Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Carb Free Revolution

Well we hope you like the re-vamped site! We say re-vamped, but it's just a new font and header, but hey... it looks prettier. 

Considering we work in digital advertising we thought it would be an idea to get some cool little widgets on the go. So we've made Carb Free TV and Carb Free Music, this means we can let you know what's keeping us inspired visually and musically. Hopefully we'll have a flickr widget (Carb Free Gallery perhaps?) up and running so when we're out and about and spot something of real coolness we can get it straight to our blog.  

Anyway onto the interesting bit of the post...

Last FM has come on a bit since we last looked at it. The real appeal is to listen to music for free. We're feeling the pinch in our wallets a bit so this has become a cool way to find out about new music we might like and just want to listen to. The more we play our itunes and the radio it should learn out listening habits and find music we'll like...cool eh! 

Monday, 29 September 2008

XXX from Diesel

This will be one of the biggest Viral videos of the year, it's based on porn images that have been cleverly photoshopped apparently, it's not that original. Those images have been floating around the net for some time but this video makes them really come to life. 

Not sure if that's a pun or not?

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

The Dancing Lobster

Something we put together from Bestival. Behold the dancing lobster!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Techno Techno Techno

First up is the Esquire 75th anniversary cover which seems to be taking us one step closer to Minority Report style video cereal boxes. Nice to see magazines getting a slice of technology action.

Second is the new site from channel 4 called 4mation. You can see their "word spreading" little widget to the right, it's pretty pointless really, but that's what is fun about it. Just roll your mouse over and it will be cleaned of all its sins. Hit the link above and check out some bizzare and surreal animation.

And third, is the Wario youtube takeover. It's a really nice media buy and what is equally good is that all this links still work. It's not just a overlay, an actual youtube page gets destroyed. Watch it here.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Samurai Ninga Cat

Never have we seen so many smiles around the office after this was sent round.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Conversations from the inside

This is a bonkers video for the Nike Women campaign "Here i am". It features Nicola Sander, but her insides get more of a staring role. 

This short is so intriguing as well as a little disturbing. Considering it's aimed at women it seems a little removed from the main audience. But it looks cool and has had loads of money thrown at it, and that's why we like it. 

Bring on the bigger budgets (or should be trumpets?)

Watch it here.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Feed your creativity with a Pikey Pie.

This month has been a manic one. What has happened is that all our cash has disappeared, we're still not sure how (denial there), but alas...it's all gone. 

Now to the point. With no cash in the bank and obviously a need to at least feed ourselves we have been again rocking the toast/grilling machine to add some much needed zing to an otherwise boring meal. Our post about our love for this kitchen appliance can be found here.

However, it seems these boring meals have spread into the evening with not even a chili or lasagna  that could feed us for a week in sight! Making a really cheap meal can be difficult, (Pot Noodles don't count!) finding time is a massive factor and when your poor, pasta for 100th time can get tedious. 

So i offer up the Pikey Pie for you all to try. It's basic, cheap and quick, but can still inspire even the most hungry of creatives. Here's how to make it.

Ingredients - Pack of fish fingers (bird's eye preferred), two tins of baked beans (heinz), potatoes, butter, milk, cheese, salt and pepper 

Once you've got them...

1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees and boil some water in a large pan.
2. Peel and cut the potatoes and put them on the boil. 
3. Get a dish and create a layer of fish fingers (still frozen) on the bottom.
4. Then put your baked beans on top.
5. When the potatoes are soft, mash em up with some butter, milk, salt and pepper.
6. Put the mash on the beans.
7. To finish, grate some cheese on top.

Put it in the oven for 25-30 minutes and you have turned something simple into something great. Hopefully, if you do try it you'll feel properly fed and ready to deal with another day in advertising.

Trust us, you'll taste the difference. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

The Best-ival dressed

We've just got back from Bestival and it was truly mudtastic. It all got a bit too much on the Sunday, but everyone there didn't let the weather beat them on the Saturday night.

Here are a few of the best costumes we saw while we were there. The theme was 30,000 freaks under the sea. If anyone went and has anymore photos, let us know cause we think we still missed some jems. 

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Who's watching the Watchmen

Now that the Dark Knight excitement is slowing wearing off, it's time to get the ball rolling on the much hyped Watchmen graphic novel and film. This has been said (going by reviews off the cover) as the mecca of all comics. Written in 1989 by Alan Moore, fans believe it is the super hero story to end all! 

It's been in development hell for years, going through multiple casts and directors. The job finally  went to Zac Synder (Dir. of 300) who is an actual fan and by the look of his other work is the right guy to bring this epic to life.

Watch the Watchmen...it looks cool.