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Tiffany Rose to the Occasion

January 28th, 2015



Tiffany Rose to the Occasion



Tiffany is a cultural behemoth that stands for something in the American and global imagination. If it likens the affirmation of love with the wedding industry and encourages the purchase of luxury jewelry, it does so without discrimination for heterosexual and homosexual couples.

If some feel bitter that capitalism got there before the public sphere and the law, wipe your tears and lighten up. By sending encouraging signals, Tiffany makes same-sex imagery of engagement, wedding and family penetrate our culture and our conversations. That’s what Supreme Court was hoping for from the start.

Read in full by Ana Andjelic




January 27th, 2015
Categories: shared

Sweet home

January 26th, 2015



©Scott Davies Neuschwanstein

My home is my castle.
Can you claim that for your homepage, your workplace site?

Come March, you can turn to and have your (brand) personality appropriated to the global web standard and have something to look back on.







Leaving behind a diary of your company story is an uncomplicated and tangible practice especially when done by small businesses and local shops with no other means to gain customers and stand up to the dominance of franchises and malls. launches end of March launches end of March



Categories: brand blog

No Go!

January 24th, 2015






©Joe Dator "I'm  in the mood for real Middle Eastern food—does New York have a No.Go Zone?"

I’m in the mood for real Middle Eastern food
—does New York have a No.Go Zone?



Categories: new advertising

The most crystal-clear image of space ever

January 23rd, 2015



Nasa Space Andromeda Hubble

Andromeda galaxy taken by the Hubble space telescope. ©NASA



Amplifying a sense of insignificance, NASA has released its largest (60,000 by 22,000 pixels), most detailed image of space ever. Taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, it captures the Andromeda Galaxy, one of our nearest galactic neighbors at a mere 2.5 million light years away (Quartz).

Read the full story by Zach Wener-Fligner



Categories: awe, Photography, shared

Industry 4.0

January 23rd, 2015



How to jump from a moving car - Illustration by Nick Hardcastle.How to escape from a moving car – Illustration by Nick Hardcastle



Industry 4.0 is the claimed buzzword by German government, a high-tech strategy to promote the computerization of the manufacturing industry. Locals here are hooked on this Web 2.0 crap.

European technology phobia is real. The antiprogress movement of German news publishers is real and spreading to the EU.

Politics have now been identified as biggest issue for the digitization of the German economy by Munich think tank “Münchner Kreis“.

By 2020 education will surpass politics as biggest issue.

It is also real, that the internet economy has become the central innovation driver for classic industries in Germany. 36 percent of the native producing operations have introduced innovation or new business models since 2013, for which the use of information or communication technology was essential.

The world believes in German design but it is true that famed German designers are all dead as Anthony Bourdain pointed out. Not long ago Germany was pitied for its service desert which has since been relocated to the web.

The one thing that may propel Germans to finally get digitally going is e-commerce. E-commerce forces German web design or the lack thereof to take on the steep learning curve of usability.

Today German chancellor Merkel used her World Economic Forum visit in Davos to remind of the urgency to catch up in the European race around the digitization. Merkel at the same time spurs the European Union to more curiosity and higher speed.



Europe is called old world for a reason

One big issue for the digitization is that it is true, that the German digital agenda is not centered around knowledge transfer, the empowerment of citizen media and sharing of business insights. Suits in Davos are listening for the German government to decide on extending their fibreglass broadband network to rural areas and that big business awaits them. It may sound awkward, but broadband has very little to do with improving knowledge transfer. Social (equal opportunity) is not on the agenda.



Stubbing out Zuck.

January 20th, 2015






Stubbing out Zuck.



While we are at it, Berlin ad agency Heimat has shared more profound social insights and proven that empathy works with conventional tv ads than all social media combined.


Personal blogs, or say, self-sufficient content was the engine for knowledge transfer and man-made lifeblood of the web even before the event of social media.


Mainstream reach is largely owed to social media, but do we still need it. Or can it be improved on with better standards now that we know why social media sucks?


Thank you John, for pointing LeRoy’s article out to me. Reading requires 2 cigarettes.



DLD 15

January 18th, 2015



M Ü N C H E N     L E N B A C H P L A T Z

An island of calm & optimism in a sea of Eurotechnopanic






Creature Comfort Co. brings you CatZen pillows, the adorable neck support.Come tomorrow, you lucky DLD visitors can get a CatZen pillow at Kokon right across the street and bring home the adorable neck support to your beloved ones.





Pet project

January 17th, 2015




U N R E A L     T O U R N A M E N T

Calling all 99ers


A few Unreal teamsters are placing their bets on an UT99 Renaissance. Simply by updating their media to an international web standard.




The slow web

January 15th, 2015



Suddenly I felt the sensation of longing for a French come back



In the following of what happened in Paris and its rapid succession, it occured, that an acceleration took place and reduced the space which the spreading of the information took, although it analog spread from Paris onto France and Europe, onto the entire world.

The world is getting smaller and the distance for news to travel is getting shorter. While a digital fact, you would like to believe that the people analog would get closer to one another.






Few weeks ago, I suddenly felt a desire for France to come back, and here it is with the assault on Charlie Hesbo, in sharp contrast to Peteski’s laconic, recurring, silly motives with the caption »Paris n’existe pas«.






The faster the web , the more opportunity for anyone who faces a computer display for most of the day, to take the time you feel fit for work at hand. You work at your own pace, not only to achieve the best results, but to actually enjoy space and time granted for doing and getting done what consumes you and you do it so it happens at our fullest satisfaction.

If, as I like to place my bets on, the web favors a continuation of the age of enlightenment in 18. Century, in the early 21. Century, then peace enters as a consequence of excitement and uproar.

With the increase of speed in knowledge transfer, people gain on time to enable them to manage.



The slow web

It’s a slow web, that allows for the time you need, to do and get done as you see fit.

You respond to incoming mail when you see fit, and you respond to a knock at the door only if you see fit for the visitor and a visit is welcome.