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  1. Facebook partners with ‘Dancing with the Stars’

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    “Facebook‘s vast trove of user data is making its way to Hollywood and it’s hitting the dance floor first. The social media giant has lined up its first-ever entertainment partnership with ABC’s 'Dancing with the Stars', which will feature real-time social media conversations about contestants, buzz-generating couples and more from Facebook on air during each telecast.”

    Taken from Variety. What's particularly interesting is the data that the programme makers are receiving as the show airs.

    www.variety.com

     
  2. 5m80: High Diving Giraffes by Cube Creative

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    This is a random and wonderful animation I came across online. 5m80 is an impeccably-animated short video by Nicolas Deveaux and produced by Cube Creative, in which giraffes take on high diving. If you only watch one thing today, make sure it's this. Enjoy!

     
  3. Vintage Dutch packaging

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    These are great. I wish packaging design was still as simplistic as this.

    www.thedieline.com

     
  4. Phonebloks

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    In light of another iPhone launch this real innovation caught my eye. Worth a look...

    www.phonebloks.com

     
  5. Victoriana

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    Ross and I headed down to the City of London gallery to see the Victoriana exhibition. It’s a wonderfully curated collection of art and design from the past 20 years inspired by Victorian revivalism. The exhibition concentrates on the reinterpretation of the Victorian age and tells a romanticised vision of a time of parlours, industry and a whole heap of sexual repression. It ranges from the reinvention of William Morris as a super hero, to the retro futurism of steampunk and is all aesthetically dazzling.

    www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

     
  6. Pics from Santorini… the other week

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  7. The art of Burning Man

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    A couple of weeks ago I made the trek to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to join the annual temporary community and arts festival that is Burning Man. Once inside nothing can be bought or sold – the community relies on self-sufficiency of the inhabitants as well as the act of gifting between total strangers. The ‘leave no trace’ policy means that after the event has ended the desert will be as if it never happened. A big part of what brings the community together is art projects, from large static sculptures to ‘mutant’ vehicles, which roam the ancient dry lakebed or ‘playa’.