The First Connected Foosball Arcade Table

Volkswagen – official partner of the French Football Federation – wanted to bring sports fans closer to their idols, by offering an innovative new gameplay experience. So UNIT9 teamed up with DDB Paris to develop a new model of entertainment. Creating the first-ever connected foosball arcade table.

Foosball Arcade

Revolutionising the traditional foosball table for the digital age, we connected a social audience with the physical gameplay, so an online community can influence live games and launch takeovers. The rules of foosball are turned on their head in the digital world. Gameplay becomes even more fast-paced and unpredictable.

To bring to life the first connected foosball table we brought together a crack team of engineers, 3D artists, developers and designers. And then we invited stars from the French national football team – the likes of Paul Pogba and Olivier Giroud – to beta test the gameplay. Bringing the online community and football fans closer to their idols.

Foosball Arcade is a standalone piece of product design due to appear at the FIFA 2018 World Cup as well as the UEFA Women’s Euro Tournament in 2017. Offering fans a new type of connected experience.

Watch Foosball Arcade Making

Spider-Man Surprises Unsuspecting Starbucks Customers

Meeting Spider-Man would be extremely exciting, but you probably wouldn’t expect him to just be at your local Starbucks, picking up some coffee on his way to a meeting with The Avengers. He’s supposed to catch you as you fly through the air after an attack from the Green Goblin. Then you’re already screaming, unlike all these people who were calmly waiting for a caffeinated beverage before their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man dropped out of the ceiling.

That’s when they started screaming:

(h/t:distractify / Sony Pictures)

The prank was set up to promote Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that’s not Tom Holland in the suit. Though Holland is admirably lithe and able, he is not a professional stunt-man, unlike Chris Silcox, who is usually the body inside the suit. His account isn’t verified, but some guy named Chris Silcox on Instagram sure loves dressing up as Spidey and running around town, so I’m fairly certain this is him

Mashable interviewed Silcox and the ad group that came up with the idea—they had to find a Starbucks with high ceilings so they could build a false one for Silcox to crouch in, then tie him up in a harness to await his targets. It’s actually kind of nerve-wracking to watch. While some people are thrilled to meet a Marvel super hero, enough people screamed that I was a little afraid Spider-Man would get a cup of hot coffee in the face.

Silcox said the best part was, of course, the kids:

“When a very bright upside-down superhero appears out of no where, what do you do? Little kids seemed to take to Spider-Man best, which was funny! [They thought,] ‘Of course Spidey’s here … Why wouldn’t he be here to grab a Cap’n Crunch Frappuccino?! It’s hot out!’ Plus, if a mocha latte was thrown at me, the amazing baristas working with us — who were actually working and gave every single person we surprised a drink and a smile — would have helped me clean my Tony Stark suit in a jiffy.”

This whole thing definitely made me excited for Spider-Man the film, and also for an absolutely enormous cup of coffee. I mean, who knows who I’ll meet?

Convenience Store of Handmade Felt Products in Manhattan

Artist Lucy Sparrow Opens an Entire Convenience Store of Handmade Felt Products in Manhattan.

If you have a late-night hankering for some felty gefilte fish or a bottle of fermented fabric, be sure to stop by 8 ‘Til Late convenience store,the newest temporary installation by British artist Lucy Sparrow known for her felt recreations of everyday objects. Located in Manhattan at The Standard, High Line, the bodega is filled from floor to ceiling with thousands of objects you might find at a typical corner store from breakfast cereals, a deli counter brimming with meats, frozen foods, and spirits—all made from felt and a bit of paint. And just like a real store, every last thing is for sale.

Over the last few years Sparrow has exhibited her felt objects in galleries and art fairs around the world including Art Basel, Scope Miami, and the New York Affordable Art Fair. 8 ‘Til Late is a companion piece to her 2014 installation in London titled The Corner Shop with a similar concept but with Eurocentric products. We have word that lines stretched around the block the last few days and every object in the store has since sold. While originally scheduled to be open through June 30th, the exhibition is ending early, specifically 10pm tonight. So if you’re nearby, now’s your chance. Maybe?

You can see the finer details of some 400 individual items from 8 ‘Til Late on Sparrow’s website.

(h/t: thisiscolossal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Capital of Bulgaria Sofia attacked by Monsters

Capital of Bulgaria is under attack

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria is under attack by huge silly monsters and a bit of unique doodle art.  This cools series called “Sofia Monsters” are a unique way to promote their towns in a unique way so you can see beautiful photos of Sofia with monsters exploring it just as you are. These doodle monsters make the tourism a bit more fun, because unlike just watching the photos there is in each a funny monster to entertain you. This art illustration work has been done by Tochka and all these beautiful photos were taken by Atanas Kutsev and if you’re interested in more of these funny Bulgarian monsters that occupy their capita city you can check it here: sofiamonsters.com

 

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Russian Lara Croft Cosplayer Ended Up In A Grip Of A Massive Bear

You have already met Stepan the Bear, the big and good bear that is already world famous. This is making him one of the most desirable animal for photo shoots these days, he is full at work and has a little of his own free time. Captain Irachka as Lara Croft cosplay ends up with Stepan Watch what happened in the jungle.

However he still enjoys it a lot and this time he enjoyed it even more as the photo shoot was with the cosplayer is Captain Irachka, who worked with photographer Irina Pirogova to get these perfectly fear-inducing shots.

More info: Instagram, Facebook (h/t: slavforum)

The picture above is the final work after Photoshop editing, looks pretty nice!

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Irina is famous as well, she is known for he shots of beautiful women posing in dangerous scenes as after all she reenacts game and movie heroines.

 

 

 

Stepan is very used to modelling with lovely women such as irina, in facts he is so used he was confused when his co-star on this photoshoot was trying to run away from him (for the sake of Tomb Rider shoot).

 

 No need to say, this is not recommended because there are no other bears such as Stepan, so don’t try this at home or your local forest!

Winter is Here – Game of Thrones’ Season 7 poster Series

With Game of Thrones Season 7 less than a month away, HBO officially has zero chill: the network is choosing to mark the Summer Solstice with an epic online campaign to “winterize” the web, using Twitter, Reddit and Google to remind us all that winter is here.

In addition to releasing a new Season 7 trailer, giving your Google search results a cool makeover and launching Reddit’s first branded gift exchange, Game of Thrones is using Twitter to debut 12 new character posters for Season 7, which fans have to unlock by using a combination of the #WinterIsComing hashtag and certain emoji.

h/t: mashable

Winter is Here Poster Series

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Life Inside The “Coffin Cubicles” Of Hong Kong

The photographs highlight the reality of Hong Kong’s housing crisis, where tens of thousands of people live in these Coffin Cubicles.

Photographer Benny Lam has documented the suffocating living conditions in Hong Kong’s subdivided flats, recording the lives of these hidden communities.

These small, wooden boxes of 15 sq ft, are known as ‘coffin cubicles’. Cage homes are minuscule rooms lived in by the poorest people in the city. Over the last 10 years, the number of cage homes made of wire mesh has decreased, but they’ve been replaced by beds sealed with wooden planks. The tenants are different ages and sexes – all unable to afford a small cubicle, which would allow more room to stand up

“I’m still alive and yet I am already surrounded by four coffin planks!” … Hong Kong’s cage home tenants.

The photographs highlight the reality of Hong Kong’s housing crisis, where tens of thousands of people live in these cramped conditions because they can’t afford anything else. All photographs: Benny Lam.

h/t: theguardian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ikea Recipe Sheets makes cooking easier for everyone

IKEA’s Genius Recipe Sheets Make Cooking Easy For Everyone With A Simple Trick. Watch the video and be amazed.

IKEA’s mission on this Earth is to make everything simple and understandable, which comes in handy for those of us stumbling through life without a clue. While their furniture sometimes misses the mark, a series of recipes they’ve just released makes cooking look easier than Paint By Numbers, and we’re pretty sure we’ll never be able to follow a normal recipe again.

The Canadian branch of the Swedish furniture tycoon teamed up with Toronto-based marketing company Leo Burnett to create Cook This Page, an ingenious set of illustrated recipes which they unveiled at a recent IKEA Canada kitchen event. Each one displays drawings of the ingredients needed, and the prospective chef just has to fill in the blanks. The best part? They’re all printed on parchment paper using food-safe ink, so once everything is in place, the page can be rolled up and tossed in the oven. Seriously, does it get any lower-maintenance than that?

Cook This Page has yet to reach IKEA stores, but the concept is so brilliant that we suspect it might even replace the cookbook in due time! See it for yourself below, and let us know if you would attempt any of these scrumptious delights. (h/t)

Read more about this here.

Football Needs Creators, feat. Paul Pogba – adidas

Paul Pogba has always done things his own way since day one, a born Creator. From his childhood in France, to his return to Manchester United, he has made his own rules. Refusing to be anyone but himself and always bringing creativity and imagination to the game. Football needs creators. And Paul Pogba is the proof.

Paul Pogba Best football Skills

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkky0mmayj8

Huge Army Tank Break Wall in Dubai Mall

A video showing a tank ripping through a wall in Dubai Mall has left residents stunned

Dubai: A video that has been circulating among UAE residents has left viewers in awe, as a tank was recorded smashing through a wall in Dubai Mall.

However, the footage did not cause any damage as it seems to have been part of a stage production.

The video was posted online on Wednesday December 14, 2016, and the tank was also recorded driving along Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard with a police escort.

While social media users debated on why the tank was being filmed at Dubai Mall, it was actually part of the British car show The Grand Tour, which includes Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (aka ex-Top Gear people).

The Dubai Mall shoot forms part the finale of their new show and fans were invited to take part.

Having travelled around the world — from Johannesburg to California and Rotterdam, with Stuttgart, Scotland and Nashville — the show came to the UAE when the hosts pitched a tent at the foot of the iconic Burj Khalifa tower.

Introducing Amazon Go – World’s most advanced shopping

Amazon Go is a new kind of store featuring the world’s most advanced shopping technology. No lines, no checkout – just grab and go!

What is Amazon Go?

Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. Amazon created the world’s most advanced shopping technology so you never have to wait in line. With this Just Walk Out Shopping experience, simply use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout. (No, seriously.)

Learn more at http://www.amazon.com/go

Polish Christmas ad has gone viral because, well, just watch it

A Polish Christmas ad, which has been viewed more than two-and-a-half million times, about a grandfather learning English is melting hearts worldwide.

The advert, released by online auction website Allegro, starts with the elderly man receiving an “English For Beginners” audio set from the website.

Source: Allegro

Best Cinema 4d Designs Inspiration Series (October 2016)

Cinema 4D is widely used in broadcast industry. Therefore every month we collect some of the best Cinema 4D designs and animations produce in the digital industry. Apart from this, Adobe After Effects is another standard animation and creative compositing app that lets you design and deliver professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

If you are interested to know more about Cinema 4D, here’s some top resources website for beginners.

Best Cinema 4D Designs and Animation – October 2016

To know more about each artist, simply click on their names after the title.

CAMP by Joey Camacho

FALLING WATER PROMO CONCEPTS by marcos vaz

Stranger Things – Season 2 Trailer by Jesse Vartanian

Eneco Dutch Wind by Colorbleed Animation Studios

MAGGI “MOMENT MAHL” by SEHSUCHT GmbH

ECHOES by Christoffer Bjerre

1941. Berlin. Came the strongest. Infographics by Dobro CCS (view full series)

UY!CG Computer Graphics Convention by MORPHINE Motion Graphics

AJ+ “History of communication” by T A V O .

Nike — NFL Color Rush by Ars Thanea

Vesti Nedeli by TV Concept

Alpha View by YELL

 

Microsoft Surface Studio | Introducing Surface Book i7

Turn your desk into a Studio. Introducing Microsoft Surface Book i7

Microsoft event. Announcing Surface Studio, Surface Dial, the new Surface Book i7, and the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft Surface Studio is a new category of device, designed to put you at the center of the creative process. Turn your desk into a Studio. Imagine what you’ll do. Learn more at Microsoft

Surface Studio is designed for the creative process. The 28” PixelSense™ Display gives you a huge canvas for all kinds of work. Use it upright, or draw on it like a drafting table.

Starting Prize: $2,999

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAggC7T9akk

We are all Creators

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thM7aMDwfIQ

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Best Cinema 4d Designs Inspiration Series (September 2016)

Cinema 4D is widely used in broadcast industry. Therefore every month we collect some of the best Cinema 4D designs and animations produce in the digital industry. Apart from this, Adobe After Effects is another standard animation and creative compositing app that lets you design and deliver professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

If you are interested to know more about Cinema 4D, here’s some top resources website for beginners.

 

Best Cinema 4D Designs and Animation – September 2016

To know more about each artist, simply click on their names after the title.

Nike Techfleece by Ondrej Zunka

Opener of the New MBC prosport Saudi Soccer Crown Prince Cup 2016. by Latif Ghouali

Magnolia: PSB by Josh Clos

 

Nike – Air Max Day ‘16 by ManvsMachine

 

My new QSL 2016 Promotion by Rachid Jadir

Amazon // Prime Day Loop by Casey Latiolais

NDR Zeitsprung by Florian Stumpe

‘TOTAL PACKERS’ & ‘PACKERS TODAY’ OPENING SEQUENCES by Stephen Panicara

Bliss Media / Idents by Vladislav Solovjov

The Candy Canes Factory by Nicola Gastaldi

VOID by Chris Bjerre

WOOD-LAND by GENE YONG

 OFFF Cincinnati 2016 Main Titles by OFFF, let’s feed the future

Not there – Artificial mind by Luis Miguel Torres

Even Funnier by PIXEL PRODUCTION

La Causerie Show Opening by Olivier Jedwab

Labas Vakaras, Lietuva by ANDYMARTIN