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Coin Lamp

Posted in Gadgets by lisaholland on November 24, 2008

Coin Lamp is the first product in a range based on the concept of values and reward, it subtly heightens awareness of consumption through design.

Turned on by a coin-operated switch, the lamp is set to predetermined time by an internal mechanism. 
Developed with the assistance of a NESTA training programme the final version of coin lamp will be available soon

Life Bank Counter

Spare change is something most people have in abundance, but the Japanese are clearly ahead of everyone else when it comes to keeping loose change. The Life Bank One device can actually be screwed onto most bottle tops, where dropping in coins (in the Japanese currency only unfortunately) will activate the counter, so you don’t need to play the “Guess the amount of coins inside” game. This is much better than other methods of storing money where you have to literally break the bank whenever it is full. The Life Bank One counter retails for a mere $8 and makes for a great gift idea.


Animal Indexes

Posted in Gadgets by lisaholland on November 24, 2008

Indexes by Hiroshi Sasagawa in the shape of animals. An innovative way to decorate your shelves by inserting them among books.

The Magazine Concept

Posted in Magawebzine Work by lisaholland on November 22, 2008

I have been researching Designer toys and have found that they are very sought after. There is also a wide customer market. The only thing is that they are so expensive.

I have decided to make a cheap alternative that is also eco-friendly. I want to use these toys to get young people interested in design. I am planning to aim the magazine at 12-20 year olds. The toys will be used to gain the attention of the reader and will then slowly add in design competetions and venues.

I would like my magazine to be very vibrant and eye catching.

Designer Toys

Posted in Magawebzine Work by lisaholland on November 22, 2008

Designer toys is a term used to describe toys and other collectibles that are produced in limited editions (as few as 50 or as many as 2000 pieces) and created by artists and designers. Designer toys are made of variety of materials; plastic and vinyl are most common, although wood and metal are occasionally used. The term also encompasses plush, cloth and latex dolls. Creators of designer toys usually have backgrounds in graphic design, illustration or self-described low brow art; some are classically trained in art and design, while others are self-taught. Designer toys first appeared in the 1990s and are still in production today.

Who buys Designer Toys?

It is not out of the ordinary to wonder who buys and collects such items. Customers range from high school students to a “lawyer in his 40s.”  Mind you, this lawyer just so happens to have the largest toy collection in the state of Michigan.  As you might imagine, there is definitely link between youth culture and the art world that would explain the graffiti influence on a lot of the “urban toys” like you find from Kid Robot.  All the same, the urban toys have found its placed amongst more traditional artists too.  In fact, the Munny Series, which is basically a blank canvas toy that you can decorate, has sparked art installations around the country for burgeoning artsy folks looking to show off their style.

Sony Bravia Advertising

Posted in advertsing by lisaholland on November 21, 2008

All of these adverts were created by Fallon and are for the Sony Bravia Full HD TV are a continuation of the ‘Feel’ campaigns which have been attempting to re-energize the Sony brand. 

Bouncing Balls Advert

The first edition of these colourful adverts to publicise  the arrival of the BRAVIA LCD and 3LCD range, was a short film featuring 250,000 coloured bouncing balls (real time) bouncing down the streets of Russian Hill in San Francisco. The message conveyed? The colour we’ll see on these screens will be ‘like no other’.

The two and a half minute film filled an entire advert break on its launch on November 6th, before the game between Manchester United and Chelsea.


Paint advert

The advert continues with the ‘Colour Like No Other’ theme, but this time with paint instead of balls. The Sony Bravia Paint ad used explosives and was filmed in Queen’s Court, Toryglen, Glasgow. The building was demolished afterwards.

The shoot involved 70,000 litres of paint, 358 single bottle bombs, 33 sextuple air cluster bombs, 2 triple hung cluster bombs 268 mortars, 33 Triple Mortars, 22 Double mortars, 358 meters of weld, 330 meters of steel pipe and 57 km of copper wire.

The non-toxic water-based paint was delivered in one tonne trucks and mixed on site by twenty people. Filming of the paint explosions took place over ten days and involved 250 people. Sixty people stayed behind to clean up over five days.

iLocal film production company, Mallison Television Production, is helping Jonathan Glazer and team with location services.


Pyramid Advert

Sony Bravia’s campaign aims to communicate the product’s colour prowess and details, and had 20,000 reels of coloured cotton threads dropped over the side of a pyramid in Egypt.

Bunnies Advert

Play-Doh was staged in New York, showing hundreds of rabbits cavorting to the 1967 Rolling Stones track, She’s A Rainbow.

The BRAVIA advert is made up of stop frame / motion animation, in which objects are moved by very small amounts between individually photographs frames – a very long and arduous process. Over a period of three weeks, 40 animators were responsible for 189 2ft bunnies, 150 1ft cubes, a 30ft giant rabbit and a 10ft x 20ft purple wave – all made from 2.5 tonnes of plasticine. Never before have so many animators worked together on the same scene.

For one of the multiple bunny scenes, four hours was spent with around 40 animators and sculptors to generate four seconds of footage. Up to six cameras recorded each shot and the final 60 second spot will be constructed of approximately 100,000 stills.

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Posted in Magawebzine Work by lisaholland on November 21, 2008

CardBoy Products

Cardboy ProductsCreated by Mark James and sold through UrbanRetro, Cardboy Sneakers are a range of collectible vinyl toys. There’s 8 cute figures to purchase in each cardboy category plus a ‘secret’ one to complete your collection.

They are inspired by the dilemma ‘What shall I do with the box?’. Carboy sneakers are very unique figures in that the packaging transforms into the head of the figure. Standing at nearly 3″ tall.

Cardboy Sneaker

This series features eight characters, each one comes with  accessories.

Cardboy Cartridges

This third installment of characters from CardBoard City are based on those old skool bubble jet printer ink cartridges. CardBoy Cartridges come together as a set of four essential colours, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black, better known in the design world as CMYK, all at different levels of ink, the black being the lowest, as it always is! As with the original series of CardBoy, the innovative packaging turns inside out to create the head of the figures.




Other Carboy Products

Cardboys Condensed Print

Cardboy's Condensed Print

Carboys Condensed Print Poster

Carboy's Condensed Print Poster

Cardboy B-Boys

Cardboy B-Boys