom I drank them. I will miss the amazing roof terraces with a view of the entire city. And the after lunch super-hot 80ºC çay under the 35ºC Sun (somehow I have gotten used to that).

I will miss my morning bagel, the Bosphorus bridge lights and the amazing feeling of freedom and empowerment of the young people of Istanbul from the Saturday protests that are always accompanied by a liiiittle teargas! 

I can keep going with a thousand more things I will miss, but I wouldn't shut up.

I have loved my time here, this entire summer; the 9 weeks I have been here...they have gone by so fast!! It feels like it's still the beginning of July and learning how to say Merhaba or Teṣekkürler... Although to be honest, I have only learned around 15 words, but apparently that’s enough to handle myself in the city of contrasts. I can now go up streets that before I couldn't even look at (streets in my area of Istanbul are veeeery steep...very!! In that sense Istanbul has nothing to envy of San Francisco). 

I could go on forever. But I won't, because, like I said, I will come back, so it's only appropriate to say:

See you later, alligator! And, before I forget, thank you to all of you for making my summer so great!


1 sept. 2013

If brands were Angry birds

Those of you who know me well know that I am a complete geek when it comes to Angry Birds. I know where all the eggs are and the tricks…anything and everything. It took me getting hooked to Candy Crush to stop playing Angry Birds. So you can imagine how exited I was when I saw Yakushev Grigory idea: putting together the most famous birds and pigs in the virtual world with the most famous brands in the real world. The perfect fusion!
My personal favorite is the Starbucks one…yours? 
Los que me conocéis sabeis que he sido una autentica friki de Angry Birds. Me costó mucho dejar el mundo de los pajaros y los cerdos y solo lo conseguí cuando apareció Candy Crush…otro gran mal vicio de los mios. El diseñador grafico ruso Yakushev Grigory se le ha ocurrido una idea genial: unir a los pajaros mas famosos de la red con las marcas mas famosas del mundo…o mas bien, fusionarlos!
Mi favorito es el de Starbucks…el tuyo?