Daily nuggets of inspiration from the good folk
Bacon and egg martinis, Burger King’s bacon sundae, you’ll even find Camp Bacon in Michigan – an annual event for bacon enthusiasts. Yes, it seems the world’s obsession with this pork product persists.
And so in a bold move, Taco Bell are parodying baconmania to sell… bacon of course. New bacon chalupas to be exact.
Their latest spot is centred around a shopping mall full of bacon couture, bacon cologne, even bacon tattoos from ‘O-ink tattoo parlour’. With the fast food chain marking their distinction with the tagline, ‘bacon you can’t eat, is bacon you don’t need’. Never a truer word was spoken.
Via. Mashable http://on.mash.to/1KTXVNO
Everyone’s at it. Collaborations that is. And why wouldn’t you? They’re a great opportunity for brands to do something innovative and unexpected, capturing the attention of fans both new and old.
And so Nutella have sought a hand from Paris-based drawer, doodler, artist and illustrator to add his signature style to their iconic jars.
As part of this project L’atelier – there are three different bright, bold, and beautiful designs to go nuts over. See what we did there?
Via. Design Taxi http://bit.ly/1I5iZfb
Think global warming and air pollution, and cars won’t be too far from your mind. So you might be surprised to learn that the amount of methane from the world’s livestock makes up 18% of all harmful greenhouse gases – that’s more than all transport put together.
But we believe from great problems come great solutions – so could the humble (albeit harmful) cow hold the answer to the future of our planet?
At least design student Yi-Wen Tseng thinks so. Her Digestive Car features an engine fuelled by grass, incorporating bio-printed ‘cow stomachs’ to recreate methane production.
Using one pollutant to solve another – whoever said two wrongs don’t make a right?
Via. Protein http://bit.ly/1MCHBQG
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Or so the old fable used to go.
These days, Caleb Harper, founder of an agricultural innovation group, is reinventing how we grow food with his personal food computer – allowing users to grow vegetables anywhere, without soil.
The miniature farm in a small, climate-controlled plastic box uses aeroponics to supply nutrients to the plants through mist. While its digital tech means it can track and identify optimal conditions for plant growth, enabling open source ‘climate recipes’, which National Geographic have described as ‘Wikiplants’.
So from the internet of things, it looks like the internet of food is being planted and is beginning to grow.
Via. Fast Co. http://bit.ly/1LHAMyW
“I want my MTV” wailed Sting, back in the early 80s, heralding the arrival of the era-defining music video channel. Thirty-odd years later, the tune has changed to ‘I am my MTV’, reflecting an age of direct audience interaction and content creation.
Led by Richard Turley, Senior Vice President of Visual Storytelling, the rebranding of the channel centres around MTV Bump. Using the hashtag #MTVbump, viewers can upload their own Vines and Instagram videos through Twitter and see them on-air within two hours.
MTV Bump offers other tools that will encourage creativity among its audience, allowing them to add graphics, personal status updates and meme mash-ups in real-time. So now if you’re unhappy with what you’re watching, you can always change the channel.
Via. Design Taxi http://bit.ly/1CKOsY9