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Banksy revealed his latest project yesterday, attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York this October.
Beginning October 1, new work from legendary street artist, Banksy will be sprayed on the streets of New York City. Banksy announced he will be holding a monthlong show, called ‘Better Out Than In’ on the city’s streets. His first painting is already up in Chinatown, and features two young boys reaching into a sign that reads, “Graffiti is a crime.” Those who can’t make it into the city can see the painting up on Banksy’s website.
In Japan, an everyday item is given a more practical makeover.
Often times even while walking with an umbrella in hand during an especially, rainy and windy day — you’ll most likely end up getting drenched. In Japan, a full body umbrella guarantees a waterproof experience during a downpour. Spotted by Singapore-based, Kiks Balayon, the practical invention resembles the “Girl in the Bubble” and has extra material to fill gaps and keep rain out. Held by a handle in the center, the umbrellas surrounds its user to keep him or her dry. One thing to wonder about – how does this full body umbrella open and close?
Swedish furniture giant has begun rolling out renewable energy products in stores.
In the UK, IKEA has begun selling solar panels at its stores. The furniture retailer already announced plans to switch over to solar and wind power by 2020, but now it wants to help customers incorporate renewable energy at home. “It’s the right time to go for the consumers,” said IKEA’s sustainability director Steve Howard, speaking to the Associated Press.
Art Director Daniel Soares captured New Yorkers from the ground up.
San Francisco based art director, Daniel Soares observed how many New Yorkers look up and thought to create a photography series, titled “NYC: Down To Earth”— dedicated to what is seen when one peers downwards in the Big Apple. Placing his camera on the ground, his thoughtful, black and white images tell a different story – one devoid of skyscrapers, street signs, and epic sunsets
Handmade Studio adds this delicious font to their collection of creative typefaces made from everyday objects.
For designers & sunny side up egg lovers, here’s an appetizing new typeface created by the Estonian based studio, Handmade Font. The ‘Eggs Font’ is described as being made with 1,000 eggs, 10 pans and 1 bottle of oil – taking approximately 3 hours to complete, having caused 5 burned fingers. Ideal for breakfast menus or quirky art/illustration pieces, each egg white is shaped with precision to form every letter of the alphabet, and the yolks are used to represent holes in the letters, ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘D’, ‘O’, ‘P’ , ‘Q’, and ‘R’. The entire ‘Eggs Font’ collection can be purchased for US $70.
The soda brand is launching a heated carbonated drink in Japan.
Milka, the Swiss chocolate brand designed a dispenser where a heartwarming interaction is all it takes to get a treat.
We’ve seen many branded vending machine executions in the past two years that ask passersby to trade Facebook likes for Pepsi, yawn for a cup of coffee, or even take a three-minute break for beer but this new one from Milka, a Swiss-based chocolate company offers yet another angle for the Argentinian market. With the campaign slogan, “Dare To Be Tender,” the company encouraged strangers to have a little tenderness when interacting with one another.
KFC Japan gives deep fried foods typically found at American state fairs and carnivals some competition.
From luxury burger packaging at McDonald’s to a $16 foie gras and truffle burger at Wendy’s, you can typically count on the Japanese market to have more unique offerings than the standardized menus of global fast food chains. Beginning today, KFC Japan will be adding deep fried corn potage fritters, an entirely new item to the menu. Corn potage is a popular soup found everywhere in Japan from upscale joints to 7-Eleven and the corn potage flavor has also made its way into popsicles, potato chips and puffs.
You can now take a bite out of the popular social network.
Could you imagine tasting a social network? Two enterprising ice cream makers at Valentino Ice Cream Shop in Tisno, on Croatia’s Murter island, came up with the novel idea. One of the owners, Admir Adil noticed his 15-year-old daughter was incessantly checking Facebook, so it was only appropriate he thought to create a flavor for other fans obsessed with the social media behemoth.
If you're tired of butter or jam, then this might just be the breakfast addition for you.
Move over Nutella – there’s an innovative creation on the shelves for chocolate and beer lovers. Lifelong friends and co-founders, Emanuela Laurenzi of Alta Quota Brewery and Pietro Napoleone of Napoleone Chocolatiers in Cittareale combined their expertise to create “spreadable beer.” A one-of-a-kind dream product for those who favor hops, it’s been described as sweet, smooth, and creamy. Available in both light and dark beer options, the ‘Omid Dark Ale’ has a more robust, full-bodied flavor while the ‘Greta Blond Ale’ features a delicate, light taste. It can be eaten on toast, used as a cake/tart filling, cake frosting or crêpe spread and complements cheese as well. It’s sold in jars at the UK department store Selfridges, retailing for about US$12.50 each.
In Holland, public areas for bicycle riders to pick up passengers were created in the city of Utrecht.
A collaboration between the Dutch Cyclists’ Union and artist Mapije de Wit created hitchhiking outposts for cyclists in the city of Utrecht. Though illegal, signs were attached to street poles in six designated areas near the city’s central station, and pedestrians interested in hitching a ride stood beside the signs while raising a thumb. Passing cyclists would then offer them a lift to another area in the city.
Using a freeze-drying technique, Japanese scientists have created a living database to bring extinct species back to life.
In Japan, a team of scientists from Kyoto University’s The Institute of Laboratory Animals, Graduate School of Medicine have created a sperm bank for endangered species using an innovative freeze-drying technique. To date, in collaboration with the city’s zoo they have managed to freeze-dry the sperm of chimpanzees, Sunda slow loris, and giraffes. The scientists were then capable of bringing the sperm back to life by thawing it gently in water.