- You Stink: The 10 Most Bizarre Smelling Colognes
- Incredible Sand Art That Makes You Want To Go To The Beach
- Creative Advertising: Where The Wild Things Are IRL
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 11:00 AM PDT
Have you ever walked by someone in the supermarket and that person reeked of some god-awful scent, like something crawled up in him or her and died? Yup, it's happened to me before. The strange thing about that is not that the person smells bad, but that he or she decided to make themselves smell that way on purpose. I've smelled some pretty abominable scents in my life, and it makes me appreciate a good cologne.
When celebrities come out with scents that smell like "confidence" or "success," I always want to check them out. It's not because I want to wear them, but because I want to know what those things smell like. Ever since I wrote about Liquid Money Cologne a while back, I've wanted to smell it IRL. According to the description, it smells like the woody aroma of newly printed money. Hey, that sounds good to me.
I was reading Flavorwire this morning, and I saw that they were inspired to find the ten most strange smelling colognes after realizing the fact that we can all now purchase The Avengers collection of colognes. Their article made me giggle as I read through each one. They did such a great job finding these, and I had to share them with you here also.
I wish that it was possible to write a scratch-and-sniff article because then we could all scratch our screens to get a whiff of each one of these. You can find out where to get them by checking out the awesome original post on Flavorwire (some are available in online stores, some you can find on eBay, and one or two don't exist).
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 10:00 AM PDT
What is it with these artists who feel the need to make humongous, time-consuming works of art that simply cannot last? Remember my article on the Snowy Crop Circles? Well, now I've found someone who is making amazing works of art on beaches! Yet again, another way in which I feel completely inferior…It's all I can do to draw a heart in the sand.
Similarly to "Mr. Snow," the team (yes, it takes a whole team of people to make these sand art works) at Sand In Your Eye start with a sketch and a plan. However, there is a time constraint when you're dealing with beaches…it's called THE TIDE. All of Sand In Your Eye's works must wait until the beach is dry and then they have to get the drawing and raking done and photographed or videoed before the tide comes in and "returns the beach to its natural state."
Not only does the Sand In Your Eye team complete amazing sand art for promotional purposes (yes, I think you'd have to pay me well to spend hours on something the tide will just take away), but they also do amazing sand and ice sculptures, and host team building workshops. Can you imagine taking your team to the beach for the day and working together to build a piece of art the size of a football field, then climbing into a helicopter, or to the top of a cliff to see the result of your hard work? Yes, I agree, I think this might be the "ultimate in corporate team building."
Posted: 23 Jun 2012 09:00 AM PDT
If you are like me, you grew up with a copy of the classic children's book Where The Wild Things Are on your bookshelf. I can still remember when I was about four years old and that book was too scary for me, and then of course as I got older it became one of my favorites. It was always there on the bookshelf though, and all I had to do to enter that dreamy world was to open it and start reading.
We've seen several adaptions of what those scary monsters would look like IRL over the years, and the most popular one was probably the Where The Wild Things Are movie that was released back in 2009.
Whenever someone with a vivid imagination creates an interpretation of what those monsters look like, I can't resist taking a peek. There's just something about those monsters that draw me to them like a magnet. Mulberry is a company that sells women's handbags, leather accessories, briefcases, luggage, wallets and those types of things. They recently released their fall 2012 advertising campaign, and it definitely caught my attention.
If you were the lucky person in charge of creating an advertising campaign that would make people look at this company's handbags, how would you do it? Yep, they created some monsters that remind us of Where The Wild Things Are, and it's brilliant. Creative Director Emma Hill came up with this vision. Ronnie Cooke, the campaign's Art Director, said, "The campaign is an interpretation of dreams and fears." Part of what makes these photographs so wonderful is the photography itself. These fantasy pictures were taken by Tim Walker, and the colors are rich and luxurious, which matches the brand.
So if you ever wanted to get another glimpse of the Where The Wild Things Are monsters IRL, here's your chance. They look so furry and friendly. I wish they existed for real… and maybe somewhere they do.
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