Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ads That Make You Say, WTF?!?

This is one of a recent ad campaign by Deutsch Magazine, an International Lifestyle magazine. This set of ads ranks as the most shocking and controversial I ever saw. More so because the strange art direction of the ads has nothing to do with the actual style of the magazine.

I will not post the images here, because they are far too disturbing for this blog. If you want to see them, you can check them out here at Trend Hunter Magazine. Be warned that while there is no nudity, they are probably NSFW and might be disturbing (hint: the above dog stars alongside a pretty woman in the ads...) Continue reading this post...

Political Celebrity :: Sarah Palin

Who knew the conservative John McCain would wip up such a storm with his running mate choice! The web is buzzing like mad with Sarah Palin the Governer of Alaska : from Sarah Palin Beauty Pagent, Sarah Palin Bio, Sarah Palin photos, to Sarah Palin pictures and Sarah Palin Hot. She's giving Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and the IT girls a run for their money in all the top search engines!

I am afraid that Barack Obama might have reason to worry. With many democrats feeling bitter at Obama for not choosing Hillary Clinton as running mate, McCain's bold move might just sway their vote. Afterall, Sarah Palin will be America's first ever Vice President, were McCain to win...

Now back to Palin, she made it to second place in the Miss Alaska pageant in 1984. She would surely make one hot VP...

Female Vice Presidents? - McCain Chooses Sarah Palin (GALLERY)

(TREND HUNTER) The blogosphere is abuzz with news of John McCain boldly choosing Alaska Governer Sarah Palin as running mate. McCain is bound to earn considerable buzz and votes due to this historic and socially-forward… [More]

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YouTube in 1985

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I am excited about the new Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich movie, Changeling , which is directed by Clint Eastwood. Angelina Jolie plays a 1920s mom whose son is kidnapped, then returned. But the trick is that the returning boy may not be the same one. Jolie's character embarks on a suspensful journey to find out.

Check out a scene from the movie below.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Table Mania

All you furniture and table design lovers should check out this cluster of 50 creative and innovative table designs that I compiled at Trend Hunter Magazine.

With 50 designs that span the areas of technology, recyled materials, fun gaming tables, and purely artistic ones; you are bound to discover something you like.

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Monday, August 25, 2008



>> Placebo - Commercial For Levi
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All About Karl

Karl Lagerfeld never ceases to amaze me. For someone with a character that is so eccentric and larger than life, he surely knows how to have fun and just be silly sometimes.

I have recently wrote two trends about him in Trend Hunter Magazine. One is about his collaboration with Steiff on a Karl lagerfeld teddy bear, and the second is about him posing as a rapper in the new Harper's Bazaar issue.

Click on each image to access the stories and extra images, including 8 other fashion designers (Versace, Armani, Cavalli, and more) posing as their fantasy.

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Michael Phelps Wearing Haute Couture

This is a hilarious spoof of the new Sports Illustrated cover shot of Michael Phelps with his historic 8 Gold Olympic medals he scored at the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. He looked as if he was wearing a halter top or dress, and it was bound to be spoofed. See the original cover and more spoofs of Phelps wearing haute couture creations made with medals and ribbons HERE. You can also see his 5 Sports Illustrated covers there too.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Distort Yourself = Secret & Lies + Ambulances

I love Gavin Rossdale's voice. His band Bush in the 90s was one of the first bands that got me into the 'alternative' sound. I liked both their raw first two albums and their mellower subsequent sound. After Bush disbanded, I liked his efforts on Institute, which only had one album. I haven't checked his new solo album Wanderlust yet, but I'm hoping it lives up to his legacy.

I've been listening to the Institute album Distort Yourself (from 2005) for the past couple of days on my iPod and I thought I'd share two songs that I like best. They're on the mellower- mid tempo side.

There's much more to him than being married to Gwen Stefani (you can hear her voice in the background vocals for Ambulances)...


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Friday, August 22, 2008

25 Quirky Photography Sets

Click the image to see a slideshow of 25 quirky photography sets that I compiled at Trend Hunter Magazine. Some are very funny and playful, some are just weird.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Awesome McDonald's Ad >> Rock 'n' Fries

I'm definitely loving it! McDonald’s uses a creatively painted hand in this new print ad, Rock ‘n’ Fries.

Done by Taterka Comunicaes, Sao Paulo, the hand is painted a McFries packet with the fingers serving as fries in a Rock'n'Roll signs.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Justin Timberlake: My Name is William Rast

Justin Timberlake stars in the new "My Name is William Rast" Fall-Winter 2008-2009 ad campaign for his clothing line, William Rast.

The campaign consists of print ads and a series of edgy mini movies (see teaser above) in which model Erin Wasson plays Birdie, William Rast's partner in crime. The movie is directed by Jonas Akerlund.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy 50th Birthday Madonna

Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' was the first album I ever bought. I was around 8 years old and I only knew a few English words. Today Madonna celebrates her 50th Birthday. With over 25 years in the buisness, she's still going strong. Check out a Super Gallery I created at Trend Hunter Magazine with 20 Madonna trends to celebrate her 50th.

Make sure to check out this 1983 Unreleased Video of Holiday. Oh my, look at these dance moves. And yes, that is her brother behind her.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mini Cooper Rickshaw

This is a genius guerrilla marketing effort by Mini that capitalizes on the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games buzz and obsession with a unique creation of a half Mini Cooper Clubman half Rickshaw. It's a human pedalled Mini Cooper Clubman!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kylie Minogue - The One

One of the best songs from her album, X.

Kylie Minogue - The One

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Virgins - Rich Girls

I don't know much about this band, The Virgins. But I like this song, which is quite catchy. Having the hot model Behati Prinsloo in the music video is always a plus...

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sofas That Climb Walls

I love this unusual sofa by designer Lila Jang entitled, Canape.

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Weekend Fun >> I Get Around

Dragonette are one of my favorite Canadian bands. Their music is pure fun. Enjoy the video and mixes of their cool single, I Get Around.


>> Dragonette - I Get Around

>> Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)

>> Dragonette - I Get Around (Van She Mix)

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Billboards Made With Dice

I have seen billboards made from just about anything: grass, chocolate, pennies, lettuce,... Now I can add dice to my list.

This creative ad shell for Treasury Casino was created by Junior ad agency, Brisbane, using 7563 pieces of dice.

The ad shows a happy winning face and is deployed in a bus shelter sign in Australia.

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