Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Where is the Future taking us?

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The VW L1, a car that achieves 300mpg (it's a hybrid, obviously) - yes it exists.

The Johammer J1 Electric motorbike - yes it exists.

Clearly these Pterodactyl Jets are from that brilliant Mancunian Bastiaan Koch rather than ready to roll off the line at Lockheed Martin...

Click on any image to view the original source

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Art History Crash Course

Using the 2.5D effect, Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought these paintings to life from Caravaggio to Rubens.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Social Tailor Training - Trade Secrets given away!

At the Social Tailor we deliver social media and content strategies that really work - and here we are giving away our trade secrets! Well, when we say giving away...
Is your social media providing increased sales, higher productivity and better brand awareness? Maybe it's time for a refresher? (click image) Cost: £100 per person per session (book four and get one free); members of the Leith Creative Exchange receive 50% discount. We are an approved ILA Trainer - that means you could be applicable to receive (part) funding for your training.
Location: EH6 7BS, The Leith Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh - with free on street parking.
Our latest dates are as follows:
Thursday 16th January 2014 = Strategy and Content Planning for Social Media
Thursday 23rd January 2014 = Twitter and Blogging for Business
Thursday 30th January 2014 = Google+(plus) and Facebook for Business
Thursday 6th February 2014 = LinkedIn for Business Development
Thursday 13th February 2014 = Crisis Management in Social Media (this session runs independently from the other four and is often carried out in your own premises to ensure confidentiality)
If these dates don't work for you maybe we can see you at either the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce or West Lothian Chamber?
BOOK by simply contacting: training AT socialtailor.com
Please include:
1. Course Title 2. Date 3. Course attendee Name and Job title 4. Company / Organisation name 5. Creative Exchange member?
Credits: The image above was shot by that doyen of Social Media the inimitable Mr Mike Coulter.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Girl's Stop the #Fattalk

Who else is frustrated at hearing this - let's hear the stuff you love. I admit the creator of the piece leaves a nasty taste... pun intended but the message is bang on.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Zappos Takes Down Kanye West

Kanye West reportedly said: "I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he's trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this shit product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling shit product."

So Zappos responds with this:

Click the image to see the product on their website - the reviews are very entertaining. Highly amused.

Poor Kanye obviously went to Tony Hseih (CEO of Zappos) for a handout to invest in his fashion brand... he obviously didn't get the answer he was hoping for. Credits - Adweek & Zappos

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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Kanye West - Creative - Thank you

Are you a Creative that has a vision for a better world? Have you conquered your niche and have a vision for aspects within our world that you know you can influence for a better place to live and be? Here is the interview between Kanye West and BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe - maybe you've heard about it or even seen it. By all means take the piss out of the guy; get upset at some of his language and assumptions but when anyone becomes this passionate about the creative side of life give him the opportunity to breathe.

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Monday, 11 November 2013

Feels With Me by The Sexual Objects

When you come across a band called The Sexual Objects - what's the first thing comes to mind? Yup, me too. Well their launch / latest single called Feels With Me is a revelation - quite frankly it's lovely, no change that; it's great. What do you think? (video filmed in Girona, Osaka and Dunbar by Soland Goose)
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

TeenCanteen - Honey - latest love

I've no idea what it is but the accents, poignancy, acoustic done so well, clearly a passionate vocal, varying tempo's - maybe it's just the fact that it's a Neu Reekie production! Love it.

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Stairway to Heaven

Have you ever been in a band? What's the first song you think of when walking into a music shop and look at the guitars? Stairway to Heaven is up there with most accomplished guitarists - most now look down on it. I stumbled across this version this morning and apart from the flood of memories I was blown away by this version. It's great to see Robert Plant and some of the guys from Led Zepplin look so humbled by the experience.
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Friday, 6 September 2013

Surrey Police Twitter - is yours this good?

This is no joke - this approach to reach out and engage whilst also requesting assistance for instances like this:

This is a recognised format that we see firms from Recruitment companies posting jobs intertwined with jokes, Stock traders using cartoons (pictures) whilst posting results. What would entertain and engage your audience providing the opportunity to drop in a sales message or request for information?

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Monday, 26 August 2013

The Caterpillar Tango, by Jesus, Baby

How often do you stumble across a piece of genuine mastery from over a year ago, only to discover you know two of the people involved personally? I love this - the song, the video, the production - it's a great piece of work created by some of Edinburgh's little recognised talent. I hope you do too.

THE CATERPILLAR TANGO by JESUS, BABY! from Jonathan Freemantle on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Change the World or go Home

Like our Facebook page and support the cause:  https://www.facebook.com/TheHappinessFound

Are we at the beginning of a revolution in spreading positive energy through the work that we do, the people that we meet and the words that we speak - or is this just me?

I have had three conversations with different people in the last two days who are on a mission to change the world. Not only that but with genuine belief that they can and they will.

Meet Kath Temple - an amazing force to be reckoned with; her passion, energy and sheer determination to share the benefits of embracing "The Happiness Foundation"

Kath says: "The Happiness Foundation delivers access to all, inspirational programmes and one-to-one support enabling families, adults, older people and young people to flourish. It proactively promotes the powerful impact of positive psychology and social intelligence.

Happiness has an economy and clearly links with success, productivity, health and longevity. This leads to healthier, happier more successful and more inclusive communities. The Foundation builds personal leadership skills, communication and relationship skills, leading to stronger families, stronger communities with positive lifestyle choices."

 Could you do with some of this in your life? Support the phenomenal work that is being done by this not-for-profit organisation; go to their Facebook page and find out more - get in at the beginning, put in a request, say hello or make some suggestions. It's an open door with a little piece of magic inside.

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