Apr 29, 2010 0
I am into TTV – through-the-viewfinder photography.
Basically, you get a TLR (twin lens flex camera) and then use your compact camera or DSLR and shoot through the viewfinder. It’s not as easy as it sounds (I got misled too), cos there can be reflection off the viewfinder, and focusing can be a problem too. You would need to create a contraption like this to block out the light:
Look at some of the more professionally done TTV photograph I saw found online:
Don’t these put you in a dreamy mood already?
One more day to the long weekend for me!
When your day is no good or when PMS hits and you need something to soothe your mind and soul – check out etsy.
Etsy is basically the artsy fartsy equivalent of ebay.
You can subscribe to Etsy Finds and you get a mail everyday notifying you of the latest stuff/trends they have. Or visit Etsy Pick of the Day blog.
Check out some of the stuff I have seen in my mails lately.
Or, if you are into photography with a tint of vintage and whimsical mood, there are loads to please your visual soul:
Seems like these photos are taken at Brighton Beach, Melbourne – the one beach I did not go during uni days! Argh!
Jimmy Choo is organizing a real-time treasure hunt around London via Foursquare.
One pair of Jimmy Choo trainers will check in at various locations and those who follow the campaign and are lucky enough to arrive at a venue before the trainers leave will get to pick a pair in the style and size of their choosing.
First time Jimmy Choo is delving into the social media realm by using Foursquare to engage their fans online and offline.
We are all aware of the story of manufactured demand – corporations create demand consumers do not need and deploy tactics like seduction, creation of fear etc to make us ‘suckers’ for their brands/products.
I do agree bottled water provides the convenience for those on the go who have conveniently forgotten to bring their own water bottles, but I am sure this is all up to the individuals.
I bring my 750ml water bottle everyday for lunches! Ice Mountain outside is just too expensive
Controlling a video on a website using your mobile phone – taking interactivity to a higher level
The campaign by Orange uses WOM through mobile & internet without any paid media in France. In 10 days, with no advertising, had 1 million unique visitors on the web site and 1.5 millions visits.
Lipton Milk Tea created a viral campaign earlier this year to celebrate Chinese New Year by launching it on China’s biggest IM and social networking site QQ.
There is a website where people get to send a customisable Chinese New Year greeting (made of Lipton milk tea steam) by selecting one of 3 videos (school girl dance, rock band or a mime act) that was shot in first person to reach out to recipients on a more personal level. Senders can even upload their own faces onto the lead character’s heads to hike up the entertainment value!
Maybe the Lipton guys got inspired by JibJab dancing ecards somehow?
Apr 27, 2010 0
A public welfare ad going on in Taiwan now to basically drive the message of loving your own life, and caring for the weak, young, and the disabled.
It’s something we all know at the back of our minds but not do much to appreciate the people around us, just because we take things for granted. Particularly in this urban rat race we all entangled in.
I can’t speak for others, but at least for myself, I make an effort (almost) everyday to treasure the things and loved ones around me. I may not show that explicitly, but the thought is certainly somewhere in my mind.
Saw a headline on a Chinese tabloid yesterday that says how a guy cursed and swore at the (dead) man who died in a car accident on the highway for making him late and pay for extra ERP. Totally WTF. WTH is wrong with these people? Do they not have compassion? Are they not someone’s loved ones? Can’t they just be more understanding??
Oh well. Urban mentality I guess. It’s all about time and money.
I believe in karma.